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Acer unveils new Aspire 5100 series: 15.4’’ AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Notebooks

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  1. Darksaber

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 11, 2006 – Acer, one of the leading worldwide suppliers of IT solutions, today announced the new Aspire 5100 platform, a family of multimedia notebooks delivering cutting-edge performance and entertainment features for home users, students and SOHO professionals.

    Based on the latest AMD Turion™ 64 X2 mobile technology, the new Acer Aspire 5100 series is designed for a 64-bit future – the next generation of computer processing power – delivering dual-core performance with long battery life. Dual-core technology delivers reliable performance for demanding PC applications and helps manage the ever-growing amount of digital content stored on home notebook PCs.

    With the ability to stream digital content from MP3 players, digital cameras, digital video recorders, or personal video recorders (PVRs), the Aspire 5100 has a large Serial-ATA Hard Disk Drive (up to 160GB), a DVD super-multi double layer drive (or, upon availability, an innovative HD-DVD drive) and a handy 5-in-1 card-reader which assists users in efficiently storing thousand multimedia files for maximum flexibility.

    Empowering multimedia technology
    Conceived as an entertainment machine, the Aspire 5100 features six dedicated mirror black media keys to the right of the keyboard that help users access frequently used media controls quickly and simply. In addition, Acer’s exclusive Empowering Technology software suite gives users access to a simple 1-2-3 step intuitive interface designed to easily manage the notebook’s advanced functions. With a single touch of the “e” Empowering Key, a navigation bar prompts and provides immediate access for an improved user experience.

    The Aspire 5100 platform touts a brilliant 15.4" widescreen display enhanced by Acer CrystalBrite technology, a glossy coating that improves 3D graphics, adding image definition for movies, photos, games and multimedia. The panel reaction speed of 16 milliseconds makes the Aspire 5100 ideal for gamers or demanding, graphic-heavy applications.

    The display is managed by an ATI® Radeon® Xpress 1100 graphics card with up to 512MB video memory (128MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM and up to 384MB of shared system memory), supporting ATI PowerPlay 5.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and PCI Express. The Aspire 5100 series comes bundled with Acer Arcade, a multimedia software suite that allows users to browse pictures, listen to music and enjoy DVD movies.

    Communication features
    The Aspire 5100 offers a range of connectivity options to stay online everywhere: at home, in the office or on the go. WLAN connectivity is achieved through the integrated wireless module, WPAN with optional built-in Bluetooth 2.0 module, LAN connection with Gigabit Ethernet cards and traditional connectivity with the integrated 56K ITU V.92 modem.

    For extended battery life, Acer has developed Acer QuicCharge™, a technology that improves battery longevity and shortens re-charge time by charging the battery to 80 percent of capacity in just one hour.

    The Acer Aspire 5100 comes with a full set of I/O ports, including DVI-D to maximize the quality of flat panel LCD monitors and high-end video graphics cards, four USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard slot, a PC card slot, a Firewire IEEE 1394 port, Ethernet and Modem port and an S-Video/TV-out port (NTSC/PAL).

    The Acer Aspire 5100 series ships bundled with Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition preinstalled. Additional installed software includes Adobe Reader, Norton AntiVirus and CyberLink PowerDVD or CyberLink Power Producer, Acer GridVista and Acer Arcade Software Suite.

    Service and Support
    The Acer Aspire 5100 family of notebooks come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which includes concurrent International Traveler’s Coverage that can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service that also covers accidental damage to the notebook. Additionally, all Acer notebooks are backed by toll-free service and support. Online support is available at www.acersupport.com. Pricing The Aspire 5100 notebooks are available through Acer authorized resellers and retailers throughout North America with prices starting at $899.

    About Acer America Corporation
    Established in 1984 as a subsidiary of Acer Inc., Acer America Corporation designs and markets client and server solutions for professionals who require reliability, enhanced productivity and greater value of ownership. Acer ranks as the world's No. 4 branded PC vendor, designing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their life. Since spinning-off its manufacturing operation, Acer has focused on globally marketing its brand-name products: mobile and desktop PCs, servers, LCD monitors and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Acer's unique Channel Business Model has been instrumental in the company's latest success. The model encourages partners and suppliers to collaborate in a winning formula of supply-chain management, allowing Acer to provide customers with fresh technologies, competitive pricing, and quality service. Established in 1976, Acer Inc. employs 5,600 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues in 2005 reached US$9.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com/us.

    Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD PowerNow! And combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Other trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the properties of their respective owners.

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  2. ktr

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    just buy the 5670 with the x1600...


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    pci-e? mxm?
     
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