Acer Launches First Laptops with 4G Mobile Network Access in US

The first notebooks supporting the wireless 4G WiMAX technology come from Acer on the US market and the first 2 models announced are Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771. The company that introduced the high-speed wireless communication technology in the United States is XOHM, while the laptop computers integrate a WiMAX/Wi-Fi module, running with Intel Centrino 2 processing technology. The wireless module known as Echo Peak was introduced by Intel WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 Series, and enables wireless broadband speeds of up to 4Mbps downloads and 2Mbps uploads.

People living in Baltimore will be the first to try the new connectivity. And now let’s find out more about these new laptops.

Acer Aspire 4930-6862 is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T7350 processor at 2GHz speeds, and sports a 14.1-inch Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Graphic enhancements are provided by an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500HMHD card, while the system features also 320GB HDD storage, super multi double layer burner, card reader, a built-in Acer Crystal Eye web camera, Dolby Home Theater, and Windows Vista Premium operating system pre-installed.
The notebook model with 4G mobile network access has a retail price set at $899.99.

The second laptop, Aspire 6930-6771, has a larger display of 16 inches in diagonal, with Acer’s CrystalBrite technology and 1366 x 768 pixels, while featuring 3GB memory and the rest of the components encountered at the previous model described, all retailing for the same price.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the 2 laptops, you can find them at Newegg.com and TigerDirect.com.

“With the launch of WiMAX in the United States, Acer is building on its commitment to deliver first-to-market cutting-edge PC technology for mobile customers,” said Sumit Agnihotry, director of notebook product management for Acer America. “By leveraging Intel Centrino 2 mobile technology and the XOHM wireless network capabilities, users will have the availability for anytime, anywhere wireless connectivity. The Acer Aspire notebooks provide users with perfect combination of mobile and multimedia functionality.”


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