Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, Acer, che è ad oggi il terzo maggiore produttore di PC a livello mondiale (fonte: Gartner), ha presentato al grande pubblico la nuova linea di notebook Aspire 6920, progettata, in accordo alle dichiarazioni dello stesso system builder, per permettere di usufruire - ovunque - dei contenuti High Definition, e quindi HDTV e Blu-ray.
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Dal punto di vista della componentistica, le soluzioni Aspire 6920 sono tutte basate su motherboard con chip-set Intel PM965 Express e su processori Intel Core 2 Duo; la connettività con il mondo è assicurata da un controller integrato compatibile con la tecnologia proprietaria Acer SignalUp.
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La principale feature della gamma, coincidente con la propensione per il funzionamento in High Definition, è affidata a display di fascia alta e dimensione pari a 16-inch: sono in particolare due le opzioni disponibili, ovvero un aggressivo LCD Full HD CineCrystal con risoluzione massima di 1920×1080 e un ottimo LCD HD CineCrystal con risoluzione massima di 1366×768. In entrambi i casi la modalità nativa di visualizzazione è pari a 16:9 mentre il tempo di risposta è pari a 8ms.
La sezione grafica è stata implementata mediante il risorso alla gpu GeForce 9500M di NVIDIA (compliant con Shader Model 4.0 e Microsoft DirectX 10) alla quale Acer ha abbinato 128Mb di RAM in TurboCache.
NEW YORK- Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market (source: Gartner
data, 4Q 2007), today presented the Aspire 6920 line, a brand new
notebook PC series designed to bring the enjoyment of High Definition
anywhere you go.
In the wake of the great success achieved by the first Aspire Gemstone
range, launched in May 2007, Acer has developed a brand new notebook
concept that fuses elements of the original Gemstone series –
exclusive design, innovative textures (surfaces) and materials, Dolby
audio enhancements – in a market-exclusive
form factor based on a 16-inch footprint that reveals a true HD nature.
In addition, a signature element animates the product: blue, both
color and light, is the element that marks the design of this new
series, named Aspire Gemstone blue.
The Aspire 6920 series was designed to deliver a high-quality
High-Definition experience that engages all the senses.
The new series expresses maximum power thanks to the Intel
Centrino Processor Technology featuring the
latest Intel Core
2 Duo processors, the mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset and the
integrated module for wireless connection, supporting Acer SignalUp with
InviLink Nplify wireless technologies.
Acer is first to market with a 16-inch notebook series that features
either a Full HD CineCrystal LCD panel with 1920x1080 resolution or a HD
CineCrystal LCD screen at 1366x768 pixel resolution, 8ms response time
and native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, perfect to enjoy High
Definition TV or Blu-Ray Disc content.
The screen is managed by the latest NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS graphics
engine with up to 1280 MB of TurboCache, supporting NVIDIA PureVideo HD
technology, Shader Model 4.0 and Microsoft DirectX 10.
The Aspire 6920 also features an HDMI port with HDCP support.
In addition, the new notebook series is equipped with Wide Color Gamut
displays and delivers more intense shades and tones with 33% more color
range intensity than the typical notebook panels.
The Aspire Gemstone blue design integrates the second generation Dolby
Home Theater technology with powerful audio technologies –
CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster, and True5.1 output –
that set a new standard for the notebook sound capability.
Acer CineSurround blasts virtual 5.1 surround sound through two speakers
and the Acer Tuba CineBass booster; to set-up a True 5.1 surround system
you just need to plug in three pairs of PC speakers, follow the simple
steps of the eAudio setup application, and the immersive experience of
True 5.1 surround sound becomes a home theater reality.
The specially crafted tube-style Acer Tuba CineBass subwoofer exceeds 10
W, blasting the clearest low tones imaginable via Dolby Natural Bass
technology. With amplified volume and no static or muffling, music
enthusiasts can really feel the deep bass beats.
The Aspire 6920 comes with the brand new CineDash media console, a
touch-sensitive interface that gives you a new way to manage
entertainment and launch Acer Arcade in seconds, as well as navigate
menus, adjust volume and control media on the fly. The new design also
means new surfaces including the intricate texture of the NeoWeave palm
rest, which signifies refined taste and exacting technical prowess,
while providing a comfortable area for placing your hands.
The Aspire Gemstone blue sits on the leading edge of a new era in Acer
notebook design. Dynamic and sophisticated, it reveals its true identity
through eye-catching features like the multi-layered, shimmering 3D
finish, contrasting textures, a chic blue, black and silver color
scheme, and interior/exterior lighting effects.
The Holographic 3D cover radiates true elegance. The Starlit backlight
shines beneath the Floating Acer logo, the focal point of the
iridescent, midnight sapphire sub-layer, which sparkles with varying
gradations of black and blue when viewed from different angles.
The Enlightener power button shines flashes to life in a sharp line of
bright blue neon when the notebook is turned on, along with the CineDash
media console. This ultra-slick media control area is both magnificently
styled and instantly easy to use. No other notebook offers the same
degree of style and substance.
The intricate texture of the NeoWeave palm rest is both refined and
rugged, providing a comfortable, ergonomic area for your hands.
A shining adaptation of the original Gemstone design, the DiamondBlack
eKey flaunts the classic appeal of precious stones and launches a world
of empowering technologies.
A generous HDD of up to 320GB meets the needs of multimedia collectors.
For the optical drive, the Aspire 6920 models lets you choose between
the excellent Blu-Ray Disc and a DVD-Super
Multi double-layer drive. In addition, for easy and speedy data
transfer, the series features a handy 6-in-1 card reader that supports
the most common card formats.
By integrating a TV Tuner for digital television the Aspire 6920
models (on selected models) provide a simple way to capture the
interactive world of terrestrial digital and analogue television. Arcade
Deluxe, Acer’s multimedia software suite,
helps users view and switch between channels with a clear and
The Aspire notebooks come with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate or
Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. Additional installed software
includes Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eAudio, ePower, eDataSecurity,
eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema,
Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer InstantOn Arcade; Acer
Bio-Protection; Acer Crystal Eye; Acer GridVista; Acer Launch Manager;
Acer GameZone; Acer Video Conference Manager; Acer Video Conference
Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE); Adobe Reader;
CyberLink PowerDirector trial version; Norton Internet Security; NTI
Media Maker; Microsoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial.
All Acer notebooks come with a standard 1 year Carry In (International
travellers warranty - ITW) which can be extended to 3 years’
cover with the Acer Advantage service that also covers accidental damage
to the notebook.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of
breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on
marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the
world's No. 3 (Q407) vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with
the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and
sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer’s
continued growth, while a successful merger of Gateway Inc. as a wholly
owned subsidiary completes the company’s
global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S. and enhancing
its strong position in Europe. Acer Inc. employs 5,300 people worldwide.
Estimated revenue for 2007 is US$14.06 billion. See www.acer.com/us
for more information.
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Source: Acer Press Release