Hands-on with the new Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition

Acer announced quite the refresh for the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition at CES 2016, and we went hands-on with the laptop to get a feel for the improvements headed to this latest iteration.

As the bridge between Acer's high-end consumer range and its gaming range, the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition sports quite the capable spec sheet, including a range of 6th-gen Intel Core processors, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M graphics card, up to 32GB of RAM and an NVMe PCIe SSD. The laptop also carries a premium feel, and the red lighting on the keyboard is pretty unique.

Of course, one of the bigger highlights of the Aspire V Nitro Black is the inclusion of Intel's latest RealSense camera array, which works just as well with Windows Hello as you'd expect. You're not lacking for ports either, as the Aspire V Nitro Black comes packed with 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB Type-C port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI out and an ethernet port that folds up when not needed.

The Aspire V Nitro Black Nitro Black will be available at some point in February starting at a price of $1,099.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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