New Intel Core i3 and i5 Technology Delivered by Acer Aspire

Delivering state-of-the-art performance in a stylish package, Acer America today offers the new Acer Aspire AS5740 and AS7740 Series of notebook PCs. These mobile powerhouses feature the new Intel
Core i3 and Core i5 processors, widescreen HD displays, first-rate
graphics and Acer’s acclaimed Gemstone Blue design with prices
beginning at just $599.99.
“As games
become more lifelike and movies push the limits on special effects,
more powerful and intelligent performance is required for a truly
dynamic computing experience,” said Preeta Anil, senior product
marketing manager for Acer America. “Consumers wanting to enjoy all the
latest digital media in a mobile platform will appreciate the AS5740
and AS7740 Series. Featuring extremely fast processors and in select
models, discrete ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD graphics and Blu-ray disc
drives, these notebooks truly bring digital entertainment to life.”

Multi-Core Processors Match Workload

With faster, smarter multi-core technology, the new AS5470 and AS7740 Series fueled by Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) and Core
i5-430M (2.26GHz) processors, are designed to please some of the most
demanding computer users. Whether it’s composing digital music, editing
photos, or playing casual games, the new Aspire AS5740 and AS7740
notebooks enable users to enjoy the best in digital media and be more
productive with the ability to multitask quickly and easily. With an
intelligent design that accelerates to accommodate demanding tasks,
both new series of notebooks are offered in many different
configurations that allocate power where it’s needed most.

Powerful ATI Radeon Graphics Maximize the HD Experience; Accelerate Multitasking

Select models boast ATI Mobility Radeon
HD 5650 or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics, providing performance
and portability for entertainment and productivity on the go. The ATI
Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB Dedicated VRAM features
the most advanced technology that offers a host of advantages from
playing the hottest Blu-ray movies and other HD content at full 1080p
resolution to accelerating the most demanding applications, such as
video editing. It also provides superior multi-monitor support that
includes expanding the field of view across up to six displays and
exceptional optical clarity for a truly immersive entertainment
experience.


The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 with 512MB dedicated memory produces
quality images for viewing HD content and playing popular games as well
as the speed necessary for accelerating everyday applications. Both
discrete graphics leverage ATI Stream technology, which enables the CPU
and GPU to work together more efficiently for a significant increase in
system performance. With DirectX 11 support, users can play
the latest HD games with superior image clarity and striking 3D visual
effects for astonishing realism. In addition, both GPUs enable users to
dynamically switch between integrated and discrete graphics to optimize
the notebook for maximum performance when desired and long battery life
while on the go.

Beautiful “Gemstone Blue” Design; 15.6- and 17.3-Inch HD Widescreen Displays


Elegantly crafted, all of the new notebooks are encased in Acer’s
eye-catching Gemstone Blue design, known for its glossy sapphire blue
exterior and smooth rounded edges. A backlit power button and textured
NeoWeave palm rest enhance the look and feel. The systems offer a full
keyboard and a front access card reader for convenience. The AS7740 Series boasts a widescreen 17.3-inch Acer CineCrystal
LED-backlit TFT LCD with a true cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio. Full HD
resolution reveals beautiful picture quality for enjoying entertainment
created in the 1080p format. The large display is ideal for those who
prefer a bigger screen for viewing movies or playing games as well as
being able to scroll less when looking at websites or spreadsheets.


The AS5740 Series comes with a 15.6-inch Acer CineCrystal TFT LCD with
a 16:9 aspect ratio and full HD resolution, large enough for mobile
savvy customers to easily view web pages, documents, email, digital
media and more. Affording easy, intuitive PC navigation, the new Aspire notebooks have
a multi-gesture touchpad. Users can scroll, rotate, zoom in and out and
quickly flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets, long lists of
files, music playlists and more by pinching, flicking and swirling
their fingers across the touchpad. The touchpad can also be disabled
with a one-touch button, eliminating accidental cursor movement with
palms and wrists when using an external mouse.

Dolby-Optimized Surround Sound, Blu-ray and More

High quality graphics and Dolby -optimized
surround sound enhance movies and games with dynamic, realistic images
and audio. Select models come with a Blu-ray disc drive at a very
affordable price point. The Blu-ray drive delivers high def music and
movie effects with true-to-master precision and enables users to burn
CDs and DVDS of their favorite music, photos and videos. A webcam and digital microphone make it fun and easy to get virtual
face time with friends and family via live video streaming and video
chat. Both the AS5470 and AS7740 Series notebooks come with integrated
media readers and offer up to 650GB hard drives with ample room for storing a vast library of applications, files and digital media.


A wide array of ports including HDMI, enable the laptops to support any
PC or TV video format via a single cable, while four USB 2.0 ports
connect to the latest peripherals and digital devices. Integrated
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless and Gigabit Ethernet LAN provide fast
access to email, the web and social networks. The systems are Energy Star qualified and outfitted with Genuine Windows
7 Home Premium, enhancing the user experience with an easier to use
interface and more reliability and responsiveness.

Pricing/Configurations/Availability

The Acer
Aspire AS5740 and AS7740 Series notebooks will be available for U.S.
customers at leading retailers beginning on Jan. 17, 2010. A sample
configuration as well as specifications and pricing follow.

Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979 Notebook PC – Prices begin at $749.99

  • Intel Core i5-430M Processor (2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L3 Cache)
  • 15.6-Inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-Backlit Display (16.9 Aspect Ratio; 1366 x 768 Pixel Resolution)
  • 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz Dual-Channel Memory
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB Dedicated VRAM
  • 500GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Acer InviLink 802.11b/g/Draft-N+ WI-FI CERTIFIED
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Built-in Webcam
  • Two Built-In Stereo Speakers and Dolby Home Theater Audio Enhancement
  • True 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Output
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Four USB 2.0 Ports and HDMI
  • 6-Cell Li-Ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to Four Hours Battery Life
  • 6.16 Pounds
  • Measures 15.1 (W) x 9.9 (D) x 1.03/1.05 (H) Inches
  • One Year International Traveler’s Warranty

Acer Aspire AS7740-5142 Notebook PC – Prices begin at $749.99

  • Intel Core i3-330M Processor (2.13GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L3 Cache)
  • 17.3-Inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-Backlit Display (16.9 Aspect Ratio; 1600 x 900 Pixel Resolution)
  • 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz Dual-Channel Memory
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Blu-ray Drive
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD With 128 MB Dedicated System Memory
  • 500GB SATA 2.5 Hard Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Acer Nplify
  • Dolby Optimized Surround Sound System with Two Built-In Stereo Speakers
  • Built-in Webcam
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Four USB 2.0 Ports and HDMI
  • 6-Cell Li-Ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 3.5 Hours Battery Life
  • 7.05 Pounds
  • Measures 16.18 (W) x 10.78 (D) x 1.58/1.77 (H) Inches
  • One-Year International Traveler’s Warranty

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