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The 17.3" Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition Notebook from Acer is built to handle graphic-intensive and multimedia applications. It is also well suited for general everyday tasks such as browsing the Internet, writing documents, and video chatting. Powered by a 6th generation Skylake 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, the Aspire V17 Nitro ensures smooth multitasking and quick access to frequently used files and programs. For additional computing power, the processor can be adjusted to 3.5 GHz using Intel's Turbo Boost technology.
The 17.3" Full HD IPS display has a 1920 x 1080 native resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio that supports 1080p content without letterboxing. IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels offer better color reproduction and viewing angles than standard TN (Twisted Nematic) panels. It's driven by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM and delivers sharp, clear pictures and fast gaming performance. You can also output video and HD audio via the HDMI port with HDCP support.
For long-term storage of your files, the Aspire V17 Nitro has a 1TB hard drive. If you want to add external storage, peripherals, and more, it is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and a single USB 2.0 Type-A port. Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet provide wireless and wired Internet connectivity while Bluetooth 4.0 technology enables you to connect additional compatible peripherals such as headsets, keyboards, and mice. Other integrated features include a Blu-ray writer drive, an SD card reader, a 720p webcam, a microphone, and four stereo speakers. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
Quad-Core 6th-Gen Skylake Intel Core Performance
The Acer Aspire V17 Nitro is powered by a 6th generation Skylake Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6 GHz and can be increased up to 3.5 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the quad cores up to eight virtual cores for quick and efficient multitasking.
17.3" Full HD IPS Display
The Acer Aspire V17 Nitro has a 17.3" Full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 native resolution. You'll be able to experience sharp text, detailed picture quality, and vibrant colors. Since the screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, you'll be able to play 1080p Full HD content without letterboxing. IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels also provide better color reproduction and viewing angles compared to standard TN (Twisted Nematic) panels.
Thunderbolt via USB 3.1 Type-C
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
Gigabit Ethernet & 802.11ac Wi-Fi
The Acer Aspire V17 Nitro features Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi so that users may access network connectivity using wired and wireless technologies
Additional compatible peripherals, such as mice, keyboards, headsets, and more can be paired using Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Secure Digital (SD) Card Reader
The built-in SD card reader will allow users to download content from the digital still or video cameras
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
In the Box
Acer 17.3" Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition Notebook