Acer will bombard the notebook market with another two more models, namely the AS5745 and AS7745. Acer has positioned them to be a notch above entry-level notebooks, where you will be able to benefit from quad-core processing, a quartet of memory slots, secondary hard drive support, discrete graphics, multi-touch screen technology, LED-backlit displays and/or Dolby Home Theater v3 if you love getting entertained on the go. Regardless of whether you choose the Acer Aspire AS5745 or AS7745, either one will start from $699 upwards. If you look at the specifications in the extended post, they pretty much offer a generous bang for your buck. [Press Release]
The Acer AS5745 Series will come with a 15.6″ high-definition (HD) widescreen display at 1,366 x 768 resolution, offering an Intel Core i7 processor, discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics, 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity and a 500GB hard drive with the option to add another one.
As for the Acer Aspire AS7745G Series, this notebook leans more towards the multimedia side of things with an Intel Core i7 processor, discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics, a second hard drive support capability and Blu-ray playback. You won’t be able to view your Blu-ray movies in full HD despite its 17.3″ widescreen display, due to a limited resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels. Too bad the 6-cell battery is rather disappointing with a 2.5 hour battery life that should send you scampering for a nearby power outlet often enough if you travel a whole lot with your notebook.
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