Acer Aspire 8930G

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8930GNotebook: Acer Aspire 8930G
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 80.82% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 79%, features: 76%, display: 77% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 61%, emissions: 55%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8930G

80% Acer Aspire 8930G-734G32BN review
Source: Techradar English
Acer's featured-packed Aspire 8930G multimedia laptop offers everything you'll need. Acer's Aspire 8900 series of laptops has been around for a while now and has impressed us on numerous occasions. The Aspire 8930G-734G32BN promises to continue this, making it an ideal solution for demanding students and home use. With only the slightly spongy keyboard to let it down, the Aspire 8930G is a great media centre. It offers an exceptional feature set, impressive performance and is great value for money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 8930 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Thanks to a couple of reasonably primo parts, the Acer Aspire 8930 is a high-octane portable that's a solid choice for mobility minded gamers. And with a price tag under two grand, the Acer Aspire 8930 is a desktop replacement laptop won't blow your budget. The Acer Aspire 8930 offers a great combination of price and purpose. Our only reservations relate to our review model's lack of a Blu-ray drive (since the machine has a Full HD display but its video card won't run games at that resolution, you'll want something to show the screen off), as well as to the likelihood that you'll need to buy a new laptop bag to transport this 18.4in monster.
80, Preis 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
81% Acer Aspire 8930
Source: PC World English
The Aspire 8930 is a neat little home-entertainment laptop with a great screen but poor surround speakers. The Acer Aspire 8930 offers a great combination of price and purpose. My only reservations relate to our review model's lack of a Blu-ray drive (since the machine has a Full HD display but its video card won't run games at that resolution, you'll want something to show the screen off), as well as to the likelihood that you'll need to buy a new laptop bag to transport this 18.4-inch monster.
81, Leistung 74, Ausstatung 78
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 74% features: 78%
70% Acer Aspire 8930-6448
Source: CNet English
With a true 1080p display, the 18-inch Acer Aspire 8930 is a capable HD-content playback machine, but we'd spend a bit more for a Blu-ray-equipped version.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
60% Acer Aspire 8930G 18.4-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Aspire 8930G continues the traditions of the previous 8920 with a few minor updates. Performnce is still quite strong thanks to the high end Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory. Acer has improved the graphics processor to a higher end GeForce 9700M model that is better able to support the very high resolution 18.4-inch display and an eSATA port for use with high speed external storage. On the downside, the Blu-ray drive has been removed from most models making it a little less useful for high definition video and they still don't have a FireWire port.
3 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% display: 40%
80% Acer Aspire 8930G
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Acer Aspire 8930G is a beautiful and well-performing multimedia notebook that boasts a true HD display and a killer sound system. Serious 3D gamers, however, may require more graphics muscle.
8 von 10, Leistung mäßig, Display exzellent
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 95%
Attack of the Mammoths: 18.4-inch DTR Shootout!
Source: Hardware Zone English

Having had our fun with all four units, we're hard pressed to actually come up with a clear winner. It's obvious that all four units have a different take on what an 18.4-inch desktop replacement should be and have their own strengths, but it's also obvious they all agree that size is key here. The Acer Aspire Gemstone Blue 8930G here comes out tops in our books for its value and performance, but we didn't quite like its fingerprint magnet surface and glossy screen.


von 5: Leistung 5, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4.5
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 100% features: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 8930G-6448
Source: Laptop Mag English
Naysayers will argue that the $1,699 Acer Aspire 8930G is an incremental upgrade over the 8920G, but when a formula works very well, there isn’t much need for a full-scale change. The system’s powerful processor, improved graphics muscle, and striking design makes it one of the best desktop replacements around.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Maxi-Mobile
Source: c't - 9/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 03/15/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 30%
56% Acer Aspire 8930G
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 56% price: 90% performance: 40% features: 62% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 37%
94% Notebooks für Spieler
Source: PC Games Hardware - 3/09 German
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 70%
90% Schick statt klobig
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
100% Krachmacher
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 90% ergonomy: 40%
76% PC raus, Notebook rein
Source: PC Go - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% mobility: 50%
86% Zehn Spiele-Notebooks bis 1.500 Euro
Source: Gamestar German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
86% Acer Aspire 8930G
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 60% performance: 85% features: 80% display: 90%
Media Center Notebooks von Acer und Toshiba
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: features: 70%
90% Acer Aspire 8930G-944G64BN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Acer Aspire 8930G
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: workmanship: 95%
75% Acer Aspire 8930 Quad Core in test
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Megalomániás moziguru
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 20% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT: Successor of the 8700M GT and technically a higher clocked 9600M GT. Improved video engine for decoding HD videos (PureVideo HD - VP2), HybridPower, CUDA, and PhysX support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy 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.


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 %

Acer reviews


80.82%: 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.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)