Acer has launched a complete overhaul of their Aspire notebook line, dubbed the Gemstone Blue.
The new design revolves around “CineDash”, a “touch-sensitive control that lets users navigate music, videos, and menus without having to resort to the trackpad.” Each system also has a 10-watt subwoofer and an “advanced speaker system that generates virtual Dolby 5.1-channel Surround Sound.”
The first two systems released in the line are the 16-inch Aspire 6920 and 18.4-inch Aspire 8920G. Each are the first notebooks ever to sport a true 16:9 ratio display and can output 1080p (1920×1080) Resolution and can play Blu-ray discs. Each sport a relatively fast 8ms response time.
Among the other impressive specifications, the larger model sports a NVIDIA GeForce 9650 GS video card, dual 320 GB HDDs, HDMI output and even a built in VoIP phone.
There was no word on when the notebooks will ship nor what processor options will be available but the company did say the notebooks will be priced between $1900 and $2200 respectively.