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Acer Aspire 8940-6865

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8940-6865Notebook: Acer Aspire 8940-6865
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
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).

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 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": 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.


4.2 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%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)