Acer Launches New S1 Line of Ultra-Thin, Space-Saving Displays With Advanced Eco-Friendly Technology and Packaging

Acer Launches New S1 Line of Ultra-Thin, Space-Saving Displays With Advanced Eco-Friendly Technology and Packaging

Acer America today debuts a new line of ultra-thin LED monitors that feature an eco-friendly, space-conscious design. The new S1 series displays combine the latest LED technology with a slim 13mm to 15mm profile, making them ideal for users with limited space for work or entertainment.

The S1 series LED monitors come in a range of sizes, delivering excellent video performance and innovative display technologies to deliver crisp, clear images.

“In addition to the eye-catching design and crisp visual quality, the S1 series monitors were designed to be one of the slimmest monitors available today for consumers with a limited amount of desk space,” said Irene Chan, senior product marketing manager for peripherals, Acer America. “Another key consideration was designing a monitor that delivers low energy consumption and environmental impact.”

Designed with clean lines, a polished black display frame and rounded porcelain-like stand, the eye-catching S1 series is the perfect blend of sophistication and style. These modern looking displays are available in three sizes – 23-inch, 21.5-inch, 20-inch – and feature an ultra-slim profile, ranging from only 13 mm for the 20-inch to less than 15mm for the 21.5-inch and 23-inch models.

The S1 series of monitors leverages some key eco-friendly, energy-saving technologies. All of the S1 models feature white LED backlighting, which does not contain hazardous substances such as mercury or halogen gases, making it safer for the environment. Additionally, white LED technology consumes less power, providing up to 68% power savings to users.(2)

All of the new displays are RoHS and ENERGY STAR® 5.0 compliant, the latest and most widely used energy-conservation qualification, helping consumers streamline costs and preserve power while providing higher efficiency. To further decrease the environmental impact of the displays, the Energy Star 5.0 specifications incorporates stringent energy consumption and power management requirements while in the “On” mode.

For consumers with community recycling programs, the environmentally-friendly monitors all come in highly recyclable packaging materials, with all major plastic components properly labeled with the composition code and recycling symbols to facilitate future recycling based on ISO 1043/11469 standards.

Cutting-Edge Features Offer Excellent Picture Quality

The sophisticated new Acer S1 series of LED monitors provides consumers with a premium viewing experience and advanced features. The monitors all feature 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio via Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM), for crisp graphics and stunning picture quality. The ACM features advanced technology that enables users to adjust images frame by frame for a dramatic improvement of gradation and detail, especially in very dim or very bright scenes.

Providing excellent high-definition picture quality, all of the monitors boast a 16:9 aspect ratio, allowing users to view high-definition digital content without the image distortion that arises from incompatible aspect ratios. The 21.5-inch and 23-inch display models all feature 1920×1080 resolutions, further enhancing the video quality.

Perfect for viewing high-definition videos, movies and other digital content, all of the S1 series of displays feature rapid 5ms response times, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 16.7M colors.

Each of the new displays ensure easy connectivity to home entertainment devices and office peripherals via a VGA port or DVI port with HDCP protection (depending on the model.) The 23-inch model also comes with an all-digital HDMI interface, delivering exceptional high-definition viewing and top-quality uncompressed video.

Software Solutions Enhance Visual Experience

Acer’s unique software solutions boost usability. The eColor Management on-screen interface allows users to tailor the performance of the display, such as brightness, saturation and contrast. The Empowering Key enables users to switch between viewing scenarios and create their own to compensate for application and environmental constraints. The eDisplay Management function is a powerful color enhancement and display rotation tool.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer S1 series of displays will be available this month for U.S. customers at leading retailers for an MSRP of $169.99 for the 20-inch model (S201HL), $219.99 for the 21.5-inch model (S211HL) and $269.99 for the 23-inch model (S231HL).

Source: Acer

 

Discover the 3rd Dimension through the new Acer 3D CineReal Technology

Discover the 3rd Dimension through the new Acer 3D CineReal Technology!

Welcome to a new world! Welcome to a world where computer displays have 3 dimensions, just like the world we live in. Enter the world of 3D vision: a revolution in viewing entertainment. Get ready for incredible theatre-like 3D reality, anytime, anywhere thanks to the new Acer 3D CineReal Technology.

The idea of combining movement and depth is deeply rooted in society. In fact, the first 3D films dates back to 1922, but battled alternating periods of success and failure, mostly because the technological solutions proposed failed to give satisfactory results.

