Acer Aspire 8920G

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8920GNotebook: Acer Aspire 8920G
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS 512 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.16kg
Price: 1899 euro
Average Score: 83.39% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 84%, features: 75%, display: 76% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8920G

85% Review Acer Aspire 8920G notebook | Notebookcheck
Mobile living room. We reviewed the bigger 18” 16:9 notebook after the Aspire 6920G, which is Acer's new compact multimedia class. The 8920G looks similar to the 6920G, but there are differences in their equipment. For example: the 8920G offers GeForce 9650M graphics and this graphic card is the successor of the GeForce 8700M GT chip.
83% Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: PC Authority English
But this is the only black mark on a superb machine that offers everything you’d want in a luxury laptop. The screen lets you watch Blu-ray discs in Full HD, the battery lasts for more than three hours (under light use), and there’s a fantastic range of multimedia features. The HP Pavilion beats it by offering even more, but this Acer is a worthy alternative.
von 6: 5, Leistung 5, Mobilität 4, Ausstattung 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 83% features: 100% mobility: 67%
Vibrant Video Notebooks : Save A Spot on the Couch For These Notebooks
Source: Tom's Guide English
All in all, though, there’s a lot to like about these multimedia notebooks. While our living rooms were less crowded when we shipped them back to their makers, we do confess to being somewhat sorry to see them go. They certainly livened up our media consumption and made it easier for multiple family members to watch the movies of their choosing at the same time!
(von 5): Preis 3, Mobilität 2, Leistung 4, Ergonomie 5
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 100%
87% Acer Aspire 8920
Source: PC World English
If you need a basic, workhorse desktop replacement, you have cheaper, more sensible choices than the Acer Aspire 8920. But if flashy looks and big-screen entertainment are your goals, the 8920 deserves a spot on your short list.
(von 100): 87, Leistung 98, Ausstattung 83, Display mäßig, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 60% performance: 98% features: 83% display: 60%
75% Acer Aspire 8920G 18.4in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Aspire 8920 is a well-made laptop offering a powerful specification, and is worth a look if your needs are centre on watching movies and maybe casual gaming too. The switch to a 16:9 aspect ratio doesn’t offer any great benefits, however - who can't live with some slim black bars above and below the picture? It’s difficult to see the latest screen sizes as anything other than a cynical ploy by manufacturers to sell more laptops.
75%, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 8920 review
Source: PC Advisor English
This is a big, powerful machine and although it's expensive it's not exorbitant, coming in at £1,339. It makes a decent entertainment machine and desktop replacement, but while its battery life is reasonable, you really wouldn't want to transport it too far.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 8920G 18.4in Blu-ray Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English

Its clunky design and poor keyboard are disappointing, but the Acer Aspire 8920G delivers excellent performance and a very good film watching experience at a reasonable price. If this sounds like a good idea to you then its worth investigating further.


(von 10): 8, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 9, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90%
80% Acer Aspire 8920G-934G46Bn notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The design offers some interesting features: the CineDash, that you either love or loath, certainly takes a chunk of space and if you don’t use it often, could seem like a waste. Removal of the Fn volume option seems an unnecessary move. The fusion of different colours and textures across the deck is a little scary, but the twin hinges support a screen that feels solid. The Aspire 8920G packs in a huge range of power specs at a price that is not too outlandish for what you get, but at this price, the little details matter.
8 von 10, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%
60% Acer Aspire 8920 High Definition Desktop Replacement Notebook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer's Aspire 8920 drops the conventional 17-inch screen for a much larger 18.4-inch display. This has the advantage of giving it an easier to see high definition display that is great for watching Blu-ray movies or working with multiple applications, but the increased screen size also adds to the bulk making this a less portable laptop PC.
3 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 90%
80% Acer Aspire 8920G-934G64Bn
Source: Techradar English
Acer's Aspire 8920G-934G64Bn (£1400 inc. VAT) is the second machine we've seen from the company to feature its latest Gemstone Blue styling. Along with a 3D-effect finish to the glossy lid, you'll also find an unusual 18.4-inch display and a host of unique design touches. The Acer Aspire 8920G-934G64Bn isn't the cheapest machine, but the cutting-edge components and excellent display make it our machine of choice.
4 von 5, Display gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: PC Mag English
Just when you thought Acer couldn't come up with another beastly laptop, the Aspire 8920G "Gemstone Blue" series emerges to wow high-definition aficionados. The Aspire 9805WKHi—Acer's first effort at a wow! laptop—had a glamorous 20-inch screen but weighed a backbreaking 17 pounds. The Aspire 8920G ($2,600 street) finds the sweet spot by putting an 18.4-inch widescreen on a system that, at 8.8 pounds, weighs as much as some 17-inch models, like the Dell Inspiron 1720, do. The Acer Aspire 8920G is equipped with an unprecedented 18.4-inch screen and performance parts that are future-proofed.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Ausstattung schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 40% mobility: 50%
80% Acer Aspire 8920-6671
Source: CNet English
With Blu-ray and a true 1080p display, the 18-inch Acer Aspire 8920 is a movie fan's dream, but we'd go for the cheaper of Acers' two preconfigured models.
8 von 10, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50%
90% Acer Aspire 8920G (AS8920-6671)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Acer has nailed multimedia desktop replacement standards with the Aspire 8920G. The stunning 18.4-inch display provides more room than those on 17-inch models but is not quite as ridiculous as screens on 20-inch behemoths. Aside from the promised TV tuner (which you may just want to add externally yourself), everything is here: performance, a high-def screen, Blu-ray, top-notch sound system, and a very cool way to control it all.
4.5 von 5, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 80%

Foreign Reviews

100% Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: PC Magazin - 7/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% features: 90%
Desktop-Killer
Source: SFT - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 50%
85% Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: PC Go - 7/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% display: 80%
Full-HD-Notebooks von Acer, Asus und Sony
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
90% Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 90%
79% Klassengesellschaft
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 98% features: 77% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 58%
Unterwegs ins Blaue
Source: c't - 13/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40%
90% Acer Aspire 8920G + 9650M GS
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
85% Test Acer Aspire 8920G-934G64Bn Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 72% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 83%
90% Acer Aspire 8920G T5750
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%
90% Acer Aspire 8920G 18.4“ 16:9
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 90%
89% Flottes Schwergewicht
Source: Computerbild - 9/08 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 78% display: 90% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 90%
Breitmaul-Multimedia
Source: c't - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
Acer Aspire 8920G / 6920G Notebooks
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2008
Rating: features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60%
90% Recensione Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
70% Acer Aspire 8920G
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% ergonomy: 65%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS: The 9650M is a higher clocked 9500M GS and the successor of the 8700M GT (same chip but other spinning). Therefore, the performance should be on par with the 8700M GT.

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.


T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

» 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.


4.16 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 %

Acer reviews


83.39%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-04- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)