Acer Wants Its Slice of The Touchscreen Laptop Pie
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Acer is the latest to jump on the Windows 7 touchscreen bandwagon. The Acer Aspire 5738PG’s multi-touchscreen will enable it’s users “to launch movies, zoom in and out of Web sites, edit photos and video, resize windows, and hand-write notes using one or two fingertips. By flicking the screen, users can turn pages and browse through media and documents.”
The 5738PG has a 15.6-inch screen, a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4570 graphics processor by AMD. It also includes 4 GB of system memory, a 320 GB hard drive, built-in Webcam and stereo speakers. With all of these goodies, the laptop weighs 6.16 pounds and and has a suggested retail price of $800.
Acer is also bringing out a new latest ultra-portable laptop, the Timeline AS1810TZ, which has an 11.6-inch screen, a full-size keyboard and a six-cell battery that provides up to eight hours of power. It also has a 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, 4 GB of system memory, and a 320 GB hard drive.
There are also three other Aspire Timeline laptops: the 13.3-inch AS3810T, the 14-inch AS4810TZ, and the 15.6-inch AS5810TZ. The first one has the same processor as the AS1810TZ, while the last two run off of 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core SU4100 processors. Each of these systems also have 4 GB of system memory, wither a 320 GB or 500 GB hard drive, and a built-in webcam. The AS3810T has a starting price of $800, while the AS4810TZ and AS5810TZ start at $650.