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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 17
  • Very good for content creation
Advantages of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.0
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.2
17.3in
SIZE
14.0in
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
326.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
392.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 17 has a better screen than the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 for content creation, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
9.5 Hours
The Acer Nitro 17 has 6 hours of battery life. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has 9.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Poor
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
Very Good
17.3in
SIZE
14.0in
6.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.6 lbs
1.1in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has very good portability, while the Acer Nitro 17 has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.5
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has very good build quality, while the Acer Nitro 17 has good build quality.

Cost

$1,339
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
$1,144
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

The Acer Nitro 17 has a price of $1,339 and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 costs $1,144.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
7.9
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
326.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
392.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.5 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
5.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.0/10
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 and Acer Nitro 17 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

7.9
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
7.4
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
7.7/10
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
6.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Acer Nitro 17 and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 are both good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

8.4
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.1
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.0/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
7.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Nitro 17 and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.0
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
7.9
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.0/10
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Nitro 17 to be very good for content creation, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is good.

Software Development

7.6
Nitro 17
ROG Zephyrus G14
7.7
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 and Acer Nitro 17 are both good for software development.

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How the Acer Nitro 17 and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 17ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
Acer Nitro 17ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

GENERAL

Price
$1,339
$1,144
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.8'' x 11.6'' x 1.14''12.3'' x 8.9'' x 0.75''
Weight
6.62 lbs3.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HSAMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)RTX 4050 (120 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours9.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh76 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 14402560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
326 nits392 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/108.5/10
Portability Score
5.6/108/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/109.8/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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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."

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

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NotebookCheck

Andreas Osthoff | April 2023
"The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 offers an impressive package. Asus improves the performance of the new 2023 ROG Zephyrus G14 considerable and offers a very powerful 14-inch notebook with plenty of performance for gamers and content creators. The high-quality chassis is unchanged from last year, but is now equipped with the latest and greatest from AMD as well as Nvidia. The Mini-LED panel also puts up a convincing performance in pretty much every regard, even though the MacBook Pro 14 still offers superior brightness values. The panel works extremely well for gaming and the included color profiles offer very accurate colors."

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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.

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