Acer unveils high-definition solution notebooks at Computex Taipei 2006
Supporting omnipresent high-definition content for superior video, audio and high-impact gaming
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (2 June, 2006) -- Acer is set to unveil a high-definition (HD) notebook showcase at the Computex Taipei, with the 15.4" Aspire 9110 and Aspire 5670, and 17" Aspire 9510, targeting mainstream and full-feature multimedia segments, and the 20.1" Aspire 9800 large screen entertainment notebook. The HD solution includes the HD-DVD-ROM drive that presents much improved screen response time, high brightness and superior audio experiences. Acer's HD notebooks are also equipped with HDMI and HDCP support for projecting HD movies and high-impact gaming to high-end LCD TVs.
HD-DVD technology supports 13 types of optical media formats as well as the DVD Super-Multi drive for advanced capability -- with up to six times the image quality of standard DVD movies -- and complete backward compatibility. The new technology offers high-fidelity visual and audio, and will be a key content driver utilized by leading media companies and IT players, certifying the demand for high processing performance, software support, audio decoding technology and content security enforcement. Specifically, HD-DVD technology offers enhanced interactivity by providing picture-in-picture overlay with moving video background; at the same time streaming Internet video and updates can be synchronized with pre-recorded HD DVD content. Exceptional HD viewing supports the highest quality HDTV of 1920 x 1080 pixels, subset recognition through SDTV, and CIF of 320 x 240 pixels.
All-in-one multimedia center
Acer's HD-solution notebooks bring to users an all-in-one multimedia center, incorporating Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology, top-line graphic chipsets, up to 4GB DDR2 in system memory, and serial ATA HDDs for serious computing performance. Acer CrystalBrite™ technology provides high-brightness, brighter colors, deeper hues and crisp image edges for cinematic viewing experience, while the ultra-fast response time easily handles HD multimedia content.
Acer notebooks build in additional forms of multimedia* enjoyment. For high-fidelity audio experience, fine-tuned Acer 3Dsonic stereo speakers and Acer BasSonic subwoofer deliver enhanced low frequency effect and provide crystal-clear audio. Dolby® Digital Live and DTS CONNECT technology provide instant home-theater experience via a single cable S/PDIF connection. What's more, the convenient analog and DVB-T hybrid TV-tuner supports worldwide standards to further expand your entertainment options.
Aspire 9800* series
The Aspire 9800, which comes with a large 20.1" WXSGA+ high-brightness TFT LCD features six lamps, 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, and a multitude of features for superior TV, audio, gaming and movies. The NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7600 with dedicated 256 MB GDDR2 VRAM delivers desktop-caliber visual performance for current and future graphics-intensive application, unmatched HD video quality and true-to-life gaming. With 667 MHz DDR2 performance and up to 240 GB, the Aspire 9800's dual Serial ATA hard disk drives with RAID support offer ample storage capacity for large multimedia and movie files.
Aspire 9510* series
This high-performance gaming machine features a 17" LCD matched by blistering processing. A dual-lamp design serves up an ultra-bright, 400-nit viewing experience with high color (72% gamut) saturation and high contrast ratio, promising ultimate video fidelity. Up to 4 GB of ultra-speedy DDR2 667 MHz system memory ensures smooth switching between intensive applications and games, while up to 240 GB of capacity is available from two serial hard disks supporting RAID for accessing huge volumes of multimedia and unparalleled security. Users can totally immerse within lifelike visuals rendered with NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7900 GS 512 MB GDDR3 for groundbreaking 3D gaming performance. HMDI and HDCP support enables users to play HD content on LCD TVs for true cinema-at-home entertainment
Aspire 9110* series
Aspire 9110 series is a full-featured fun center with 15.4" WXGA high-brightness TFT LCD, packed with stunning multimedia. Ideal for hardcore gaming or any other image-intensive application, the 16 ms response time enables maximized playback quality and is capable of displaying more than 60 fps -- the standard frame-rate of HDTV. Robust NVIDIA ® GeForce ® Go 7600 with 256 MB of external GDDR2 VRAM dedicates hardware acceleration supports WMV HD, H.264, VC-1; and high-definition MPEG-2/DVD permits lifelike HD movie playback. Users can enjoy high-quality surround sound by connecting the Aspire 9110 to a home theater system supporting Dolby ® Digital Live technology.
Aspire 5670* series
The Aspire 5670 is full-featured portable multimedia center encased in a 15.4" form factor, featuring ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256 MB GDDR2 VRAM dedication for supporting Microsoft ® DirectX ® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and High Dynamic-Range (HDR) lighting, it can rip through all of today's most cutting-edge games and applications, high-quality scaling and pixel calculation at up to 1920 x1080 pixels through DVI, to produce clear enlargements with crisp details.
Computex Taipei 2006 runs from 6~10th June, it is Asia's most influential global IT event. Acer' s booth is located in Hall 2, booth F137.
*HD-solution is optional and subject to availability for each notebook series. Not all multimedia offerings are available for each notebook. For product details and availability, please contact your nearest Acer branch office. Acer contact details may be found on www.acer.com
Acer ranks as the world's No. 4 branded PC vendor, designing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their life. Since spinning-off its manufacturing operation, Acer has focused on globally marketing its brand-name products: mobile and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high-definition TVs, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Acer's unique Channel Business Model has been instrumental in the company's latest success. The model encourages partners and suppliers to collaborate in a winning formula of supply-chain management, allowing Acer to provide customers with fresh technologies, competitive pricing, and quality service. Established in 1976, Acer Inc. employs 5,600 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues in 2005 reached US$9.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com
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 Dual-lamp design specification varies depending on model and usage