For $2,600, the upcoming Aspire 9800 offers impressive performance, courtesy of an Intel Core Duo processor, GeForce Go 7600 256MB graphics module, and up 240GB of storage (with second HDD) . A 20.1-inch CrystalBrite WXGA+ display is perfect for watching movies through the HD-DVD drive, or optional slot-loading DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 module, 802.11 a/b/g WLAN, integrated hybrid TV tuner (analog/digital), VoIP Bluetooth phone, 4-watt subwoofer, and 3-watt speakers. Expected release is May for Europe.
From the article: “The exact weight isn’t known for the 9800, but you could expect it to weigh around 15-pounds or possibly more.”