Recent decades have seen a technological boom, resulting in new inventions, new technologies, and special effects that have finally succeeded in rendering cinematographic viewing truly spectacular. 3D cinema has met with new developments that make it an attraction not only for young children, but also for teens and adults seeking new and unexpected thrills: animated, adventure, and action films almost literally come to life when seen in 3D!

Today this type of projection, once only available on the big screen, has finally come home: the evolution of the PC from a working tool to a daily household appliance has spurred technology to develop solutions that make home computers ideal for multimedia entertainment.

Today Acer is the first PC vendor to present software that makes it possible to create a 3D viewing experience on your PC: Acer 3D CineReal technology.

How was this extraordinary result achieved? The display has been coated with a special 3D film that clings to the panel pixel by pixel, enabling the LCD technology to deliver a 3D visual feast. Slip on the cool polarized eyeglasses that filter the images and you’re ready to dive into an extraordinary 3D adventure.

What’s more, thanks to the TriDef 3D Experience software, you can enjoy stunning 3D multimedia with no need for a special graphics card. A simple and intuitive interface gives you access to the world of 3D multimedia: videos, DVDs, photos and games. The software includes a set of tools designed to offer a completely seamless 3D viewing experience:

  • TriDef Media Player plays back your favourite videos and pictures in 3D
  • TriDef Ignition is a tool that enables 2D to 3D conversion for games and applications supporting DirectX 9 and above.

 TriDef Media Player also supports on-the-go conversion of 2D videos and photos. Relive the emotions of your last holiday or of your best friend’s birthday watching your videos and pictures in 3D: all you have to do is play them with TriDef Media Player, and you will be transported right into the middle of the action as if it were the first time. 
2D to 3D conversion supports a wide range of formats. So slip on the polarizer eyeglasses and have fun with stunning 3D effects

Acer ranks second in the preliminary total worldwide PC market ranking

Acer ranks second in the preliminary total worldwide PC market ranking
Worldwide computer shipments better than expected in the third quarter

It is a confirmation: Acer reached second spot in worldwide PC market ranking, according to preliminary worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment.data related to 3rd quarter 2009 released by analyst firm Gartner, Inc.

Worldwide PC shipments showed a growth of 0.5% in 3Q09 compared to 3Q08 after three consecutive quarters of year on year shipment decline thanks to consumer segment that continued to lead unit shipment growth. In this scenario Acer shows a remarkable growth of 23,6% (3Q09 vs 3Q08).

Last week, Acer Inc. also announced that consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2009 should reach NT$167B (US$5.19B), representing approximately, 40% growth on-quarter or 5% growth on-year.

Acer presents the new Aspire One D250

Light, slim, attractive and with a comfortable screen size: just a look at the new Acer Aspire One D250 netbook in a 10.1” form factor and you immediately know this is the ultimate partner that will let you be online all the time and to socialize around the clock.

acer aspire one d250

At a little more than one kilo (just 1.11 kg), the new Aspire One D250 combines style, great features and a 10.1.inch form factor to provide the best combination of ultra-portability and optimal screen size for navigation and data input.

Designed for the finest web browsing experience and enhanced productivity, the Aspire One D205 includes a 10.1” high brightness CrystalBrite™ LED backlit display with a 1024×600 pixels resolution that offers a broader vision for more convenient navigation. The Acer Crystal Eye webcam integrated on top of the screen and the digital microphone keep you connected to the world though video calls, video chats and conferences, with amazing image and sound quality.

The Aspire One D250 not only keeps you always connected; it keeps you connected with style. Available in four high-gloss color options including seashell white, sapphire blue, ruby red and diamond black, the Aspire One D250 comes with an unmistakable design that immediately catches the eye. Slim, attractive and streamlined the Aspire One is only 1 inch thick, making it clear that it was designed for a life on the go. Stylish details such as the metallic hinge with cool, teardrop-shaped Aspire logo and the brushed-metal palm rest offer a refined look.

You will surely appreciate how easily you can navigate around the Aspire One D250 using the multi-gesture touchpad that lets you browse, zoom and flip pages. And what’s more, the Aspire One D250 will set you free from cables and adapters, thanks to long lasting batteries that ensure more than 7.5 hours of battery life and will let you enjoy extended fun and productivity wherever you go.

