Friday, October 3rd 2008

Acer Introduces new Aspire Gemstone Notebooks

PC major Acer made additions to its notebook lineup, with the introduction of four new Aspire Gemstone series notebooks. It includes Aspire Gemstone 8930-6448, an 18.4" model, along with a 16" Aspire Gemstone 6930-6809, the 15.6" 5735-4624 and the 14.1" 4730-4374. The Aspire Gemstone 8930-6448 is the flagship model, it comes with a CrystalBrite TFT LCD display, with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. At the heart of it, is a Core 2 Duo T9400 processor, clocked at 2.53 GHz. It includes 4 GB of memory, a 320 GB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT graphics with 512 MB of memory. The laptop also boasts a DVD writer, a 6-in-1 card reader, a webcam, is pre-loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate and costs about US $1700.

The rest are downscale models of essentially the same design, albeit come of them not featuring a full-sized keyboard and those special media control feather-touch buttons. The 16" Gemstone 6930-6809 comes with a native screen resolution of 1366x760 pixels. It is powered by a Core 2 Duo T5800 at 2.00 GHz, with 3GB of RAM, a 320GB 5400 RPM HDD, DVD writer and Intel GMA 4500HD integrated graphics. It is priced at $700, and comes with Vista Home Premium installed. The 5735-4624 offers the same screen resolution as the 6930-6809. It features the 2 GHz T3200 processor, 2GB of RAM, 160GB 5400 RPM hard drive and integrated graphics. Windows Vista Home Premium is bundled. It sells for $550. At the very same price point, the 14.1" Gemstone 4730-4374 sports a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels, it is powered by a T3200 CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 120GB SATA hard drive.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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12 Comments on Acer Introduces new Aspire Gemstone Notebooks

#1
Darknova
Ah, the Gemstone Blue. Could have sworn they'd been out for ages, I've been looking at buying one. Gorgeous laptop I must say :)
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
this is nothing new - their Gemstone series laptops have been out for a while & I do have to agree that they look good - sadly Ive heard some bad rumours floating around that the laptops are totaly crap.

Im sticking to my kitted out Dell 1530/Studio17
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#3
lemonadesoda
How can they call this a laptop? It's a foldable benchtop. :nutkick:

IMO it looks awful. But each to his own.

I do like the Aspire One though. As soon as they update the Atom/chipset, I'm a buyer.
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#4
SimFreak47
Looks pretty nice, but I think I'll stick to my Aspire 5100
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#5
Gzero
That flagship model hasn't been out at all... take a look at the spec, that is the first line of Nvidia 9 series for Acer Gemstone.
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#6
Triprift
by: Darknova
Ah, the Gemstone Blue. Could have sworn they'd been out for ages, I've been looking at buying one. Gorgeous laptop I must say :)
Your not wrong there makes mine like plain and boring by comparison nice specs to.
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#7
Darknova
by: Gzero
That flagship model hasn't been out at all... take a look at the spec, that is the first line of Nvidia 9 series for Acer Gemstone.
Yeah, I now realise that they are just better models than the ones that are out, but the originals carried the 9500, so you're slightly wrong ;)
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#8
anticlutch
I like the design of the laptop but I've heard horrible things about their laptop customer support so ASUS all the way for me.
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#9
Selene
I thought 17" Laptops were to big, man 18.4" is huge IMO.
The specs look sweet, but Id rather have a 15.4.
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#10
Triprift
Nah mines 17" and not that bad to carry alot easier than a case thats for sure.
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#11
TheGuruStud
by: FreedomEclipse
this is nothing new - their Gemstone series laptops have been out for a while & I do have to agree that they look good - sadly Ive heard some bad rumours floating around that the laptops are totaly crap.

Im sticking to my kitted out Dell 1530/Studio17
Says the guy that has dell :laugh:

You're a lucky one. I hate dell like I hate M$. Never had even one good laptop from them. But a lot of that may have to do with all of them having crap intel parts in them. The chipsets and wireless are the biggest junk ever.
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#12
Hayder_Master
im test acer for many times , not a heavy duty laptop
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