Acer uses updated Intel CPUs for Aspire 5750, 7750 laptops

The new Aspire 5750, 5750G, and 7750G are among the first to make use of Intel's new second-generation Core series processors--in this case the quad-core i7-2630QM.

The Acer Aspire 5750. Acer

The new midrange line of Aspire laptops from Acer aim toward "everyday multitasking, digital media enjoyment, and communication," according to the company. The new Aspire 5750, 5750G, and 7750G are among the first to make use of Intel's new second-generation Core series processors--in this case the quad-core i7-2630QM.

Of those, the Aspire 7750G supports up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, plus hard drives as large as 750GB, while the Aspire 5750 models have 4 or 6GB of RAM, and up to 640GB of HDD space. Besides that, the G model of the 5750 includes the new Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU, while the non-G version has Intel's revamped integrated HD graphics. The Aspire 7750G goes with AMD for its GPU, with discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550 or 6650 graphics cards.

The two 15-inch models, the Aspire 5750 and 57050G, both have 1,360x768 resolution screens; the 17.3-inch Aspire 7750G has a 1,600x900 display (although we think a high-end multimedia desktop replacement really should go all the way to 1,920x1,080).

As with most of Acer's new products, the laptops will support clear.fi, Acer's previously announced home entertainment networking system, which connects Acer products and allows media to be shared between them.

The Aspire 5750, 5750G, and 7750G will be available starting January 9, from $899.99 for the Aspire 5750 and 5750G, and $1,029.99 for the Aspire 7750G.

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