And while you are on the road, keeping in touch with your friends or business contacts has never been so easy. The Aspire One D250 comes with 802.11b/g WiFi connection and Acer Signal Up technology for easy access to available wireless networks. Plus, it is equipped with Fast Ethernet and can also be specified with Bluetooth® or 3G wireless technologies for unlimited connectivity.

The Aspire One D250 is equipped with an Intel® Atom™ processor, Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset or Mobile Intel® 82801GBM Chipset and can be equipped with up to 2 GB of DDR memory, for an enhanced user experience. Notwithstanding the compact size, the Aspire One D250 features a large 160 GB internal hard drive and a multi-in-one card reader for more storage options and convenient file sharing.

The Aspire One comes with Windows XP® Home operating system; additional preinstalled software includes Acer eRecovery Management; Microsoft® Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial; Google Toolbar™; Google Desktop™; Google™ Setup; Adobe® Reader® 9; Adobe® Flash® Player 10; Customized Internet Explorer® 7.0; eSobi; McAfee® Internet Security Suite; Acer Game Zone; Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0; Windows Live™ Essentials — Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live™ Messenger, Writer).

The Aspire one comes with a 1-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW) .

Acer records a 34.2% growth year on year

Acer records a 34.2% growth year on year (2Q09 vs. 2Q08)

According to the preliminary worldwide market data released by analyst firm Gartner, Inc. Acer ranks third in the total PC market and registers a growth of 34.2% YOY based on worldwide PC unit shipment during 2Q09. Preliminary Gartner, Inc. market data also outline almost a tie for the second spot, with Acer recording a 13.5% market share and a 0.1% point market share difference to the second place’s 13.6% share.

“In my opinion, Acer’s first-quarter results reflect the resiliency of our multi-brand strategy in a very challenging global economy. We well executed it and we were able to introduce in the market outstanding products responding to precise customers’ needs. We will continue investments to further enhance product offerings and expand our customers’ satisfaction” commented Gianfranco Lanci, Acer Inc. CEO and President.

Gartner, Inc. preliminary data relating to the second quarter of 2009 outline a contraction of the worldwide computer market, with a drop of 4.8% compared to the second quarter of 2008. Within this scenario, Acer recorded a 13.5% market share based on total PC shipments, showing a 34.2% increase (2Q09 vs. 2Q08).

Preliminary quarterly market data released by Gartner, Inc., illustrate that Acer ranks second in the EMEA total PC market based on shipments, with a 20.6% market share and a 21.6% growth rate (2Q09 vs. 2Q08). Acer believes that this result is noteworthy, especially considering that in the same timeframe the total PC market in EMEA recorded a performance of -10.9%.

Comparing Acer’s results in the EMEA and the US, Acer recorded its best performance of the second quarter of 2009 in the US market, with a 74.2% (2Q09 vs. 2Q08) growth and considering the total PC shipment, Acer ranks 3rd with a 14.2% market share (2Q09).

Acer Inc. 1H 2009 financial results:consolidated revenue NT$238.2B (US$7.3B), operating income NT$5.6B (US$171M), PAT NT$4.4B (US$133M),EPS NT$1.66

Acer Inc. 1H 2009 financial results:consolidated revenue NT$238.2B (US$7.3B), operating income NT$5.6B (US$171M), PAT NT$4.4B (US$133M),EPS NT$1.66

Acer Inc. announces its first half (1H) 2009 financial results, approved by the board of directors. Consolidated revenue was NT$238.2B (US$7.3B), down 6% year-on-year (YOY). Operating income reached NT$5.6B (US$171M), growing by 3% YOY. Profits after tax (PAT) reached NT$4.4B (US$133M) and earnings-per-share (EPS) was NT$1.66. There were no stock disposal gains during 1H 2009.

For Q2 2009 results, Acer’s consolidated revenue was NT$119.1B (US$3.6B), down 5% YOY; operating income was NT$3.0B (US$93M), up 12% YOY; PAT was NT$2.3B (US$71M); and EPS was NT$0.88.

According to the Q2 2009 preliminary market data released by analyst firm Gartner, Inc., Acer ranks third in the total PC market with a growth of 34.2% YOY based on worldwide PC unit shipment, and recording 13.5% market share. The preliminary data also shows that Acer ranks No. 2 in the worldwide notebook PC market with 48.1% YOY growth and 20.1% market share.

