In the excitement and flurry of all of the new tech being announced at CES 2017, it's easy to forget that a select variety of oldies but goodies are also receiving a few fitting updates. Acer is doing exactly that with the Predator 17X gaming laptop and the Aspire V Nitro ($1,249 at Amazon) notebook.
Acer Predator 17 X
The new model of the Acer Predator 17 X, which debuted last year, will start at $2,599 in the US and 2,999 euros in Europe, and go on sale in January. UK and Australian details have yet to be announced, but that converts to about £2,555 or AU$4,360.
- 17.3-inch G-Sync panel
- Seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8G RAM
- 64GB of DDR4 memory
- Custom triple-fan cooling system with front air intake
Acer Aspire V Nitro
The ultrasleek, aluminum-clad Aspire V Nitro is also made for gaming, but its focus on superior graphics will also please anyone interested in heavy-duty video editing. The new all-black models come in 15- and 17-inch variants, have seventh-generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs. Pricing for the 15-inch base model starts at $1,199 (£975 or AU$1,655, converted) and $1,399 (£1,135 or AU$1,935) for the 17-inch base model. They will be available to purchase in the US in February.
- Seventh-gen Intel Core i processor (KBL H series)
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1050 GPU
- 16 GB of DDR4 memory
- 4K (3,840x2,160-pixel) ultra-HD display option available
- Tobii eye-tracking (optional)
- USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.0 ports (one featuring power-off USB charging), two USB 2.0 ports and one HDMI
- Fingerprint sensor