While surveying Park Square One earlier I found out that the new Sandy Bridge laptop models have finally arrived. Leading the fray is the Acer Aspire 4750G.
What is special about this offering is that it houses the first of I’m sure many to come, 2nd generation Intel core series. And not only does it come in with a lot of power, it also happens to cost relatively cheaper than its predecessors. This particular model (i5-2410) is positioned to retail at around 32k for cash and 34k for cards, you can bump them up some more by adding a little more money (about 2k) to maximize the RAM to 4Gb.
Among its features, there’s the Optimus switching engine for its integrated Intel graphics and its 2Gb Nvidia GeForce GT 540M, a USB 3.0 interface, and of course complete wireless connectivity.
Currently available at PC Corner, Asianic, and ADI at the square, some didn’t even have a price tag on the unit yet. This will open up a whole new bracket of pricing and most of the shops will be stuck with their 1st generation offerings if they don’t put it out on sale.
It is indeed an exciting opening for the second quarter of the year where most of what was featured in CES make it out into the hands of the consumers. We will get to witness a head to head between Intel Core’s 2nd Generation Family and AMD’s Fusion Tech.