Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH, high-performance multimedia gaming laptop PC AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS 17″ 2.5K 165Hz RTX 4070 RAM 32 GB – LaptopSpirit

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Our opinion on the Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH

Powerful in multimedia, the creative gaming laptop PCAcer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH High Definition High Fidelity with 17-inch 2.5K IPS DCI-P3 anti-glare screen is based on a latest generation Ryzen 7 8845HS Hawk Point Zen 4 processor as well as a large amount of high-performance 32 GB RAM which accelerates processing. This is also the case for the high-end NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing graphics card that supports recent games. But also comfortable fast SSD storage of 1 TB which reinforces responsiveness. This Windows 11 laptop designed for gaming and creating is also equipped with an RGB backlit keyboard and dual USB-C connectivity.

Features of the Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH

Screen(s) 17.3″ QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 100% DCI-P3 (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS Hawk Point (8 cores, 3.8 GHz, 35W)
Installed RAM (max) 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5 5600 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphic card NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4070 8 GB dedicated GDDR6 (140W 2080MHz boost), AMD Radeon 780M integrated into the processor and Optimus
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connections 2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 2.0 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1, microSD/SDHC/SDXC card reader
Network 6-axis Wi-Fi (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 4-zone RGB
Numeric keypad Yes
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Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) DTS X:Ultra
Operating system Windows 11 64bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 90Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 3.1 Kg / 400.2 x 293.3 x 27.9-18.9

The Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH faces the competition

The Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH is currently displayed in promotion at Acer France and offers a configuration/price ratio interesting for its category where it is one of the only and least expensive to offer such a recent and powerful processor (AMD) with such a high-performance graphics card, such a faithful color screen as well as such a high amount of RAM, all in such a large format.

If this Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH does not meet all your criteria, you will find in our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.

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Chassis, connections, screen of the Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH

Cooled by 2 fans, vector heat pipes and 4 air vents, this versatile laptop for gamers and creatives has a resolutely gamer look with its large, thick black format with angular lines.

This creative gaming laptop PC integrates good connectivity with its 2 USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6 axis wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, its Ethernet and audio ports, its practical HDMI video output for easily connect to a TV or a monitor for example or its 3 USBs including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.

To better discern the keys in the dark, you can activate the chiclet keyboard's backlighting system.

Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH

The screen represents a clear asset to attract players and creators.
The former will be delighted with the refresh rate of 165Hz, which is higher than the standard 60Hz because it clearly improves general fluidity, including in games.
The latter will appreciate that the colorimetric accuracy is much higher than average while the viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, are important. And this is thanks to its DCI-P3 and IPS specifications.
Fans of High Definition content are not left out since the screen adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD, ideal for displaying High Definition content such as videos thanks to its 16:9 format.
As it is anti-reflective treated, the screen ensures better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH

The Acer Nitro 17 AN17-42-R9NH may appeal to those who wish to acquire a versatile large-format multimedia laptop that performs well in gaming and creation equipped with recent components.

It relies on a large amount of RAM of 32 GB to see this level coming. It supports the latest generation AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 8845HS processor without worry. Hawk Point to provide good overall power that will appeal to the most demanding users. Because we obtain significantly higher performances than those provided by the vast majority of models on the market.

Creators will be particularly interested in this core since the processing it performs is much faster than if we were dealing with 8/16 GB DDR4/5 as well as a Quad/Hexa Core. The difference is strongly noticeable under work that requires RAM and CPU resources using multi-core, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.

As the dedicated GeForce RTX 4070 onboard graphics card accelerates processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power – such as the Adoe, Vegas or VSDC suite – creative people will be even more delighted.

And gamers too since the GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing is a high-end dedicated graphics card with NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture which targets them as a priority. Thanks to it, you can play recent games that require 3D resources.
And this despite the 2.5K definition of the screen which requires more graphics calculations than Full HD, which results in a lower number of fps.

In fact, the GeForce RTX 4070 ray tracing is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by Optimus technology. This dedicated GPU is used to carry out graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Radeon 780M directly housed in the Ryzen 7 Hawk Point.

Whether with the Radeon 780M or the GeForce RTX 4070, you can watch photos and videos. The Radeon 780M is favored as much as possible by Optimus despite its much lower performance because it consumes little energy which promotes autonomy.
While waiting for more concrete tests, expect around 6 hours of battery operation in light use.

Acer obviously opts in terms of storage for a very comfortable 1000 GB SSD capable of housing multiple games, software and files including personal creations.

Getting to the online game cards is done faster thanks to an SSD than with a hard drive, while launching games/software is faster, for example, as are multimedia processing and starts/stops.
Overall, responsiveness and fluidity are much faster in use with an SSD than with a hard drive.

Finally, expect heat and noise when this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop PC is pushed hard (e.g. games, processing).
In addition, it can be associated with a ventilated support to limit temperatures (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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