Tuesday, November 3rd 2009

Acer Announces Aspire AS8940G-6865 18.5'' Notebook Powered by Intel Core i7 Processor

Acer America today introduced the Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 notebook PC, featuring the new Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 720QM processor and Windows 7 Home Premium. This mobile processor delivers extremely fast performance for the most demanding applications such as playing games and editing digital photos and videos.

Designed for entertainment and multimedia enthusiasts, the Aspire AS8940G-6865 offers superior performance, innovative features and advanced technology for mobile users. This new notebook boasts a large 18.4-inch widescreen HD display for extraordinary visual quality, advanced NVIDIA graphics, Blu-ray technology, a high-quality audio system, a large hard drive and ample memory, making it a mobile powerhouse. The addition of Windows 7 to this new notebook provides users with a new level of performance, simplicity and ease of use.

The Aspire AS8940G with the Intel Core i7 processor delivers a breakthrough in PC performance, allowing users to multitask between applications quicker and enjoy faster performance overall. The new processor features Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which accelerates processor clock speed up to 75 percent to match a user’s workload demands, giving more power when it is needed the most. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows applications to work better in parallel, making multitasking quick and easy.

“This new Aspire notebook offers multimedia enthusiasts the ultimate in mobile entertainment – cinematic quality sound and visuals, an industry-leading feature set, and the performance to handle demanding digital media,” said Preeta Anil, Product Manager, Notebooks for Acer America. “The addition of Intel’s new Core i7 processor further boosts the power and performance of the Aspire AS8940G for games, movies, videos and more.”

Superior Technology for Mobile Cinema and Gaming
For the ultimate cinematic experience, the Aspire AS8940G-6865 features cutting-edge visual and sound technology. This new notebook includes an 18.4-inch full HD widescreen CineCrystal LED backlit display with a 1920×1080 resolution that exhibits true HDTV with a 16:9 aspect ratio in a new edge-to-edge design that’s perfect for widescreen movies. The certified Dolby Home Theater Audio Enhancement technology combined with the Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and the Acer Tuba CineBass booster bring clear tones and deep bass beats for incredible entertainment.

Users can enjoy the clarity and precision of Blu-ray Disc high definition technology for watching Blu-ray movies in extraordinary detail as well as burn CDs and DVDs of music, photos and files. The NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M graphics maximize the gaming experience by providing intense computing power. Additionally, the 1GB of dedicated video memory allows buffering capacity for seamless graphics and visuals.

Further enhancing the multimedia experience, Acer’s Touch-Capacitive Media Control Interface allows consumers to quickly and easily control their entertainment choices, including media playback and volume levels. The Aspire AS8940G also comes equipped with a FineTip keyboard with backlight, making it more user friendly when watching movies or listening to music in a dark environment.

Mobile Performance and Connectivity
Additional popular technologies allow customers to stay connected and be productive while on the go. The integrated media card reader, DVD burner and 500GB of hard drive storage enable customers to quickly and easily view, download, store and share their digital media content. Additionally, the Aspire AS8940G offers users further flexibility and expandability with an extra eSATA hard drive port.

The Acer Crystal Eye webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and business video conferences, even in low-light situations. The built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.

Consumers can connect via 802.11a/b/g Draft-N with expanded wireless features, and all models include Gigabit Ethernet for a fast wired connection.

Pricing/Configurations/Availability
The Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 notebook will be available for U.S. customers at leading retailers this holiday season. A sample configuration follows.

Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865:
  • Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.60GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
  • 18.4″ Full HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display (1920×1080 Resolution, 16:9 Aspect Ratio)
  • 4GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M with 1GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive (1)
  • 4X Blu-ray Disc/DVD SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 802.11a//bg/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
  • Acer Crystal Eye Integrated Webcam
  • Touch-Capacitive Media Control Interface
  • 5 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 HDMI Port, 1 eSATA Port
  • 8-cell Li-Ion Battery (4800mAh)
  • Dolby Home Theater Audio Enhancement
  • Acer CineSurround Sound System (5 built-in speakers)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • MSRP $1,349.99
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18 Comments on Acer Announces Aspire AS8940G-6865 18.5'' Notebook Powered by Intel Core i7 Processor

