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New Acer Aspire AS8943G Notebook Computers Offer ATI Radeon 5850 2GB Graphics


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Acer America, part of the world’s second largest manufacturer of notebook PCs, today announced two new models in its Aspire AS8943G notebook line now offer the ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 graphics processor with 2GB of dedicated video memory. The Acer Aspire AS8943G Series of notebooks are first-class multimedia centers that deliver an unparalleled high-definition personal theater experience, and are designed for the most discriminating computing enthusiast. Featuring top-of-the line technologies and usability features, the Aspire Series is designed for creating multimedia content, watching movies or dominating the latest PC games.

Already renowned for their phenomenal gaming performance and spectacular HD video and audio entertainment capabilities, Acer Aspire notebooks featuring the new ATI GPU are capable of running demanding DirectX 11 games in full HD at maximum settings. Enthusiasts will appreciate its phenomenal performance and ability to deliver an enhanced home theatre audio experience, high-quality surround sound and advanced display quality.

“For gamers and other computing enthusiasts, a holiday gift couldn’t get much better than this,” said Preeta Anil, Acer product marketing. “The Acer Aspire notebooks featuring ATI’s newest and fastest GPUwill allow them to get the best possible experience out of their PC, surrounding and immersing themselves in the most graphic- intensive games or the latest Blu-ray action adventure movie.”

Acer Aspire AS8943G notebooks are powered by an Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor (i7-740QM) and 4GB or 8GB of memory (upgradeable to 16GB) and feature a brilliant CineCrystal 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with full high-definition (1080p) resolution. For movie buffs, an HDMI port allows for quick and easy hook up to an even bigger high-definition TV. And combined with its Dolby optimized Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and a dedicated subwoofer, consumers can lose themselves in realistic high-definition visuals, enjoying a full-throttle immersive computing experience like never before.

Complimenting its top-notch performance, graphics, display and audio capabilities, other high-end features found on Aspire AS8943G series notebooks include a 500GB(3) SATA hard drive, support for dual hard drives, a firewire port for moving videos quickly from a digital camcorder, and an eSATA port for fast data transfer.

Its unique dual-mode touchpad enables switching between multi-gesture mode and media console mode, and the flick of a finger launches favorite movies or music. A convenient scrolling volume wheel directly under the touchpad makes it easy to control volume levels.

Connecting to the Internet is fast and easy, with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless for the road and Gigabit Ethernet for fast connection at home.

A 1.3 megapixel HD webcam and digital microphone provides clear high-quality online chat sessions, and can also take still pictures and videos for sharing with friends. The notebooks also include a bio-protection fingerprint reader, preventing unauthorized use of the PC.

Configurations, Pricing and Availability
With prices starting at $1,499.99, the Acer Aspire AS8943G-9319 and the Acer Aspire AS8943G-9429 are available now at leading retailers.
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as much i would concern the battery capacity as how long it can last to maintain basic function with such cpu/gpu/ram......


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"ATI Mobility Radeon 5850"

So, thats the equivalent of a desktop 4850 (in terms of bandwidth,fill rate), albeit with DX11 functionality......

A 2GB 4850 would be a waste of time on a desktop, why would it be any less in a laptop.
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I wouldn't pay 1.5k for a laptop. It's immoral to me.
Impressive and not too expensive. :cool:
Really nice thing.
Yeah, Acer doesn't usually price their laptops very high.


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"ATI Mobility Radeon 5850"

So, thats the equivalent of a desktop 4850 (in terms of bandwidth,fill rate), albeit with DX11 functionality......

A 2GB 4850 would be a waste of time on a desktop, why would it be any less in a laptop.
It is NOT the equivalent of the desktop model. Specs are somewhat lower than the desktop card. Think for around 5770 performance I would guess.


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2Gb of dedicated ram on that GPU is a waste IMO, unless you plan to plug that laptop into a 32" screen to play games - 1Gb is all you'll need at the most, not to mention that at that resolution the mobility card wont be great playing more intensive games as the sub 5770 performance will hold it back.

you will never be able to play at a resolution that requires 2gb of dedicated ram with that laptop.

on a more positive note -it would make a pretty half decent mobile gaming machine


It is NOT the equivalent of the desktop model. Specs are somewhat lower than the desktop card. Think for around 5770 performance I would guess.
and its the 5870mobility that offers 5770 performance - therefore this 5850M will offer under 5770 performance... 4850 sounds about right...