Like many OEMs Acer is updating their mainstream gaming notebooks with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 960M mobile GPU. The V Nitro Black series is currently Acer’s highest performance gaming notebook line, with 15.6” V15 and 17.3” V17 models featuring a variety of components including 4K displays on the V15, SSDs, and of course the GTX 960M. The processors are still Intel’s 4th Generation Haswell parts (i7-4710HQ), and other features include 802.11ac WiFi and up to 16GB RAM.

Acer specifically mentions the 15.6” VN7-591G-729V and the 17.3” VN7-791G-79RV in their press release, though they didn’t list full details or pricing, only that both will feature the GTX 960M. The V17 models will be limited to 1080p displays (hopefully all IPS, though this isn’t specifically mentioned), and they also include Intel’s RealSense 3D camera and a new DustDefender fan design that uses a high-speed fan with thin metal blades to remove dust build-up, improve heat dissipation and minimize noise.

The 591G and 791G should be available this month from Newegg and other resellers with pricing starting at $1099, including the GTX 960M. I expect pricing on models with 256GB SSDs to be in the $1300 range, with the 4K V15 and 256GB SSD model going for around $1500.

Source: Acer

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  • sabot00 - Friday, March 13, 2015 - link

    Why don't you actually cite something? Ever get educated in academic writing?
  • Kutark - Friday, March 13, 2015 - link

    Because im not writing a thesis for a degree, its a fucking forum. But since you have your head up your ass...

    Here's the first three things that popped in google:

    "Lenovo’s most egregious sin was choosing an absolutely abysmal LCD panel. It’s one of the worst HD screens I’ve ever used. It’s dim, it’s lousy at color reproduction, and it looks even worse when viewed even slightly off-axis. It just looks blurry to me. The screen is so ugly I found myself not wanting to use the laptop even to watch movies, let alone play games."

    How bad is the Lenovo Y50 Screen? Any gaming laptop ...
  • Kutark - Friday, March 13, 2015 - link

    Here's some more:
    "For the non 4k edition, there were two types of screens that were shipped out. The first batch was the chi mei. It had horrendous quality. The second batch was the auo. The auo, while better than the chi mei screen, still has relatively poor angles, color replication, and overall quality compared to an IPS. However, these are also both TN panels. For further inquiry between the two, there is much more information in the thread I posted in my earlier reply.

    Sorry I cannot link right now, on my phone."
  • aggiechase37 - Friday, March 13, 2015 - link

    Lenovo? The company that was caught red handed putting spyware on their lappies? Thanks but no thanks.
  • MrCommunistGen - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - link

    Since the move to 16:9 several years ago I now find the 15(.6)" platform to be too bulky. I had an old 16:10 15.4" laptop from 2005-2008 that somehow seemed much more portable. My "ideal" laptop is probably a 14" chassis, even if it involves a bit of a performance sacrifice compared to larger 15" models.

    I have a 13" rMBP for work and although the slimness is nice, I think I'd find utility in a slightly larger panel.
  • Kutark - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - link

    Sounds like you need a Razer Blade. Obviously it commands a price premium, but its basically a MBP with proper gaming hardware on a 14" screen. Pretty much fits the bill of what you need perfectly.
  • gamoniac - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - link

    At a glance, I thought Acer got into the medical field... as in "iN vitro".
  • dragonsqrrl - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - link

    Dell's dGPU notebook lineup is still on the 750m... GK107, quite sad. When are they finally going to upgrade to GM107?

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