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Acer ships Gemstone HD DVD notebooks to US retail

updated 10:15 am EDT, Mon July 9, 2007

Acer Gemstone at US Retail

Acer has quietly rolled out its Gemstone design notebooks to US stores, offering a special configuration for retail that may be the least expensive HD DVD notebook available in the US. A version of the Aspire 5920 provides support for reading the next-gen disc as well as reading and writing CDs and DVDs; it also includes the 256MB GeForce 8600M GT and HDMI output of the upper-echelon portables for displaying 1080p video at its native resolution without dropped frames. Cost savings primarily come through the choice of the recently introduced low-price 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo and a 1280x800, 15.4-inch display.

Spotted so far only at Best Buy, the new model sells for $1,300 equipped with 2GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, and Vista Home Premium as well as the HD DVD drive and all other AV features. Different specifications are so far available only through direct orders.

by MacNN Staff




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