Desktops and Notebooks: Acer Taps Intel, Nvidia for New Line of Laptops, All-in-One PCs
Acer Taps Intel, Nvidia for New Line of Laptops, All-in-One PCs
by Scott Ferguson
The Acer AspireRevo
This is Acer's new nettop, which uses an Intel Atom 230 processor along with the Nvidia Ion platform for graphics. This small form-factor desktop also features a SATA (Serial ATA) hard disk drive or a solid-state drive along with 4GB of DDR2 (double data rate 2) memory.
The Acer AspireRevo
In addition to the hardware, the combination of Intel and Nvidia chip technology means Acer's nettop can support Microsoft Windows Vista and DirectX10 games, and users can watch 1080p high-definition movies.
At the event, Acer showed off its upcoming All-in-One desktop PC, which will support a range of Intel processors from Celeron to the latest quad-core chips. The All-in-One also supports Windows 7 for multitouch technology.
When it's released, not only will the 24-inch Acer All-in-One PC support traditional hard disk drives with up to 1TB of data storage, but the company will also offer solid-state drive options.
The eMachine E725 Notebook
This notebook is part of the Acer Group's effort to expand the audience for its eMachine line of laptops. The E725 notebook offers a 15.6-inch display, an Intel Pentium T4200 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard disk drive.
The eMachine G725 Laptop
This is part of the G Series of eMachine laptops. This model features a larger 17.3-inch screen but uses the same Intel Pentium T4200 processor. The G725 also has up to 4GB of RAM and a 250GB hard disk drive.
Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T
The Timeline series is Acer's new line of thin and light notebooks that promise better battery life plus features such as solid-state drives at much lower costs. The 5810T offers an Intel ultralow-volt chip, an SSD and 4GB of DDR3 memory.
Acer Aspire One
One of several netbooks and mininotebooks on display, this Acer Aspire One offers the smaller 10.1-inch LED display along with an Intel Atom N280 processor running at 1.66GHz. With 1GB of RAM, this netbook is running Windows XP.
Acer Aspire One
Here's a view of how compact and thin netbooks now are designed. In addition to 8 hours of battery life, Acer is offering netbooks with 10.1-inch and 11.6-inch screens.
Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T
The Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T is another of the company's thinner and lighter laptops. This model offers up to 8 hours of battery life, Intel ultralow-volt processors, DDR3 memory and an SSD, according to Acer.
The Acer Aspire Timeline Series
Acer had several of these newer laptops on display and demonstrated that a user can comfortably hold two laptops at the same time. At the low end, these laptops weigh 3.5 pounds.
The Acer Aspire Timeline
Acer will sell its Timeline series with 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch displays. Acer also used new cooling technology to allow the laptops to use less power.
The Acer Aspire 3935
This new notebook is designed for on-the-go use. The Aspire 3935 has a 13.3-inch display, an Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 processor running at 2.53GHz, an Intel GM45 chip set, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 128GB SSD that allows users to have 10 hours of notebook battery life.
The Acer Aspire 8935G
This is a desktop replacement laptop thanks to an 18.4-inch display. The Aspire 8935G offers an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 chip running at 2GHz along with an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card, 4GB of DDR memory and up to 1TB of hard disk drive data storage.
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