Acer, after launching its laptop-tablet hybrid in India earlier this week, on Thursday introduced a refreshed version of its Aspire E5-571 laptop in the country. Acer says the launch marks as the region’s first and the company’s “latest fifth generation Intel Core processor based device”. The 2015 Acer Aspire E5-571 is priced starting Rs. 44,999, and will go on sale soon. It is worth mentioning that the same Aspire E5-571 models with fourth generation Intel Core processors are available to buy online at around half the price.
The new Acer Aspire E5-571 notebook runs on Windows 8.1. The laptop, besides featuring an upgraded processor, shares the same specifications as its the fourth generation Intel Core processor models. The notebook is powered by a fifth generation Intel Core i7 ‘Broadwell U’ processor, which is made using the 14nm process. The processor includes two cores and four threads, featuring Hyper-Threading Technology.
Other specifications of the new Aspire E5-571 include 15.6-inch HD display, up to 1TB of inbuilt storage, and up to 12GB of RAM. Besides Intel’s 2.02 Turbo Boost, the notebook sports Nvidia GeForce 800M for handling the graphic intensive applications. It also boasts of features like facial recognition, and an improved touchpad with Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology and support for six core Windows 8.1 gestures. Acer says the laptop provides up to 7 hours of battery backup.
The Skype-Certified laptop comes in five colour variants namely Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, Tiger’s Eye Brown, Sapphire Blue and Garnet Red. More specification details for the Acer Aspire E5-571 will be known once the laptop hits the shelves.
“Acer continues leading the industry in computing innovation by enhancing the user experience. Consumers will now be delighted working on the E5-571 which now comes with the latest fifth generation Intel Core i7 processor. Intel’s 14nm process delivers premium performance, stunning visuals, and battery life which take the device’s performance to the next level of computing,” stated S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India during the launch.
“We’d like to congratulate Acer on bringing in the first set of devices based on the fifth generation Intel Core processors. This new processor family is Intel’s latest wave of 14nm processors, delivering improved system and graphics performance, more natural and immersive user experiences, and enabling longer battery life compared to previous generations. The 5th Generation Intel Core processor is purpose-built for the next generation of computing devices offering a thinner, lighter and more efficient experience across diverse form factors as well as powerful performance while being power efficient and offering longer battery life. Devices based on this processor family are certainly the right choice for consumers who’re looking to buy a new device or refresh their old device” added Anand Ramamoorthy, Director Consumption Sales, Intel South Asia.