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Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue Notebook PC Series Now Available in North America

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    Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market, today announced the Aspire Gemstone Blue notebook PC series is now available via Acer authorized resellers and select retailers in North America. Unveiled in March 2008, the Aspire Gemstone Blue range features the PC market’s first 18.4- and 16-inch notebook form factors with true HD cinematic capabilities.

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    Powered by Intel Centrino Duo processor technology, the Aspire Gemstone Blue notebook series offers the latest dual-core processing capabilities allowing users to effortlessly multitask. Targeted for home users seeking Full HD, 16:9 entertainment with centralized multimedia management, for gamers who want high-resolution support with superior display quality, and for creative professionals and SOHO users who require maximum multimedia resources and powerful communication, the Aspire Gemstone Blue notebook PC series is an excellent choice for everyone.

    The 18.4-inch Aspire 8920 features:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9500
    • Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
    • 1 or 2 hard disk drive, up to 320GB each
    • Integrated Blu-ray Disc drive or 8X DVD Super Multi double-layer drive
    • 18.4-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution Acer CineCrystal display
    • Discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS or NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
    • 6-in-1 card reader
    • Express Card/54 slot, HDMI port with HDCP support
    • 802.11a/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem, integrated webcam

    The 16-inch Aspire 6920 features:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9500
    • Mobile Intel PM965 Express chipset
    • Hard disk drive up to 320GB
    • Integrated Blu-ray Disc drive or 8X DVD Super Multi double-layer drive
    • 16-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution Acer CineCrystal display
    • Discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
    • 6-in-1 card reader
    • Express Card/54 slot, HDMI port with HDCP support
    • 802.11a/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem, integrated webcam

    Both the Aspire 8920 and Aspire 6920 notebooks include the second generation Dolby Home Theater technology with powerful audio technologies – CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster, and up to five integrated speakers for True5.1 sound output – the new standard for the notebook sound and the ideal choice for Full HD movies and gaming.

    The Aspire Gemstone Blue notebooks ship with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. Additional installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eAudio, ePower, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer InstantOn Arcade; Acer Bio-Protection; Acer Crystal Eye; Acer GridVista; Acer Launch Manager; Acer GameZone; Acer Video Conference Manager; Acer Video Conference Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE); Adobe Reader; CyberLink PowerDirector trial version; Norton Internet Security; NTI Media Maker; Microsoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial.

    Pricing and Availability
    The new Aspire Gemstone Blue notebooks are now available through Acer authorized resellers and selected retailers throughout North America, with pricing beginning at US$1299 for the Aspire 8920 and US$849 for the Aspire 6920.

    All Acer notebooks come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which includes concurrent International Traveler’s Coverage that can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service that also covers accidental damage to the notebook. Additionally, all Acer notebooks are backed by toll-free service and support.

    Source: Business Wire
  2. ktr

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    Circuit City had the 16in one for sale for 700, but the specs was nothing as stated here, no blu-ray, no dedicated gcard, less memory, smaller hdd, slower cpu...nothing but fail. But I bet when full spec up, it would be damn nice...but pricey.
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    need one for college, think i found it, nice price for its features... another suggestions tho?
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    Very neat... not sure what that funky pad does though.
  5. ktr

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    What is your price range?

    the funky "touch" pad is media control pad (play, stop, pause, fast foward, etc.)
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    How do the 9xxxM series of cards compare to the 8xxx series? I have an 8600M GT in my lappy, what is the equivalent on a performance scale?
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    Here is the order to date, top being the best, bottom being the worst...

    source: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Grafic-Cards.130.0.html
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    It looks like the funky pad is removable too! Very cool. I like this laptop alot!
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    I didn't get a good look at the laptop, but the funky pad could serve as a removable remote.
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    Damn. Beat out by the 9500GS.
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    I had a lot of trouble with faulty Acer equipment in the past. I wouldn't touch that notebook with a 12 foot pole... :shadedshu
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    I just bought this
    Acer Aspire 6920-6610 Laptop Computer - Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83GHz, Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g Wireless, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, 8600GT(512MB ) DL DVDRW, 16" WXGA, Fingerprint Reader, Webcam, Windows Vista Home Premium
    for 999$ Cnd

    Dam you TechPowerup, if it wasn't for this news item, I would not have researched it, and would not have found the laptop of my dreams in my price range:(
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    Yes mine has everything the old series stated except no 8600 video card. and was cheaper which is cool I have battery life if I want to play games the pc in my profile will almost game. But this laptop looks good and is plenty fast for vista and things I need a laptop for.
    these Acers are easy to upgrade to first thing I did was add more mem (4 gig) and a fast cpu also t7200 replacing a t2050. But the gemstone reqiures constatant cleaning and waxing becuase its shiny like a car:laugh:
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    nice looking lappys a step up from mine thats for sure.

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