Acer Nitro 16

Acer Nitro 16

Acer Nitro 16

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 16"

The Acer Nitro 16 is a midrange-priced gaming laptop with a solid combination of features for both general users and gamers. It's equipped with a capable AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics, making it suitable for intensive gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering tasks. This laptop comes with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM, which should offer smooth performance for most applications. It has a large 16-inch IPS display with a high refresh rate and a resolution that provides sharp visuals but does not support touch input. The Nitro 16 boasts a long battery life, backlit keyboard, and ample connectivity options including USB-C charging. However, its weight and dimensions may affect portability if you plan to carry it around frequently. The build and speaker quality are rated as good, with excellent heat management. Overall, the Acer Nitro 16 balances strong performance and features for gaming and productivity but may not be the lightest option for mobile users. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good storage and RAM
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen processor
  • High-end Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Quality 16-inch display
  • High refresh rate for gaming
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Heavy, affects portability
  • No touchscreen functionality
  • Limited Thunderbolt ports

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Acer Nitro 16 is excellent for gaming and 3D tasks because it comes equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU that can easily handle demanding graphics processing. Additionally, its high screen refresh rate of 165Hz ensures smooth visual playback, which is crucial for an immersive gaming experience and any 3D applications.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Software Development:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
3.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,150
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 11'' x 1.1''
Weight
5.95 lbs
Width
14.18"
Depth
11.02"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
Graphics
RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
494 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Sascha Mölck | June 2023
"Video editing, rendering and, of course, gaming represent the Nitro 16's core competencies with a Ryzen 7 7735HS and GeForce RTX 4070 providing the necessary power. Both chips run at consistently high clock speeds. A fast PCIe 4 SSD (1 TB) provides the required storage space and ensures short loading times. With the Nitro 16 AN16-41, Acer has a well-specced, mid-range gaming laptop in its portfolio."

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