Equipped with a powerful Intel® processor, cutting-edge PCI Express technology, and lightening fast gigabit connectivity – along with Acer’s CrystalBrite panoramic display – the stylish Aspire 1690 Series promises that users will enjoy brilliant, big-screen productivity and entertainment wherever they go. The perfect mobile PC for hard-core work, and serious play!
With the performance of the newest Intel® Centrino Mobile technology at its core, up to 2048 MB of DDR2 system memory, and a sizable Ultra-ATA/100 removable hard disk, the Aspire 1690 has the power to deliver in any user setting. 2MB of integrated cache ensures the processor will keep up with a demanding workload.
The Aspire 1690 is designed from the ground up to look the part anywhere in the home or office. The Acer CrystalBrite 15.4-inch wide aspect ration LCD screen is the centrepiece of the Aspire 1690. Innovative software ensures optimal vision whether viewing a DVD movie, e-mail or a spreadsheet. The stereo speakers are positioned to provide the optimal audio experience. The Aspire 1690 comes standard with a slot loading dual layer dual format DVD Burner and a high-performance ATI video sub-system to provide clear and crisp video playback. Take advantage of integrated S-Video output for TV display, as well as connection to the latest digital devices, with integrated 4-in-1 card reader.
Connectivity a Breeze
Intel® Centrino Mobile technology provides seamless wireless networking capability using the 802.11b + g standard to get you connected anywhere there is WiFi access. The WLMi model includes integrated Bluetooth for easy wireless connection to personal devices. An integrated broadband internet-ready 10/100/1000 network adaptor lets you connect easily at home and at the office. Firewire and three USB 2.0 ports will handle a multitude of peripherals such as scanners, printers and digital cameras.
All Day Battery Power
When you really want to get away from it all, the Aspire 1690 meets the challenge with up to 4.5 hours of battery life* on a single charge. The Aspire 1690 gets the maximum life out of the standard Lithium Ion battery thanks to Intel Centrino mobile technology and the advanced power management of Windows XP.
Reliable From The Inside Out
The Aspire 1690 looks great and is also engineered with strong materials to ensure rugged performance. The touchpad incorporates no moving parts, which contributes to maintenance-free computing.
Peace of Mind
With Acer as your computing partner, you can be sure of having the support of one of the world’s largest PC manufacturers. The Acer range of Notebook PCs features a local and international warranty, as well as access to a national call support centre for complete peace of mind.
Processor Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740 (1.73GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
Intel® Centrino mobile technology
Chipset: Intel® 915PM
Cache 2MB L2 on-die
LCD Type & Size 15.4" WXGA CrystalBrite TFT LCD
LCD Resolution & Colours 1280 X 800 X 16.7 million colours
Graphics Accelerator ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 128MB
System Memory 512MB (2X256) DDR2-533 SDRAM, upgradeable to 2048 MB with dual soDIMM modules
Video Memory 128MB
Storage & Media 80 GB ATA-100 hard disk drive (4200 rpm)
Slot loading Dual layer dual format DVD±RW Burner drive
4-in-1 memory card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Audio SoundBlaster® Pro and Microsoft® DirectSound compatible, built-in speakers
Security Password protection for hard disk drive, BIOS, and “Power On”
Security Lock ready
Input Devices 88 key keyboard with 4 easy launch keys
Centrally-located touch-pad pointing device with multi-directional scroll button
Connectivity & Communication 3 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Ethernet (RJ-45) port
1 x Modem (RJ-11) port
Integrated 802.11 b/g WiFi WLAN with Acer SignalUp technology
1 x 4-pin IEEE1394 Firewire port
1 x S-video TV out port
1 x Infrared (FIR) port
1 x VGA/video port
1 x Type II PCMCIA CardBus slot
1 x DC-in port for AC adaptor
1 x Microphone-in/Line-in port
1 x Line-out port (for headphones/external speakers)
Battery Type: Lithium Ion (60Wh)
Battery Life: 4.5 hours**
AC Adapter: 100-240V auto sensing