Last time I mentioned the new Acer Ethos notebooks we had a range of specs and pricing for the UK to talk about. Acer has now confirmed the official pricing and specifications for the US versions of the Ethos AS8951-9600 18.4-inch notebook and the AS9591-9696 15.6-inch notebook computers. Both of the machines will land in online stores like TigerDirect and retail locations as well.
The AS8951 will sell for $1,599.99 and will have a LED backlit 1920 x 1080 resolution screen and Windows Home Premium 64-bit. It will use 8GB of RAM and has Acer CineSurround Sound system. The AS5951 will have a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution screen, 6GB of RAM, and normal sound system. All other specs are the same between the two machines. Both will use the Intel Core i7-2630QM processor running at 2GHz.
Both will have 750GB HDDs and use the Intel HM65 Express chipset. They both have Blu-ray drives, 1.3MP webcams, fingerprint readers, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi with Bluetooth. Graphics on both machines are handled by GeForce GT555M with 2GB of dedicated RAM. The track pads on both machines are also detachable to act as a MediaRemote.