Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue range gets new 15.6 and 17.3 models

Acer have announced new 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch notebooks, the Aspire Gemstone Blue range, priced from just $479.99.  The 15.6-inch AS5536 has a 16:9 display, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1GHz dual-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, together with a 320GB hard-drive, DVD burner and WiFi b/g/n.


As for the AS7735Z, that has a 17.3-inch 16:9 display, Intel Pentium T4200 2.0GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel's GMA 4500MHD graphics.  There's also a 250GB hard-drive, DVD burner and WiFi b/g/n.  Both machines have a webcam, multi-format card reader, and a multitouch capable trackpad.

The Acer Aspire AS5536 is available now, priced from $479.99, while the AS7735Z is also on sale now, priced from $599.99.  As of the end of the month, they'll be joined by the Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue AS5739G, with a 15.6-inch display, Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT130M graphics with 1GB of discrete memory and a Blu-ray drive.  It also has a 250GB hard-drive, fingerprint reader, WiFi a/b/g/n and the multitouch trackpad; it'll be priced from $749.99.

Press Release:


New 15.6- and 17.3-inch notebooks are an elegant blend of modern multimedia features, performance and value

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22, 2009 – Acer America, part of the world's third largest PC company (Source: Gartner data, 4Q 2008),(1) today announced U.S. availability of new Acer Aspire notebooks offering exceptional price/performance and cinematic high-definition entertainment to anyone on-the-go, including students and small business professionals.

These systems boast a dynamic multimedia experience with cinematic HD, 16:9 widescreens and Dolby surround sound audio in a visually appealing sapphire design known as Gemstone Blue. The Aspire notebooks are engineered to suit the needs of users desiring an affordable mobile workhorse for being productive and enjoying digital life at school, on the road or at home.

"As part of our highly acclaimed Gemstone Blue family, the latest Aspire notebooks feature excellent price/performance and mainstream entertainment in a mobile PC that delivers significant value for their investment," said Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America. "Consumers are increasingly selecting notebooks as their primary device. As proven by our latest Aspire notebooks, we recognize that value-based mobile PCs need to offer appealing aesthetics as well as great performance and multimedia capabilities."

Best-in-Class Price/Performance and Mobile Entertainment

The new Acer® Aspire AS5536 and Acer® Aspire AS7735Z notebooks are outfitted to provide brilliant visuals and dynamic audio play. Featuring LED backlit technology and a 16:9 aspect ratio, the systems deliver bright, lifelike HD pictures. High-definition graphics from NVIDIA enhance imagery with vivid color and crisp detail. Combined with a Dolby Home Theater® surround sound system, users will enjoy a vibrant audio experience.

User-Friendly Design Enhances Navigation and Security

Affording easy, intuitive PC navigation, the new Aspire notebooks have a multi-gesture touchpad, allowing users to pinch, flick and swirl their fingers across it. Users can scroll, zoom in and out and quickly flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. To prevent accidental cursor movement, a practical touchpad lock is incorporated. The new systems also come with Acer Backup Manager, a simple one-touch way to quickly and easily back-up all the important files and information stored on it, such as music, photos, video, contacts, emails and Internet favorites. It gives customers a simple, convenient way to backup files to another location such as a USB drive, external hard disk or another hard drive partition. Users can set Acer Backup Manager to schedule a regular time to back-up data automatically or simply press the button for an immediate back-up.

The Acer® Aspire AS7735Z boasts a convenient PowerSave Key. Located above the keyboard, the PowerSave Key allows customers to easily prolong battery life to extend uptime. A simple press of it activates the advanced power saving settings, traditionally a tedious procedure accessed through numerous software-based steps. This one-button approach simplifies the process, saving time while extending battery life. The notebooks deliver excellent performance with Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1, the latest wireless technology, up to 4GB memory and powerful Intel or AMD processors. Large hard drives start at 250GB(2) and are capable of storing a vast library of music, photos, spreadsheets and presentations.

An Acer Crystal Eye webcam enables high-quality video chats and VoIP with friends, family and work associates. It can also capture still pictures and videos for sharing with others. An integrated multi-in-one media reader enables connection to peripherals and electronic devices, while an HDMI port allows the system to support any PC or TV video format via a single cable.

The Acer® Aspire AS5536 and Acer® Aspire AS7735Z notebooks are available for U.S. customers now at leading retailers. Specifications and pricing follow.

Acer® Aspire AS5536 Notebook PC – Prices begin at $479.99

15.6-Inch HD Acer CineCrystal™ LED-Backlit Display (16.9 Aspect Ratio)

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 QL-64 Dual-Core Processor (2.1GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz


3GB DDR2 667MHz Memory

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics

320GB SATA Hard Drive(2)

8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive

Multi-Gesture Touchpad

Acer InviLink 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®

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Acer® Aspire AS7735Z Notebook PC – Prices begin at $599.99

17.3-Inch HD+ Acer CineCrystal™ LED-Backlit Display (16:9 Aspect Ratio)

Intel® Pentium® T4200 Processor (2.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)

4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

250GB SATA Hard Drive(2)

8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive

Acer PowerSmart Technology/Key

Multi-Gesture Touchpad

802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®

Acer® Aspire AS5739G, Mobile Multimedia Powerhouse Taking mainstream entertainment performance another step up, the Aspire AS5739G offers even more power and extras. It's fueled by the power of Intel Core 2 Duo processing for experiencing the ultimate in digital media. Increasing dynamic visual quality, a 15.6-inch HD CineCrystal display delivers lifelike images in a high 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce® GT130M graphics provide crystal-clear images with brilliant color, making games and digital media appear incredibly crisp and realistic.

The system also comes outfitted with a Dolby Home Theater surround sound system, two built-in stereo speakers, an Acer Tuba CineBass booster and 5.1-channel output. Combined these high-fidelity features liberate the senses with vibrant audio that brings movies and music to life. Security features include an Acer PowerSmart Key that backs up data without a hassle by duplicating files to another location with just a push of a button. An Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader for securing and privatizing personal information is also incorporated.

The Acer Aspire AS5739G notebook will be available end of June for U.S. customers at leading retailers. Specifications and pricing follow.

Acer® Aspire AS5739G Notebook PC – Prices Begin at $749.99

15.6-Inch HD Acer CineCrystal™ LED-Backlit Display (16:9 Aspect Ratio)

Intel® Core2™ Duo Mobile Processor T6500 (2.1GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)

4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT130M Graphics with 1GB Memory

250GB SATA Hard Drive(2)

8X Blu-ray Disc/DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive

Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution

Acer PowerSmart Tech/Key

Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11 a/b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®

Multi-Gesture Touchpad

About Acer America

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of

breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing

its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world's No.

3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth

among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business

Model is instrumental to Acer's continued growth, while the successful

mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint

by strengthening its presence in the U.S. and enhancing its strong position

in Europe. The Acer Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide. 2008

revenues reached US$16.65 billion. For more information, please visit