updated 05:12 pm EDT, Wed August 13, 2014
Aspire V Nitro range topped by high-specification Black Edition notebooks
Acer is expanding its range of Aspire notebooks with a new collection of gaming systems, named the Aspire V Nitro. At the same time, the company revealed a collection of monitors for gaming and business, with the three new ranges including screen sizes between 27 inches and 32 inches, and with WQHD and 4K resolutions to choose from.
The Aspire V Nitro range consists of 15- and 17-inch notebooks with 1080p IPS displays, with a premium "Black Edition" said to offer higher specification components, reports Slashgear. The metal-clad notebooks are apparently coated with a soft-touch "nanoimprint lithography" material, with the 17-inch versions including a dust prevention system.
The notebooks in the range will include fourth and fifth-generation Intel Core processors with GeForce GPUs up to GTX860M. Storage on the devices runs up to 3TB, depending on model, with the option of a 256GB SSD, with a Blu-Ray or M-Disk drive also able to be included. Audio is provided by four speakers with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater processing, and the onboard Wi-Fi uses a 2x2 MIMO wireless antenna for a faster connection. Acer plans to ship the Aspire V Nitro notebooks later this quarter to the EMEA and Asia markets.
Of the new monitors, the XB series is pitched as ideal for gamers, with support for Nvidia's G-Sync technology to prevent screen tearing and minimize input lag when used with a GeForce GTX graphics card. The CB range use Acer's EyeProtect and ColorPlus technologies, with the former incorporating a number of features to reduce eye strain, and the latter including 100-percent sRGB color correction technology, a wide color gamut, a 6-axis color independent adjustment system, and 178-degree viewing angles.
The B6 monitor range, meant for the commercial market, features the 32-inch model. It also includes an ergonomic stand, allowing the screen to tilt between -5 and 35 degrees, and swivel by up to 60 degrees to the left or right. All three of the monitor ranges have started shipping globally.