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Computing with Captain America

Jun 27. 2018
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By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
The Nation

The latest in the series of Acer notebooks produced in collaboration with Marvel Studios hits the stores

Acer Aspire 6-Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Captain America Edition is a fast notebook computer especially designed for fans of the comic hero.

It’s the latest release in the series of three special edition notebooks that Acer has made in collaboration with Marvel.

The notebook comes with a premium aluminium cover that features Captain America’s iconic pentagram on a deep blue background though users shouldn’t be tempted to use it as a shield like the superhero. 

Powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i58250U processor running at 1.6 GHz and boasting four gigabytes of working memory or RAM and 1 terabyte of hard drive, the notebook is fast for business applications. 

The graphics horse power comes from NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics adapter, which has two GB of dedicated video memory so it doesn’t share the resources of the main memory and thus doesn’t affect the performance of the computer.

The graphics adapter generates a beautiful display on a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS screen that provides consistent colours and viewing from wide angles. The display using the Acer ComfyView Ledbackit technology is bright and great for watching HD video clips as well as viewing photos.

The Captain America Aspire 6 runs on Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition and comes complete with Microsoft Cortana audio assistant that helps you to easily set up the notebook for first use, using either the mouse or voice command.

The large backlit keyboard is easy and comfortable to type on and uses Gigabit Ethernet and a 802.11ac wireless connection for fast browsing. 

The necessary ports are all there too, namely one USB 3.1 Type C port, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port plus an HDMI port that can be linked to a large TV for watching HD movies to it.

The notebook has enhanced multimedia performance. It uses Acer TrueHarmony technology to deliver life-like audio, while two digital microphones with Acer PurifiedVoice help ensure a great Cortana with Voice experience. It also has Acer HD webcam with HDR technology for video calls.

During the test, I found the notebook had good performance in handling Microsoft Office and browsing web pages. HD video clips also ran fast and smoothly.

Acer Aspire 6  Captain America costs Bt24,990 (VAT included),

Key Specs

- OS: Windows 10 Home (64bit)

CPU: Intel Core i58250U processor (1.60 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache up to 3.4 GHz) 

- Memory: 4GB DDR4 RAM

- Storage: HDD 1TB

- Display: 15.6-inch FHD IPS (1920 x1080), Acer ComfyViewTM LEDbacklit TFT LCD

- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5

- Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 port

- Wireless connectivity: 802.11ac 1X1 wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0

- Webcam: Acer HD webcam with HDR

- Dimensions (W x D x H): 381 mm x 263 mm x 17.95 mm

- Weight :2.1 kg. 

- Warranty: Two-year parts and labour


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