IFA 2013 | Acer announces an upgrade to the Aspire E1 notebook
Acer is uping its game with its mid-range notebooks - the Aspire E1 is getting a long list of new upgrade options making it competitive with nearly anything on the market.
The new E1 will soon be available with either a 15.6-inch or a 14-inch HD display and support for 10 point multi-touch. Processor selection will also take a step forward and feature Intel Haswell or AMD A-Series chips. The Taiwanese company has also included an M-Disc compatible optical drive which offers DVD style data storage that can apparently be preserved for up to a thousand years and is resistant to extreme conditions.
The 15.6-inch model will support a number of discrete graphics cards including an NVIDIA GT 720M, an NVIDIA GT 740M, or an AMD Radeon HD 8000M. The 14-inch model on the other hand is only offered with an NVIDIA GT 720M GPU.
Color choices for the 15.6-inch model include Clarinet Black, Cherry Red and Steel Grey, while the 14-inch model will be available in Misty Silver, Piano Black and Keyboard White.
The new Acer Aspire E1 is expected to launch in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East this October with prices starting at 399 euros (US$527). Pricing and availability in North America and other regions have not yet been announced.