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BMW Designers Help Make Laptop Line More Luscious

Intel might be making the snazzy Santa Rosa laptops, but Acer has its own shiny trick up its sleeve - a lineup of luscious and shiny laptops with a pearly interior. Apparently, Acer's design team worked with BMW Group Designworks USA to study design trends, develop the concept and visualize new forms. Findings showed that three of the most important design features to consumers were color and material, branding and naming, and shape treatment. Named the Gemstone, the new line seems to be all that and a bag of chips.

There are four models: the Aspire 5720, the 5920, 7720 and the high-end 9920, apparently the 9920 features a 20-inch display, camera (iSight copy?), digital TV tuner and HD DVD drive. According to UK Gizmodo, the line is the first to get Dolby Home Theater Virtual Surround-approved. For an additional image, read more

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