Acer Aspire 8940G Series

Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50BnProcessor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 4.22kg, 4.6kg
Price: 1250, 1500 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 91%, features: 86%, display: 74%
mobility: 58%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 73%


Acer Aspire 8940G-724G64Bn


Acer Aspire 8940G-724G64BnNotebook: Acer Aspire 8940G-724G64Bn
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1250 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire 8940G (Series)

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)


Acer Aspire 8940G Review
Source: English
The Acer Aspire 8940G is a well built and good looking multimedia notebook that can also game. The sound system is great if you can get past the weaker volume levels. The spacious 18.4" display is great for sharing a movie in a small room; something that might be difficult with a 15" or 17" notebook. System performance is very good with the Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTS 250M graphics ... although slightly less than true gaming notebooks
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: display: 80%
91% Zocker-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 2/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70%
Schneller unterwegs
Source: c't - 25/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 85% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
80% Acer Aspire 8940G-724G64Bn
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%


Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn


Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50BnNotebook: Acer Aspire 8940G-724G50Bn
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 1024 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.22kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire 8940G (Series)

Average Score: 88.5% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)


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: 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%



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 %

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

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).

» 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.

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.

4.22 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

4.6 kg:

This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.

85%: 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, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)