Acer launches Aspire Ethos notebooks with removable touchpads to act as remote.

By on June 16th, 2011 at 11:39 AM | Computing News

Acer has just outed two new Aspire Ethos notebooks with removable touchpads which act as a multimedia remote for the system. The two systems sport Intel Core i7 processors with 15.6 and 18.4 inch screens. Keep reading for more on these intriguing systems.

The most unusual feature about the two systems is obviously the removable touchpads. So what is it good for ? Consider that you are watching a movie from accrss the room on your TV which is being pushed through the system, the detachable touchpad can control the notebook using LED buttons that launch music and videos, and the touchpad can be used vertically or horizontally(normal functionality). You’ll also get Acer’s InstantOn Arcade key with these systems, enabling users to access music and videos with just one button-even without windows booted. The systems also support Acer Clear.fi, which enable you to access media on other Clear.fi system or a DLNA compliant system on your home network.

The rest of the specs are:

  • Processor: A choice of Core i5 or Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce GT540M or GT555M discrete graphics with 2 GB of video RAM
  • 500 GB to 1.5 TB HDD
  • 6-8 GB RAM
  • DVD±RW super multi drive or 4×Blu-ray drive
  • The 15.6-inch model sports a 1,366 by 768-pixel display, while the 18.4-inch model sports a full-HD 1,920 by 1,080 widescreen display.
  • Also available are a backlit keyboard, a USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, a combo USB/eSATA port, and an IEEE 1394 (FireWIre) port.
  • Both feature 5.1 channel surround sound where the 15.6 inch model has a bass booster and the 18.4 inch model has a subwoofer at the underside of the system.
  • Along with Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.3 MP Webcam and an integrated Fingerprint reader.

Both the systems will be available this week, with the 15.6-inch Aspire Ethos AS5915G starting at a price of $1,399.99, and the 18.4-inch Aspire Ethos AS8915G starting at $1,599.99.

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