Acer Updates Its Gaming Laptop Lineup for 2017

Acer has announced a new series of gaming laptops, which follows Dell’s new Inspiron 7000 series to offer a potent gaming solution for a budget.

Aspire VX 15

Decidedly, the spotlight is stolen by the graphic card in the Aspire VX 15, which is either a 4 GB GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti; not bad considering the laptop starts at $799. As a result, VR will be a no-go, but it still makes up for a decently powerful portable machine.

The display here is a 15″ IPS panel with 1080p resolution. The design is made fancier with red accents as well as two fan vents around the back.

Processor options include either a Kaby Lake Core i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ. Amount of RAM goes all the way to 16 GB pre-installed (32 GB if you tinker yourself) while the storage is up to a 512 GB SSD, or 1 TB 5400RPM HDD.

Connectivity options include 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI, SD card, Gigabit Ethernet and headphone jack. Wireless connections include Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band and Bluetooth 4.0.

Pricing, as said earlier starts at $799 for the base model which will be available later this month.

V Nitro Black

Acer is also announcing two new gaming laptops in the V Nitro Black umbrella; the V Nitro 15 Black Edition and V Nitro 17 Black Edition.

As evident, the display comes in either 15.6 or 17.3″ 1080p in the base models, but can be upgraded to 4K. Under the hood, you’ll find a i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake processor with up to 16 GB of RAM (upgradeable to 32 GB by user).

Graphics card options include either a GTX 1050 Ti or even better, a 1060.

The two models do differ in storage. Both laptops can have SSDs of up to 512 GB capacity. While the V Nitro 15 BE has option for a 2 TB HDD, the V Nitro 17 only goes up to 1 TB.

Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DisplayPort, Type-C, Ethernet, HDMI and SD card reader. Support for Windows Hello and fingerprint scanner is included, too.

Pricing for the V Nitro 15 Black Edition is set at $1199, while for the V Nitro 17 starts at $1399. Both will be available come February.

Predator 17X

Lastly, Acer is updating its Predator 17 X laptops with an 8 GB GTX 1080 and an overclockable Core i7-7820HK. RAM goes up to 64 GB while your SSDs can be stacked in a group of three in RAID 0. The display is a 17.3″ IPS 1080p or 4K while four speakers and two subwoofers will provide a more immersive experience.

Price is set at $2599 for the base model.

Via CNET AnandTech

  • The vents on the back is a good way to compliment ASUS on their ROG series… Whereas my personal experience keeps me from buying any by Acer or Lenovo.. Mostly due to not so good builds of the unit.. And also to avoid Alienware like the plague that it is… Would still recommend Asus ROG to anyone who wants to spend around 80~100k for a machine which can survive real world use and still perform over its price bracket..

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