Check out this first look at one of the most affordable Intel Iris-capable devices we have ever seen with the all new Acer Aspire V13 series. Mobile Geeks report:
This years IFA show has turned some really beautifully crafted Ultrabook designs that at times have featured some quite innovative features and technologies. One thing we were keeping an eye open for was Ultrabooks that integrated Intel’s latest and greatest graphics platform – we are of course talking about Intel Iris Graphics. At the Intel booth at IFA we caught up with the Acer Aspire V13, an Ultrabook that features the Intel Core i304158U, an ultra lower power CPU that integrates the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 graphics processor, one of the most powerful integrated GPUs Intel have ever produced.
The demo the Acer Aspire V13 was running was in fact Dirt 2, a fairly intensive 3D racing game that is the ideal showcase for the Iris Graphics platform, but the performance doesn’t just involve gaming. The Intel Iris Graphics platform is now optimized also for performance intensive app like Adobe’s Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
Watch Nicole give us a closer look at the new Acer Aspire V13 series from the show floor at IFA 2014:
The Acer Aspire V13 is a 13.3 inch device that will retail for a very aggressive $599, but the device does have one area where that low price is apparent – the display. The V13 uses a fairly budget level display that has a resolution of 1366 x 768, a blat from the past that I thought had gone away. Still, Acer told us that there would be an option for a Full HD version, but I am pretty sure that would move the price point up somewhat.
The Aspire V13, being an Ultrabook, is a fairly light and thin device at 1.5kg and 20mm thickness. It has a full sized HDMI out, Ethernet port(something many Ultrabook forgo…), headphone, sdCard slot and a pair USB ports (2.0 & 3.0). It also has some decent built-in stereo speakers on the underside.