Acer unveils new notebook models
Tech maker ticks many boxes with four different product lines
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Acer today announced its new notebook line-up, which includes the Aspire V3 entertainment laptop; the updated and slimmed-down V5 Series of notebooks; and the high-end V7 Ultrabook.
The company also introduced the E1 series, which is aimed at general-purpose users.
The models are all powered by fourth-generation Intel Core processors, and come in a variety of style, colour and performance options.
The updated version of the Aspire V3 notebook is touted as "the mobile answer to the entertainment desktop", featuring a 17.3-inch HD+ or Full HD panel. It comes in a brushed hairline finish and a choice of colours.
The Aspire V3 is equipped with fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processors and "balanced" power consumption, according to Acer.
Aspire V5 series
The new V5 notebooks come in three display sizes: 15.6-inch, 14-inch and 11.6-inch. The 15.6-inch and 14-inch models are available with or without touch screens and include a full-size keyboard with optional backlighting and key caps 8% larger (15mm) than previous generation V5 notebooks. The 11.6-inch notebook integrates the same size of keyboard as on a typical 13.3-inch model.
The Aspire V5 notebooks are available with either high-definition (1366 x 768) or full high-definition (1920 x 1080), including the option of non-glare finish on the screen to reduce the distraction caused by light reflections (only available on 15.6-inch models). Selected models are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GT7XXM series discrete graphics. To meet a wide variety of computing needs, they include a range of the latest generation Intel processors.
V7 Series Ultrabooks
The new V7 Series Ultrabooks share the same design of the V5 models, but are equipped with a choice of the latest generation of processors from Intel, up to Core i7, and with either NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M as graphics options, said to enable user to "create HD video two times faster or edit photos in half the time, on top of delivering a better gaming experience".
The V7 series caters to Window 8 functionality through the10-point multi-touch screen that is standard on all models. The V7 notebooks are available with either high-definition (1366x768) or full high-definition (1920x1080) panels.
The Aspire E1 notebooks series is available in two high-definition display sizes: 15.6-inch and 14-inch. The 15.6-inch model is also optionally offered with a non-glare screen.
Thinner than the previous models, the Aspire E1 series comes in piano black or clarinet black. The chicklet keyboard is said to provide comfortable typing, while the compact design is aimed at portability.