Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G & 5943G HD notebooks debut

Acer have outed a new line of notebooks, the Acer Aspire Ethos series, which promise slick design along with multimedia performance.  Two models have been announced initially, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G and Aspire Ethos 5943G, with a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, 18-inch 1920 x 1080 and 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 displays respectively, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD5000 graphics.

There's also Dolby Home Theater surround support, with 5.1 output, and in fact the Ethos 5943G manages to fit in a full five speakers on its own.  Storage is up to 1.28TB (combining two 640GB HDDs) and there's a choice of DVD or Blu-ray optical drives.

Connectivity includes WiFi, gigabit ethernet and Bluetooth 2.1, along with eSATA, USB, FireWire, HDMI and VGA, and there's a fingerprint reader and webcam too.  No word on prices or availability from the Italian launch today, but we're guessing these will be premium machines.