Acer misplaced its thoughts as soon as, and now they’re again at it once more. They’ve ready a number of new computer systems for CES 2017, and it’s a killer lineup from the appears to be like of it. An entire line of units for a number of completely different markets.
These units are all fairly distinctive and match in several segments of the market fairly nicely. Between the price range fashions, to the top-end gaming laptops, what does Acer have in retailer? Let’s take a more in-depth look and discover out precisely that!
The primary stars of the present, the V Nitro laptops are notable for a number of causes, however one specifically stands out from the remaining. It’s the primary laptop computer to convey collectively Tobii’s eye monitoring know-how and Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad (PTP) platform. This may make navigating the OS way more intuitive, in addition to present sure extras in some video games.
Each V Nitros might be configured with a Nvidia’s GTX 1060, Seventh era Intel Core i7 H-series processors and as much as 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Show specs go all the best way as much as 4K shows, which is helped by Acer’s Shade Intelligence system. This method modifications the gamma and saturation of the show in actual time.
In fact, none of this comes for affordable, and the Nitro collection of laptops begin at $1,199, which is on the dear facet for many shoppers. And that’s only for the bottom configuration. If you happen to’re , it goes on sale later in February, which isn’t too far off now.
On the a lot tamer facet of issues, we have now Acer’s newest Chromebook the 11 N7. In typical Chromebook vogue, the system is a straightforward wanting system. That is all on goal, after all, because the not like the earlier system the Chromebook 11 N7 is constructed to final.
The 11.6-inch Chromebook itself can take as much as 132 kilos of downward pressure on the highest cowl. N7 can survive drops as much as 48 inches thanks partially to its corner-shield construction and rubber bumper keyboard. It additionally has a bolstered case and hinges, which might solely serve to make the system extra sturdy.
On prime of all that, the N7 additionally options an anti-slip sample on the rear to maintain it from slipping. Lastly, it has a brand new spill-resistant keyboard that may drain as much as 11 ounces of liquid. Helpful in case you spill one thing like water or espresso in your Chromebook.
Specs-wise nevertheless, it’s merely nothing particular. There’s Intel Celeron twin core processor N3060 with a clock velocity of 1.60GHz, 4GB of RAM and the selection of both 16GB or 32GB of storage. On the intense facet, the system’s battery is claimed to give you the option to final for 15 hours. Pricing is quite steep at $229 for the specs, however it’s not dangerous in the event you want one thing sturdy.
In fact, you possibly can’t simply have an entire bunch of laptops with out a desktop, proper? Design-wise, we return to the gamer look of the V Nitro laptops, and for good cause. The Acer Aspire GX is clearly a gaming desktop from all views.
For starters, the Acer Aspire isn’t any compact gaming answer like Asus’s VivoPC X. It’s a towering behemoth of energy, and its specs and options mirror precisely that. I imply, for crying out loud, it even has an built-in wi-fi charging deck constructed into the highest of the case.
Looking on the specs, it seems the Acer Aspire GX is configurable. Contained in the machine, you possibly can have as much as the GTX 1070 GPU, 64GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage and 3TB of HDD storage. Some fairly monstrous numbers right here, although needless to say’s the utmost. The worth will mirror the modifications made.
Talking of pricing, the Acer Aspire GX will go on sale in China and Europe first. It’ll set you again at €799 in Europe and ¥5,999 in China, which roughly interprets to $840. We think about it’ll come to different markets just like the US fairly quickly.
Nicely, right here’s model new system we’ve by no means heard or seen earlier than. It additionally appears to fall into the gaming class with its specs and flashy crimson chassis. The VX 15 makes use of a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ, paired with a GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
As much as 16GB of DDR4 RAM is obtainable from the beginning, although the laptop computer helps as much as 32GB of RAM. On prime of that, Storage choices embrace as much as a 512GB SATA 6 SSD paired with a 1TB 5400RPM HDD.
Twin followers preserve the chassis cool, and the VX 15 additionally consists of Acer’s TrueHarmony sound know-how with Dolby Audio Premium and Skype for Enterprise certification. Enter is supplied by Acer’s FineTip backlit keyboard and the touchpad is one other PTP touchpad.
I/O connectivity consists of one USB Kind-C 3.1 Gen 1 port , two USB 3.zero ports and USB 2.zero port. There’s additionally an HDMI port, although there’s no DisplayPort. An SD card slot permits exterior storage growth as much as 128GB, which is welcome.
Not like Acer’s brickish Predator line of laptops, the VX 15 appears to be a a lot sleeker gaming laptop computer. with its angular, slender physique and pretty highly effective elements, we think about it may carve a distinct segment for itself. It’ll begin at $799 in North America it’ll go on sale in February, like the remainder of the launched laptops.
And right here we have now the very definition of overkill, now in gaming laptop computer type! As a result of simply have a look at that factor, it’s a hulking monster of a laptop computer, what on Earth even? Combined feelings apart, let’s simply break this factor down slowly and calmly.
The madness above is Acer’s model new Predator 21 X, a gaming laptop computer meant to finish different gaming laptops. The factor options twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic playing cards in SLI and an overclockable Seventh- era Intel Core i7-7820HK processor. (INHALE)
On prime of that you simply’ve acquired 64GB of DDR4-2400 reminiscence, as much as 4 whole 512GB stable state drives in RAID zero configuration (together with two, sooner NVMe PCIe SSDs) and a 7200 RPM onerous drive with as much as a stable 2TB capability. (INHALE)
It’s additionally acquired a whole smorgasbord of I/O, with USB 3.1 Kind-C with Thunderbolt Three help, USB 3.zero with always-on charging, and three extra USB 3.zero ports. An HDMI 2.zero port is obtainable for UHD output, together with two DisplayPorts which help G-SYNC output. Oh, there’s additionally an SD card reader, which is all the time a pleasant factor to see.
AND WE’RE NOT DONE YET FOLKS! The cooling system of the Predator 21 X options 5 followers, with three of them being “AeroBlade” steel followers, and 9 warmth pipes. To maintain it clear, it options Acer’s DustDefender, which (shockingly) helps take away mud. Acer additionally permits the followers to be managed with their CoolBoost app for these intense gaming classes.
And now let’s transfer on to the audio part, lets? Acer has a three-way speaker set, with a tweeter, midrange, and woofer, and there are a complete of six audio system within the laptop computer. There are two tweeters, two midrange, and two woofers. Sure, you heard that proper. Acer boasts that it’ll produce a ‘entire spectrum of sound’ and we’re inclined to consider them, no matter that’s.
And to prime it off, we’ve acquired the keyboard, quantity pad and trackpad. The keyboard makes use of Cherry MX brown switches that embrace individually lit LED lights, programmable to 16.7 million colours. Relating to the numpad, it may be flipped over and became a Precision Touchpad. And on prime of all that, we additionally get the identical Tobii eye monitoring know-how from the V Nitros.
Simply in case you thought they may have missed a function, Acer can be together with a Home windows Hi there IR digicam for facial recognition login, they usually embrace Xsplit Gamecaster software program as nicely. Seems like they considered all the pieces.
The entire thing is, predictably, very heavy at nearly 9KGs. That is a lot larger than the common particular person is prepared to hold, however it’s STILL NOT AS HIGH AS THE PRICE! So, how a lot would this monstrous behemoth of a tool price you? Nicely, for the low worth of $8999, you possibly can take it again dwelling at this time! Nicely not actually, it’s occurring sale in February, however you get what I imply.
And with that, we’ve come to the tip of Acer’s launches at this time. What was essentially the most fascinating system in your opinion? Which one may you truly see your self shopping for? Inform us your ideas within the feedback part under.