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CES 2011: Acer unveils Aspire AS8950G powerful entertainment laptop

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2011 22:36 User comments (6)

CES 2011: Acer unveils Aspire AS8950G powerful entertainment laptop Acer has unveiled the new Aspire AS8950G-9839, a powerful entertainment center laptop, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Acer claims that the Aspire AS8950 Series delivers an unparalleled high-definition personal theater experience, and it has the specifications to back up such a claim. Powered by the Intel i7-2630QM processor with next generation ATI graphics, it also features a Blu-ray drive and new Dolby audio technology.

"The new Acer Aspire AS8950G is the ultimate portable entertainment center," said Preeta Anil, Acer product marketing. "The new 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor delivers approximately a 20 percent overall performance gain, while its graphics subsystem delivers performance comparable to an entry level discrete graphics card. This allows the Acer Aspire 8950 to process video and play Blu-ray better than ever."

Key specifications of the Acer Aspire AS89850G are...
  • CPU: Second generation Intel i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3, upgradeable to 16GB
  • Storage (Max): 750GB Hard Disk Drive, 1.5GB Max through dual-hard drive support
  • Screen: CineCrystal 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display
  • Resolution: Full HD (1080p)
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 6850 graphics processor with 2GB of dedicated video memory
  • Audio/Speakers: Dolby Home Theater v4 / Acer CineSurround sound system with 5 built-in speakers + subwoofer
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
  • Communication: 1.3 megapixel HD webcam, digital microphone
  • Other: eSATA, HDMI port, Firewire
"The new Acer Aspire AS8950G is the ultimate portable entertainment center," said Preeta Anil, Acer product marketing. "The new 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor delivers approximately a 20 percent overall performance gain, while its graphics subsystem delivers performance comparable to an entry level discrete graphics card. This allows the Acer Aspire 8950 to process video and play Blu-ray better than ever."

The Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 will be available from next week at leading retailers, with an MSRP of $1,599.99.

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6 user comments

16.1.2011 22:43

Quote:
Storage (Max): 750GB Hard Disk Drive, 1.5GB Max through dual-hard drive support

I can't wait to pick one up and upgrade the storage to 1.5GB! lol

27.1.2011 6:52

i'll be dead by the time they start making BIY laptops.


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37.1.2011 8:06

It sounds like a sweet deal. I have a Sager and it was going to cost $1000 more to replace. This might be my new gaming machine.

47.1.2011 10:13

How can today's entertainment laptop not have 3D capability?
Bluray on a laptop? That's so CES 2008.

BTW, wonder what kind of battery you need to drive i7, 8GB memory and a BRplayer? Probably lasts less than a movie.

Pass.

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57.1.2011 11:23

Originally posted by joepet200:
How can today's entertainment laptop not have 3D capability?
Bluray on a laptop? That's so CES 2008.

BTW, wonder what kind of battery you need to drive i7, 8GB memory and a BRplayer? Probably lasts less than a movie.

Pass.
Ye the press information strangely didn't include information on the battery, also it doesn't mention what OS which is weird but I think it's a 99% chance that its Win 7 so not really a big deal.

As for lacking 3D, that really isn't much of a miss for me. I don't get the 3D hype at all.

68.1.2011 4:00

Originally posted by Dela:
Ye the press information strangely didn't include information on the battery, also it doesn't mention what OS which is weird but I think it's a 99% chance that its Win 7 so not really a big deal.

As for lacking 3D, that really isn't much of a miss for me. I don't get the 3D hype at all.
It does say the OS is windows 7. It's not about how interested you are in the 3D, but a top of the line media laptop being showcased should have something new. This laptop just has superior specs, nothing new and interesting.

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