Last month, at Acer’s “Blue” press event, the company took the wraps off an absolutely stunning machine that represents its big push in the consumer market: the Aspire 8920G notebook. This morning, the system arrived in our offices to much fanfare, as the look of the notebook makes you just want to reach out and touch it-which is precisely Acer’s goal. Note: We have posted the full review of the Acer Aspire 8920G. Check it out here. Unique Media Console What immediately jumped out at us was the dramatic revamping of the Gemstone design. This new Gemstone “blue” design consists of a slick blue, black, and silver color scheme, textured NeoWeave palmrest and touchpad, illuminated power button, Acer logo on the lid, and status indicators. The best use of the illumination is in the Acer CineDash Media Console, a touch-sensitive interface positioned left of the keyboard that lets you control music and videos. After we popped in the Blu-ray version of The Manchurian Candidate into the 2X Blu-ray drive, we used CineDash to raise and lower the audio by running our fingers over the arched volume control, and skipped chapters using the forward and backward keys without a hitch. All in all, the touch keys were very responsive and felt completely natural. The top of the volume arch is located too closely to the key that launches the Acer Arcade Deluxe multimedia hub, which resulted in us accidentally activating the multimedia hub in several instances. The only other potential gripe is that some righties may not feel comfortable reaching across their bodies to reach those keys, or using their left hands.