Just a few years ago you'd be lucky to find a half-affordable laptop that packed a 1080p display. Nowadays it's all about 4K, with Acer the latest company to join in on the action by releasing a 4K variant of their Aspire V Nitro Black Edition notebook.

The new Aspire V Nitro Black Edition comes with a 15.6" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) display, which features an impressive pixel density of 282 PPI. To power all 8.2 million pixels, Acer includes an Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad-core CPU and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M, alongside 16 GB of DDR3 memory and a combination of a 256 GB SSD with a 1 TB hard drive.

The graphics card that Acer has gone with isn't the most powerful going around, but it should be enough for some occasional gaming. You just might need to turn down the graphics settings, especially if you plan on playing at the display's native resolution.

With Acer choosing to focus on performance in the 4K version of the Aspire V Nitro, it comes at the expense of portability. The machine weighs in at 2.4 kg and is 23.9mm thin, and battery life from the three-cell battery is rated at only "up to 4 hours".

The Aspire V Nitro Black Edition will be available through the usual retail channels this month, and will set you back $1,500.