In addition to new gaming bolides and convertibles, Acer today unveiled a fresh collection of its well-known Aspire notebooks. As usual, the manufacturer covers a very broad spectrum and has from the very low-priced entry-level models of the Aspire 1 series to premium devices of the Aspire 7 series for almost every taste and purse.
Acer today presented an updated notebook collection at an event in New York City, USA. The ranks of the newcomers cover all the well-known notebook series from the manufacturer, from the entry-level devices of the Aspire notebooks series, Aspire 1 and Aspire 3 to the all-rounder series Aspire 5 and the premium series Aspire 7.
Acer Aspire 7
Acer is also the most powerful, high-quality consumer notebook manufactured by Aspire 7. The manufacturer now equips the models of the series with Intel’s current quad-core processors of the 7th core generation (Kaby Lake) and is synonymous with a slim chassis design Aluminum cover.
The new Aspire 7 will be available in both 15.6 inch and 17.3 inch Full HD IPS displays. The notebooks are in the maximum configuration with Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, a graphics solution of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 Gigabyte VRAM) type, up to 16 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM (upgradeable to 32 gigabytes) and a 512 gigabyte-sized PCIe SSD and/or up to 1 terabyte of hard disk space.
It also equipped with an HD camera with HDR support and a sound-sound system, a 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless module, a fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication via Windows Hello as well as a keyboard with background lighting. In terms of external interfaces, the Aspire 7 series features a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with Type C port, a USB 3.0 port with power-off charging, two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.
Acer Aspire 5
The new Aspire 5 portfolio is ideally suited for everyday use as well as most of the tasks in the media area. The devices have a 15.6 inch HD or full HD display with IPS technology, a TrueHarmony sound system for powerful sounds and two digital microphones, which are among other things best for Skype calls or the use of Microsoft Virtual language assistant Cortana.
The Aspire 5 notebooks are powered by an Intel Core 7 core processor (up to a Core i7-7500U), a Nvidia graphics solution and 8 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM. Data can be found on an M.2 SSD of up to 512 gigabytes, together with up to 1 terabyte of hard disk space. The equipment is rounded off by a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with USB Type-C connector, a USB 3.0 port with power-off charging, two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.
Acer Aspire 3 and Aspire 1
Aspire notebooks are Aspire 3 and Aspire 1 are the cheapest new Acer notebooks. The Aspire 1 has a 14 inch HD display and is advertised by the manufacturer as an ideal second or family device. As a processor, Intel’s Celeron or Pentium chips are used, which are 4 gigabytes of DDR3L RAM and up to 64 gigabytes of eMMC memory aside. In addition, the notebooks should allow up to 9 hours of video playback with full battery charging, and they provide support for fast WLAN 802.11ac, an HDMI and USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and an Ethernet port.
The Aspire 3 is very similar to the Aspire 1 in terms of design but has a 15.6 inch HD or Full HD display and more powerful components. For example, Acer in the Aspire 3 has up to 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of SSD memory combined with a 1 Terabyte hard drive, as well as a current Intel Core or AMD processor.
Prices and availability: Aspire notebooks
Acer wants to bring the new configurations of the notebook series Aspire 7 and Aspire 5 from July 2017 at prices starting from 999 euros and 599 euros to the Europe market. The new models of the Aspire 3 and Aspire 1 series will be available from June 2017 onwards, with prices starting at EUR 399 and EUR 299 respectively.