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These new netbooks from Acer are adding some new features to the line like Blu-Ray, but more importantly they’re getting closer to laptop status than netbooks with CPUs like Core i5 and i3 CPUs or even AMD ones like the Phenom II, Turion II and the V series as well. There’s  These things are getting more and more powerful aren’t they?

The new Aspire® notebooks offer mobile users the power of next-generation Intel® or AMD® processors, a choice of robust graphics solutions, ample memory, large hard drives and a choice of large 15.6- or 17.3-inch screen sizes, with prices starting at $429.99.

“Acer’s newly redesigned line of value-based Aspire notebooks gives consumers with basic computing needs all the performance, features and mobility they need at an outstanding value,” said Preeta Anil, Acer product marketing. “This new notebook line is ideal for anyone who needs a full-function notebook PC to keep them connected and productive while working, studying or enjoying digital media and casual games.”

Power Packed for Efficient Multitasking

The new Aspire notebooks offer new Intel® Core i5 and i3 processors as well as new AMD Phenom II, AMD Athlon II, and AMD Turion II, and AMD V Series processors that delivers a fast and responsive computing experience by speeding up multitasking performance. Additionally, the 4GB of DDR3 memory is significantly faster than DDR2 memory, ensuring faster, more efficient performance on applications.

The latest communications technologies keep users in touch at all times. Internet access is provided through the 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED® wireless or fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity, making it easy to browse websites, check email, enjoy online entertainment, and stay in touch with social media networks.

An integrated Acer Crystal Eye™ 1.3MP (1280 x 1024 resolution) webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and business video conferences, even in low-light situations. The built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes. Consumers can also enjoy music and video sound with the high-definition audio support and two built-in stereo speakers.

High-Definition Support for Striking Visuals

The high-definition, LED-backlit Acer CineCrystal widescreen display delivers crystal-clear images and color with a true 16:9 aspect ratio that increases the viewing area. Users can choose from several models with either 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch screens.

Next-generation graphics solutions offer users excellent visual quality for the latest games, movies, photos or videos. The new Aspire notebooks come with ATI Mobility RadeonHD 5470 or 5650 discrete graphics, ATI Mobility RadeonHD 4250 or Intel® HD graphics. Taking the visual experience one step further, the Aspire notebooks also come with an HDMI port for connecting to a HDTV, providing crisp, high-quality visuals and audio through a single cable.

Cool Styling and Features Boost Mobile Computing Experience

The Aspire notebooks are available in black or silver and feature rounded edges and smooth lines highlighted by a textured mesh cover that brings an attractive appearance while preventing fingerprints and scratches.

To protect media files, photos and video while on the go, the Acer Aspire notebooks include MyBackup functionality that gives customers a way to quickly and easily back-up all important files. Easily accessible with the integrated software, customers can conveniently back up files to another location such as a USB drive, external hard disk drive, or another hard drive partition. The notebook line is incredibly easy to use with a multi-gesture touchpad, touchpad lock, and dedicated numeric keypad.

The new notebooks come with 250GB to 500GB large-capacity hard drives with generous storage for work and multimedia files. Several models also include a Blu-ray Disc drive for the ultimate entertainment experience while watching high-definition movies.

 

 

 

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Price and Availability

The new Aspire notebooks will be available later this month at leading U.S. retailers with prices ranging from $429.99 to $899.99.

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