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Acer unveils updated Aspire V Nitro Black Edition laptops

Acer's Aspire V Nitro laptops now feature Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics
Acer's Aspire V Nitro laptops now feature Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics
Both the 15.6-inch and the 17-inch models receive Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960M graphics while retaining optional premium components such as 4K display and 3D camera.

Acer's Aspire V Nitro gaming laptops have now become more powerful thanks to an updated graphics card. Both the V15 Nitro and V17 Nitro will now ship with Nvidia's new GTX 960M graphics card, though the amount of its video memory is not revealed yet. The rest of the specifications are identical with the predecessors: an Intel Core i7 (4710HQ or 4720HQ) is installed alongside 8-16 GB of DDR3L RAM, while storage is taken care of by a SATA HDD (1 or 2 TB) and, optionally, an M.2 SSD (128 or 256 GB). Both laptops feature matte Full HD IPS displays, with an optional Ultra HD 4K IPS panel available for the V15 Nitro. The V17 Nitro also gets an exclusive optional upgrade in the form of Intel RealSense 3D camera.

In the US, pricing starts at $1100, which is the same as for the previous-generation entry-level V15 Nitro configuration, hinting that the prices will probably remain unchanged for the entire range. Currently, only older models equipped with the GTX 860M are shown in Acer's web store, though lower-end configurations with ULV Core i7 and no dedicated GPU have already been updated with the Broadwell-based Core i7-5500U and are available for immediate purchase. The Aspire V Nitro with updated graphics should become available later this month.

A configuration with a RealSense 3D camera is easily recognizable by its three sensors.
A configuration with a RealSense 3D camera is easily recognizable by its three sensors.
Left: Kensington lock, 2x USB 3.0, DVD burner (V17 Nitro)
Left: Kensington lock, 2x USB 3.0, DVD burner (V17 Nitro)
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, power jack (V17 Nitro)
Right: SD card reader, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, power jack (V17 Nitro)

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Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-03-13 (Update: 2015-03-14)