Acer Inc. 1H & Q2 2009 financial results:

  1H 2009 1H 2008  

Growth

Q2 2009 Q2 2008  

Growth

Consol. revenue NT$ 238.2 B

US$7.3B

NT$252.2B

US$7.7B

 

-6%

NT$119.1B

US$3.6B

NT$124.8B

US$3.8B

 

-5%

Operating income NT$5.6B

US$171M

NT$5.4B

US$166M

 

3%

NT$3.0B

US$93M

NT$2.7B

US$83M

 

12%

PAT NT$4.4B

US$133M

NT$5.9B

US$179M

 

-26%

NT$2.3B

US$71M

NT$2.9B

US$89M

 

-20%

Acer launches the Ferrari One netbook with VISION technology from AMD

Acer presented the world’s most exclusive netbook series: the Ferrari One. Full of exquisite details and features that celebrate the world’s most prestigious racing heritage, the Ferrari One is dedicated to those who see beyond perfection.

acer ferrari one notebook

Passionate
The Ferrari One, with its racing red cover proudly displaying the Scudetto Ferrari that has dominated Formula One since the very first race, is quite simply the world’s most exclusive netbook, designed and created with the same passion and technological experience the drives two of the world’s finest brands.

Exquisite

With a 11.6″ high-definition 1366×768 pixel resolution, ultra-thin and light form factor, true-cinematic aspect ratio (16:9) Acer CineCrystal LED LCD display for true HD entertainment driven by VISION technology from AMD and support for simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista™ the image quality of the Ferrari One might take some getting used to.

And then you hear it.

The Ferrari One speakers are specially engineered to optimize an enhanced audio quality – each pair fine-tuned by Dolby Laboratory. The advanced audio tuning technologies featuring Dolby® Home Theater ® v3 delivers a true cinema-style experience in vibrant surround sound, Dolby® Home Theater ® v3 features:

Dolby Pro Logic® IIx that expands stereo or 5.1-channel audio from movies, music, TV, or games to 6.1-or 7.1-channel playback on machines built to support it as well as changing stereo content to a 5.1, 6.1, or even 7.1 surround sound listening experience.

Dolby Headphone that simulates 5.1-channel surround sound through any stereo headphones.

Sound Space Expander that dramatically widens the perceived field of sound and opens up your digital sound experience.

Natural Bass that extends speaker bass response by up to an octave without distortion or risk of damage to any components.

Dolby Digital Live that converts any audio signal from a PC into Dolby Digital for easy connection to home theater systems.

High-Frequency Enhancer that improves high frequencies for a stunningly real sound experience and Audio Optimization that corrects common audio problems caused by the physical limitations of laptops.
Performance
In the true spirit of the Ferrari racing team, the Acer Ferrari One combines powerful performance and extreme portability with excellence of design.

Inspired by the unmatched Ferrari heritage, the Ferrari One is driven by a truly sensational engine. At its heart, the Second Generation AMD Ultrathin Platform for notebooks with VISION technology delivers highly responsive, balanced multi-tasking performance with the AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor L310 featuring low-power CPU design, DDR2 800 MHz, and AMD HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology for best balance of performance on-the-go while lasting extended battery life to go fast and far beyond. ATiRadeon™ HD 3200 Graphics provides high-def visual pleasure and exquisite image quality coupled with up to 4GB of DDR2 667MHZ system memory makes light work of the pre-installed 64bit Microsoft Windows 7® Home Premium or Windows 7® Home Home Basic A large capacity, (160 GB or larger) hard disk drive provides plenty of storage space.

With the Ferrari One you never lose connection thanks to the Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology for optimum reception and connectivity and Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). In addition, depending on specification, the Ferrari One is also 3G-ready for maximum connectivity on the move. The Ferrari One also features the Acer Video Conference solution that includes the low-light enhanced Crystal Eye webcam for super-clear VoIP call quality, even in noisy environments.

Experience
A Ferrari is not just about speed. It is an expression of beauty, power, excitement and pleasure. A Ferrari exudes excellence from the original concept to the finished product and the Ferrari One offers the same sensations down to the finest detail.

The exclusive Ferrari-engraved touchpad offers multi-gesture functionality for ultrafast navigation, including the possibility to scroll up and down when surfing the web pages, viewing documents, navigating files, checking music playlists, viewing photos up or down, pinch to zoom-in or zoom-out in various applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Google Earth, flip back-and-forth through photos, web pages, PDF documents, Microsoft Office documents or media albums by sliding two fingers and also rotate images while viewing pictures.

