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Acer Aspire 2930

Specifications

Acer Aspire 2930
Acer Aspire 2930
Display
12.1 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 57%, features: 60%, display: 70% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 2930

Acer Aspire 2930 preview
Source: CNet English
The Aspire 2930 looks like it's shaping up to be a very good option for those who need a powerful portable machine for life on the road. It looks stylish, uses the latest technology and has a good screen and keyboard. We'll reserve judgement as we'd like to see Acer squeeze a little more performance form the final production model -- expect a full review soon.
Display gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2008
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Die besseren ‚Netbooks‘
Source: PC Praxis - 4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80%
73% Acer Aspire 2930 Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione Acer Aspire 2930
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Acer Aspire 2930
Acer Aspire 2930
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Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)