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New Acer Aspire Notebook PC Maximizes Performance with New Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor and Windows 7 Technology.

New Aspire AS8940G-6865 Notebook with 18.4-inch Display Delivers Intensive Gaming, Entertainment and Multimedia Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Acer America today introduced the Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 notebook PC, featuring the new Intel[R] Core[TM] i7 Quad-Core 720QM processor and Windows[R] 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.

The Aspire AS8940G with the Intel Core i7 processor delivers a breakthrough in PC performance, allowing users to multitask between applications quicker and enjoy faster performance overall. The new processor features Intel Turbo Boost Technology(3), which accelerates processor clock speed up to 75 percent to match a user's workload(4) demands, giving more power when it is needed the most. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology(5) allows applications to work better in parallel, making multitasking quick and easy.

"This new Aspire notebook offers multimedia enthusiasts the ultimate in mobile entertainment - cinematic quality sound and visuals, an industry-leading feature set, and the performance to handle demanding digital media," said Preeta Anil, Product Manager, Notebooks for Acer America. "The addition of Intel's new Core i7 processor further boosts the power and performance of the Aspire AS8940G for games, movies, videos and more."

Superior Technology for Mobile Cinema and Gaming

For the ultimate cinematic experience, the Aspire AS8940G-6865 features cutting-edge visual and sound technology. This new notebook includes an 18.4-inch full HD widescreen CineCrystal[TM] LED backlit display with a 1920x1080 resolution that exhibits true HDTV with a 16:9 aspect ratio in a new edge-to-edge design that's perfect for widescreen movies. The certified Dolby Home Theater[R] Audio Enhancement technology combined with the Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and the Acer Tuba CineBass booster bring clear tones and deep bass beats for incredible entertainment.

Users can enjoy the clarity and precision of Blu-ray Disc[TM] high definition technology for watching Blu-ray movies in extraordinary detail as well as burn CDs and DVDs of music, photos and files. The NVIDIA[R] GeForce[R] GTS 250M graphics maximize the gaming experience by providing intense computing power. Additionally, the 1GB of dedicated video memory allows buffering capacity for seamless graphics and visuals.

Further enhancing the multimedia experience, Acer's Touch-Capacitive Media Control Interface allows consumers to quickly and easily control their entertainment choices, including media playback and volume levels. The Aspire AS8940G also comes equipped with a FineTip keyboard with backlight, making it more user friendly when watching movies or listening to music in a dark environment.

Mobile Performance and Connectivity

Additional popular technologies allow customers to stay connected and be productive while on the go. The integrated media card reader, DVD burner and 500GB of hard drive storage enable customers to quickly and easily view, download, store and share their digital media content. Additionally, the Aspire AS8940G offers users further flexibility and expandability with an extra eSATA hard drive port.

The Acer Crystal Eye[TM] webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and business video conferences, even in low-light situations. The built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.

Consumers can connect via 802.11a/b/g Draft-N with expanded wireless features, and all models include Gigabit Ethernet for a fast wired connection.

Pricing/Configurations/Availability

The Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 notebook will be available for U.S. customers at leading retailers this holiday season. A sample configuration follows.

Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865

* Intel[R] Core[TM] i7 Processor 720QM (1.60GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)

* 18.4" Full HD Widescreen CineCrystal[TM] LED-backlit Display (1920x1080 Resolution, 16:9 Aspect Ratio)

* 4GB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory

* NVIDIA[R] GeForce[R] GTS 250M with 1GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM

* 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive (1)

* 4X Blu-ray Disc([TM])/DVD SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive

* Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader

* Intel[R] Wireless WiFi Link 5100 802.11a//bg/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED[R]

* Acer Crystal Eye[TM] 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[R] Audio Enhancement

* Acer CineSurround Sound System (5 built-in speakers)

* Windows[R] 7 Home Premium 64-bit

* MSRP $1,349.99

About Acer America

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 vendor for total PCs(2) and No. 2 for notebooks,(2) with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer's continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S. and enhancing its strong position in Europe. The Acer Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide. 2008 revenues reached US$16.65 billion. See www.acer.com for more information.

[c] 2008 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.

1. Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes

2. Source: Gartner data, FY 2008

3. Intel[R] Turbo Boost Technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software, and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. See www.intel.com/technology/turboboost/ for more information.

4. Intel[R] Core[TM] i7-720 processor with a 1.60 GHz base frequency reaches a maximum Turbo frequency of 2.80 GHz. See www.intel.com/technology/turboboost/ for more information.

5. Intel[R] Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel[R] HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel[R] HT Technology and an Intel[R] HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel[R] HT Technology, see www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading/.
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