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Acer unveils Aspire 8920G HD home-theater laptop


March 13, 2008

Acer Aspire 8920G HD laptop

Acer Aspire 8920G HD laptop

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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.

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1 Comment

1920x1080 is a total LIE! I purchased this computer 2 years ago and found out that the max resolution isn\'t 1920x1080... MAX is only 1600x900.... now that\'s a rip off. You can\'t come around and posting fake adds about something not try. Sorry to be upset, but I got a false deal. the only reason why I kept this computer was because I couldn\'t afford a better one at the time. Now that I got some money, I\'m planning to get the new Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850, which is promising to put out the real HD 1920x1080. So please tell everyone that it\'s fake. look at other forums and see how people reacts when they too found out that it\'s not try 1080p.. one thing is tho, it\'s 1080p playback, which and out-put to a TV that is a 1080p.

Ricky Vue
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