Acer has outed a pair of notebooks using AMD's Fusion APU processors. The Acer Aspire 5253 and Aspire 4253 hit the 15.6- and 14-inch sizes respectively, and each use AMD's 1.6GHz E-350 processor paired with Radeon HD 6470 512MB graphics. There's also HDMI connectivity for 1080p HD output, along with a DVD burner and optional Bluetooth 3.0.
Other connectivity includes a choice of WiFi b/g or WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA, gigabit ethernet and a multiformat memory card reader. There's also a webcam, stereo speakers and a multitouch trackpad.
Acer reckons the 4400 mAh 6-cell battery is good for up to 3hrs 20mins runtime. Both the Acer Aspire 5253 and Aspire 4253 are expected to hit the UK in Q2 2011, pricing tba.
Acer debuts the Aspire 5253 and 4253 notebooks
With the new AMD Fusion processors
CES Las Vegas, January 7th 2011 – Whether you are looking for a notebook with accelerated performance for productivity or with impressive graphics capabilities for your favourite HD entertainment, don’t look further: The new Acer Aspire 5253 and 4253 are the answer to your needs!
Designed for productivity, family entertainment and kids education, the Aspire x253 series enriches every day computing with better high-definition enjoyment, great multitasking and impressive power savings.
At the heart of these laptops is the powerful new AMD E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and the VISION Engine from AMD, enabling stutter-free HD movies and HD Internet video streaming, enough processing power to handle even the most demanding applications, DirectX® 11 capable graphics and extended battery life. Advanced multitasking, playing highly detailed games, music and photo editing, creating/editing HD movies the Aspire x253 notebooks are the perfect instruments to let you unleash your creativity.
The Aspire x253 series comes with Clear.fi, Acer’s new media sharing system based on the idea that it’s easier if all multimedia content is simply brought into a single system with a common interface. No matter where they are. Clear.fi is a cross-platform solution that works straight out of the box, automatically detecting the Clear.fi-enabled devices connected to the wireless home network, and then allowing all digital content stored on any of these to be shared seamlessly using the Clear.fi media interface.
The new Aspires comes in two format sizes – 35.5 cm (14”) for the Aspire 4253, and 39.5 cm (15.6”) for the Aspire 5253 – with high-definition Acer CineCrystal™ LED backlit displays presenting more details and clarity for a startling realism. Featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio and high resolution the Aspire x253 series ensure breathtaking visuals in high definition for the ultimate cinematic entertainment experience at home or away.
What’s more, latest version of HDMI® standard not only lets you bring the HD experience the bigger screen, but adds support for extremely high video resolutions that go far beyond today’s 1080p systems and incorporates a dedicated data channel, allowing users to consolidate video, audio and data streams into a single cable and take full advantage of IP enabled devices
Powerful processors speed up your productivity, while DDR3 memory (up to 8GB for the Aspire 5253) ensures an ultra fast system response and a seamless handling of multitasking demands. As for storage, large capacity hard disks provide generous space to easily stow your growing digital archive. Plus, the card reader ensured effortless file transfer and sharing.
Several connectivity solutions simplify Internet access and communication. Acer InviLink™ 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology, ensure reliable wireless connectivity, whereas Gigabit Ethernet provides ultra-fast and stable wired communication. Optional Bluetooth 3.0 is perfect for short-range quick and secure data transfer. In addition, you can take advantage of the built-in Acer Crystal Eye high-definition webcam and microphone to engage in live chats with your friends around the world or set up business video-conferences.
Protected from scratches and fingerprints by a practical textured finish that conveys a home look and feel, the Aspire x253 series flaunts a streamlined profile, for greater mobility. These notebooks are available in three color options – Mesh Black, Mesh Brown, and Mesh Red – with palm rest in matching shade and finish, for a more appealing look. On the Acer FineTip keyboard typing is easy, fast and accurate, on account of the large keys, while the multi-gesture touchpad offers mouse-free, fingertip convenience for zooming, rotating, navigating and browsing.
Environmentally conscious, these laptops adopt technology, materials and processes that comply with prevailing international standards. This is why the displays use LED lamps that reduce power consumption while offering a better performance and the energy efficient processors ensure longer battery life for greater mobility.
The Acer Aspire x253 is expected Q2 in the UK, pricing TBA.