Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-41) review – the efficient Zen 4 CPU and the battery life are great but the GPU performance is a bit disappointing

Since we’ve already reviewed the Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-71) and the Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-51) now it’s time to test the AMD version that is simply called Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-41). This one looks almost exactly the same as the two Intel-based iterations. It’s a big 17.3″ laptop that can be configured with high-end gaming hardware.

This includes AMD Zen 4 CPU options and refreshed Zen 3+ chips. The device can be a modest machine with a Ryzen 5 7535HS or you can transform it into a real beast if you choose the Ryzen 9 7940HS. GPU-wise, you can rely on some of the latest and greatest NVIDIA Ada Lovelace graphics cards. The top-end version is the GeForce RTX 4070 with a hefty TGP.

You can choose between two 16:9 IPS G-Sync capable display options. The base one is a 1080p unit with a 165Hz refresh rate. The optional model is a 1440p 165Hz display that supports Nvidia Advanced Optimus. So, we have a device that brings up-to-date Team Red processors, fast RAM, potent GPUs, and snappy displays. This sounds like the right mix for a budget but powerful gaming machine. There is liquid metal on the processor for better cooling. You can also control the laptop’s power with the aid of the useful Nitro Sense app. Wi-Fi 6E and a good amount of ports are also on board.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-41) - Specs

  • BOE NE173QHM-NY6
  • Color accuracy  3.0  2.2
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 90Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 400.2 x 293.25 x 27.9 - 28.9 mm (15.76" x 11.55" x 1.10")
  • Weight
  • 3.10 kg (6.8 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD with Temporal Noise Reduction
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphones with Acer Purified Voice, AI noise reduction
  • Speakers
  • Speakers by DTS X: Ultra Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

All Acer Nitro 17 (AN17-41) configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:;0

What’s in the box?

The package is standard for such a laptop – some manuals and a heavy 330W barrel plug adapter for the top-end machines. The others are bundled with a smaller 230W charger.

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