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Acer V Nitro Black Edition notebooks coming to the US in mid-October

Acer Aspire V15 & V17 Nitro Black Edition high-end notebooks with Core i7-4710HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Acer V15 & V17 Nitro Black Edition
Acer Aspire V15 and V17 Nitro Black Edition high-end notebooks will go on sale in the US in about two weeks at Newegg starting at $1,099.99 USD.

Acer announced earlier today the availability on the US market of the V Nitro Black Edition series of high-end notebooks that are "designed for the most demanding power users." This family of portables will debut with two Acer V15 machines and one Acer V17, all powered by a fourth generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics with 2 GB GDDR5.

The Acer V15 starts at $1,099.99 USD (VN7-591G-74LK model to be sold by Newegg starting in mid-October) and has the following highlights, in addition to the above: 

  • Display: 15.6-inch Full HD
  • Memory/Storage: 8 GB DDR3 dual channel RAM; 1 TB hard drive or 128 SSD and 1 TB hard drive ($1,199.99 USD variant, to be introduced by Amazon in November)
  • Camera: 720p webcam
  • Connectivity: dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3XUSB 3.0, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI with HDCP support, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card reader
  • Weight/Dimensions: 5.29 pounds; 15.34X10.14X0.94 inches 

The larger Acer V17 Nitro Black Edition will only be available starting in November via Amazon, Fry's and Microcenter. It will have a base price of $1,499.99 USD and its features will include a 17.3-inch display, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and 1 TB hard drive for storage, as well as a 6X Blu-ray drive. This laptop weighs 6.61 pounds and has 16.65X11.54X1 inches.

All Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition laptops mentioned above feature a full-size backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, Dolby audio enhancements, a 3-cell 4605 mAh battery and will ship loaded with Windows 8.1.

Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition straight on
Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition facing right
Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition facing rear left
Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition closed upright
Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition straight on
Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition backlit keyboard side
Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition facing rear left
Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition backlit keyboard from above
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-30 (Update: 2014-09-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.