Acer Updates Aspire 8930G Laptop with Quad Core CPU

Acer has upgraded its Aspire 8930G range with Intel's latest mobile quad core chip, the Core 2 Quad Q9000 which runs at 2GHz and comes with 6MB L2 cache shared amongst the processor's four cores.

A mix up in specs on the original press release means that the laptop was originally listed with details of the QX9300 CPU (2.53GHz, 12MB L2 Cache), something that Acer has quickly rectified

With 4GB RAM installed, a 500GB hard disk drive, a 512MB Geforce 9700M GT video card, Blu-ray Burner and a media card reader, it is more than a capable laptop and ranks amongst the fastest out there.

But it is the 18.4-inch, 1920x1080 pixel LCD display with integrated webcam and glossy bevel edge that will mesmerise those who see the laptop. Sadly, Acer only bundled Windows Home Premium rather than Vista Ultimate.

Acer has added a few worthy features like Dolby Home theater sound, six speakers inside - including the Acer Tuba CineBass booster and a dedicated media panel on the left.

The laptop in itself is not very different from the existing 8930G series which can be had for as little as £750. However, version 7665 should cost at least around £1300 in the UK with an ETA of February 2009.

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Acer is gradually making a name for itself when it comes to laptop. Its Aspire One netbook has outsold even Asus's pioneering EEE PC and it is likely that Dell, HP and Toshiba are all feeling the heat. Now if only Acer could bring out a proper portable gaming rig/workstation, that would complete the range.

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