A comparison of specs, key information, reviews, and best pricing from top retailers
Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
Aspire 1
Company ProductName Specs











ROG Strix G17
Company ProductName Specs











What we think

Chevron down
PerfectRec Logo
The PerfectRec laptop team Learn more
Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Aspire 1 is significantly more affordable and offers basic performance suitable for everyday tasks with longer battery life and lighter weight, enhancing its portability. However, it has limited storage, lower RAM, and a less powerful processor and graphics, which may not be ideal for demanding applications. The ASUS ROG Strix G17, on the other hand, has much more storage, higher RAM, a more powerful processor, and superior graphics capabilities, handling intensive gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering work with ease. It comes at a higher price, shorter battery life, and is heavier, which may affect its portability. Consider what you'll use your laptop for and how much you're willing to spend when choosing between high performance and portability. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G17
  • Good for general use
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Good overall build quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

Chevron down

General Use

5.8
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
7.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
200.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
320.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.6/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is good for general use, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Gaming and AI

5.7
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
8.4
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.2/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.5
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
8.8
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.8/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
4.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Content Creation

5.9
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
8.3
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.8/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
4.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is very good for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Software Development

6.1
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
7.7
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.8/10
4.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 is good for software development, while the Acer Aspire 1 is only fair.

Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
8.4
15.6in
SIZE
17.3in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
200.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
320.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
3.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has 3 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
Poor
15.6in
SIZE
17.3in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
6.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.2in
The Acer Aspire 1 has good portability, while the ASUS ROG Strix G17 has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
7.8
The ASUS ROG Strix G17 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

Cost

$215
Aspire 1
ROG Strix G17
$1,349
Product image
Product image

$0

$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $215 and the ASUS ROG Strix G17 costs $1,349.
Image of Laptops
Let Us Help Find Your Perfect Laptop
Find your new laptop

Give feedback

We’re constantly working to improve.

How the Acer Aspire 1 and the ASUS ROG Strix G17 compare to other laptops

Chevron down

Spec Comparison

Chevron down
Acer Aspire 1ASUS ROG Strix G17
Acer Aspire 1ASUS ROG Strix G17

GENERAL

Price
$215
$1,349
Release Date
October 1, 2022February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''15.6'' x 11.1'' x 1.21''
Weight
4.19 lbs6.17 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
Graphics
UHD Graphics RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
4 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours3 Hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 Wh90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"17.3"
Display Technology
TNIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits320 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.6/107.8/10
Portability Score
7.5/105.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/107.3/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
N/ARGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
5.4/109.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
02
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Ports
00

Shopping

Chevron down

Acer Aspire 1

See more

Dig into reviews and images

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."

ASUS ROG Strix G17

See more

Dig into reviews and images

PCMag

Mark Knapp | October 2023
"The Asus ROG Strix G17 is an attractive but unbalanced gaming laptop. Its potent AMD Ryzen 9 processor excels in 1080p gaming, but playing at 1440p leaves the middling GeForce RTX 4060 GPU shouldering most of the burden. The display is exceptionally colorful, which is handy for content creators, but since this is a gaming laptop it would be better served with improved HDR capabilities. If battery life isn't a priority, the Strix G17 could serve as a designer by day and a gamer by night."

Get a great deal on the Acer Aspire 1 or the ASUS ROG Strix G17

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.

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Laptop guides you might be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about laptops

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec laptops team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest laptop information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

380
Laptops evaluated
48,640
Laptops stats compiled
13
Proprietary Laptops ratings developed
49,395
Recommendations made
10,703
Consumer hours saved

About the laptop team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Laptops Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Nick Landia, Ph.D

Chief Data Scientist
Nick is a machine learning expert with a Ph.D in recommendation systems from the University of Warwick.

Aaron Koller, Ph.D

Head of Product
Aaron is a product leader and recommendation enthusiast with a Ph.D in philosophy from Syracuse University.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Craig Russell

Laptops Expert
Craig is a UK-based laptops expert. Craig works in IT, where he recommends and supports laptops and PCs for clients and has been recommending laptops on Reddit for five years.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo