Acer’s high end Aspire V 17 Nitro will soon include an Intel RealSense 3D camera, which comes as no surprise as the company was announced as one of the manufacturers who would be deploying the technology. RealSense will allow the laptop to perform 3D scanning of objects, as well as sense depth and movement to create a touch free interface.
We’ve taken a look at the Intel RealSense camera prototype before, and can quite safely say that it more-or-less does what it claims. The 3D scanning was still a little basic at the time, but it should have improved by the time the Aspire V 17 Nitro appears on the market. Acer is throwing in a couple of applications to demonstrate the capabilities of RealSense, although these are just simple mini-games.
Aside from the new camera, there is no difference in hardware specifications. It has the same fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, which sounds a little odd considering that the Aspire R 13 Series, S7 Ultrabook, and Switch 12 are all receiving a refresh that includes the new Broadwell based fifth generation processors.
The new version of the Aspire V 17 Nitro will be launched worldwide this month, although there is still no word on any local pricing or availability.