Acer Rolls Out Two New HD Notebooks

  • 2nd-Generation Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor
  • High Definition Visuals
  • 2GB AMD Radeon 6850M HD Graphics Controller

PC vendor Acer is introducing two new consumer notebook heroes, that it sees as multimedia centres that deliver a high definition personal theatre experience.

Both models offer high definition visual capabilities. The Aspire 5950G offers a HD 720p experience, while the 8950G has a Full HD 1080p output. Combine that with the Acer CineCrystal Technology and CineBoost colour enhancement engine, and you get an edge-to-edge frameless LED displa.

Accompanying these specifications is an optimised Acer CineSurround sound system with a built-in subwoofer, along with a Dolby Home Theatre V3 for studio-quality sound. The in-built Blu-ray writer equips the notebooks with the ability to record the latest HD content, giving you an all-in-one cinematic experience.

With a second-generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB DDR3 memory, these machines can smoothly engage in multiple applications. On top of that, the 2GB AMD Radeon 6850M HD graphics controller will intensify your gaming and digital media entertainment, while their Microsoft DirectX 11 support with DirectCompute optimised performance gives you great realism. Additionally, expansive storage space with up to two 750GB hard drives lets you keep everything you want, without worry that you would need to delete files regularly.

With Acer Nplify MIMO smart antenna technology, wireless connections on the Aspire 5950G and 8950G are more reliable than ever, claims the company. Hook up to the Internet speeds with built-in Wi-Fi Certified or gigabit ethernet connectivity. Bluetooth enables high-speed short-range wireless sharing, and USB 3.0 transfers data to and from external devices 10 times faster than the previous standard. eSATA extends storage capabilities; and IEEE 1394 lets you connect to the latest digital camcorders. With the 1.3 MP high-performance webcam, you can get up close and personal with loved ones even when you're continents apart.

8950G and 5950G – from $2499