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Acer V3 Series Hands-On: Media Notebook with Blu-ray

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Holy product announcements, Acer. The final unveiling at its remarkably productive press conference was the V3 Series, notebooks targeted at gamers and media hounds. Nvidia GeForce GT Series are on board, and there's a Blu-ray drive for enjoying films on the 1600 x 900-pixel display. Acer didn't overlook audio quality, adding Dolby Home Theater sound to the mix.

The V3 Series will come in three screen sizes: 14, 15.6 and 17.3 inches. More specs: HDMI,  USB 2.0, USB 3.0 (with USB power-off charging), Bluetooth 4.0 and clear.fi for wirelessly connecting digital-home devices. There's also both Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet.

We're digging the V3's glossy lid, especially after noticing how fingerprint-prone the Ultra M3 looks to be. Acer's offering four color options: Dawn Gold, Nightfall Gray, Midnight Black (as seen belowed) and Thunderbolt Silver.