News from Acer

A few things are covered in here about the newly announced Acer notebooks that feature Intel CPUs and some even have AMD or Nvidia Optimus graphics.

“The new line-up of Aspire notebooks will give consumers advanced productivity and outstanding entertainment capabilities,” said Preeta Anil, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America. “The new Aspire line upholds Acer’s strong tradition of offering first-to-market, leading-edge technologies at budget-friendly prices.”



Everyday Multitasking, Digital Media Enjoyment and Communication

For consumers who desire amplified PC performance, the new Aspire 5750, 5750G and Aspire 7750G notebooks feature the ultra-fast, 2nd-generation Intel® Core i7 (2630QM) quad-core processor with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, smart graphics power on demand, cutting-edge communication features and advanced surround sound.

Utilizing the power of Intel’s quad-core processors, the Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebooks provide maximum CPU/GPU performance for amazing high-definition (HD) experiences. The Aspire 7750G allow users to economically configure two DDR3 SODIMM slots, upgradeable up to 8GB of system memory via two 4GB memory modules, while the Aspire 5750 and 7750 notebooks come loaded with 4GB or 6GB of memory. The Aspire notebooks offer ample hard drives for storing a vast library of music, videos, images and games, up to 750GB capacity on the Aspire 7750G and up to 640GB on the Aspire 5750.

For consumers who desire a notebook with discrete graphics, the new Aspire series offer next-generation options from both NVIDIA and ATI. The Aspire 5750G is one of the first to market with the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics solution, which includes full DirectX 11 support along with NVIDIA Optimus™ technology, a hybrid graphic engine that intelligently optimizes a notebook to switch between UMA or discrete graphics, depending on the application’s needs. The Aspire 7750G notebooks are outfitted with power-efficient discrete ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 6550 or 6650 graphics, which deliver performance on demand for smooth multitasking and impressive multimedia.

The Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebook series feature visually appealing and practical designs. The notebooks are housed in black, matte mesh pattern preventing smudges and scratches. With LED-backlit widescreen displays, the Aspire 5750 and 57050G sports a 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768 resolution), while the Aspire 7750G touts a 17.3-inch HD+ display (1600 x 900 resolution), ideally suited for entertainment needs and outstanding visual experiences. A complete HD entertainment center, the Aspire notebooks feature Dolby® Advanced Audio v2 virtual surround sound for an immersive audio sound experience, along with an HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV or external display. The Aspire 7750G notebooks are also available with a Blu-ray drive.

For easy communication needs, the Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebooks feature, Acer’s digital home entertainment solution that automatically connects all Acer devices onto a home network – including a smartphone, notebook, desktop, HD media player and home storage. gathers media files from devices, then categorizes by media type, allowing easy access to digital files.

The new Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebooks will be available for U.S. customers on Jan. 9 at select retailers, with prices beginning at MSRP $899.99 for the Aspire 5750 and 5750G, and $1029.99 for the Aspire 7750G.

New AMD Dual-Core Technology for Everyday HD Computing

For budget-conscious mobile PC users, the new Aspire 5253 series features the latest AMD E-350 processor with VISION Technology. The new AMD dual-core processor combined with the notebook’s 15.6-inch high-definition LED-backlit Acer CineCrystal widescreen display allows consumers to enjoy and share full HD content effortlessly, and experience smooth and vivid DVD and HD video playback.

The Aspire 5253 series offers up a 320GB hard drive for quick retrieval and storing of digital files, and up to 4GB DDR3 memory, allowing consumers to breeze through multiple tasks simultaneously. Featuring next-generation ATI Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, the Aspire 5253 series delivers crystal-clear images and brilliant color for the latest games, movies, photos or videos. Taking the visual experience one step further, the Aspire 5253 notebooks also feature an HDMI port, providing crisp, high-quality visuals and audio through a single cable.

The Aspire 5253 series will be available for U.S. customers at select retailers beginning Jan. 9, with prices beginning at MSRP $449.99.

Communication and Productivity

All four notebook lines come with integrated 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless technology and Gigabit Ethernet to facilitate smooth and trouble-free Internet access. The Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 megapixel HD webcam enables high-quality video chats and VoIP with friends, family and work associates.

The notebooks also come equipped with Windows® 7 Home Premium and Office Starter 2010 for easy content creation and productivity.


Combining elegant style with killer technology and usability features, the Aspire AS8950 Series delivers an unparalleled high-definition personal theater experience, and is the notebook of choice among enthusiasts who demand the best in design, performance, multimedia and graphics capabilities.

Featuring the new Intel Core™ i7-2630QM processor, the latest ATI Mobility Radeon 6850 graphics processor with 2GB of dedicated video memory and 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory (upgradeable to 16GB), the new Aspire AS8950G delivers the advanced performance and incredible system response needed for demanding multimedia content creation, photo and video editing, or hard-core gaming and online entertainment.

The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor is designed to handle HD and 3D, multitasking and multimedia.  Its top-of-the-line speed is complemented by Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which adapts and increases processor speed for more performance when it’s needed most.  Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time for more responsive multitasking.  Its unique set of graphics and media features delivers a better visual experience without sacrificing battery life.

“The new Acer Aspire AS8950G is the ultimate portable entertainment center,” said Preeta Anil, Acer product marketing.  “The new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor delivers approximately a 20 percent overall performance gain, while its graphics subsystem delivers performance comparable to an entry level discrete graphics card.  This allows the Acer Aspire 8950 to process video and play Blu-ray better than ever.”

In addition, realistic high-definition video and a full-throttle immersive computing experience define the Aspire AS8950G-9839.  Enthusiasts will covet the enhanced home theatre capabilities delivered through its superior display and high-quality surround sound.  Its brilliant CineCrystal™ 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with full high-definition (1080p) resolution delivers razor sharp visuals, while a Blu-ray drive delivers clarity, precision and extraordinary detail.  The advanced visuals are perfectly partnered with a Dolby® optimized Acer CineSurround sound system that includes five built-in speakers and a dedicated subwoofer.  Lastly, an HDMI port allows quick and easy hook up to a large screen high-definition television.

Additional high-end features include a 750GB(5) SATA hard drive, dual-hard drive support (providing up to 1.5TB of total possible storage), a firewire port for moving videos quickly from a digital camcorder, and an eSATA port for fast data transfer.

Its unique dual-mode touchpad enables switching between multi-gesture mode and media console mode, and the flick of a finger launches favorite movies or music.  A convenient scrolling volume wheel directly under the touchpad makes it easy to control volume levels.

Connecting to the Internet is fast and easy, with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless for the road and Gigabit Ethernet for fast connection at home.

A 1.3 megapixel HD webcam and digital microphone provides clear high-quality online chat sessions, and can also take still pictures and videos for sharing with friends.  The notebooks also include a bio-protection fingerprint reader, preventing unauthorized use of the PC.

Configurations, Pricing and Availability

With MSRP starting at $1,599.99, the Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 will be available next week (Jan. 9) at leading retailers.