Acer releases new entertainment PC’s

The new Aspire RC900 and RC500 bring an abundance of new features including a Super Dial and remote control to enhance user experience and enjoyment during the entertainment mode.  A fresh newdesign with sharp lines against a black and metallic color scheme creates a simple yet sophisticated appearance.  The Aspire RC900 and RC500 combine work and leisure needs all in one.

A choice of five entertainment modes is available for your amusement ¾ video, TV, picture, music, and FM radio.  And for convenient access between the modes users can navigate via a range of controls ¾ by turning the Super Dial, or by pressing the remote control, keyboard hotkeys, or the handy media buttons located on top of the PCs.

“We’re proud to present the new generation of Aspire PCs with a new outlook, and packed full of entertainment features to extend home PCs beyond a tool for merely performing traditional computing tasks ¾ an advancement from the previous generation of Aspire PCs.”  Said Jim Wong, President of IT Products Business Group, Acer Inc.  “Every detail has been added to enhance the ease of use and enjoyment for the home user.  Caring through innovation ¾ that’s Acer’s heritage.”

Boasting the latest processing power, the Aspire RC900 and RC500 are equipped with the choice of Intel Pentium 4 processors with 800 Mhz front-side bus supporting Intel Hyper-threading technology for superior handling of multiple applications in both entertainment and PC modes, and Intel Celeron processors.  Plenty of storage is provided to save those movies, music and picture files, and the Aspire RC900 and RC500 are also among the first PCs to feature a 7-in-1 media reader allowing users to read directly from the most popular memory cards found in today’s digital appliances.  Furthermore, optical and coaxial SPDIF audio-out connectors give users the option to enjoy sound direct from their own hi-fi systems while watching movies and videos.  All of these features transform the Acer Aspire from a traditional home PC into the realm of an entertainment provider.

The first generation of the Acer Aspire PC was launched in 1995, and broke away from the conventional PC design to become the world’s most enjoyable multimedia PC at the time.  The second generation, launched in 2002, also led the way in innovative designs by integrating digitalized home appliance into the home PC ¾ features such as Audio DJ enabled users to listen to music without even having to turn on the computer.