The Acer Aspire 8942 is a higher-end, 18.4", multimedia laptop. Like the 15.6" Aspire 5942, which was announced at the same time, it features an Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor and up to 8 GB of RAM, though exact CPU and memory options are not yet known. The Aspire 8942 includes an optional Blu-ray drive and multiple audio enhancement technologies, and makes full use of them with a 1080p resolution and five speakers, features which the 5942 lacks. The panel is LED-backlit, saving energy and improving image quality, while Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are standard. While the notebook will likely be available with integrated graphics for non-gamers, a mid-range discrete graphics chip, the ATI Radeon HD5850, is also an option.