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Intel 3D camera for Acer notebook

January 25th, 2015
Acer has revealed its V Nitro Black Edition notebooks that feature Intel's RealSense 3D camera. The camera will allow users to interact with applications, games and the web without having to touch the keyboard.
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Acer has announced the V Nitro Black Edition notebooks that will feature the Intel RealSense 3D camera.  Because the camera can understand and respond to natural movement in three dimensions, V Nitro owners will be able to interact with games, open web pages or navigate applications without even touching the notebook’s keyboard.  It also enables 3D scanning and printing; users will simply take a photo of an object with the 3D camera, scan and save it.  The photo can be used as is, or altered for sharing electronically or printing on a 3D printer.

“Acer believes three dimensional computing offers unlimited potential for both professional and consumer uses,” said, John Miedema, director product marketing, Acer Europe.  “Business applications include 3D modeling, mapping and architectural design, while the most popular consumer uses will likely include augmented reality gaming, watching videos in 3D and simple PC navigation and control.”

The Intel RealSense 3D camera includes three lenses: a conventional camera, an infrared camera and an infrared laser projector. Together, they infer depth by detecting infrared light that has bounced back from objects in front of it. This visual data, taken in combination with Intel RealSense motion-tracking software, creates a touch-free interface that responds to hand, arm and head motions as well as facial expressions.

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The V Nitro featuring the new 3D camera will be on display at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! Event on Jan. 5th at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Acer’s V Nitro Black Edition series of high-performance notebooks deliver superior performance, multimedia and entertainment features in a sleek and elegant design.  Lightning fast processing, cutting-edge graphics, full HD displays, and amped up audio help to immerse players in the action.  It is the ultimate platform for any professional or consumer power user.

Acer V 17 Nitro Black Edition notebook models include large 17.3-inch Full HD displays with IPS technology and are powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad Core processor and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics with up to 4GB DDR5 VRAM for full-tilt performance and smooth game play, and up to16GB of memory.  Speedy 128GB or 256GB solid state drive and with up to 1TB of hard disk storage provide fast wake times and rapid access to files, movies, songs and photos.

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It also incorporates the newest 802.11ac wireless specification for fast and more reliable Internet connections.  The ultrafast 802.11ac wireless networking standard is up to 3 times faster than the previous generation spec (802.11n) and increases network speed, range and reliability, enabling more people to use different wireless devices and simultaneously stream content with less interference.  Dual wireless antennas supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GH frequencies enable speedy Internet connections.

To keep the notebook running cool and at optimum performance, V 17 Nitro Black Edition models include Acer DustDefender, a dust removal system that uses a high-speed fan with thin metal blades to remove dust build-up, improve heat dissipation and minimize noise.

Four built-in speakers (8W total output) combine with Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater for powerful surround sound for gaming, movies and music.  Various models in the V 17 line include either a Blu-ray Disc drive for a crystal clear movie experience or an 8X DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive that is M-DISC enabled.  For connecting with friends, family or fellow gamers, Skype Certification delivers crystal clear and instant communications.

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