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

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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.

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

1. put laptop on lap
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No USB 3.0 or SATA 3. I'll wait until they have it;)
 
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Take that gts250 junk out and replace it with 4870 mobility and you have a winner.
 
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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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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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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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nice, i7 4 core laptop but only 1.6GHz. a little too low if you ask me.
 
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mmmmmm... shiny mmmmm... fast
 
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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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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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Hmmm makes my lappy seem very wimpy by comparison. *sigh* =/
 

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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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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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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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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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Thats the only problem with lappys over here the damn prices even though the prices for hardware and software over here is criminal.