Acer has long been known as a producer of reliable workhorse laptop PCs, in South Africa at least, and gets very little attention as a result of high-end hardware that might live inside their machines. That’s about to changes with an announcement by Acer in the United States.
Acer will be launching a new machine in the States based on their existing V Nitro Black Edition series of notebooks that will be shipping with some pretty nifty hardware. The new rig will boast an Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor, a fourth gen chip from the company. Graphics are care of Nvidia in the form of the GTX860 M, a solid 16GB of system memory and dual storage setup consisting of a 256GB SSD and a 1 terabyte hard drive.
We’ve seen configurations pretty darned close to this here at home but not in one of Acer’s gaming chassis. But that’s not why this new setup is remarkable, it’s the display that stands out. As well it should, since Acer will be outfitting these machines with a UHD IPS screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (this is in the 15.6-inch models of the V Nitro).
Lucky buyers in the States, where this machine is available, will also qualify for a free copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity so that they can try out their new 4K screens the right way.
Though we don’t see much of the V Nitro series here in SA, it’s always good to know that Acer is constantly improving their gear and that, by the time it does arrive, it’ll be extremely high-spec.