Acer Offers AMD Athlon 64-Based Desktop-Replacement Notebook

The Aspire 1520 mobile PC features the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor. It also features HyperTransport technology for system agility and multimedia experience; power management with the AMD PowerNow technology; and 3DNow! Professional technology for cinema playback quality on digital entertainment.

The Aspire 1520 is equipped with a DualView technology, Microsoft DirectSound, CDRW-DVD combo drive and an Active Matrix 15-inch XGA+ TFT display with a resolution of up to 1400 x1050. It also features 512MB of DDR SDRAM upgradeable to 1024MB, two integrated stereo speakers, built-in microphone and SPDIF line-out support.

In addition to wireless 802.11b/g support, the Aspire 1520 offers four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port, 10/100/1000 LAN connection, and a 56K V.92 modem. This newest Aspire notebook incorporates up to a 60GB ATA/100 removable hard drive as well as a hot swappable Acer media bay, enabling users to access data on a variety of media including a DVD/CDRW or DVD-R, as well as inserting a second battery for up to 2.5 hours of battery life. The Aspire 1520 series notebooks offer a 4-in-1 PCMCIA Multimedia reader for optional MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) card or Memory Stick along with a standard Port Replicator. It comes [reloaded with Microsoft Windows XP Professional, and weighs 7.9 pounds.

The Acer Aspire 1520 series will be available starting at $1199.

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