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Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn
Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn (Aspire 8940G Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M - 1024 MB, Core: 450 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, Shader Rate: 1080 MHz, DDR3-VRAM, 187.25
Memory
4096 MB 
, 2 x 2048 MByte DDR3-8500 (1066 MHz)
Display
18.4 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LED-Backlight, 8 ms, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel PM55 Express
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC663 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 5 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Microphone, headphone/line-out, line-in, Card Reader: MMCSDMSMS ProXD
Networking
Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1
Optical drive
Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S ATA Device
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 44 x 440 x 295 ( = 1.73 x 17.32 x 11.61 in)
Battery
71 Wh Lithium-Ion, Eight cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Fingerprint scanner, Blu-Ray Test-DVD (incl. various movie trailers), Works 9.0 SE, Welcome Center, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer Game Zone, WinLocker, BackUp Manager, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4.22 kg ( = 148.86 oz / 9.3 pounds), Power Supply: 760 g ( = 26.81 oz / 1.68 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 84.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 93%, features: 87%, display: 71% mobility: 54%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn

77% Review Acer Aspire 8940G Notebook | Notebookcheck
All-Inclusive Carefree Package? Acer addresses two groups of buyers at once with the Aspire 8940G. The notebook aims at movie fans with its BluRay drive and large 18.4 inch FullHD display on the one side. But gaming fans equally shouldn't come to short due to efficient components, such as Intel's Core i7-720QM and Nvidia's new GeForce GTS 250M. Read in our comprehensive review if this difficult straddle can be achieved or if Acer has bitten off more than it can chew.
84% Test Acer Aspire 8940G Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 92% display: 69% mobility: 63% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 81%
93% Test: Acer Aspire 8940G-724G64Bn (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 83% performance: 100% display: 87% mobility: 38% ergonomy: 93%

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.


4.22 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.


84.67%: 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.

Acer Aspire 8940-6865
GeForce GTS 250M

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)