Acer Launches Premium Display and Revamps Aspire Desktop Series with Chic New Styling

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New Consumer Display and Updated Desktop Industrial Design Combine Aesthetics and Functionality

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acer, the third largest vendor in the PC market,(1) today announced the new H235H premium display and a striking new industrial design for its Acer Aspire M5, M3 and X3 Series of consumer desktops. Combining an intuitive layout and industry-leading technology, the stylish display and desktop PCs improve productivity and the overall user experience.

Both the new display and updated desktops showcase a visually appealing look and offer a host of compelling features. A cinematic powerhouse, the Aspire M5800 Series desktop line delivers high-end performance in a trend-setting brushed metal chassis that will make a striking statement in any home or office. The Aspire M3800 Series of desktops tackles digital media and productivity applications in an intuitive design and at an affordable price point. In addition, the sleek Acer Aspire X3810 Series offers mainstream technology in a compact chassis to maximize tight spaces.

“The elegant new H235H display combines advanced technology and features for a supreme cinematic entertainment experience,” said Stephanie Eggert, senior manager, retail desktop product planning for Acer America. “Our newest Aspire desktops are a blend of visually appealing aesthetics and convenient functionality that’s sure to impress even the most selective buyers. Not only are the systems elegant in form, but they are efficient in function with user-friendly features that maximize time and space.”

The new desktops provide up to nine USB ports and multi-in-one card readers for connecting to a host of digital devices. Commonly used I/O ports are smartly positioned on the front of the PC, making them easily accessible. These “smart ports” eliminate the need to fumble around the PC looking for the right connection when inserting and removing a flash drive, portable drive or camera. An HDMI port delivers crisp, high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to a home theater or external LCD via a convenient, single cable connection.

Acer® Aspire M5800 Series: Pure Digital Chic + Premium Performance

The elegant Acer Aspire M5800 is an attention getter that looks as good as it performs. The eye- catching silver chassis matches the keyboard, speakers and mouse, which also sport chrome and dark gray accents. For easy access, the card reader, audio jacks and ports are conveniently located on the front of the chassis and are protected by a hinged door.

The combination of Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad processors, up to 8GB memory and as much as a 750GB hard drive(2) creates a mighty powerful package for brilliantly showcasing the latest entertainment. Both a workhorse and a performer, cinematic entertainment will be relished on this dynamic powerhouse that comes with NVIDIA® GeForce GT230 graphics with 1.5GB discrete video memory and high-definition audio with 7.1-channel surround sound support. It’s perfect for viewing movies, playing games, enjoying digital music and photography as well as leveraging everyday productivity applications.

Acer® Aspire M5800-U5802A Available Now for a MSRP of $799.99

  • Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad Q9400 Processor (2.66GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
  • Windows® Vista® Home Premium 64-Bit With Service Pack 1
  • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT230 Graphics with 1.5GB Discrete Video Memory
  • 750GB SATA Hard Drive(2)
  • Super Multi Double-Layer Drive DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM Featuring LabelFlash™ Technology
  • 802.11b/g Wireless
  • Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
  • 8 USB 2.0 Ports (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • IEEE 1394 Port
  • HDMI™ Port
  • Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
  • Acer USB Keyboard
  • USB Optical Mouse

Acer® Aspire M3800 Series: Intuitive, Practical Layout + Smart Technology

The Acer Aspire M3800 Series is a brilliant mix of innovative design, convenience features and technology for boosting the digital media experience. The handsome black tower makes a fine addition to any room and offers a media deck on top, a convenient spot for recharging and housing music players, digital cameras and other devices. This way, electronics don’t take up precious desk space and are kept neatly out of sight.

The illuminated 3D power/optical drive eject button is an attractive touch and ensures that it can be found even in the dark. It’s also conveniently located at the top of the chassis, so users don’t have to reach down and around the unit to flip the power switch and use the optical drive. High-definition audio with 7.1-channel surround sound support infuses music, movies and games with dynamic acoustics and hard drives up to 750GB can store huge libraries of MP3 music, still photos and digital video. The system provides room for expansion with an available PCI Express x1 slot and an open PCI Express x16 slot.

Acer® Aspire M3800-U3802A Available Now for a MSRP of $449.99

  • Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200 (2.5GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows® Vista® Home Premium 64-Bit with Service Pack 1
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 Graphics
  • 640GB SATA Hard Drive(2)
  • DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive Featuring LabelFlash™ Technology
  • Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
  • 8 USB 2.0 Ports (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • IEEE 1394 Port
  • HDMI™ Port
  • Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
  • Acer USB Keyboard
  • USB Optical Mouse

Acer® Aspire X3810 Series: Compact Chassis + Multitasking Performance

A small form factor (SFF) PC taking significantly less space than a standard desktop, the Aspire X3810 is not only compact, but a solid performer. The attractive system is available in a high gloss black. For easy access, the chassis was designed with the card reader, audio jacks and ports conveniently located on the front of the PC with a cover to protect them from dust and accidental damage. The sophisticated system also comes with high-definition audio with 5.1-channel surround sound support for excellent acoustics and nine USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide variety of peripherals and electronic devices.

Acer® Aspire X3810-B3801A Available Now for a MSRP of $529.99

  • Acer 20-Inch Widescreen LCD Display
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200 (2.5GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows® Vista® Home Premium 64-Bit With Service Pack 1
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 Graphics
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive(2)
  • DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive Featuring LabelFlash™ Technology
  • Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
  • 9 USB 2.0 Ports (5 Front, 4 Rear)
  • IEEE 1394 Port
  • HDMI™ Port
  • eSATA Port
  • Acer USB Keyboard
  • USB Optical Mouse

Acer H235H Monitor: Cinematic Quality and Sleek New Design

Available in July, the stylish new Acer H235H 23-inch widescreen LCD provides consumers with an excellent picture quality, featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio for maximum HD support and a 1920×1080 resolution. Perfect for viewing high-definition videos, movies and other digital content, the Acer H235H features a fast 2ms response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness and an ultra-high 100,000:1 contrast ratio.

The display also features SensorTouch technology with effortless settings for one-touch convenience. The LED illuminated controls replace the buttons that are standard on many displays. These intuitive controls maintain the product’s streamlined look, while automatically sensing contact with the lightest touch.

To further enhance the visual experience, the display supports VGA and HDMI as well as DVI with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) for viewing digital movies, digital photos, PC files and copy protected content. Additionally, the new display offers 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles.

The Acer H235H also comes with two premium speakers for high-performance sound, heightening the gaming and movie viewing experience.

Acer H235H bmid LCD Available in July for MSRP of $239.99

  • 23” widescreen
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution (Full HD 1080p support)
  • Inputs: 1xVGA, 1xDVI w/HDCP, 1xHDMI
  • 2ms response time
  • 300 cd/m2brightness
  • 100,000:1 Max (ACM) contrast ratio
  • 160(H) / 160 (V) viewing angle
  • 16.7M color depth
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Vista Premium Certified
  • Full HD Ready via HDMI with HDCP
  • ACM & ADM
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • 100mm VESA mount compatible

Pricing and Availability

Acer’s newest display and Aspire desktop PCs will be available at technology and electronics retailers. The desktops are available this month and the display will be available in July.

About Acer America

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world’s No. 3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer’s continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company’s global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S. and enhancing its strong position in Europe. The Acer Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide. 2008 revenues reached US$16.65 billion. For more information, please visit www.acer.com/us.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra.

© 2008 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.

1) Source: Gartner data, 1Q 2008

2) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes

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