Acer has announced that it will be expanding support for 5th Generation Intel Core processors, adding the CPU to its hugely popular line of Aspire E5-571 notebooks in India.
The move makes Acer the first PC vendor in India to retail notebooks powered by the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. The 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors have been designed to improve performance, graphics and battery life over previous versions.
“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 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 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.” said S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India.
Key features of 5th Generation Intel Core processors U series
5th Gen Intel Core processors combine the power efficiency of the new 14nm process with improvements in processor instructions to deliver faster performance. The U series of 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors supports two cores and up to four threads with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology). In addition, Intel® Turbo Boost 2.02 dynamically controls the performance and power of both cores and graphics—boosting performance exactly where and when it is needed and saving energy when it counts. It also delivers amazing experience and handles latest capabilities like gesture, voice, and facial recognition.
Longer Battery life
Processor power design improvements across CPU, graphics, I/O, and power management, plus the increased power efficiency of Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process, combine to offer users an improved battery life vs. 4th gen Intel® Core™ processors (U series).
5th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel® HD graphics have a 15W thermal design point (TDP) with a configurable TDP (cTDP) down option. This delivers the balanced performance and battery life needed for thin, innovative 2-in-1s in addition to mainstream designs.
The Acer Aspire E5-571
The Aspire E5-571 notebook with Windows 8.1, up to 12GB memory and 1TB hard disk, incorporates the latest NVIDIA GeForce 800M series card and provides an exceptional cinematic or gaming experience. Now powered by the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, the notebook provides a performance packed experience and delivers upto 7 hrs of battery back-up. The notebook is equipped with a Precision Touchpad (PTP) that supports six core Windows 8.1 TouchPad gestures, reducing un-intended tap and cursor motions on the touchpad and improving pinch-to-zoom, smoother scrolling and screen navigation.
The device is also Skype™ Certified, offering one of the best Voice over IP (VoIP) experiences. Built-in digital microphone and high quality speakers enhance bass band audio performance and allow authentic Skype communication. It comes with a built-in optical drive and is one of the slimmest form factors in this size and product segment. The Aspire E5-571 is available in five colours: Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, Tiger’s Eye Brown, Sapphire Blue and Garnet Red.
Pricing and Availability in India
The 5th Gen Intel Core i5 processor powered Aspire E5-571 is available in India with prices starting at Rs. 44,999/-.