Acer Ships Ginormous 8920G Gemstone Notebooks; 16:9, Dual HDDs, Blu-ray…

Acer's now shipping the 8920G Gemstone laptops, and they're even more impressive than we'd thought. While not the biggest screen we've seen on a portable, they sport an impressive 18.2-inch LCD at 1920x1080 with a 16:9 aspect ratio, perfect for watching movies on the integrated Blu-ray R/W drives. They're not light,… » 7/17/08 10:00pm 7/17/08 10:00pm

Acer's "Blue" Ace: Aspire Gemstone Blue Notebook

Today in New York, Acer's big surprise is the Aspire "Gemstone Blue" notebook, equipped with a Blu-ray drive, true high-def screen, and CineReal sound, a second generation of Dolby Surround. Sexy, and yes, blue, and it doesn't appear to suffer from port envy like some other notebooks, though it is slender. In size… » 3/12/08 3:07pm 3/12/08 3:07pm

One Day Every Gadget Will Be A Unique Snowflake


RCA began selling the Gem line of MP3 players, including the Opal. Creative introduced its Zen Stone. And today Acer brings us the Gemstone. Earthly naming conventions are nothing new, from the PEBL to the i-Stones, gadget makers have long tried to portray their wares as organic, natural forms instead of the mercury… » 5/04/07 6:55pm 5/04/07 6:55pm

New Acer Gemstone Notebooks are First to be Dolby Surround Certified

Yesterday we gave you the heads-up on Acer's incoming Gemstone notebooks. Today Acer lifted the veil on its new design, and so far we're not overly impressed. Okay, so the notebooks have smoother lids and more "opalesque" curves. There's even a neon blue light (think Tron) that streaks from the DC-in port on the side… » 5/04/07 11:50am 5/04/07 11:50am

Will Acer's Gemstone Concept Leave Your Laptop Looking like Joan Rivers?

Not every laptop out there is a looker, but Acer's new Gemstone series is hoping to change that with a little shot of botox. Granted, not much info is known about the new lappies, but the Gemstone concept will make its official debut tomorrow, and from the looks of the sketch, it appears Acer is going for the … » 5/03/07 10:00am 5/03/07 10:00am