Acer unveiled two notebooks with Blu-ray and HD DVD technology: the TravelMate 8210 and Aspire 9810. Both the Aspire 9810 and the TravelMate 8210 feature Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor onboard.
Acer TravelMate 8210
Next-generation dual-core processing capabilities make the TravelMate 8210 one of the most powerful systems available, offering desktop-like performance, superior productivity, versatility and security to advanced business professionals and corporate users. The TravelMate 8210 series features everything users need to keep up with business demands: the second generation dual-core CPU offers increased performance to support 64-bit applications for the future 64-bit based operating systems, while large dual-channel memory (upgradeable up to 4GB) and generous Hard Disk Drives (up to 160 GB) provides more than enough room to save and manage crucial file archives.
For connectivity, the TravelMate 8210 offers flexible connectivity options, ranging from wireless (WLAN and WPAN), wired (Gigabit Ethernet card) or traditional connectivity (modem). The TravelMate 8210 keeps users in communication through Acer Video Conference technology featuring Voice and Video over IP (VVoIP) support via the LCD panel-mounted Acer OrbiCam and the Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone.
As a true business partner, the TravelMate 8210 is designed to provide safe storage of crucial data and information: the Acer SmartCard Security Solution protects against unauthorized access while the integrated Acer Platinum Secret security software provides one-click encryption/decryption features. In addition, Hard Disk damage has been limited with Acer DASP+ (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) technology.
With configuration flexibility, the new TravelMate 8210 notebook series can adapt on-the-fly with Acer Media Bay modules that allow users to change the current module, replacing it with a second battery, an additional hard-disk or a Blue-ray optical drive.
The TravelMate 8210 notebook series is Windows Vista Capable and comes with Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition preinstalled. Additional installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology, Adobe Reader, Norton AntiVirus, CyberLink Power Producer, NTI CD-Maker.
TravelMate 8210 notebooks are available through Acer authorized resellers and retailers throughout North America with prices starting at $1999.
Acer Aspire 9810
Providing high-definition multimedia, along with Acer's exclusive Empowering Technology and Acer Arcade entertainment software suites, the Aspire 9810 is a highly-versatile notebook that delivers best-in-class HD-DVD format viewing and an extraordinary audio-visual experience. The Aspire 9810 provides users with an all-in-one multimedia center, incorporating next generation dual-core processing power, top-line NVIDIA(R) GeForce Go 7600 graphic chipsets, up to 4GB DDR2 in system memory, and 240GB Intel Matrix RAID ready serial ATA hard drives for serious computing performance.
The Aspire 9810 provides users with a high-definition cinematic experience via a 20.1" widescreen LCD -- 36% larger than 17" widescreen LCDs -- incorporates Acer CrystalBrite technology to provide brighter colors, crisp images, and sharp 3D pictures and video. For gaming and image-sensitive applications, the ultra-fast eight millisecond gray-to-gray response time easily handles HD multimedia content, while maximizing playback quality.
Ideal for the savvy home user, student or SOHO professional, and or those who desire digital PC television, the Aspire 9810 provides an integrated analog and digital TV tuner. Users can simply connect via an integrated port to the notebook and tune in to TV transmissions. For a realistic and engaging sound reproduction, the notebook integrates two Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers and one Acer BasSonic subwoofer. Dolby Digital Live allows the notebook to be hooked up via a single digital connection to a Dolby Digital-equipped audio/video receiver or digital speaker system, eliminating multiple cables and ensuring the integrity and quality of the audio signal.
As a versatile communications solution, the Aspire 9810 comes bundled with a handy VoIP Bluetooth phone, rechargeable via the PC Card slot. For real-time face-to-face video conferencing, Acer has equipped the Aspire 9810 with the Acer OrbiCam, a 1.3 megapixel camera mounted at the top of the LCD panel.
Aspire 9810 notebooks are available through Acer authorized resellers and retailers throughout North America with prices starting at $2899.