Acer's Gemstone Blue Aspire 6920 notebook features, yep, a Blu-ray drive…

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Acer’s adding to their Gemstone series of laptop, with a cornily-named ‘Gemstone Blue’ model, or the Aspire 6920. Hmm, blue, I wonder why they called it blue…?

Oh, I see. It features a Blu-ray drive. How apt.

Available in 16″ and 18.4″ options, they have 16:9 1080p screens as you’d expect with a Blu-ray drive, 1.5Ghz Penryn processors, 320GB HDD, and 512MB NVIDIA 9650m GS graphics. Not forgetting the 6-in-1 memory card reader! What’s really of interest is the touch-sensitive (of course) console, the CineDash, which allows for easy changing of the cinema controls.

Speaking of home cinema, they have Dolby Home Theater technology (CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster, True5.1 output and Tuba CineBass subwoofer) plus an inbuilt HDMI port with HDCP support.

The US pricing seems to start at $900, and reportedly will be on sale within a month.

Acer (via Engadget)

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