Acer America Corporation, one of the leading worldwide suppliers of personal computing solutions, today announced a new addition to the Aspire(R) line of notebook PCs.
The Acer Aspire 1360 family incorporates AMD Sempron(TM) technology in a feature-rich package to deliver a high-performance solution with abundant expandability options and multimedia power. Featuring the AMD Sempron 2800+ processor, this newest Aspire notebook boasts a thin and light design with the mobility demanded by professionals on the go while maintaining the performance capabilities of a desktop solution.
"In the office or around the campus, users demand a powerful combination of usability, high performance and affordable mobility and that is exactly what the Aspire 1360 delivers," said Sumit Agnihotry, mobile product manager for Acer America. "Because it offers the benefits of the AMD Sempron processor, customers can maximize their investment knowing the Aspire 1360 will allow users to be productive nearly anywhere while utilizing established and innovative technology."
The Acer Aspire 1360 is a full-featured notebook featuring up to a 15.4" WXGA+ (1400 x 1050) TFT display, 512MB of DDR SDRAM upgradeable to 1024MB and integrated UniChrome(TM) Pro IGP for outstanding multimedia performance. In addition to wireless 802.11b/g support, the Aspire 1360 offers 4 USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire(R) (IEEE 1394) port, 10/100 LAN connection, and a 56K V.92 modem.
This newest Aspire notebook incorporates up to a 60GB ATA/100 removable hard drive as well as a hot swappable Acer media bay, enabling users to access data on a variety of media including a DVD/CDRW or DVD-R, as well as inserting a second battery for maximum efficiency and up to 2 hours of battery life. The Aspire 1360 series notebooks offer a 4-in-1 PCMCIA Multimedia reader for optional MultiMediaCard(TM) (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) card or Memory Stick(TM) along with a standard Port Replicator. Preloaded with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional, and weighing 7 pounds, the Aspire 1360 provides the freedom and power demanded by mobile personnel.
New Folio Design Concept
Acer's newest notebook incorporates a new design that is based on a folio concept. Delivering soft curves and an inviting feel, Acer's new industrial design (ID) concept is the result of in-depth global market research and customer surveys. This new ID also offers unique shades of metallic colors that present an elegant and sophisticated look to complement both home and business environments.
To further aid this new design, the Aspire 1360 features front cluster access ports and controls, which maximize user friendliness while the integrated I/O ports and a sleek LCD screen and body configuration create a clean and streamlined effect. The addition of textured surfaces enhances the elegant feel and an inventive non-slip grip improves frequent handling for people on the move.
The Aspire 1360 also features Acer's unique eKey hardware feature. At the press of the eKey, Acer's eManager, a friendly user interface is launched which combines frequently used settings such as ePowerManagement, eSetting and ePresentation. Acer eManager offers users the choice of recommended or customized PC configurations to maximize their battery life, improve security and productivity.
The Acer Aspire 1360 series will be available through Acer authorized resellers throughout North America starting at $999.
Service and Support
All Acer TravelMate notebooks have a standard one year parts and labor warranty, including Acer's one year International Traveler Warranty. Additionally, all notebooks are backed by Acer's toll free service and support call center. Online support is available via the web at www.acersupport.com.