#1
zithe
Come to me, college laptop. You're getting bolted to the wall when I'm asleep in the dorms...
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#2
mechtech
3 steps to have a weeny roast

1. put laptop on lap
2. start orthos, or other street test (plug laptop in so the battery doesnt die in 15 minutes)
3. wait

lol
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#4
PP Mguire
Take that gts250 junk out and replace it with 4870 mobility and you have a winner.
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#5
Jstn7477
I'm actually kind of happy that they are using the GTS 250. It may not be the performance king with only 96sp and 128bit GDDR3, but it is a fresh new 40nm/DX10.1 chip. Looks like the TDP is only 28w, IIRC that's only 6 more watts than an 80nm GeForce 8600m GT (I have a pair in my laptop) for a GPU with 3x the shaders. Damn.
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#6
PP Mguire
If you wanted to be on the power saving and battery life side of things then an 18" screen and i7 probably isnt the thing to look at. When i see something like this i expect lots of powah so id want a 4870 or the likes in it. (No rehashed g92 junk)

Edit: Just saw the price on the bottom. Thats a very nice price for projected specs.
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#7
zCexVe
Acer Always have low prices compare to others cuz they don't have any software other than OS.
Buy an Acer, remove all the junk software (Or repartition and install your own OS+software) and the thing will rock on!
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#8
mtosev
nice, i7 4 core laptop but only 1.6GHz. a little too low if you ask me.
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#9
Jstn7477
by: mtosev
nice, i7 4 core laptop but only 1.6GHz. a little too low if you ask me.
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43122

Turbo Frequency: 2.8GHZ. When 1 core is loaded, that core will run at 2.8GHz. 2 cores loaded, they both run lower at say 2.5GHz. When all 4 cores are loaded, the whole chip runs at 1.6GHz IIRC.
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#10
craigo
mmmmmm... shiny mmmmm... fast
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#11
a_ump
by: Jstn7477
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43122

Turbo Frequency: 2.8GHZ. When 1 core is loaded, that core will run at 2.8GHz. 2 cores loaded, they both run lower at say 2.5GHz. When all 4 cores are loaded, the whole chip runs at 1.6GHz IIRC.
i was curious how the statement of +75% cpu speed was factual. still though...1.6ghz when all cores are needed for use? i think some current mobile c2q's@2.4ghz will outperform it, based on desktop c2q-i7. but i guess benchies will be sure to come.
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#12
@RaXxaa@
i Just dont get it good laptops with crap gpu, come on atleast for such a machine u need gtx260m minimum, but i pefer ati over nvidia always so have a 4850m...
by the way why dont laptops except msi come up with a radeon 4850m i mean even a bit its still better?
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#13
Triprift
Hmmm makes my lappy seem very wimpy by comparison. *sigh* =/
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#14
mtosev
by: Jstn7477
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43122

Turbo Frequency: 2.8GHZ. When 1 core is loaded, that core will run at 2.8GHz. 2 cores loaded, they both run lower at say 2.5GHz. When all 4 cores are loaded, the whole chip runs at 1.6GHz IIRC.
that's only for short periods of time. it doesn't run always at that speed.

and I have something like this in my DELL notebook. intel's Dynamic acceleration. the cpu goes over 2.2GHz in Cpu-Z.
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#15
1933 Poker
Ok. It's slow, but still twice as much cache as mine! So would it be faster than a 2.66 3MB?:toast:
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#16
PP Mguire
If the bios allowed it id cut off 2 cores so it stays at 2.8ghz in turbo. Now you have an extremely awesome dual core thats quad capable.
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#17
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
MSRP $1,349.99??

kick fuckin ass man thats awesome, I'd so order this online, laptop prices suck in Australia, I bet here you'd pay 3k AUD (more than 2,500 USD) and end up with something pitiful, at least for gaming.

this would be able $1,500 AUD after conversion, and that's not bad at all for a gaming beast of a laptop. Still, it'd be nice to see a 5770 or better make its way into laptops.
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#18
Triprift
Thats the only problem with lappys over here the damn prices even though the prices for hardware and software over here is criminal.
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