Acer to Unveil its Calpella Slim Notebooks in Second Quarter

"Acer is gearing up to release a new series of ultra-slim notebooks based on Intel’s Calpella platform in the second quarter of 2010."

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Acer is gearing up to release a new series of ultra-slim notebooks based on Intel’s Calpella platform in the second quarter of 2010. According to reports, the new series has been dubbed the Calpella Slim series.

The new notebook line will feature 13-, 14- and 15-inch models of which, the smallest one will be manufactured by Wistron. Quanta Computer will manufacture the two bigger models. This is expected to give both manufacturers significant month-on-month growth in their notebook shipments.

All notebooks of the Calpella Slim series will be less than one-inch thick at their thinnest point. Down the line, Acer has plans of turning its Calpella Slim notebooks into its major product line. By switching over to mainstream CPUs from CULV processors in its ultra-slim notebooks, Acer hopes to get the best of both worlds – top performance with higher portability.

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08-02-2010, 14:21:21

I was doing a case modding for a desktop pc and wanted to give it a bit of umphf!

I was wondering if the ATI's Radeon HD 5450 was any good for gaming /performance (TH [URL=",2549.html"]link[/URL] )

The GC must be in a moderate price range (around 150 top?) and not a 3'000'000 mile long card or it won't fit, any ideas?

Since it's a HTPC it would be BEST to have something that doesn't sound like a tornado or produce furnace heat :D

09-02-2010, 10:26:56

I Hunta x
for around 150 (im guessing euro's) a 4870 or5770 would probably be the best, or a bit more for a 4890 would be good.

What is the rest of your pc's spec?

09-02-2010, 12:16:17

1 Swiss franc = around 0.95U.S. dollars so it's less than 150 euro's but you should be able to get a pretty capable card for that money. Something better than a 5450 for sure

09-02-2010, 12:52:24

I Hunta x
ah, well about £90 then, a 4770 or 4850 (basicaly the same performance) would probably be the best bet then, around 3 or 4 times better than the 5450 in most games, and better than a 9800gtx/gts 250 for less cost.

09-02-2010, 13:11:48

does it have to be a low profile card?

09-02-2010, 16:12:12

well it would be BEST to have a SMALL one cause the case i'm building is "as small as you can make it". So a low profile one would be best. btw price is NOT an issue since i'm not the one cashing out :D some deep pocket snob asked me to build one up.
still pondering if to go Mini/Micro ATX or a normal one.
performance/noise > size > cost

09-02-2010, 16:37:53

The 5570 smokes the 5450 for gaming, and it costs only about $25 to $35 U.S. dollars more. (depending on which brand of 5450)

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