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Powerful Acer V Nitro Black Edition Notebook PCs Now Available in North America
SAN JOSE, Calif. (2014-10-01)

Editor’s Summary:

  • Designed for the most demanding power users, V Nitro Black Edition models features the powerful SV (standard voltage) 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Quad Core processor, Nvidia® GeForce® GTX860M graphics, dual wireless antennas and advanced cooling technology(1).
  • Models include a17.3-inch or 15.6-inch Full HD matte display with IPS technology, and are configured with either Solid State Drives and/or up to a 1TB hard drive(2)(3).
  • Providing a first-rate entertainment experience, 17.3-inch models include either a Blu-ray Disc™ or a DVD drive; Dolby® technology and 4 speakers deliver thrilling stereo sound(3).
  • Less than one-inch thick, the sleek V Nitro Black Edition series brings a sophisticated, modern design to high-performance PC notebooks.

Acer today announced the North American availability of its V Nitro Black Edition series of high-performance notebooks which deliver superior performance, multimedia and entertainment features in a sleek and elegant design.

Powerful workstation class capabilities make it a great tool for work and play. Lightning fast processing, cutting-edge graphics, Full HD displays, and amped up audio make it the ultimate platform for any power user.

Whether used in the board room or a dorm room, it’s built for full immersion. Professionals will love how it responds to photo and video editing software and 3D rendering/modeling applications, while consumers will be thrilled with how smoothly it handles demanding multimedia programs and graphic-intensive games with rich visuals and booming audio.

“Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition notebooks are ideally suited for people who use the same system in their professional and personal lives,” said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing and brand manager. “V Nitro’s upscale modern design doesn’t look out of place at the office, and its features make it perfect for home entertainment needs, whether it’s used for watching movies or playing demanding graphic intensive games after work hours.”

The Acer V Nitro Black Edition notebook series includes models with two screen sizes; the V 15 Nitro line includes 15.6-inch Full HD displays, while the V 17 Nitro line offers larger 17.3-inch Full HD displays and optical drives. They both combine cutting-edge technology with top-of-the-line features.

Full Throttle Performance
Ideal for powering through the most demanding applications for both work and play, V Nitro Black Edition models come equipped with an SV (standard voltage) 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad Core processor for maximum power. Acer also included the Nvidia® GeForce GTX 860M graphics for powerful performance and smooth game play. It is up to 60 percent faster than Nvidia’s previous generation GPUs. Various models include 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of memory. Dual wireless antennas supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GH frequencies enable speedy Internet connections.

In addition, fast 128GB or 256GB solid state drives provide fast wake times and rapid access to files, movies, songs and photos and/or up to a 1TB hard disk drive for storing massive amounts of multimedia files. Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is also included, so users can use the storage capacity on their notebook as their own personal cloud storage device, for ultimate privacy and security. With BYOC Apps, users can sync wirelessly to other devices and get access to their digital files anytime, anywhere.

Keep it Cool
To keep the notebook running cool and at optimum performance, V 17 Nitro Black Edition models include Acer DustDefender(1), a unique dust removal system that uses a high-speed fan with thin metal blades to remove dust build-up, improve heat dissipation and minimize noise. The fan blades utilize an ingenious dust propelling mechanism at an extremely high speed to vastly improve air flow around high-performance components. By removing dust and maintaining a cool temperature, Acer DustDefender ensures performance is consistent, enhances user comfort and extends the notebook’s lifecycle. In addition, Acer includes its new CoolBoost technology app(1) that lets consumers make adjustments to the fans’ airflow. A Turbo Mode option delivers maximum fan speed and cooling power when heavy use requires an added boost.

The Ultimate Entertainment Experience

Top of the line entertainment features make the V Nitro Black Edition notebooks the ideal home entertainment system for gaming and watching the latest movies. Full high-definition displays with IPS technology provide brilliant, crisp visuals and wide viewing angles, while Acer Comfy View, a non-glare display, helps reduces eye fatigue. Four built-in speakers (8W total output) combine with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater™ for powerful surround sound for gaming, movies and music. Various models in the V 17 line include either a Blu-ray Disc drive for a crystal clear movie experience or an 8X DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive that is M-DISC(4) enabled and can be used to save medical records, photos, video and data for up to 1,000 years. M-DISC™ is resistant to extreme conditions of light, temperature, humidity and more. It cannot be overwritten, erased or corrupted by natural processes.

For connecting with friends, family or fellow gamers, Skype Certification delivers crystal clear and instant communications. Optimized hardware ensures every word will be heard clearly with no gap or lag in speech, minimal background noise and zero echo.

Sharp Angles, Curved Hinges, Glossy and Matte Finishes Create a Sophisticated, Modern Design

With a sleek, thin profile, Aspire V Nitro notebooks have a clean modern design. Sharp angles, a beautifully curved glossy hinge and a matte cover offer a contrasting yet visually balanced appearance. The lid is covered with a unique soft-touch material made with NIL (Nanoimprint Lithography) technology. This durable and refined finish includes an intricate pattern to deliver a sophisticated aesthetic and distinct tactile feel. The soft illumination from a spacious and comfortable backlit keyboard makes navigation simple and completes the V Nitro’s modern design.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer V Nitro Black Edition series of notebooks will be available at Newegg in mid-October, and in November at additional retailers and etailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. See spec sheet for additional details. Prices begin at $1099.99.

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). . Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit for more information.

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  1. Acer DustDefender and CoolBoost app on Aspire V 17 Nitro only.
  2. Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)
  3. Specifications vary depending on model.
  4. Data provided by M-Disc