The Ferrari experience extends to the super responsive keyboard which features a dedicated key that instantly launches the web browser and connects to www.ferrari.com so you’re never more than a keystroke away from your driving passion.

The Ferrari One netbook comes with 64bit Microsoft Windows 7® Home Premium or Windows 7® Home Basic preinstalled.

All Acer notebooks come with a standard 1 year Carry In (International travellers warranty – ITW).

Acer Introduces G24 debuts as world's first LCD supporting advanced 50000:1 contrast ratio

Acer introduces the world’s first LCD monitor, the G24, that supports up to 50000:1 in contrast ratio. Designed to entice PC gamers, the G24 is dressed-to-thrill in an extreme contrast of orange-black colors and sleek contours, and supports high-definition (HD) graphics for intense gaming entertainment.

Radical design

The eye-catching exterior of the G24 with solid angled surfaces makes an immediate impression, while satisfying PC gamers’ needs and imagination. For a complete gaming package, the G24 and the Aspire Predator desktop PC are both painted with uncompromising metallic copper and feature deeply carved line design elements. Blue rays of light emanate from the power button of the LCD and desktop to exude a polished, powerful look.

Superb contrast and image display

Staying at the forefront of technology, the G24 includes Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM), and is the world’s first LCD monitor supporting up to 50000:1 for outstanding contrast ratio. Acer ACM produces dramatic improvement in gradation and detail, especially for dimmer and brighter scenes, resulting in stunning picture quality. Acer ACM also enables the G24 to use less power and save energy.

Intense gaming entertainment

The 24″ 1920 x 1200 resolution widescreen G24 is designed for graphics-intensive, win-or-lose moments of today’s fastest HD games and multimedia applications. Featuring the Acer OD (overdrive) technology that significantly improves gray-to-gray levels by reducing deviation in transition time, the rapid response time (up to 2 ms) permits immersive 3D graphics and video display. Users simply connect the G24 to Blue-ray Disc™ consoles or DVD players for an awesome cinematic experience!

Featuring Acer CrystalBrite™ technology with 400-nit brightness, the G24 produces vibrant, brighter images via backlit diffusion reduction. The technology promotes clearer images and sharper edges without ambient light reflection.

Advanced multimedia connectivity

Supporting the latest technology standards, the G24 is optimized for Windows Vista® operating system and supports HDMI™[1] for instant connectivity to DVD players, set-top boxes and HD game consoles. Further, Acer Empowering Technology permits full access to display settings at a single button; Acer eColor Management enables color parameter adjustments with great simplicity; while Acer eDisplay Management allows powerful color enhancement and features smart display rotation software.

Environment

The Acer G24 complies with the stricter standard of Energy Star EPA Tier 2 criteria for power-efficient design. All Acer LCD monitors comply with the WEEE Directive for environmental product recycling for a greener environment.

Acer Introduce new line of PCs for gamers: Aspire PREDATOR

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (May 21, 2008) Acer dedicates its new Aspire PREDATOR line of desktop computers to PC gaming enthusiasts. The new line is expressly designed for gaming users, who are notoriously demanding and tend to be high tech experts.

Acer’s new Aspire PREDATOR desktop offers an outstanding gaming experience for gamers seeking to push the very limits of graphical performance. An original, aggressive chassis design conceals the latest generation technologies that expert players demand for new levels of unmatched intensity.

Radical design

Fans will appreciate the deep metallic copper colored housing perfectly representing the power it encloses: the front of the body can be raised, accompanied by a world first optical bay mechanism to reveal a rewritable DVD and Blu-ray Disk reader. The easily accessed USB and audio ports on top are complemented with a front-mounted multi-card reader. Blue rays of light emanate from the power button and front hard-drive door, for a polished, powerful look.

Superior gaming

One of the Predator’s most striking features is the fact that you can also have easy access to the Hard Disks via a special door on the front of the lower part of the chassis: the standard Acer Easy-swap Hard Drive solution makes the 4 Serial ATA 3 Gb/s high capacity hard disks removable even when the PC is turned on and in use[1]. This rapid access and replacement of hard disks transforms the new Acer Aspire PREDATOR into an easily expandable, scalable platform. RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 modes with NVIDIA® MediaShield Storage technology guarantee the utmost data security in the event of disk failure. The optional high speed Raptor 10.000 rpm hard drives offer exceptional performance especially when configured in its RAID 0 striping configuration.

