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Acer Presents New Product Line Of Laptop PCs At CES 2006

Acer announced many new laptop PCs based at Intel Centrino Mobile Technology Duo platform...

- Acer TravelMate 4200

Acer announced the Acer TravelMate 4200, based on the brand-new Intel Centrino Mobile Technology Duo platform, codenamed 'NAPA.' The Acer TravelMate 4200 series is a smart range of notebooks specifically designed for mobile self-employed or SMB professionals looking for a solid, reliable and powerful system to support their highly-mobile business needs.

Solid performance

The Acer TravelMate 4200 series uses the advanced Intel Core Duo processor with speeds of up to 2.16GHz, the new Intel 945PM/GM Express chipset with 677MHz FSB and provides full wireless connectivity through the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection chipset -- dual-band tri-mode IEEE 802.11a/b/g WiFi Certified solution -- supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology for super-stable reception. Built to provide solid performance, the TravelMate 4200 comes equipped with the responsive dual-channel DDR2 memory and an ATA 5400RPM Hard Drive.

The TravelMate 4200 also offers innovative data security through Acer's proprietary Empowering Technology utility suite that features eDataSecurity Management for one-click encryption of files and folders encryption and eLock Management that allows all removable data devices to be locked in a single move.

Widescreen displays improve productivity by increasing available viewing area. The TravelMate 4200 series offers a bright 15.4" widescreen TFT display with 1200x800 pixel resolution enhanced with Acer GridVista, an extremely useful tool developed by Acer that allows simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual displays. Graphics are managed by the Intel 945GM integrated 3D graphics featuring the new Intel(R) Graphics Accelerator Media 950 and up to 128MB of dynamically shared VRAM, supporting Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 9.0 and PCI Express(R).

Mobile Attitude

Weighing approximately 6.5lbs, the TravelMate 4200 combines stunning portability with the performance to meet the most demanding mobile business applications. In addition, the Acer TravelMate 4200 also features Intel's NAPA platform with up to 4.5 hours of battery life that can be extended with ePower Management, the Empowering Technology suite module dedicated to creating user definable power profiles.

Absolute mobility means the ability to stay connected in different environments. The wireless connectivity of the TravelMate 4200 is based on 802.11a, b and g standards, further enhanced by Acer SignalUp Technology for stable reception. Back in the office, the TravelMate 4200 series easily connects to the wired LAN through the integrated Fast Ethernet card while traditional dial-up connections can be made though the integrated 56K ITU V.92 modem.

The Acer TravelMate 4200 models have a full set of I/O ports, including four USB 2.0 ports. In addition, there is a VGA connector for external monitors, an S-Video/TV-out port (NTSC/PAL) and a PC Card slot (type II). In addition, all models feature a DVD-Dual Double Layer burner.

The TravelMate 4200 notebook series comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows XP Home or Professional and a complete range of utility programs. These include Acer Empowering Technology (eDataSecurity, eLock, ePerformance, eRecovery, eSettings, eNet, ePower and ePresentation), Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink Power DVD, NTI CD-Maker and Norton AntiVirus that can be updated over the Internet.


The Acer TravelMate 4200 is available through Acer Authorized Resellers throughout North America starting at approximately $1199.

- Aspire 5670 Series

Acer announced the new Acer Aspire 5670 notebook series, a new multimedia high end system in Acer's Aspire notebook product line. The Aspire 5670 is the result of a successful combination between latest technological power and contemporary communication tools, making it the ideal instrument to suit the work and entertainment needs of both private users and SOHO professionals.

The Aspire 5670 series offers superior processing power thanks to the latest Intel Centrino Mobile Technology Duo platform, codenamed 'NAPA,' and its advanced components, including: Intel Core processor Duo, the Intel 945PM Express chipset and the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection chipset for full wireless connectivity.

Exceptional performance on the Aspire 5670 is also delivered through a fast SATA hard drive which offers storage capacity of up to 120GB. DDR2 memory provides the Aspire 5670 serious horsepower with standard system memory set at 1024MB which is scalable to 2048MB. The integrated ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 graphics card delivers better digital video and photo quality on the brilliant 15.4" widescreen CrystalBrite TFT LCD display with 1200 x 800 pixel resolution.

Productivity and Multimedia Enhancements

To meet the growing demand for IP-based communication facilities, the Aspire 5670 features Acer Video Conference with Voice and Video over IP (VVoIP) support via the Acer OrbiCam and the Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone.

Acer OrbiCam, the LCD panel-mounted 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera features:

-- 225-degree ergonomic rotation

-- Acer VisageOn technology (face tracking and centering software)

-- Acer OptimaLight technology (image improving software)

Acer has also equipped the Aspire 5670 with a suite of software utilities -- Acer Empowering Technology -- designed to provide users with rapid access to the most advanced management and setting functions in no more than 3 mouse-clicks. For example, eDataSecurity Management provides superior security and protection of crucial data by creating a folder that automatically encrypts confidential files, while eRecovery management allows secure back-up of Hard Disk, OS and personal files. ePerformance management provides rapid disk and speed optimization along with disk fragmentation functions, while eSettings management allows intelligent system management. Acer Empowering Technology is launched though the Empowering Key and provides a set of smart tools designed to make it easy to fully exploit the system's technological power.

The Aspire 5670 inspires creativity with the Acer Aspire Arcade, a comprehensive suite for high-quality multimedia home entertainment providing effortless access to photo albums, DVD and video playback, editing & authoring. Acer Arcade is further enhanced by the integrated multimedia features of the Aspire 5670 such as Intel High-Definition audio support, built-in microphones, S/PDIF support for digital speakers, integrated DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive or DVD-Dual double-layer and a 5-in-1 memory card reader.

Connecting Power

The Aspire 5670 offers maximum flexibility for wireless, wired and dial-up connectivity, through the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection chipset with 802.11a, b and g standards, backed up by Acer SignalUp Wireless Technology, in addition to the integrated Bluetooth 2.0 module for easy connection to personal wireless devices. LAN connectivity is provided by the integrated gigabit Ethernet card while traditional dial-up connection is possible thanks to the 56Kbps ITU V.92 fax modem.

The Acer Aspire 5670 is equipped with a comprehensive set of I/O ports, including 4 USB 2.0 ports; DVI-D port, ExpressCard slot; PC Card slot (one Type II); IEEE 1394 port; Fast Infrared port; CIR port; External Display (VGA) port; S-video/Tv-out (NTSC/PAL) port; Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support; Microphone jack; Line-in jack; Ethernet (RJ-45) port; Modem (RJ-11) port; Parallel port; DC-in jack for the AC adapter.

The Aspire 5670 notebook series comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition pre-installed. Additional installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology, Adobe Reader, Norton AntiVirus, CyberLink Power Producer, NTI CD-Maker together with Acer GridVista -- a software utility that divides the screen in up to 4 different windows -- each one associated with a different application -- and the Acer Arcade Software Suite featuring Acer CinemaVision(TM) video technology and Acer ClearVision(TM) video optimization technology.


The Aspire 5670 is available through Acer Authorized Resellers throughout North America starting at approximately $1499.

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