Acer's New Ethos Aspires To Cinematic Notebook Computing
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As tipped by SmartHouse early last month, Acer has released a new pair of multimedia notebooks under the Aspire Ethos range that feature a standout design with its detachable touchpad.The original story can be found here.

The 15.6 inch Aspire 5951G delivers 720p video, while the larger 8951G delivers 1080p video output on its 18.4 inch screen.

With a focus on media consumption, the two laptops feature Dolby Home Theatre v4 surround sound on their five in-built speakers and subwoofer, as well as an optional Blu-ray or DVD drive for HD movies.

Apart from being a high-powered machine with its Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT500 graphics card, the main focus is on its standout piece of design – the detachable touchpad.

Unique to the new Acer notebooks is the touch-sensitive MediaRemote which doubles as the typical touchpad for the computer. The slide-out remote features quick media launch buttons and dual orientation like a smartphone – a step ahead of the typical pop-out remotes of other media-centric laptops.

Both laptops are available now, with the Aspire 5951G set at an RRP of $2,399 and the Aspire 8951G set at $2,799.

Click over to the next page to see the comprehensive list of specs for each model.