Acer unveils Aspire 8920G HD home-theater laptop
March 14, 2008 Acer is aiming to bring laptop users closer to the full HDTV experience with its new Aspire Gemstone blue range. The top-of-the-line Aspire 8920G crams in a 1920x1080 resolution, 18.4-inch Full HD LCD screen, six integrated speakers backed by Dolby Home Theater technology, an optional digital TV Tuner and an on-board Blu-Ray disc drive in a striking design that incorporates a blue, black and silver color scheme with interior and exterior lighting effects and a Holographic 3D cover.
The market-first 18.4-inch Full HD CineCrystal LCD panel features 8ms response time and is optimized for HD content with a native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.
Another first is the built-in six-speaker surround sound system which integrates a 10W tube-style Acer Tuba CineBass subwoofer and second generation Dolby Home Theater technology with powerful audio technologies – CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster, and True5.1 output.
The Aspire 8920G series uses Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors and the mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset with a choice of graphics options - either the NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS graphics engine with up to 1280 MB of TurboCache (512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory) or by the NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS with up to 1280 MB of TurboCache (512 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory).
HDD space of up to 640GB (2x320GB) is available and a choice of optical drives are available along with a 6-in-1 card reader.
The Acer Aspire 8920G also features enhanced control functionality via the new CineDash media console, a touch-sensitive interface that manages entertainment controls and menus.
Set to hit the market next month, the flagship Aspire 8920G is expected to cost around UDS$2000 with its smaller 16-inch, 3-speaker stablemate the Aspire 6920 priced around USD$1700.