Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWn

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWnNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWn (Aspire 8942G Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: 30% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWn

Foreign Reviews

90% Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWn
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 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.


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


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Acer Aspire 7745G-728G1TBiks
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)