Acer Aspire 8940 Notebook Technical specifications, Benefits

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Aspire® 8940

Sheer multimedia enjoyment is what you’ll experience with the Aspire® 8940. Enjoy the latest Blu-ray movies with impressive surround sound. Built with first-class components, this mobile desktop replacement is sure to exceed your expectations for brilliant multimedia and outstanding computing.

The Aspire® 8940G-6865 is available at select retail outlets.

Benefits:
Superb entertainment

  • The Aspire® 8940 delivers an amazing entertainment experience thanks to its Blu-ray drive and thrid-generation Dolby® Home Theater™.

First-class performance

  • Fast DDR3 memory and a powerful processor help the Aspire® 8940 to deliver extreme performance for noticeably smoother multitasking.

See and be seen

  • The built-in high-def webcam gives you face-to-face communication with family and friends.

Technical specifications:

Operating System

  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

Processor

  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor
    (6MB L2 Cache, 1.60GHz)

Chipset

  • Mobile Intel® PM55 Express

Memory

  • 4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAMUser upgradeable up to 8GB (one 4GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 4GB cards*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.

Storage

  • 500GB* SATA hard disk drive, 5400RPMIntegrated variable-speed Blu-ray Disc™ drive / Super-Multi drive combo: -Read – 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X BD-ROM, 4X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 4X BD-ROM DL (double-layer), 4X BD-R DL (double-layer), 2X BD-RE DL (double-layer)
    -Write – 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer)5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive*When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

Video

  • Acer® CineCrystal full HD 18.4″ (1920 x 1080) high-brightness (220-nit) TFT LCD16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms high-definition response time, 60% color gamut, LED backlight, frameless designUp to 16.7 million colorsDiscrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M graphics (1024 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM, up to 1791 MB of shared system memory)MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decodingAcer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite and PureZone technologiesVGA, DisplayPort™ and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support portsSupport for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor

Audio

  • Dolby®-optimized Acer® CineSurround sound system with five integrated speakers and one Acer® Tuba CineBass booster supporting low-frequency effectsAcer® PureZone technology with two integrated stereo microphones featuring beam forming, echo cancellation and noise suppression technologiesOptimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancementTrue 5.1-channel surround-sound outputHeadphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support, microphone and line-in portsMicrosoft® DirectSound® compatibility

Interface Ports

  • DC-in
    RJ-45 LAN
    VGA
    DisplayPort™
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    Microphone
    Line-in
    FireWire® (IEEE 1394)
    eSATA
    HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support
    CIR (consumer infrared)
    Five USB 2.0 (four are functional when an eSATA device is plugged in)

Card Slots

  • ExpressCard™/54 slot5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Communications

  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link network connection supporting 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN readyAcer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite and PureZone technologies

Included Software

  • Acer® Backup Manager
    Acer® Crystal Eye
    Acer® eRecovery Management
    Acer® GridVista
    Acer® InstantOn Arcade
    Acer® Launch Manager
    Acer® PowerSmart Manager
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe® Flash® Player
    eSobi™
    Google™ Toolbar
    McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    Microsoft® Works 8.5 (full version)
    Microsoft® Office Home & Student 2007 (60-day trial)
    MyWinLocker®
    Norton™ Online Backup
    NTI Media Maker™**OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface

  • Backlit 103-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, embedded numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support10 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys
    Acer® backup, WLAN easy-launch buttonsAcer® PowerSmartAcer® MediaTouch interface device with Acer® Arcade, volume up/down meter, media control (play/pause, stop, previous, next), mute and hold keysMulti-gesture touchpad supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

Dimensions & Weight

  • 17.3″ (440.0mm) W x 11.6″ (295.0mm) D x 1.2″ – 1.7” (31.0mm – 43.8mm) H10.1 lb. (4.6kg)Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

Power

  • 120-watt AC adapterEight-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage; 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 3.0 hours with power on, 80% charge in 1.0 hour

Compliance

  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
    Energy Star®

Security Features

  • User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
    Kensington® lock slot

Limited Warranty*

One-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty**

*For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.

**Valid only in countries where Acer has an authorized repair facility. For a list of those countries go to http://global.acer.com/support/itw.htm. or call 800-816-2237. Services and response times may vary in countries outside the U.S. and Canada.

Operating System

Processor

  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor
    (6MB L2 Cache, 1.60GHz)

Chipset

  • Mobile Intel® PM55 Express

Memory

  • 4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAMUser upgradeable up to 8GB (one 4GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 4GB cards*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.

Storage

  • 500GB* SATA hard disk drive, 5400RPMIntegrated variable-speed Blu-ray Disc™ drive / Super-Multi drive combo: -Read – 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X BD-ROM, 4X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 4X BD-ROM DL (double-layer), 4X BD-R DL (double-layer), 2X BD-RE DL (double-layer)
    -Write – 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer)5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive*When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

Video

  • Acer® CineCrystal full HD 18.4″ (1920 x 1080) high-brightness (220-nit) TFT LCD16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms high-definition response time, 60% color gamut, LED backlight, frameless designUp to 16.7 million colorsDiscrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M graphics (1024 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM, up to 1791 MB of shared system memory)MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decodingAcer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite and PureZone technologiesVGA, DisplayPort™ and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support portsSupport for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor

Audio

  • Dolby®-optimized Acer® CineSurround sound system with five integrated speakers and one Acer® Tuba CineBass booster supporting low-frequency effectsAcer® PureZone technology with two integrated stereo microphones featuring beam forming, echo cancellation and noise suppression technologiesOptimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancementTrue 5.1-channel surround-sound outputHeadphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support, microphone and line-in portsMicrosoft® DirectSound® compatibility

Interface Ports

  • DC-in
    RJ-45 LAN
    VGA
    DisplayPort™
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    Microphone
    Line-in
    FireWire® (IEEE 1394)
    eSATA
    HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support
    CIR (consumer infrared)
    Five USB 2.0 (four are functional when an eSATA device is plugged in)

Card Slots

  • ExpressCard™/54 slot5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Communications

  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link network connection supporting 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN readyAcer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite and PureZone technologies

Included Software

  • Acer® Backup Manager
    Acer® Crystal Eye
    Acer® eRecovery Management
    Acer® GridVista
    Acer® InstantOn Arcade
    Acer® Launch Manager
    Acer® PowerSmart Manager
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe® Flash® Player
    eSobi™
    Google™ Toolbar
    McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    Microsoft® Works 8.5 (full version)
    Microsoft® Office Home & Student 2007 (60-day trial)
    MyWinLocker®
    Norton™ Online Backup
    NTI Media Maker™**OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface

  • Backlit 103-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, embedded numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support10 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys
    Acer® backup, WLAN easy-launch buttonsAcer® PowerSmartAcer® MediaTouch interface device with Acer® Arcade, volume up/down meter, media control (play/pause, stop, previous, next), mute and hold keysMulti-gesture touchpad supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

Dimensions & Weight

  • 17.3″ (440.0mm) W x 11.6″ (295.0mm) D x 1.2″ – 1.7” (31.0mm – 43.8mm) H10.1 lb. (4.6kg)Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

Power

  • 120-watt AC adapterEight-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage; 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 3.0 hours with power on, 80% charge in 1.0 hour

Compliance

  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
    Energy Star®

Security Features

  • User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
    Kensington® lock slot

Limited Warranty*

One-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty**
*For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.

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