The Acer Aspire AS5740, a 15.6-inch laptop with the new Intel Core i3 processor, is now available in the US.
E-tailers currently offer four AS5470 models – the AS5740-5513, AS5740-5144, AS5740-5255 and AS5740-5749, all with the Intel Core i3 330M 2.13GHz processor which includes the GMA HD integrated graphics. The notebooks also feature 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 6-cell battery for “up to four hours” of run time, a 1366×768 display, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
The AS5740-5513, S5740-5255 and AS5740-5749 have a 320GB hard drive, whereas the AS5740-5144 has a 500GB HDD. The S5740-5255 additionally includes Bluetooth, while the AS5740-5749 has a Blu-ray Combo drive, instead of a standard DVD burner in other models.
Acer’s new Aspire laptops sport built-in web camera and microphone, stereo speakers, Dolby Home Theater audio technology, 802.11n WiFi, an HDMI output, and a multi-touch trackpad.
The available models feature a blue lid and weigh around 6.16 pounds.
The Acer Aspire AS5740-5513, AS5740-5144, AS5740-5255 and AS5740-5749 are priced at $616.75 (Amazon), $649.99 (Amazon), $629.99 (TigerDirect), and $699.99 (Newegg).