Remember the Acer Aspire Ethos laptops that were revealed last week? Yeah, the laptops with the detachable trackpads. Well, it looks like they’ll be arriving on our shores sooner than we thought. Acer has just issued a press release stating the arrival of the laptops sometime this week.
The Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G and AS5951G are versatile laptops designed for activities such as gaming, video streaming, to enjoying high-definition DVDs, photography or videos. The laptops pack edge-to-edge frameless displays in either 18.4” 1920 x 1080 (AS8951G) or 15.6” 1366 x 768 (AS5951G) sizes that are protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla glass. But in the event you have a bigger and better TV around, HDMI ports ensure you’ll be able to make use of them.
But what makes these laptops special are their detachable touchpads that can be used as remote controls. Control your movies, slide shows and presentations from across the room. Too lazy to turn off music in bed? The detachable touchpad can do the job for you. With the InstantOn Arcade key, these laptops can be fast-booted, narrowing the gap between tablets and laptops.
Other specs include: Sandy Bridge Intel processors (Core i3 – Core i7), 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M or a 2GB GeForce GT 555M graphics, 5.1 channel surround sound (on the 18.6″ Ethos 8915G) while the Ethos 5951G only has stereo speakers and Acer’s Tuba Cinebass booster. The laptops have a rated battery life of 5.5 hours.
The Acer Aspire Ethos AS5951G has an MSRP of $1,399.99 and the AS8951G has an MSRP of $1,599.99. Both models will be in stores this week at leading retailers.