Acer has four new laptops under the Aspire brand. These cover the general range of introductory budget machine in the Aspire 1, up to the performance minded Aspire 7. The Aspire 3 and 5 occupy the middle ground between these two.
The 14-inch Acer Aspire 1 is designed to make the most of cloud storage, or that’s how Acer puts it. With storage options limited to either 32GB or 64GB eMMC, users will have to rely on the one year subscription for 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive storage. Processor choices fall between an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor; either is paired with 4GB RAM and Intel HD graphics.
As a lightweight work machine, the Aspire 1 will have up to nine hours of battery life; although this will depend on how its being used. Connectivity options include one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI port and Ethernet.
Packing slightly better hardware is the Acer Aspire 3. An Intel Core processor has been added to choice between the Celeron and Pentium of the Aspire 1; and memory can be bumped up to 12GB RAM. No information about its storage capabilities has been shared.
The Acer Aspire 3 comes with three types of displays: 14-inch HD, 15.6-inch HD, and 15.6-inch Full HD. All three displays feature Acer’s BlueLightShield technology to reduce eye-strain.
On the other hand, the Acer Aspire 5 is close to what our readers are likely to be looking for in a laptop. Powered by Intel’s seventh generation Core processors, the memory capacity goes all the way up to 20GB DDR4 2400MHz. It will also have an Nvidia graphics card, although Acer has not mentioned what choices there will be. Storage options come between an HDD of up to 2TB, or M.2 SSDs up to 256GB.
At 15.6-inches, the Aspire 5 offers a choice between HD and Full HD IPS displays.
Acer’s premium option for the line comes in the form of the Aspire 7. This is powered by an seventh generation Intel Core processor, with graphics provided by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. Memory goes up to 32GB DDR4 2400MHz; allowing it to wander into midrange gaming laptop territory. It also shares the same storage options as the Aspire 5.
Display sizes for the Aspire 7 come in the form of either 15-inches or 17-inches. Although no mention of the resolution has been made thus far.
The Acer Aspire series will be available in North America in June; and the Aspire 3, and 5 will be appearing in China in April. The Aspire 7 will also be appearing in China in May.
Price-wise, the Aspire 1 will start from $219 (about RM950); the Aspire 3 from $299 (about RM1300); the Aspire 5 from $499 (about RM2100); and the Aspire 7 from $799 (about RM3500).