The concept of the gaming PC has always been cutting edge, top-of-theline, and edgy designs, coupled with some slightly unusual flourishes. Today, courtesy of Acer, one of those unsual flourishses happens to be Intel’s RealSense 3D — a technological soup of a standard camera, an infrared sensor, and a laser projector, used to map the world in three dimensions.
It has great reach, being able to recognize all ten figures, facial expressions, and things that occur in the background, behind the user. Two bundled apps that make use of RealSense include Warrior Wave, a game in which you use your hands to manipulate every aspect of your players, and a 3D-scanning app called 3DMe.
Yes, but of course: this is a niche functionality, but with time, and as more companies continue to support Intel’s camera, the more likely it will be that interactions between a user and a PC will include motion and expression, rather than just touch, keyboard and mouse.
Oh, and back to the V 17 Nitro: it has the right specs to play today’s games. A 17.3-inch 1080p display, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and as much as 1TB of hard drive space. Four speakers and a Blu-ray drive round it all off.