Acer Aspire 5920H Gemstone

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  1. cj

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    For those that are in the market for a new laptop, you can buy certain new Acer Gemstones with both an internal HD-DVD drive and a HDMI out - mine's been shipped today and will be here tomorrow :) Here's the specification: -

    Design: New Curved glossy black lid and clean white interior
    Processor: Powerful Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHz (x2), 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache
    RAM: 2GB Fast DDR2 RAM! (2 x 1024Mb)
    1GB Turbo Memory
    Up to 2x faster performance when loading frequently used applications!
    Up to 20% faster Windows Vista boot time!
    Hard Drive: 250GB Hard Disk
    Screen: 15.4" Widescreen TFT (1280x800 - 16:10) with CrystalBrite Technology
    Optical Drive: HD DVD Drive with DVDRW (plays High Definition films, writes normal DVDs / CDs)
    Graphics: 256MB dedicated RAM - NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS with 1GB of TurboCache memory - superb for playing the latest games!
    Wireless LAN: 802.11a/b/g/n - Wireless Internet Connection
    Battery Life (depending on Use): 3.5 hours 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Weight: 3kg
    Warranty: 1 Year Collect and Return (Europe-wide)- Upgradeable to 3 Years for only £49 - Call for details!
    Operating System: New Windows Vista Home Premium
    1GB of Intel Turbo Memory
    Camera: Built-in 0.3Mp CrystalEye Webcam
    Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
    HDMI port with HDCP (for connecting to a HD TV)
    5-in-1 card reader

    http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/as5920g.htm

    This particular model is hot off the press - I nearly ordered one last week (which didn't have had either HDMI or the HD-DVD), so very pleased I couldn't find one in stock. At £830 it's a little expensive for a HD-DVD player, but I was buying a new laptop anyway :)
     
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    Just like you I was trying to find the 5920G model for about a week but came across this last night ordered and should be with me tomorrow.

    Couldn't pass up the opportunity for tremendous bangs for my bucks!
     
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    A thing to note, although the 5920H version has a HD-DVD drive and 250gb HD it has a 8600m GS graphics card as opposed to the 8600m GT graphics card present in the 5920G version. So any gamers looking to buy the 5920H version should bear this in mind.

    There is considerable difference in performance between the two graphics cards from what I have read. I did order a 5920H but had to cancel :mad: as I do plan on playing a fair amount of games.
     
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    BTW you can play HD DVDs without buying any more software (PowerDVD etc.) - the supplied Acer Media Center software plays them (Acer Arcade).
     
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    interested in this seemingly good value model - if anyone can post their experiences playing HD DVDs output via HDMI to a HDTV Id be grateful.
     

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