Home > Computing > Acer Takes Aspire 8930G Quad-Core

Acer Takes Aspire 8930G Quad-Core

Computer maker Acer has decided to amp up its high-end Aspire 8930G notebook computer by rolling in an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 processor, increasing the system’s appeal to power-hungry gaming and multimedia enthusiasts. And with a large 1080p-capable display, optional Blu-ray drive, Nvidia graphics, and Dolby audio processing—plus a separate numeric keypad—the system has a lot to recommend it for users who aren’t terribly concerned with portability.

"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 Acer America’s VP of product marketing Sumit Agnihotry, in a statement. "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."

The Aspire 8930G now offers a 2 GHz Core 2 Quad Q9000 processor as an option, with 6 MB of L2 cache and a 1066 MHz front-side bus. The system ships with 4 GB of RAM, and features a mammoth 18.4-inch 1,920 by 1,080-pixel LCD display driven by an Nvidia GeForce 9700M graphics controller with 512 MB of video memory. The notebook is also available with a 500 GB hard drive, either a Blu-ray or DVD Super-Multi drives, a 6-in-1 media card reader, and 802.11ag.n Wi-Fi wireless networking. The Aspire 8930G also touts a Webcam, Dolby Home Theater audio processing, and the 64-bit edition of Windows Vista Premium.

The quad core-equipped Aspire 8930G is available now, at prices starting at $1,799,99.