The first graphics cards ATI Mobility Radeon HD5800
will be presented to the international trade fair of CES 2010 in Las
Vegas from January 7 next year. Today we find that Acer will launch,
probably at that time, a new laptop based on Intel Calpella Platform
comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850. Here Acer Aspire 8942.
Even if someone would have expected an Alienware or Dell notebooks equipped with the new graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD5850 and DirectX 11, the Taiwan-based Acer might surprise everyone with his Acer Aspire 8942.
The company in fact expected to launch in the coming weeks its Aspire
8942G-728G1280TWN. The laptop in question will be based on platform Intel Calpella, Processor Core i7-720QM at 1.6GHz, 8GB of DDR3 (2x4GB), 640GB SATA 2 hard drive and 5400rpm.
Graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon HD5850 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory manages a screen LCD 18.4 inch LED Backlight with resolution WUXGA Full HD 1920 × 1080 pixels. The equipment is completed by a webcam with microphone, recorder Blu-Ray/DVD,
A fingerprint reader, a 5in1 memory card reader, a keypad interface and
Wi-Fi a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, HDMI (HDCP), DisplayPort,
VGA, Firewire, ExpressCard54, infrared , audio jacks, Gigabit Ethernet,
5 USB 2.0, one e-SATA combo.
The weight is 4.6kg and with operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Acer Aspire 8942G has an 8-cell battery. The model Acer Aspire 8942G-728G1280TWN. In particular, will be equipped with a Blu-Ray, an important capability for storing data 1200GB (1.2 TB)
and 8GB of RAM. Acer Aspire 8942, however, will be the first model on
the market with a DirectX 11 GPU, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, when
outperformed only by the top of the line Mobility Radeon HD 5870.
We report, however, that some sources report 1GB of GDDR3 memory Rather than GDDR5 n. According to the rumors spread, Acer Aspire 8942G-728G1280TWN should be launched in January at a price of approximately 1800 euro.