Press

2011-01-27

Aspire 8950G and 5950G. Next-generation performance and visual experience


Manno

Whether you are into multimedia enjoyment or creation, the new Acer Aspire Ethos notebooks were developed to deliver the ultimate performance and image quality.

That’s why they run on second generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, with DDR3 memory, ensuring faster media processing for faster video editing and sharing, and are equipped with a choice of AMD HD 6650M graphics with 1GB of VRAM or an AMD HD 6850M graphics, with 2GB of VRAM, for spectacular image quality that will satisfy even the most demanding gamers.

The Acer Ethos Series is based on the second generation of Intel® Core™ i family of processors, combining high performance with lower power consumption, ensuring smart multitasking for music, gaming, videos, movies, photos, social networking and other demanding mainstream applications. The new processors also feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to deliver optimized performance for the task at hand.

Outstanding AMD Radeon HD graphics offer a stunning gaming and digital media experience, while full DirectX® 11 support with DirectCompute-optimized performance enables incredible gaming performance and superior image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and life-like imagery.

To make the experience even more unforgettable, the new Aspire Ethos design combines CineCrystal™ frameless Full HD and HD displays with fourth generation Dolby Home Theater technology and powerful audio technologies – CineSurround, True 5.1 output and a special subwoofer – that set a new standard for laptop sound capability.

Packing built-in multi-speakers offering True 5.1 surround sound through five integrated speakers, the Aspire Ethos 8950G will provide Full HD movies and gaming with new levels of realism.

The powerful subwoofer is set in a stainless steel grill and positioned on the bottom of the notebook where it amplifies low-frequencies for an in-depth audio experience. With amplified volume and no static or muffling, music enthusiasts can really feel the deep bass beats!

With the Aspire Ethos series you are in full control of your multimedia, via the dual-mode touchpad, which doubles as an advanced multi-gesture touchpad and media console. What’s more, with the InstantOn Arcade key you can fast boot and watch movies, play music and view photos in no time!

To intensify your digital media enjoyment, HDMI® connectivity brings HD entertainment to your big screen TV for the ultimate high-definition experience, while USB 3.0 transfers data to and from external devices 10 times faster than before. You can also easily expand storage capabilities with the eSATA port and seamlessly connect the latest digital camcorders via the IEEE 1394 port.

Thanks to the 48 cm (18.4”) or 39.5 cm (15.6”) format and Full HD (1920x1080) or HD (1366x768) resolutions, the ultra-stylish 16:9 frameless displays offer an edge-to-edge view and ensure attractive natural shades thanks to intense color saturation and superior contrast ratios. The panels employ mercury-free LED backlight technology that not only improves image quality and increases readability in low light conditions but also reduces power consumption.

A generous HDD space of up to 1.5TB (2x750GB) meets the needs of multimedia collectors. The Aspire Ethos models can be equipped with either a Blu-Ray Disc™ writer or reader or a DVD-Super Multi double-layer optical drive. In addition, the Aspire Ethos series features a comfortable multi-in-1 card reader that supports the most common card formats for easy and speedy data transfer between your favorite devices.

The Aspire Ethos family integrates state-of-the-art wireless and wired technologies: Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED® network connection supporting Acer SignalUp™ with Nplify™ wireless technology, Bluetooth® 3.0 (optional) and Gigabit LAN. The Acer Video Conference solution, including the Acer Crystal Eye high-def webcam and built-in microphone, lets you keep in touch with your friends or business contacts through high quality video conferences.

The new Acer Aspire Ethos notebooks deliver the kind of exclusive quality and innovation that only users with strong personality can interpret yet everyone can use.