Acer Nitro 16 (AN16-72) - Specs

  • Color accuracy  2.0  1.4
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 90.61Wh, 76Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 357.78 x 277.5 x 22.4 - 22.7 mm (14.09" x 10.93" x 0.88")
  • Weight
  • 2.45 kg (5.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000, 2500 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD with Temporal Noise Reduction
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Built-in Microphones with Acer Purified Voice
  • Speakers
  • Speaker System optimized by DTS X:Ultra Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock


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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Nitro 16 (AN16-72) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Acer Nitro 16 (AN16-72) in-depth review

The Raptor Lake-HX Refresh CPUs are already here and some of them offer more cores, bigger cache size, and slightly higher frequencies than their predecessors. The Acer Nitro 16 (AN16-72) relies on the abovementioned chips which means that the device boasts a serious amount of power - the top-end processor is the Core i7-14700HX with 20 cores and 28 threads. Our laptop has the same CPU - this is the best way to torture the cooling at max. In terms of graphics, the base GPU is the GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 6GB), and the most powerful video card for this series is the GeForce RTX 4060 (Laptop).[...]


  • 2x M.2 Gen 4 slots + 2x DDR5 RAM SODIMMs
  • Covers 98% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our "Design and Gaming" profile (AUO B160QAN03.H (AUOCDAB))
  • Snappy 165Hz panel with 506 cd/m2 max brightness (AUO B160QAN03.H (AUOCDAB))
  • PWM-free (AUO B160QAN03.H (AUOCDAB))
  • G-Sync support + MUX switch
  • Modern I/O
  • Comfortable input devices
  • Solid body
  • The processor and the graphics card can sustain impressively high frequencies during full loads
  • The fans aren't too noisy in "Turbo" mode
  • Opening the laptop for servicing is an easy job
  • Great overall performance


  • The lid could be more stable
  • So-so battery life