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Acer Aspire 8940-6865

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8940-6865
Acer Aspire 8940-6865
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
18.4 inch 16:10, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
4.2 kg ( = 148.15 oz / 9.26 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8940-6865

80% Acer Aspire 8940G-6865
Source: PC World English
While it's true that no laptop can replicate the full gaming experience of a high-end desktop gaming system, notebooks like the Acer Aspire 8940G can aspire (pun intended) to gaming performance good enough for most users. Decent gaming performance and terrific graphics make this an intriguing choice for gamers, if you can get past its bulk and its short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer's Aspire AS8940G-6865 offers a surprisingly fast performance system with a large number of features at an affordable price. For just $1350, the system comes with a quad core processor, Blu-ray drive, large 18.4-inch display and a decent battery life. The systems excellent media features are marred by the fact that Acer didn't include Blu-ray playback software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 8940G (AS8940G-6865)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Priced at $1,349, the Acer Aspire 8940G is $550 less than the Toshiba Qosmio X505, but don’t let the difference trick you into thinking it’s an inferior notebook. It produced greater CPU performance than Toshiba’s offering, and unless you’re a gamer, you won’t mind its relatively ho-hum GPU performance. Packing a Blu-ray drive, powerful speakers, and a full HD display, Acer has created one of the most stacked notebooks on the market today. It’s a no-brainer for those who want a killer multimedia experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire AS8940-6865
Source: PC Mag English
Big screen media center laptops are a dying a breed. Mobile users would rather take on the lightest laptop than have something that's confined to their desks, permanently. But for a select group of 3D gamers, video editors, photographers, and home theater enthusiasts, these desktop replacements are still heavily prized. The Acer Aspire AS8940-6865 has the performance and feature goods, delivered to you at an affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Aspire AS8940-6865
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: The GPU has 96 shader cores but only a 128 bit memory bus that supports GDDR5 memory. With DDR3 memory, the GTS 250M performs clearly worse. Because of the 40nm process (and a selection process) the 250M offers a relatively low power consumption (the 260M needs 10W more).

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 i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4":

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

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


4.2 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Toshiba Qosmio X500-110
GeForce GTS 250M
Toshiba Qosmio X500-10T
GeForce GTS 250M

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

Toshiba Qosmio X500-111
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Qosmio X500-10W
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 1.7 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 4.75 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X505
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 820QM, 5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i5 520M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
MSI GT740-i7247W7P
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 2.8 kg
MSI GT740-021UK
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 3.2 kg
Ibuypower Battalion 101 LX-797
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17", 2.4 kg
Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7700
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 17", 3.2 kg
MSI GT740
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 820QM, 17.0", 3.15 kg
MSI GT640
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM, 15.4", 2.72 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Acer Predator 17 G9-793-79NC
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Acer Aspire VN7-592G-77Q4
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3 kg
Acer Predator 17X GX-791-758V
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70F3
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Acer Predator 17X GX-791-74YL
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Acer Predator 17X GX-791-78ZP
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-792-707R
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-792-74TT
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.1 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-792-736Q
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.09 kg
Acer Predator 15 G9-593-765Q
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.72 kg
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-713C
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.6 kg
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-792G-70JV
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-792G-59CL
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i5 6300HQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)