Look, new Acer computers! These ones offer some decent specs with Core i7 CPUs, and Nvidia GT 330M or ATI HD 5650 graphics. The idea of these laptops is that they are for those of us who like playing a lot of videos and movies on the go, with that in mind they do offer Dolby Home Theater v3 built in.
Both lines of notebooks come in a handsome, thin-and-light industrial design with a glossy black cover. With display options to suit entertainment needs, the AS5745 Series sports a 15.6-inch high-definition (HD) widescreen display (1366 x 768 resolution), while the AS7745 Series touts a 17.3-inch HD+ widescreen display (1600 x 900 resolution).
Acer® Aspire AS5745PG: Multi-Touch Screen Technology With Prices Starting at $899.99
In addition to a standard keyboard for traditional data input, the Acer Aspire AS5745PG-3882 offers a multi-touch screen display and Microsoft Windows® 7 multi-touch support, designed to make entertainment and multimedia experiences more intuitive, interactive and just plain fun. As it frees users to interact with their PC in a natural way, the multi-touch screen gives users an exceptional level of flexibility and control. Customers can touch anywhere on the screen using one or two fingertips to play movies and music, zoom in and out on websites, edit photos and video, handwrite notes, resize windows, launch entertainment applications and more.
Complementing the HD display, the system’s Intel® Core™ i5-450M processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M graphics with 1GB of dedicated memory, provide the horsepower to fuel casual games, videos and movies with vivid color and crisp detail. The system also comes with Acer Backup Manager for backing up important files and the PowerSmart button for maximizing battery life.
Acer® Aspire AS5745G: Discrete NVIDIA and Core i7 With Prices Starting at $1,049
Fueled by fierce Intel® Core™ i7 720QM power with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.8GHz and discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M graphics with 1GB of dedicated memory, the Aspire AS5745G-6538 displays true home theater entertainment with crystal clear images and brilliant color. Users will be riveted by the superb image quality and clarity of movies and other visuals showcased in up to 1080p when connected to a 1080p display via HDMI®. The optical drive lets users burn CDs and DVDs of their favorite music, photos and files, while four SODIMM slots enable them to upgrade to 8GB memory economically.
The system comes with a built-in 1.3 MP HD webcam that presents vivid images even in low light situations, so users can go face-to-face in online chats and capture still pictures and videos for sharing with family and friends. A bundled keyboard touts practical features, including a dedicated numeric keypad.
Acer Aspire AS7745G: Second HDD Support, Discrete ATI and Blu-ray With Prices Starting at $1,399
A digital dream, the Aspire AS7745G-6214 offers Intel® Core™ i7 720QM quad-core processing power with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and 8GB memory for incredibly fast and efficient multitasking. Discrete ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 graphics and a Blu-ray drive showcases the latest Blu-ray movies and games in brilliant color and realistic detail. Outfitted with 5.1 channel output, users can enjoy intuitive surround sound through speakers or headphones.
This mobile powerhouse provides plenty of room for expansion. It has four SODIMM slots, enabling users to upgrade to 16GB memory and a second hard drive bay, which allows storage capacity to be increased up to 1TB(2,4) for archiving a giant library of applications and data. The 17.3-inch HD+ display with a high 1600 x 900 resolution increases the enjoyment of movies, casual games and videos with a large viewing area and fantastic picture quality. In addition, the system features HDMI®, a 1.3 MP HD webcam and Bluetooth® technology, enabling users to wirelessly connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices, including phones and printers.
Useful Software Suite
The systems come loaded with Acer Arcade™ Deluxe 2010, an all-in-one media portal for managing today’s digital media. Acer Arcade archives songs, photos, movies and videos; Arcade Photo optimizes graphics acceleration for fast photo sorting and creation of memorable slide shows; Arcade Video converts videos quickly for playback on a favorite media player and uploads videos to YouTube and Facebook; and Arcade Music browses and organizes music collections.
Pricing and Availability
Acer’s newest notebook PCs are now available at leading technology and electronics retailers with prices beginning at $699.99.