Acer offers all-in-one Home Entertainment with the Aspire E500

Bangalore: Acer, one of the world's top 4 branded PC vendors, today announced the launch of its Aspire E500 series desktop based on Intel's latest Pentium® P4 Processor with ATI chipset that supports dual-core technology. This is the latest introduction to Acer's range of home PCs, with the Pentium® 4 Processor 519 (3.06Hz, 533 MHZ FSB), for increased power and excellent performance.

Teamed with DDR2 memory for improved multitasking and SATA storage for improved scalability and performance, the Aspire E500 doubles as a powerful desktop PC and a fun entertainment centre. The ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 delivers great 3D graphics and universal connectivity, in a chipset design that provides exceptional value for high performance. The E500 come equipped with Gigabit LAN, 128 MB Graphics, Direct x9.0 complaint and a 9 in 1 card reader, which can read all multimedia cards, giving the user flexibility and hassle free transfer of data. It is also equipped with the Acer Empowering Technology suite, eMode management.

The Aspire E500 has a Dual input TV Tuner card with IR Remote and IR Receiver for " All-In-One Entertainment", allowing users to further expand their entertainment options by watching and recording their favourite TV shows. When partnered with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, the Aspire E500 allows users to watch DVD movies, listen to music, rip CDs, share digital photos, and instantly access on-demand on-line music, news and games - all with a simple to use remote control.

The Aspire E500 has a 15" silver and black dual colour TFT monitor, and

Creative Speakers (2+1) making it an extremely attractive home entertainment. The Combo Drive with CD-Writer and DVD-ROM lets users enjoy all the multimedia features available on the PC, such as burning their favourite music and movie CDs.

Other features of the Aspire E500 include an Internet & MM ready USB keyboard, USB Optical Mouse, 56 Kbps Data/Fax/ internal Modem and on board sound and graphics. Available from Rs. 46,999/-with a 1-year Return-to-Bench Warranty, Acer has once again created the ultimate 'powertainment' experience designed to be enjoyed by those who appreciate the stylish simplicity, convenience and the independence of an all-in-one system.

Speaking on the launch of the Aspire E500, Mr. Harish Kohli, GM ? Sales & Marketing, Networking PC Client Group, Acer India said, " Acer recognizes that demand for all-in-one entertainment by consumers. The digital home and digital lifestyle are now more of a reality than ever and the way people view the availability of entertainment and information is rapidly changing.

It is innovative products, like the Aspire E500 a great value entertainment product, that are meeting the needs of the new digital world and will propel Acer to a leading position in the home PC market, "

According to Mr. Sam Thomas, Assistant GM, Networking PC Client Group, "The Acer Aspire E500 gives consumers the option to upgrade to Intel's new Pentium D Dual Core processors for unsurpassed performance. For home users, the more powerful Intel Pentium processor coupled with Microsoft Media Center software has huge benefits. For example, with a TV/FM tuner installed, while recording a live TV show, you can also view pre-recorded video on a second PC, while playing a music track or surfing the web. The new generation ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 is designed to fully meet the increased system bandwidth requirements placed on today's converged PCs. It delivers a stable PC platform for everyday PC applications, whether creating, editing or viewing digital photos; video or browsing the web to view and download media-rich digital files with stunning images."


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