Acer, today announced the immediate availability of new models in its top-of-the line multimedia notebook series, the Acer Aspire AS8943G Notebook that features a completely new modern and bold industrial design and include Intel Core i7 processor and 18.4-inch full HD 1080p ready display.
Packed with exciting new features, the Acer Aspire AS8943G Notebook models are sure to please the most demanding power user. Whether they are used for creating multimedia content, watching movies or dominating the latest PC games, the Aspire AS8943G notebooks deliver high-end styling and world-class performance for a wide range of productivity and entertainment applications.
On the exterior, the new Acer Aspire AS8943G Notebook sport an aluminium cover that not only looks sharp, but also protects the seamless, frameless display.
Upon opening the lid, it reveals sharp design lines that scream precision and performance. A host of well balanced contrasts, including glossy and matte finishes and silver and black accents, surround the new chiclet style keyboard (keys with straight edges vs. slanted sides) which extends to a dedicated numeric keypad.
The Acer Aspire AS8943G multimedia powerhouses deliver the ultimate high-definition personal-theatre experience as it features a brilliant CineCrystal 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with full high-definition (1080p) resolution allowing 1920 x 1080 resolution.
It also includes the Dolby optimized Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and a dedicated subwoofer that deliver clear tones and deep bass beats, while a Blu-ray drive delivers razor sharp visuals on the display’s 16:9 aspect ratio.
Designed for hardcore power users, the Acer Aspire AS8943G Series notebooks are powered by the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Mobile Processor with 6MB Intel Smart Cache and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, delivering advanced performance and incredible system response and includes 4GB or 8GB of DDR3 memory, while supporting up to 16GB for extraordinary speed and includes Mobile Intel® PM55 Express chipset mainboard.
The Acer Aspire AS8943G notebook boasts of ATI Mobility Radeon HD5850 Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory, believed to be the world’s fastest and most powerful mobile GPU ever designed, offering support for full DirectX 11 enabling incredible gaming and stunning 3D visual effects.
The Aspire AS8943G comes with integrated Blu-ray Disc drive / Super-Multi drive combo and a 500GB SATA hard drive and with dual hard drive support, consumers can add another drive for backups or to increase their overall storage capacity.
And to make data transfer painless, Aspire AS8943G notebook include an eSATA port to speed up large file transfers, while a FireWire port moves videos quickly from the latest digital camcorders.
In addition, a new dual-mode touchpad with integrated, capacitive touch media controller icons allows users switch between multi-gesture mode to media console mode.
Integrated into the touchpad, the backlit media console icons glow underneath the pad, providing a clean simplistic design. In addition, a convenient scrolling volume wheel directly under the touchpad makes it easy to control volume levels.
The new Aspire AS8943G Series notebook also includes 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless connection, ultra-quick Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR that makes it easy to connect cordlessly to smartphones and printers, a 5-in-1 media card reader, a 1.3 megapixel HD webcam and digital microphone provides clear high-quality online chat sessions.
The 5-in-1 card reader supports MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card.
Other hardware include Five USB 2.0 (four are functional when an eSATA device is plugged in), VGA and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports, FireWire (IEEE 1394), Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support and CIR (consumer infrared).
The Acer Aspire AS8943G notebooks also include a bio-protection fingerprint reader, preventing unauthorized access to or use of the PC.
The Acer Aspire AS8943G-6190 and the Acer Aspire AS8943G-6782 are available with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit version at starting price of $1549.99 with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service.