Acer Introduces Aspire 5950G and 8950G Series Notebooks

Acer has announced the immediate availability of new models in its top-of-the line multimedia notebook series, the Acer Aspire 5950G and 8950G Notebooks which features a completely new modern and bold industrial design and include 2nd-Generation Intel Core i7 processor delivering the ultimate high definition personal theater experience.

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Packed with exciting new features, the 15.6-inch Aspire 5950G and 18.4-inch 8950G notebook models features on the exterior, an aluminum cover that not only looks sharp, but also protects the seamless, frameless display.

Upon opening the lid, these notebooks reveals sharp design lines, and 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 5950G multimedia powerhouses deliver the ultimate high-definition personal-theatre experience as it features a brilliant CineCrystal 15.6-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with high-definition 720p HD resolution while Acer Aspire 8950G comes with 18.4-inch LED backlit display with supports full 1080p HD allowing  1920 x 1080 resolution.

The notebooks 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.

The Acer Aspire 5950G Series notebooks are powered by the 2nd-Generation Intel Core i7 Quad-core 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 Aspire 5950G boasts of ATI AMD Radeon 6850M HD Graphics Controller with 2GB video memory claimed 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.

Designed for hardcore power users, the Acer Aspire 8950G Series notebooks are also powered by the 2nd-Generation 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 up to 16 GB DDR3 memory and includes Mobile Intel PM55 Express chipset mainboard.

The Acer Aspire 8950G notebook also sports ATI Mobility Radeon HD6850M HD Graphics with 2GB 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.

Both notebooks comes with integrated Blu-ray Disc drive (writer)/ Super-Multi drive combo and a 750GB SATA hard drive and with dual hard drive support, consumers can add another drive for backups or to increase their overall storage capacity.

Both Aspire 5950G and 8950G notebook models offer stunning high definition visual capabilities as Aspire 5950G is equipped with a HD 720p resolution display, while the 8950G boasts an impressive FULL HD 1080p output.

Both models also includes an optimized Acer CineSurround sound system with a built-in subwoofer, along with a Dolby Home Theatre V3 for professional studio-quality audio and in-built Blu-ray writer allows users the ability to record the latest HD content, giving you an all-in-one cinematic experience.

And to make data transfer painless, both Acer Aspire 5950G and 8950G notebooks 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 5950G and 8950G series notebooks 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 features of these notebooks include Five USB 2.0 (four are functional when an eSATA device is plugged in), a USB 3.0 port that can transfers data to and from external devices 10 times faster than the previous standard, VGA and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports, Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support and CIR (consumer infrared), and IEEE 1394 lets you connect to the latest digital camcorders.

Price and Availability

The Acer Aspire 5950G and 8950G Series notebooks are currently available in Australia and New Zealand with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit version at starting price of AUS $2,499 or about Rs. 1,13,350 with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty. Acer has not yet revealed their availability in any other markets.

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