Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64BiNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi (Aspire 8942G Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 83%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi

Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi review
Source: PC Advisor English
While the Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi laptop may lack the superb build quality of the MacBook Pro or the stylish sophistication of HP’s Envy 15, it delivers a rich multimedia experience and is reasonably priced.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
83% Acer Aspire 8942G
Source: PC Pro English
Huge and over the top, but the Aspire offers tremendous power at a surprisingly sensible price.
The Acer Aspire 8942G is a desktop replacement in an almost literal sense - you'll barely be able to see any desk behind it. A gigantic 18.4in display means the chassis measures 440mm across and weighs more than 4kg, so it's good for the occasional trip up and down the stairs at home but not much else.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83%
80% Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi review
Source: Techradar English
Yes, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for, and so much more. The Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi is a very large and comfortable laptop that offers exceptional performance and a great Blu-ray experience. We were extremely impressed by the Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi. While it is expensive, it offers everything and more that you could possibly want from a Blu-ray laptop, despite its limited portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.

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.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


4.6 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.


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


81.5%: 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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» Acer Aspire 8943G
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» Acer Aspire 8943G-6782
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» Acer Aspire 8943G-728G1.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 3.93 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP EliteBook 8560w
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» Acer Aspire 5943G-7748G64Wnss
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» HP Envy 17-1195ea
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Envy 17-1190eg
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» HP Envy 17-1117ef
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-5464G50Mnks
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» HP Envy 17-3D
Core i5 580M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LX86-JO-022GE
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-5464G64Bnks
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.25 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5454G64Mnss
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv8-1250er
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-728G64Wnss
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Envy 17-1050ea
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-728G1TBiks
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Envy 17
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-434G50Bn
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.19 kg
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Core i5 430M, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» MSI GX640
Core i7 720QM, 15.4", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)