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Nitro 17
$269
$1,100
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Aspire 1 is significantly less expensive and more portable than the Acer Nitro 17, making it suitable for light use like web browsing and document editing. However, the Nitro 17 offers higher performance for tasks such as 3D rendering, machine learning, and gaming due to a better processor and graphics card. It also has a larger storage capacity, more RAM, and a longer battery life. The Aspire 1 has a lower-quality display and less power for intensive tasks. If price is a concern and your needs are basic, the Aspire 1 will suffice, but for demanding applications, the Nitro 17 is the superior choice. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

5.7
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
7.8
The Acer Nitro 17 is good for general use, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Gaming and 3D

5.7
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
7.5
The Acer Nitro 17 is good for gaming and 3D, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.6
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
7.9
The Acer Nitro 17 is good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Performance

5.4
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
8.1
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Acer Nitro 17 performs better than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
7.4
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Acer Nitro 17 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
8.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The Acer Nitro 17 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
Poor
15.6in
SIZE
17.3in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
6.8 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.1in
The Acer Aspire 1 has good portability, while the Acer Nitro 17 has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
7.4
The Acer Nitro 17 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

Cost

$269
Aspire 1
Nitro 17
$1,100
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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $269 and the Acer Nitro 17 costs $1,100.
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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the Acer Nitro 17 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1Acer Nitro 17
Acer Aspire 1Acer Nitro 17

GENERAL

Price
$269
$1,100
Brand
AcerAcer
Release Date
January 10 2022January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11SWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''15.8'' x 11.6'' x 1.1''
Weight
4.19 lbs6.83 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
Overall CPU Score
3.4/108/10
Graphics
UHD Graphics RTX 4050 (140 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.4/108.1/10
RAM
4 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
5.2/107.5/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
5.5/107.5/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
5.2/107.4/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"17.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
33
USB-C ports
02
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
02
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
13

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 hours8 hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 wh90 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
6/107/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
5.6/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryAcer Nitro 17
More portableAcer Aspire 1
Better for GamingAcer Nitro 17
Better keyboardAcer Nitro 17
Better for creative useAcer Nitro 17
Better for general useAcer Nitro 17

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Acer Aspire 1

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CNET

Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

Acer Nitro 17

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | October 2023
"The Acer Nitro 17 isn't an exceptional gaming laptop; it's kind of chunky even among 17.3-inch notebooks, with a lackluster keyboard, and it doesn't outperform comparably priced machines. But there's a lot to like about it, including a good array of ports, a screen that's sharp and bright for work and play alike, and battery life that soundly beats the competition. All this comes at an affordable price. If size and weight aren't big concerns, you'll find the Nitro 17 a dependable big-screen gaming rig. If you crave higher quality, consider a slight step down or up in screen size with the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 or Alienware m18 respectively."

About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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