Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41, R5 7640HS RTX 4050
Reviews for the Acer Nitro 16 AN16-41, R5 7640HS RTX 4050
Source: USA Today
The gaming performance and bright, crisp 1200p display make the Acer Nitro 16 a surprisingly capable gaming laptop, especially considering its relatively low price of $1,200. Budget gaming laptops are an exercise in tradeoffs, and many manufacturers make cuts in the wrong areas, but Acer doesn’t here. The Nitro 16 doesn’t chase pure performance, falling back on an RTX 4050 instead of an RTX 4060, but its display and battery are ahead of options like the MSI Katana 15. The 16:10 display is perfect for editing photos or documents in addition to gaming. The areas where the laptop does falter are easier to deal with than some alternatives, like the Acer Nitro 16’s sound. It’s not terrible, but it’s not particularly impactful. If you’re using the laptop for gaming, however, you may want to use a gaming headset anyway, in which case the relatively weak speakers don’t matter as much. This is true of the pre-installed software as well: once you’ve gone through the trouble of uninstalling it, you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2023
Source: Matthew Moniz
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2023
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 6 GB GDDR6 (96 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
R5 7640HS: High-End mobile 6-core processor based on the Zen 4 architecture. The CPU cores clock at up to 5 GHz and execute 12 threads simultaneously. Integrates an XDNA Ai-Engine. The TDP is configurable between 35 and 54 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.