Acer has showcased the 16-inch Nitro V, powered by AMD’s Ryzen 8040 mobile processor, as an upscale choice in the Nitro V lineup.
Costing from $999.99, Acer’s Ryzen 8040 iteration will hit shelves in March 2024, coinciding with Intel’s “Meteor Lake” chip launch in New York next week. AMD unveiled its Ryzen 8000 series in San Jose recently.
The Nitro V models Strive to deliver great value, although some corners have been cut in the past. While the 2023 version retains a budget-friendly price-to-performance ratio, it suffers from a lackluster design and subpar battery life, common in gaming laptops.
The Nitro V 16 is promising on paper. It will be powered by the Ryzen 7 8845HS, utilizing the Ryzen AI. Improved battery optimizations and power management variations will be incorporated, addressing past battery life issues.
Specific configurations of the new Nitro V 16 are unknown, but they will support up to 32GB of DDR5-5600 RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSDs. Furthermore, they will feature GPU options up to a Nvidia GeForce 4060 and standard DTS X: Ultra audio.
The Nitro V 16 will offer high-refresh-rate display choices, including 1920×1200 and 2560×1600 resolution options, with some reaching up to 165Hz refresh rates.
AI-supported features, including Acer PurifiedView and Acer PurifiedVoice 2.0, will complement the webcam. The system will offer USB4 and USB3 ports, an HDMI port, microSD reader, and Wi-Fi 6e connectivity. It will also include a one-month Xbox Game Pass subscription.