Acer Takes Aim at Gamers with New Aspire AS8943G Notebooks

Acer Takes Aim at Gamers with New Aspire AS8943G Notebooks

Travel back in time a few years ago and there's no way you're picking up a respectable gaming notebook for $1,500. Today? A $1,500 investment nets you a potent machine that's more powerful than some desktops, as is the case with Acer's new Aspire AS8943G notebooks.

Available in two configurations, Acer's latest gaming laptops pack an Intel Core i7 740QM quad-core processor inside flanked by 4GB or 8GB or RAM (which you can upgrade to 16GB) and an ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 graphics chip with 2GB of dedicated video memory. There's a giant 18.4-inch screen, though if that isn't big enough for you, jam an HDMI cable into its side and hook it up to your swank HDTV.


"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 GPU will allow them to get the best possible experience out of their PC, surrounding and immersing themselves in the most graphics-intensive games or the latest Blu-ray action adventure movie."

Or romantic comedies, if that's more your thing. Either way, the new Aspires are available now.

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

Acer’s Newest High-Performance Notebook PCs Deliver Unparalleled Gaming and Personal Theater Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acer America, part of the world’s second largest manufacturer of notebook PCs(1), 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.

“For gamers and other computing enthusiasts, a holiday gift couldn’t get much better than this”

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 GPU will 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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Smaller Faster Harder :)

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If you really want to appeal to gamers put any keys but those on the keyboard.

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bob_on_the_cob:
If you really want to appeal to gamers put any keys but those on the keyboard.

Yeah, have to plug a real set of keys and mouse into it to play for real.

 

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I guess they are trying to hit the college student market, so daddy will buy it for Christmas:P

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