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Acer Introduces new Aspire Gemstone Notebooks

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    Looks pretty nice, but I think I'll stick to my Aspire 5100
     
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    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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    Your not wrong there makes mine like plain and boring by comparison nice specs to.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Nah mines 17" and not that bad to carry alot easier than a case thats for sure.
     
  12. TheGuruStud

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    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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    im test acer for many times , not a heavy duty laptop
     

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