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10 April 2006

Acer Announce World's Second HD-DVD Laptop

Following Toshiba's lead, Acer have announced the 2nd notebook to support HD-DVD; The Aspire 9800.

Acer's new laptop, The Aspire 9800 will debut in May and will ship with a 20 inch,1,680 x 1,050 cristalbrite display. This is fed not only by the up and coming HD-DVD drive, but also by built in analogue and digital TV tuners. Unfortunately though, the first models to ship may only ship with a DVD drive. The best Acer could say about the availability of the HD-DVD drive is that it'll ship when it ships.

The Aspire 9800 will also come with a 1.3 megapixel webcam- dubbed the 'Orbicam', and a DVI-D port to hook the machine up to a HD TV. An Intel Core Duo processor, a Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 GPU with up to 256MB video memory, Bluetooth 2.0, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi are also amongst its features.

Coming only one month after Toshiba announced the HD-DVD supporting Qosimio Q30 notebook, and only two weeks after Toshiba announced the launch of the first high definition DVD player in Japan, Sony will not be happy. It really does look like HD-DVD will gain a good chunk of that 14 billion-a-year home video market doesn't it?

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