Now that those new AMD Turion 64 X2 chips
are out and about, Acer
is looking to put them to good use and has crammed some of that 64-bit, dual core goodness into their new Aspire 5100 laptop series. There are plenty of specs to go around: a 15.4-inch display with 16ms response, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 option, gigabit Ethernet, DVI-D, four USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, 5-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard and
PC card slots (though it could be "or," specs aren't clear), and S-Video out. To go along with its new chipset, the 5100 packs a new ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 integrated graphics card, that boasts a 33 percent performance boost over its predecessor, and 512MB of video RAM (128MB of that dedicated). You can get a SATA drive up to 160GB in capacity, and beyond the "DVD super-multi double layer drive" there's even an option for HD DVD upon availability. We're not sure about the price to spec breakdown, but the series starts at a comfortable $899, and should be available now.