Gaming laptops are sort of like the supercars of PCs, and no one knows that better than Acer. Goodness knows how much the company paid for the brand rights to Ferrari. Supercars and marketing aside, Acer has not given up on its commitment to gamers and has recently unveiled the mighty V Nitro Black Edition series notebook PC.
The V Nitro features an Intel “Haswell” Core i7-4710HQ quad-core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX860M, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a combination of a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD for storage. What is truly spectacular about this machine is the 15.6” 4K UHD display. That’s a resolution of 3840x2160, on a 15.6” display -- should I say that again? There is also a 17.3” version with 1080p resolutions for those who think 4K is a bit overkill.
The laptop comes in a sleek and elegant design, nothing too aggressive, and certainly not in Ferrari red, as the V Nitro is also being positioned as a portable workstation PC that is ideal for graphics intensive tasks like video editing and 3D modeling. A device that one could carry in a professional workplace without attracting too much attention.
But when attracting attention is the goal, the four built-in speakers with am 8W total output and Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater technology will not disappoint. Gaming, watching movies, and listening to music should sound epic with surround sound that requires no additional hardware.
The V Nitro Black Edition (with the 4K 15.6” display) will be available November 3rd for a starting price of $1,499.99. Needless to say, the price will increase or decrease depending on your customized specifications. For those that purchase the Acer V Nitro Black Edition from Amazon.com, Newegg.com, or TigerDirect.com, from November 3rd to December 31st, proud owners will also receive a download code for the highly anticipated Assassins Creed Unity, a game currently under a bit of scrutiny for its relatively high minimum system requirements.