Many of the notebooks that have seen the upgrade to Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors have most been international brands but like everyone else, European notebook users also want a piece of the pie. In its latest move, Acer’s local (European) Packard Bell brand has made the transition as well. With the company’s 15.6-inch EasyNote TV and 17.3-inch EasyNote LV, Packard Bell has decided to use Intel’s 22nm processors to push the boundaries of the notebooks’ performance. With the addition of the Ivy Bridge processors, users will be able to get an average battery life of 5 hours from the notebooks.
To support rich media and games the laptops will ship with GeForce GT 620M and GeForce 630M graphic cards from Nvidia respectively. In addition to that, Packard Bell is delivering a multi-touch trackpad which is allegedly 20% more responsive than before, dedicated music and social keys as well as a bamboo-patterned top casing which it hopes will add to the aesthetics. Both the laptops will hit retail outlets in Europe in June with their prices starting at 499 Euros or $656. In the past, Acer has brought Packard Bell PCs over to the US with them being basically equal in specifications so don’t be surprised if both the LV and the TV make their way Stateside before its been too long. As for that point however, nothing has been officially announced yet, but who knows right?
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