Acer selects MOBILITY(TM) RADEON(R) X600 for new PCI Express-based mobile multimedia powerhouse - the Aspire 1800!
ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY), the industry leader in mobile graphics, today announced that Acer has selected MOBILITY(TM) RADEON(R) X600 to power the industry's first PCI Express-based notebook PC -the Acer Aspire 1800. By selecting MOBILTY(TM) RADEON(R) X600 the Aspire 1800 comes equipped with lightning-fast DirectX(R) 9 graphics and ATI's new LCD Enhancement Engine - delivering the industry's best mobile video experience. By incorporating PCI Express platform technology, Aspire 1800 users can enjoy high definition multimedia with the headroom necessary to support the next generation of visual content and 3D applications.
"By selecting ATI and MOBILITY RADEON X600, the Acer Aspire 1800 is the first to bring mobile PCI Express technology to market, and delivers the visual horsepower and versatility needed to provide leading-edge performance for digital media, content creation and 3D gaming," said Campbell Kan, Head of Mobile Computing Business Unit, IT Products Business Group, Acer Inc.
Designed for the multimedia connoisseur, the Aspire 1800 features a 3.0 GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor 530 with HT Technology and an 800 MHz FSB. The Aspire 1800 also comes equipped with a wide aspect 17-inch display and a range of value-added multimedia features including, Aspire Arcade multimedia suite for application management and Aspire cinema vision for lifelike, full-screen DVD quality. The visual enjoyment is greatly enhanced through ATI's unique LCD Enhancement Engine for high-quality video resolution scaling.
"With the advent of mobile PCI Express technology, notebook PC manufacturers have additional tools at their disposal to drive visual realism to new levels," said Philip Eisler, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Integrated Business Unit, ATI Technologies. "By selecting MOBILITY RADEON X600, Acer is embracing these elements and demonstrating their commitment to deliver first-to-market next generation mobile technology to their customers."