At a press event held today in New York, Acer unveiled an updated and slimmed down V5 Series of notebooks and also introduced the powerful new V7 Ultrabook. The new V Series represents Acer’s largest and most versatile line of mainstream notebooks with numerous models available in a variety of colors with varying screen sizes, resolutions, with or without touch and with varying performance and graphics capabilities.
“The new Acer Aspire V5 and V7 Series are all about giving our customers a wide range of performance and entertainment features from which to choose,” said Luca Rossi, vice-president, consumer business, Acer Europe. “In addition to adding full high-definition panels, more powerful graphics and solid state drives to the V Series, models are up to 9 percent slimmer than the previous generation.”
Because One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Based on lifestyle and performance needs, consumers can choose models featuring large 39.6 cm (15.6”) displays, more portable 35.6 cm (14”) displays, or highly transportable models with 29.5 cm (11.6”) displays. All configurations are available with a choice of touch or non-touch screens. To make typing easier and more comfortable, all V5 models include a full size backlit keyboard with an 8 percent larger key cap area (15mm) than previous generation V5 notebooks.
For crystal clear viewing, the new V5 notebooks featuring a 39.6 cm (15.6”) or 35.6 cm (14”) display are available in either high definition (1366x768) or full high-definition (1920x1080) with IPS technology, which provides an amazingly vibrant and wide viewing angle. These models also include four speakers and are supported by Dolby Home Theatre for crystal clear cinematic surround sound with less distortion. It also makes it easy to connect to a home theatre system, and provides total control over the PC’s audio settings with a few simple clicks.
Select models are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GT7XXM series or AMD Radeon HD8750 discrete graphics for fast casual gaming and rich responsive multimedia. To meet a wide variety of computing needs, they include a range of Intel 3rd generation processors.
Touch, Mobility and Affordability
The smallest Aspire V5 models featuring a 29.5 cm (11.6”) high-definition (1366 x 768) touch screen are ideal for anyone wanting an affordable thin and super light notebook to take wherever they go. Just 1.38 kg and less than 20 mm thick, they are ideal for a frequent traveler, child or for student use. Models are available with the next gen AMD dual core or quad core or the latest Intel CPUs. They also feature a full size keyboard, while backlit keyboards will also be available in some regions.
When Performance is Critical – V7 Series Ultrabooks
The new V7 Series Ultrabooks offer the same stylish and thin design found on the V5 models, but adds a “silky touch” finish on the bottom. In addition, the V7 models include various Intel latest generation processors, solid state drives, Acer Theft Shield, the new Acer converter port and WiDi, Intel’s Wireless Display technology, which makes it easy to connect directly to a big screen HDTV for watching movies, viewing photos or videos or playing games.
Acer Converter Port Makes Connecting Easy
For maximum convenience, all V5 models include an Acer Converter Port and Cable, making it easy to connect to an external display, hard drive, router, etc. The cable supports VGA, USB and RJ45 connections.
Availability and Pricing
The Aspire V Series will be available starting end of May. The V5 Series starts at €399.-, while the V7 Series starts at €599.- .