In a move to attract more gamers and multimedia enthusiasts, Acer America on Monday introduced the Aspire 8930G-7665 notebook PC. The notebook taps into the power of the new Intel Core 2 Quad mobile processor Q9000, designed for extreme mobile performance and speed for gaming on the go.
"By incorporating the latest capabilities of Intel's Core 2 Quad mobile processors into the Aspire 8930G-7665, Acer is delivering a perfect combination of mobility, innovation and extreme gaming capabilities," said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing for Acer America.
Acer promises groundbreaking performance for multimedia applications and 3-D gaming with its latest notebook. It relies on four processing cores, 12MB of shared L2 cache, a 1066-MHz Front Side Bus, and clock speeds of up to 2.53 GHz. According to Acer, the 8930G-7665 brings unprecedented swiftness and realism to 3-D games.
"Gamers and enthusiasts who enjoy HD multimedia entertainment will find the performance benefits of quad-core mobile performance in the Aspire 8930G unrivaled to other multimedia notebooks on the market," Agnihotry said.
Along with new quad-core power, the Aspire 8930G-7665 offers gamers and multimedia enthusiasts high-definition functionality. The notebook PC features an 18.4-inch HD CineCrystal widescreen 1920x1080-pixel display, with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
High-definition entertainment is provided by Blu-ray Disc technology, Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT graphics, and Dolby audio. Acer said the new notebook gives users a true cinematic experience for movie watching, playing games, and listening to music.
Perfect for LAN Parties
The Acer Aspire 8930G-7665 is available now for $1,799. That's an extremely aggressive price for what the notebook offers, according to Roger Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. That pricing strategy has allowed Acer to rapidly gain market share in the PC industry, but the audience for this new model is somewhat limited.
"With a large gaming notebook that's priced above $1,000, you are really not talking about a big volume segment here," Kay said. "There are going to be some people who want this, but it's a small population."
Kay sees the audience for the Acer Aspire 8930G-7665 as gamers who thrive on LAN parties, a group of individuals with two or more gaming consoles, TVs and games sharing a common router for multiplayer competitions.
A PC for Everyone
According to Kay, one of Acer's positioning strategies is to have a PC for everyone. The company, he said, is blanketing the market so it has at least one PC -- and sometimes more than one -- in the sweet spot for every buying segment.
The Acer Aspire 8930G-7665 gives the company a gaming notebook that bodes well for its other models. "With this model, Acer is showing it can do a super-high-end notebook," Kay said, "so that has some halo effect on the rest of the line."