Dual LAN technology permits blazing file transfers and optimizes system performance, and its teaming mode permits two connections to work at the same time for network redundancy so there will be no end to your gaming fun.

Killer performance

The Aspire PREDATOR incorporates the highly overclockable Intel® Core2 Extreme quad-core processor with 1333MHz FSB. The nTune overclocking utility offers simple control over the traditional complex process of overclocking the CPU, RAM and graphic cards without the need to constantly reboot after adjustments. In addition the NVIDIA® nForce® 780i SLI® MCP, 3-way SLI capable motherboard offers 2 x G9600GT, 2 x G9800GTZ or even 2 x G9800GX2 (4 x GPU) extreme graphic cards depending on the configuration.

The PREDATOR features an advanced liquid cooling system that maintains cool system performance admist the most intense gaming. This state of the art cooling system offered by Acer is made to last for continuous operation without fear of pump failure or coolant evaporation.

The new Aspire PREDATOR desktops come with essential accessories such as a multimedia gaming keyboard with illuminated keys that light up to play in the dark, a gaming mouse, Dolby® Home Theater® audio enhancement as well as EAX® 4.0 support for the best gaming audio experience. And finally, for users who want to keep their PC up to date at all times, the Predator permits integration of even more sophisticated technologies and components.

Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue Notebook PC Series Now Available in North America

SAN JOSE, CALIF., May 15, 2008 – Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market (source: Gartner data, 4Q 2007), today announced the Aspire Gemstone Blue notebook PC series is now available via Acer authorized resellers and select retailers in North America. Unveiled in March 2008, the Aspire Gemstone Blue range features the PC market’s first 18.4- and 16-inch notebook form factors with true HD cinematic capabilities.

Powered by Intel Centrino Duo processor technology, the Aspire Gemstone Blue notebook series offers the latest dual-core processing capabilities allowing users to effortlessly multitask. Targeted for home users seeking Full HD, 16:9 entertainment with centralized multimedia management, for gamers who want high-resolution support with superior display quality, and for creative professionals and SOHO users who require maximum multimedia resources and powerful communication, the Aspire Gemstone Blue notebook PC series is an excellent choice for everyone.

The 18.4-inch Aspire 8920 features:

• Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9500
• Mobile Intel® PM965 Express chipset
• 1 or 2 hard disk drive, up to 320GB each
• Integrated Blu-ray Disc drive or 8X DVD Super Multi double-layer drive
• 18.4-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution Acer CineCrystal display
• Discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® 9650M GS or NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
• 6-in-1 card reader
• Express Card™/54 slot, HDMI port with HDCP support
• 802.11a/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth®, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem, integrated webcam

The 16-inch Aspire 6920 features:

• Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9500
• Mobile Intel® PM965 Express chipset
• Hard disk drive up to 320GB
• Integrated Blu-ray Disc drive or 8X DVD Super Multi double-layer drive
• 16-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution Acer CineCrystal display
• Discrete NVIDIA® GeForce 9500M GS
• 6-in-1 card reader
• Express Card™/54 slot, HDMI port with HDCP support
• 802.11a/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth®, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem, integrated webcam

Both the Aspire 8920 and Aspire 6920 notebooks include the second generation Dolby Home Theater technology with powerful audio technologies – CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster, and up to five integrated speakers for True 5.1 sound output – the new standard for the notebook sound and the ideal choice for Full HD movies and gaming.

The Aspire Gemstone Blue notebooks ship with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. Additional installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eAudio, ePower, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer InstantOn Arcade; Acer Bio-Protection; Acer Crystal Eye; Acer GridVista; Acer Launch Manager; Acer GameZone; Acer Video Conference Manager; Acer Video Conference Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE); Adobe Reader; CyberLink PowerDirector trial version; Norton Internet Security; NTI Media Maker; Microsoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial.

Pricing and Availability
The new Aspire Gemstone Blue notebooks are now available through Acer authorized resellers and selected retailers throughout North America, with pricing beginning at US$1299 for the Aspire 8920 and US$849 for the Aspire 6920.

All Acer notebooks come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which includes concurrent International Traveler’s Coverage that can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service that also covers accidental damage to the notebook. Additionally, all Acer notebooks are backed by toll-free service and support