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/files/u166440/acer_aspire_v_17_nitro_notebook.jpgIntegrated 3D camera might turn heads or a 15.6-inch Chromebook will

With all of the new laptops and notebooks being shown at CES 2015, it becomes difficult for a company’s product to stand. But we think Acer might have achieved this with its two new offerings. Maximum PC’s Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang had the opportunity to visit the company’s booth where he saw Acer’s new Aspire V 17 Nitro gaming notebook and 15-inch Chromebook.


The Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro laptop has a couple of features that will make people notice. The first is that the 17-inch notebook comes with an Intel RealSense 3D camera that includes a conventional camera, infrared camera, and an infrared laser projector. The 3D camera, combined with Intel’s RealSense motion-tracking software, creates a touch-free interface capable of responding to hand and head motions. The 3D camera will also be able to do 3D scanning and generate 3D models.


But if the 3D camera isn’t interesting enough, the notebook comes with four speakers. The reason for this, according to Acer, is that the four built-in speakers are there to provide surround sound for gaming, movies, and music.  Aside from the speakers, the V 17 Nitro notebook will be powered by a 4th Generation Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics, and up to 16GB of memory with the option for 128GB or 256GB SSDs and up to 1TB of hard drive space.

Unfortunately Acer didn’t provide a price for the Aspire V 17 Nitro notebook, only that the price will vary by region and will be available for purchase in January.


Jimmy was also able to see the industry’s first 15.6-inch Chromebook, which we reported on yesterdayup close and personal. Acer decided to add the large laptop to its line of Chrombooks which consists of an 11-inch and 13-inch model. 


The Acer Chromebook 15 features a 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next-generation Intel Celeron processors that is based on Intel’s 5th Generation Core micro-architecture. Consumers will have the choice of either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of SSD storage while it also comes with one each of a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output, SD card reader, and an HD webcam. 


The Acer Chromebook 15 will be available in January with a starting price of $249.


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