Acer announced two new notebooks with the Gemstone design, the Acer Aspire 8920 and the Aspire 6920 with Blu-Ray Disc drive and high def LCDs. Here is the press release from Acer:
"Based on the original Gemstone design, this time the research went much further, with a clear objective in mind: develop a unique HD notebook PC concept, pack it with exclusive features and clothe it in an exclusive design of the very highest caliber.
The result is simple and stunning: Acer is, once again, first to market with the Acer Aspire 8920 and Aspire 6920, two new notebook families built on a unique 18.4? and 16? footprint, equipped with Blu-Ray Disc? drive, Full High Definition LCD screens and native 16:9 resolution
The design of the two new notebook lines is characterized by a dominant feature that animates the product: blue, colour and light, is the element that identifies the design of this new series, named appropriately Aspire Gemstone blue.
Blue is a naturally cool, calming and universal colour. It is often associated with intelligence, stability, unity and control. The blue light that runs across the new Gemstone series instantly distinguishes the new product identity and illuminates its many elements of style:
the Holographic 3D cover radiates true elegance. The starlit backlight shines below the floating Acer logo, positioned in the center of a sparkling blue sub-layer
Acer CineDash media console a touch-sensitive interface that gives you a new way to manage entertainment and launch Acer Arcade in seconds, as well as navigate menus, adjust volume and control your media on the fly. The two notebook series integrate the second generation Dolby Home Theater technology with powerful audio technologies ? CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster, and True5.1 output ? that set a new standard for the notebook sound capability
Larger subwoofer capacity with tube design for smooth sound wave flow to get best resonance performance
DiamondBlack eKey A shining legacy of the original gemstone design, the DiamondBlack eKey flaunts the classic appeal of precious stones and forms the gateway to a world of empowering technologies
The intricate texture of the NeoWeave palm rest is both refined and rugged, providing a comfortable, ergonomic area for your hands.
The Enlightener media flow shows how high definition entertainment was built right into the Aspire Gemstone Blue, tracing a path between the power button and the world-class digital sound of the Dolby certified Tuba bass in one uninterrupted path of pure entertainment. Simple, direct. Pure enlightenment."