Gemstone Blue

March 13, 2008


Gemstone Blue is the update of the original Gemstone design with BMW designers, only nine months after I bought it, sob…
Based on the latest Core 2 Duo Penryn processors, the Acer Aspire 6920 and 8920G uses full-HD displays. 16-inch for the former and 18.4-inch for the 8920G, these new toys are obviously decked out for entertainment folks, with a unique touch-sensitive control (pictured below) gracing the side of the keyboard. Blu-ray drives are also offered with these units. The Aspire 6920 is powered by an Nvidia GeForce 9500M graphics chip, while the Aspire 8920G uses a more powerful GeForce 9650M unit.

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Rather than just stick a BMW badge on the lid, Acer has conducted seven months of market research to discover what constitutes a sexy laptop, then left the results in the capable hands of over 100 designers and engineers at BMW Designworks.
With glossy black lid, grey keyboard and Webcam doubles up as a sort of car door handle for opening the sexy 15.4-inch screen. Plus the shortcut buttons on either side of the keyboard are just like those on either side of a BMW car stereo. Ironically there’s even a button that does absolutely nothing–like the dummy switches on cars that haven’t got all the optional extras.

The Aspire 5920 is Santa Rosa’d up to the eyeballs and packs a 2GHz Intel T7300 CPU, 2GB of 667MHz (not 800MHz unfortunately) RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card for gaming. There’s even a Dolby-certified speaker system with a subwoofer underneath. SGD2,698 on May 30, 2007

If BMW is not your taste, then maybe you want to get the Acer Ferrari 1000 or the other computer/ fast car callaborations instead.

Update: I just bought it a day after Vesak day, 1 June 2007. Crashed it in 4 days…

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Acer Ferrari 1000

September 29, 2006

 

What’s the deal between a notebook and a fast car? Expensive! You mean there’s more than that?

The latest to arrive is the Acer Ferrari 1000 is no more the glossy models we have been seeing but which looked more rugged with matt and carbon fiber surface and also the chamfered edge.

This Acer Ferrari 1000 sports a Turion 64 X2, 1.8 GHz, 1024 MB (max 4096 MB), 120 GB, Super DVD Multi drive (slot-in), ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 512MB Ram, 12.1 inch, 1.6 kg, One-year international warranty, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

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