Acer is one of the world’s largest laptop manufacturers. They have cheap, mid-range, and premium laptops for all different types of consumers.
But a new gaming laptop has got the attention of the PC industry: that laptop is the (which is a pretty awesome name for a laptop, if you ask me).
Anyways, the Nitro Black Edition isn’t much different than most gaming laptops: it’s got decent specs and comes in 15-inch and 17-inch screen sizes.
What’s special about the Black Edition is something called “Turbo mode”
Why Turbo mode sounds awesome
Turbo mode is manually activated when you want to ramp your gaming experience into overdrive. When you activate Turbo mode, your computer:
-Runs fans at a 19% faster speed
-Cools the GPU and CPU temperatures by 11%
-Enables better gaming performance and smoother gameplay
-Also drains battery life much more quickly, which is why it’s recommended only when you’re plugged in
One can assume that Turbo mode will make your notebook noticeably louder as well.
But the cool thing about Turbo mode is that it activates a “special metallic fan” that is specially designed to carve dust particles into smaller bits and pieces and then blow these bits and pieces out of the computer’s vents.
If you’re tired of running a canister of compressed air over your laptop when it gets dusty, then the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition might be the gaming laptop for you.
The Black Edition also comes with a custom engraving on the outside case – which means you can personalize your laptop however you like.
So far, the Black Edition is only available in Europe, where it costs 899 Euros for the 15-inch version and 999 Euros for the 17-inch version.
At the current exchange rate, that’s about $1200 for the 15 inch model and $1350 for the 17-inch model.
Acer, by the way, didn’t pay me to write this. I just think it’s cool that laptop manufacturers are taking a proactive approach to cleaning: internal dust buildup has destroyed many laptops more than 3 or 4 years old.
Why you should dust out your old laptop
This is a good time to remind our readers that old laptops slow down for a number of different reasons. One reason we’ve noticed time and time again, however, is dust buildup.
If your old laptop has significantly slowed down, then it may be the result of dust buildup.
In extreme cases, dust buildup can overheat your laptop, causing it to reset or deliver a “Blue Screen of Death”.
It could also catch on fire (although that’s unlikely).
Anyways, it’s always a good idea to run a canister of compressed air over your old laptop – especially if you have pets (it’s amazing how much cat and dog hair can build up inside a computer).