Nitro 17: Best Value Gaming Laptop with a Huge Screen

edited March 6 in Gaming

If you’re a gamer looking for the best budget gaming laptop, sometimes the choice can be overwhelming. Don’t fret, we’ve done the hard work for you, so if you’re in the market for a high-performance, big screen gaming laptop but don’t want to break the bank, then Acer’s Nitro 17 may just be the computer you’re looking for.

Not content with settling for second best? Acer’s Nitro 17 gaming laptop is an immersive sensory revolution: 17-inch screen with a 165 QHD display. Featuring AI-Built in, premium has become mainstream: Nitro 17 pushes the boundaries of what gaming laptops can do. Prepare to unleash the future of your gaming with the Acer Nitro 17, available in a wide range of configurations to suit every requirement.

Providing the ultimate in adaptable flexibility for every gamer, Acer’s Nitro 17 is available with both Intel and AMD CPU processor versions, and GPUs up to NVIDIA® Geforce RTX™ 4070. Interested? Read on to discover why we think the Nitro 17 is the best value gaming laptop with a huge screen out there. We will also explore the different options available to truly take your gaming to another level. Let’s get stuck in! 

What’s unique about the Nitro 17, and what can a large screen do for you?

Acer’s Nitro 17 represents the pinnacle of affordable gaming laptop technology, in big screen format. A seamless combo of high-spec power, speed, screen size and affordability, the Nitro 17 is the optimum platform for relentless progression in the next generation of games and advancing in real life! 

Both the Intel and AMD processor versions provide superior gaming performance, with AI-powered graphics, while also delivering the flexibility to seamlessly multitask. While the Nitro 17 is a gaming laptop, innovative new architecture matches the right core to the right workload, so harness the power of advanced computing for gaming, work, creation and increased productivity in everyday computing tasks.

To experience the benefits of the 17-inch 165Hz QHD display, we recommend you seek out a Nitro 17 and see for yourself. Vivid DCI-P3 100% color gamut meets NVIDIA® G-SYNC®, delivering a visual extravaganza, guaranteeing perfect frames, pristine colors, and lag-free movement. Let’s take a look at the Intel version. 

Acer Nitro 17 Intel

The Nitro 17 AN17-72-56FS Gaming Laptop is currently priced around $1,250, and is available in black. Let’s check out its tech specs:

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-14450H processor Deca-core 2.40 GHz  
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 with 6 GB dedicated memory  
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR6 SDRAM standard memory  
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD 
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:10 IPS 165 Hz 100% sRGB Color Gamut 
  • Wireless: Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1657i, Bluetooth 5.1 or above  
  • Input: RGB 4 Zones Backlight, NitroSense, Caps Lock, Microphone Mute Indicator 
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 90Wh

As you can see from these impressive specs, this is a future-ready gaming laptop ready to take you to the next level of gaming victory! The Nitro 17 is powered by 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, featuring freshly optimized hybrid architecture, as well as industry-leading technology. Constructed with highly-efficient Ada Lovelace architecture, The RTX 40 Series graphics cards use AI Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerator, pushing the Nitro 17 to new levels of immersive, virtual worlds with full ray tracing.  On top of this, AI-powered Max-Q technologies optimize overall system performance as well as power, battery life, display, and sound. 

Acer Nitro 17 AMD

Now let’s take a peek at the AMD version of the Nitro 17: the Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9TH Gaming Laptop, also priced around $1,250, available in black:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 8845HS processor Octa-core 3.80 GHz 
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 with 6 GB dedicated memory  
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR6 SDRAM standard memory  
  • Storage: 1 TB SSD 
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:10 IPS 165 Hz 100% sRGB Color Gamut 
  • Wireless: IEEE 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 or above  
  • Input: RGB 4 Zones Backlight, NitroSense, Caps Lock, Microphone Mute Indicator 
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 90Wh

The tech specs of the Nitro 17 AMD speak for themselves, arming you with sufficient computing power and ample screen size to tackle anything that life might throw at you. Featuring AMD’s new Ryzen™ 8040 Series processors, the Nitro 17 opens your world to fresh, premium experiences, with integrated AI for gaming, work and everything in between. In common with the Intel version, the AMD version features the RTX AI advantage, thanks to NVIDIA RTX™ and GeForce RTX™. 

How do these AI features help?

  • Gaming experience is augmented with RTX, (ray tracing), a rendering technique that simulates the way light interacts with objects in a virtual environment to produce highly realistic graphics, including reflections, shadows, and refractions. 
  • Nvidia DLSS 3 and 3.5 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) giving you an AI boost for your best performance in over 300 games and apps. Note: DLSS 3 is available in all NVIDIA 40 series GPUS.  
  • Creating content has never been easier than with AI-enabled and RTX accelerated apps. Over 100 apps, including Adobe Creative Cloud suite and Blackmagic Davinci Resolve have been AI-enabled, transforming your workflow with the NVIDIA Studio. 
  • Productivity like never before: with RTX acceleration, let AI get started on everyday tasks, like drafting emails and documents. Got an online meeting? NVIDIA Broadcast delivers AI-enhanced voice and video features for video conferences. Finally, RTX Video Super Resolution automatically scales up content from popular platforms to 4K, providing immersive, crystal-clear viewing comfort.    

Other features

  • Both the Intel and AMD versions of the Nitro 17 feature a newly refined chassis with dual-fan cooling, and quad intake and exhaust as well as vector heat pipes. Can’t stand the heat? Well the liquid metal thermal grease on the AMD Ryzen™ 8040 Series processor will keep things totally chilled. 
  • Filter out ambient noises with the Purified Voice 2.0 AI-assisted noise reduction system. Coordinate your team, and execute your mission without distractions from barking dogs or revving engines with the three-mic design and beamforming technology. 
  • NitroSense gives you the power to mold your 4-zone RGB keyboard’s luminescence to suit your needs, and choose from four custom gaming modes to reign supreme.

The takeaway

The Nitro 17 is truly a beast of a gaming laptop! Whatever game you’re playing now, the gaming world never stands still. Technological developments and breakthroughs in game design mean that increasingly powerful laptops are needed for seamless gaming experiences. Unreal Engine 5 is the upcoming engine that game developers will use to create their games going forward. With ever higher game specs, this new engine will require a better GPU in order to play the new generation of games. Acer Nitro 17 series laptops are future-ready laptops to play the next and future generations of Unreal Engine 5 games on medium to high settings. So, if you’re looking for high gaming performance on a massive screen, at an approachable price, then do yourself a favor and check out Acer Nitro 17 today.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.



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