ACI Edgenote true desktop replacement


Aciedgenote2 I am one of those people who no longer use a desktop computer and instead use a high-powered notebook for my main system.  If you are looking for a true desktop replacement then you should check out the ACI Edgenote.    The Edgenote has a 17" glassview screen that is viewable from any angle and is driven by the NVIDIA Go 6800 with 256 MB of DDR2 memory.  Gaming should be awesome with those graphics and the notebook has four speakers plus subwoofer integrated into the system.  One of the most unique options on the Edgenote allows you to replace the optical drive in the modular bay with a second hard disk identical to the main drive and make them a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array.  The Edgenote starts at $1950 on the ACI website.  Full specs after the jump.

LCD (Screen)

  • 17.0" 1680×1050 WSXGA+ GlassView Display with Super-Wide Viewing Angles

    Core Logic

  • Intel Intel i915P + ICH6


  • 4 Expansion slots of 200pin DDR2 memory
  • Supports DDR2-533 PC2-4200 RAM
  • 1024KB On-Die L2 Cache, 64 Bit Data Bus System Memory

    RAID Option

  • Highly Data Transferring and Security RAID 0 or RAID 1 Hardware Supported with Optional Secondary Hard Drive
  • NOTE:

    Modular Bays

    You must choose two identical hard drives for RAID to function
  • Built-in TV-Tuner with Multi-Function Remote Control
  • 1 Smart Bay for Optional Secondary Hard Drive (RAID system) or CD/DVD-CDRW/DVD-R/RW Drive


  • PCI Express™ 16x NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6800 Graphics
  • 256 MB DDR2 Video Memory
  • CRT: Support up to 2048 X 1536, 16M Colors
  • Video Capture Support
  • Dual Simultaneous Display


  • Intel® High Definition Audio Compliant Interface
  • 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System
  • 8-Channel External Audio Output
  • SRS WOW Support
  • Compatible Sound Blaster PRO™
  • S/PDIF Digital Output (5.1CH)
  • 1 Built-in Microphone
  • 4 Built-in Speakers with Subwoofer

    Optical & Other Drives

  • Option for built-in 8X24X10X24 Max. variable DVD/CDRW Combo Drive or 8X Max. Variable Double-Layer DVD±R/RW Burner
  • FREE! Included USB External 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
  • FREE! Built-in 7-IN-1 Flash Memory Card Reader

    Keyboard & Mouse

  • Full Size Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Integrated Touchpad Pointing Device with Scrolling Key

    Digital Camera

  • Built-in Digital PC Camera

    Connection Ports

  • 4x USB 2.0, 1x Parallel port, 1x RJ-11, 1x RJ-45, 2x IEEE 1394 Ports, 1x S-Video Output Port, 1x S-Video Input Port, 4x Audio Jacks for Line-Out, Microphone-In, and S/PDIF-Out , 1x PCMCIA Card Bus Socket For PC Card Type II, 1x Kensington Lock Port, 1x External Keyboard/Mouse Port, 1x Fast Infrared (FIR), 1x DVI Video Output Port, 1x Serial Port.


  • Power On Suspend
  • Suspend to HDD/DRAM
  • Support ACPI v1.0 and APM v1.2
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

    Battery Life

  • 2.5 – 4.5 Hrs of Battery Life

    Battery Charge

  • 3.0 Hrs fast charge when system off
  • 4.5 Hrs fast charge when system on

    AC Adapter

  • Full Range Auto-Switching 100V/240V AC Adapter


  • 56K V.90 Fax Modem
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet

    EMC Regulation

  • CE / FCC / VCCI / BSMI

    OS Support

  • Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 Pro / XP Home / XP Professional

    Dimension & Weight

  • Weight: 11.3 lbs. with Battery
  • Width: 15.48"
  • Depth: 11.75"
  • Height: 2.00"

    Roger McIntosh

    This is the same unit (made by Clevo) rebranded by SagerNotebooks and Alienware.
    For about the same price.

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