Like most major PC vendors, Acer has announced a fresh batch of machines with Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, including a new flagship notebook, the long with the typical connectivity, such as HDMI, gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11.b/g/n, Acer has added the less common Firewire and eSATA ports for speedier data transfers. There's also a 1.3MP webcam, a multi-touch trackpad, and a fingerprint reader for extra security. The Aspire AS8950G-9839 should hit shelves on Sunday, January 9 with a starting price of $1,600.