4K gradually breaks through. After the Toshiba Satellite P50t with Ultra HD, Acer now launches a device in the high-resolution market.
You buy this laptop because of the screen, which redeems all 4K-related expectations. The 15.6 inch display is 3840 x 2160 pixels. Thanks to that resolution, text is particularly sharp.
The colors on this device are beautiful and truthful, which makes you as a photo editor happy. However, the high resolution also has disadvantages. The biggest drawback is without a doubt the battery's endurance. If you want to get three hours, then you will not be able to do (too much) intensive work. Furthermore, this device is not suitable for gaming in the 4K resolution. Nvidia's solid GTX860M graphics card is not exceptional, and it's even hard to run some games in Full HD. This is primarily a work or multimedia laptop. Together with the quad core i7 processor, the SSD ensures that the Nitro works very smoothly and can handle every piece of software. Thanks to the extra 1TB hard drive, you have enough storage space.
Finally, the laptop itself looks simple but beautiful. The device is fine and classy finished while the red keyboard illumination still shows that it is serious for this Acer. However, connections are limited: you only have three USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet connection and an HDMI output. For most people this will be enough. The Acer Aspire Nitro is a good laptop, provided a 4K display is a must for you.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
GeForce GTX 860M
256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
15.6 inch screen (3840 x 2160)
1.600 euros (at time of writing) www.acer.com
+ Beautiful screen; Design.
- Battery; Limited connections.