Processor -Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q9000 (6MB L2Cache, 2.0GHz, 1066MHz FSB) or -Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9400 (6MB cache, 2.53GHz, 1066MHz FSB) or -Intel Core2 Duo Processor T6400 (2MB cache, 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB) or -Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5800 (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB) or -Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8400 (3MB L2 cache, 2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB) or -Intel Core2 Duo Processor P7350 (3MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 1066MHz FSB) Chipset -Mobile Intel PM45 Express Memory -4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAM Storage -Up to 500GB* SATA hard disk drive, 5400RPM -Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive: -Read - 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM -Write - 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM or -Integrated variable-speed Blu-ray Disc drive / Super-Multi drive combo: -Read - 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X/16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X/4X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X/4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X/4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X/4X DVD-RW, 6X/4X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 2X BD-ROM, 2X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 2X BD-ROM DL (double-layer), 2X/1.6X BD-R DL (double-layer), 2X BD-RE DL (double-layer) -Write - 16X/8X CD-R, 10X/4X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-RW, 4X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X/2.4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 4X/2X DVD-R DL (double-layer) -6-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card -Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive -*When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments. Video -Acer CineCrystal full HD 18.4" WUXGA (1920 x 1080) TFT LCD or -Acer CineCrystal HD+ 18.4" WXGA+ (1680 x 945) TFT LCD -16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms high-definition response time -Discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT graphics (512MB dedicated GDDR3 VRAM memory, up to 1791MB shared system memory) or -Discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT (512MB dedicated GDDR3 VRAM memory, up to 1791MB shared system memory) -Windows Media Video 9 (VC-1 standard) and H.264 support -MPEG-2 DVD decoding -Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite and PureZone technologies -VGA, DisplayPort and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support ports -Up to 16.7 million colors -Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor Audio -Acer CineSurround with five integrated stereo speakers and one Acer Tuba CineBass booster supporting low-frequency effects -Acer PureZone technology with two integrated stereo microphones featuring beam forming, echo cancellation and noise suppression technologies -Optimized second-generation Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement -True 5.1-channel surround-sound output -Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support, microphone-in, line-in and RF-in, ports -Microsoft DirectSound compatibility -Acer CineDash media console with volume control Interface Ports -DC-in -RJ-11 modem -RJ-45 LAN -VGA -DisplayPort -Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support -Microphone-in -Line-in -RF-in -eSATA -HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support -CIR (consumer infrared) -Four USB 2.0 Card Slots -ExpressCard/54 slot -6-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card Communications -Intel Wireless WiFi Link network connection supporting 802.11a/b/g/Draft N wireless LAN, Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency -Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (enhanced data rate) wireless PAN (select models only) -Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready -V.92 56Kbps* data/fax modem, PTT (postal, telegraph, telephone) certified in select countries, Wake-on-Ring ready -Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite and PureZone technologies -*Download speeds are limited to 53Kbps. Actual speeds may vary depending on line conditions. Uploads travel at speeds up to 33.6Kbps. Requires compatible digital sources. Included Software -Acer Bio-Protection -Acer Crystal Eye -Acer Empowering Technology (eAudio, eRecovery, eSettings, ePower) -Acer GridVista -Acer InstantOn Arcade -Acer Launch Manager -Acer Video Conference Manager -Adobe Acrobat Reader -CyberLink PowerDirector (30-day trial) -McAfee Internet Security Suite (60-day trial) -Microsoft Works 8.5 (full version) -Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 (60-day trial) -NTI Media Maker* -*OEM, not full-featured, version. User Interface -105-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, standard numeric keypad, hotkey controls, 2.5mm minimum key travel, international language support -12 function, four cursor, two Microsoft Windows keys; independent US dollar and Euro keys -Empowering Key -Web browser, e-mail, WLAN, Bluetooth (select models only) easy-launch buttons -Acer CineDash media console with Acer Arcade, volume up/down meter, menu navigation (enter/back/left/right), media control (play/pause, stop, previous, next, fast forward, rewind), mute and hold keys -Touchpad with four-way integrated scroll button and Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader Dimensions & Weight -17.4" (441.4mm) W x 11.8" (300.0mm) D x 1.6" - 1.7” (40.2mm – 44.2mm) H -9.0 lb. (4.1kg) -Size and weight may vary depending on configuration Power -90-watt AC adapter -Eight-cell lithium ion battery: up to 2.5 hours life depending on configuration and usage (may be reduced if Windows Vista Aero is enabled); 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 3.0 hours with power on, 80% charge in 1.0 hour Security Features -User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords -Kensington lock slot -Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint readerIt is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.