Acer's Aspire AS8940G-6865 18.4" Gaming Notebook Is Serious Business

Think Acer has forgotten how to make a gaming notebook? We know the outfit's netbook line has taken center stage here of late (what can we say--they're hot at the moment!), but clearly the company knows that a market exists in the higher-end, too.

The new Aspire AS8940G-6865 notebook is no small matter, with an 18.4" display, an Intel Core i7 quad-core 720QM processor and Windows 7 Home Premium. Yeah, you can tell they're serious by those specifications alone. The machine was designed to crank on multimedia and 3D games, NVIDIA GTS 250M (1GB) graphics, Blu-ray support, a 500GB hard drive and plenty of RAM. There's also Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which boosts CPU clock speed up to 75% when the system is stressed.

You'll also find a 1920x1080 resolution panel, Dolby Home Theater audio enhancements, five built-in speakers, Acer’s Touch-Capacitive Media Control Interface and a FineTip keyboard with backlight. The usual suspects are already here, meaning eSATA, Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, and it should be ready for purchase this holiday season starting at $1,349.99.

Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865

  • Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 720QM (1.60GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
  • 18.4" Full HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display
    (1920x1080 Resolution, 16:9 Aspect Ratio)
  • 4GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M with 1GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive (1)
  • 4X Blu-ray Disc/DVD SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 802.11a//bg/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Acer Crystal Eye™ Integrated Webcam
  • Touch-Capacitive Media Control Interface
  • 5 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 HDMI Port, 1 eSATA Port
  • 8-cell Li-Ion Battery (4800mAh)
  • Dolby Home Theater® Audio Enhancement
  • Acer CineSurround Sound System (5 built-in speakers)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • MSRP $1,349.99