Acer Aspire 8730G

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8730GNotebook: Acer Aspire 8730G
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 800 euro
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8730G

Acer Aspire 8730G
Source: Inside HW English
We are sure that most of you don’t fantasize about big and heavy notebook models, but then again, we are also sure that most of you would like to own a notebook like Acer Aspire 8730G. If multimedia features of notebook mean to you more than mobility and portability than this “giant” will draw your attention for sure. Situation with Acer Aspire 8730G is very clear. It all comes to display size. Either you will like it because of its size or you will evade it and go for something smaller. In case you decide to purchase Acer Aspire 8730G only what you need to do is press Power button and fun can begin.
Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2009
Rating: mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Erfahrungsbericht: Acer Aspire 8730G
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 50% emissions: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.1 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H
Core 2 Duo P7450
» Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670
Core 2 Quad Q9000
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY
Core 2 Duo T9900
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-127
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW310J/H
Core 2 Duo T6500
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21XY/Q
Core 2 Duo T9800
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q
Core 2 Duo T9800
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q
Core 2 Duo T9600
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi3650
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B
Core 2 Duo P8600
» HP Pavilion HDX18t
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW17GU
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J/H
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11S/B
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Sony Vaio AW170Y/Q
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q
Core 2 Duo T9600

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio G50-115
Core 2 Duo P8400, 4.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW190
Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802
Core 2 Duo P7350, 5 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch (06/09)
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X5-7900
Core 2 Duo P9600, 15.4", 3 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion HDX X16-1010EA
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2009-3
Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 2.98 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx
Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.0", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)