Acer introduced the Aspire AS1410, a new 11.6" ultraportable laptop that starts at $399.99. This Windows 7 Home Premium system is just one inch thick and features the Intel Celeron SU2300 1.2GHz processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, integrated graphics, 2GB DDR2 memory, 160GB 5400RPM HDD, a memory card reader, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, webcam, full-size Acer FineTip keyboard, multi-gesture touchpad, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, and a 6-cell li-ion battery for up to six hours of battery life.
Just one-inch-thin and 3.08 pounds, these systems are sleek and light, but with a full-size keyboard. The full-sized keyboard is comfortable and easy to type on, particularly for taking advantage of productivity applications. The compact size combined with a traditional keyboard comprises a convenient platform for frequent travelers and students. With the needs of mobile users in mind, the AS1410 Series is designed to suit an individual's own personal flair with three elegant colour options - Diamond Black, Sapphire Blue and Ruby Red.
Powerful Performance; Petite Package
Although it's the size of a netbook, the Aspire AS1410 Series is truly a mainstream notebook with the performance to suit a variety of users. Featuring an Intel Celeron processor and 2GB DDR2 memory (upgradeable to 4GB), the notebooks have plenty of power for document creation, media playback and daily task management.
The systems are also outfitted with the new Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and up to a 250GB hard drive, which is large enough to store a vast library of music, images and spreadsheets. Offering plenty of productive time when away from a power outlet, a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery provides up to a whopping six hours of battery life, enough power to keep the PC charged on a coast to coast flight.
The systems are also primed for visual clarity. The 11.6-inch widescreen HD LED-backlit display is large enough to comfortably view videos, photos, documents and web pages. Featuring LED backlit technology, a 16:9 aspect ratio and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, the AS1410 Series delivers realistic HD pictures with crisp detail and smooth video playback.
Integrated speakers and Dolby Sound Room audio enhancement deliver lifelike sound for enjoying videos, movie downloads and music. A webcam and digital microphone make it fun and easy to get virtual face time with friends and family via live video streaming and video chat.
Intuitive PC Navigation, Convenient Connectivity
Affording easy, intuitive PC navigation, the new Aspire notebooks have a multi-gesture touchpad. Users can scroll, zoom in and out and quickly flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more by pinching, flicking and swirling their fingers across the touchpad.
Despite the compact form factor, the new notebooks offer a wide array of ports including an integrated multi-in-one media reader to conveniently transfer files from digital devices. An HDMI port allows the systems to support any PC or TV video format via a single cable, while three USB 2.0 ports enable connection to the latest peripherals and digital devices. Advanced Intel 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless and Gigabit Ethernet LAN enable fast access to email, the web and social networks.