At the recent Global Press Conference that Acer held in Budapest , the firm showed a whole fleet of laptops , such as the new Gemstone Blue or the 15.6-inch Aspire . In the inkwell we had the Acer Aspire 6530 and the Acer Aspire 6930 , two models with a 16-inch screen and, as has been the usual pattern lately in this sector, designed for the domestic enjoyment of high definition video .
Like all home laptops recently released by the Taiwanese firm, these two Aspires follow the spirit of the Gemstone design , with rounded edges, backlit touch keys on the inside and the floating Acer logo on the outside . The weights depend on the battery we choose: 3.5 kilos with the eight-cell, and 3.4 kilos with the six-cell , achieving 3.5 and 2.5 hours of autonomy, respectively.
Following Acer's usual strategy of offering a whole catalog of products with features that suit different audiences, the Aspire 6530 and 6930 are one notch below the aforementioned Gemstone Blue . From them they take, for example, the tube-shaped subwoofer , but instead of equipping a virtual surround sound system they complete it with two stereo speakers . Follow that concept of laptops with a large screen and designed to move comfortably inside the home, but with a cheaper price.
At the same time, they are also a step above the 15.6-inch Aspires . Not only for offering a little more screen, but for features such as the HDMI output to watch the videos on a high definition television, as well as the option of being equipped with a Blu-ray disc reader , an integrated DTT tuner or two. hard drives , bringing the maximum internal storage to 640GB (320GB per disk).
Both models are distinguished by screen resolution and the signatures chosen for the processor and graphics. The Acer Aspire 6530 has a 1920 x 1080 pixel (Full HD) screen , it has an AMD Turion X2 processor up to 2.4 GHz and ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 graphics card with 512 MB of exclusive video memory. It's what AMD and ATI call the Puma platform . The Acer Aspire 6930 on the other hand, has a 1366 x 768 pixel screen (HD Ready) , and for the chip it opts for the Montevina platform , that is, the new Intel processorscataloged by the Cetrino 2 seal .
More specifically, these are Intel Core 2 Duo processors with a maximum speed of 2.8 GHz . Of course, for the graphics card you can opt for NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS or 9300M GS , also with 512 MB of video memory. That was precisely one of the main shortcomings that we saw in the Acer Aspire 5535, which opted for integrated graphics . Something that is due, as we have said before, to Acer's business strategy of launching products that are very layered in performance.
The two models can carry between 2 and 4 GB of RAM , and have the usual connection section, both with cables and without them. In the first, and in addition to the HDMI output, we find four USB ports , VGA output and the usual connections for Ethernet cable , headphones, microphone and speakers (with support for Dolby systems ), along with a memory card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD). Wirelessly, they have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth .
Two more models that expand Acer's range of laptops designed for audiovisual home entertainment, but at the same time have the characteristics to be a work machine at home . Of course, you have to be strong to carry them on your shoulder every time we leave home or office. Ultralight and ultra- portable or netbooks are more suitable for this .