Acer is a perfect gaming notebook with a fast high-end GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M (2 GB GDDR5) and the quad-core CPU Intel Core i7 - 4710 HQ (4x 2.5-3.5 GHz, Hyperthreading, TDP 47 W).
With the Aspire V Nitro Series, life is exciting. With its sleek shape and uniquely textured exterior, the V Nitro always stands out from the crowd. Cutting-edge graphics and speedy performance deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. Amped-up audio and visuals bring the cinema home to you.
The Aspire V Nitro's sleek lines, sharp angles, slim profile, and dramatic blend of premium materials make it a beauty-contest winner. Acer's industry-leading panel imprint technology (called "soft-touch NIL") turns the top cover into a feast of visual and tactile texture. Inside, the red glow of the backlit keyboard adds to the drama.
Gamers usually know what they want from their gaming machines in terms of size and performance. Therefore, we selected two notebooks as comparison devices with (almost) identical processors and graphics cards and 2 GB GDDR5 memory each, which is also used in our Aspire V Nitro
The sleek exterior hides a brutal reality. Under the hood, the Nitro is pure supercar. Cutting-edge Intel processors combine with 256 GB solid-state drives, 1 TB HDDs, and Nvidia graphics cards to ensure powerful performance and astounding gaming experiences.1 Dual wireless antennas double the data flow, for very high connection speeds.
Acer uses the more expensive and superior IPS technology, while the two competitors have TN panels. All three manufacturers decided to integrate a combination of 128 GB SSD and a conventional hard drive. There are differences with regard to the cases and weight.
Choose the Aspire V Nitro model that has all the features you want. Acer DustDefender1 prevents dust build-up and Acer CoolBoost1 technology puts a pop-up user interface on your screen, from where you can easily control airflow and improve system cooling.
Unlike the other two comparison devices in this review, the Acer Aspire Nitro is equipped with a high-quality IPS panel, which has advantages over the cheaper TN versions in terms of viewing angle stability and color presentation. The Full HD resolution (16:9) is perfect for gaming and avoids scaling issues, which can still be an issue with the increasingly popular higher resolutions. The pixel density of the Nitro is 127 ppi, and not really contemporary.