the ‘aspire ethos’ laptop by acer feature a removable touchpad that doubles as a remote control for the device

designed for entertainment, acer‘s new ‘aspire ethos 8951G’ and ‘5951G’ ‘ laptop models feature a removable touchpad that doubles as a remote control for the device, alongside powerful audio and video-ready hardware.

the detachable touchpad, capable of controlling multimedia playback on the device from a distance, features a sensor enabling it to be used either horizontally or vertically. the ‘aspire ethos’ also features acer’s ‘’ media sharing platform, enabling digital media stored on any ‘’-ready device on the home network to be shared and accessed from any other.

the ‘8951G’ model of the ‘aspire ethos’ boasts five built-in dolby speakers and an acer subwoofer pair for surround-like sound. an 18.4-inch screen can play images in full HD , 1920 x 1080-pixels. the ‘5951G’ version includes two built-in stereo speakers  and an acer bass booster, with a 15.6-inch HD 1366 x 786 display.

the frameless laptop utilizes intel’s ‘turbo boost technology 2.0’ on top of intel core processors, alongside a nvidia geforce T500 graphics processor. integrated powersmart long-life battery lasts over three times as long as conventional notebook batteries. a USB 3.0 port, multi-in-1 card reader, webcam, and built-in microphone round out the hardware offerings of the device, while an ‘instant on arcade’ key permits fast booting for movie, music, and photo playback. mobile devices may be charged via USB even when the laptop itself is turned off.

the acer ‘aspire ethos 8951G’ and ‘5951G’ are expected to be available later this month.

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via pcworld