Acer Aspire 8942G Series

Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BNProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 3.915kg, 4.2kg, 4.6kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1100, 1500, 1700 euro
Average Score: 83.62% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 83%, features: 82%, display: 57%
mobility: 57%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 87%

 

Acer Aspire 8942G-334G64Mn

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-334G64MnNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-334G64Mn
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.915kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

79% Review Acer Aspire 8942G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Big Brother? Acer has technically upgraded its 18.4 inch lineup to state-of-the-art. An Intel Core i3-330M and ATI Mobility HD 5640 speak for a good performance. If the Aspire 8942G is thus suitable as a multimedia platform or as a full-fledged desktop replacement can be read in our comprehensive review.
85% Test Acer Aspire 8942G Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 67% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 87%
78% Acer Aspire 8942G (LX.PQA02.013)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
AMD-Intel barátság az Acer háza táján
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% emissions: 90%

 

Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWn

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWnNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-728G128TWn
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 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%

 

Acer Aspire 8942G-434G50Mi

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-434G50MiNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-434G50Mi
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Test: Acer Aspire 8942G - Multimedia-Maxi mit Arrandale
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
90% Обзор игрового ноутбука ACER Aspire 8942G-434G50Mi
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 48% mobility: 26% emissions: 80%
60% Radeon HD5850 1 GB DDR3
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64BiNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BN

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BNNotebook: Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BN
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 8942G review
Source: T3 English
The Aspire 8942G proves just how far Acer has come in the last few years, and just how much you can now get for your money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Test: Toshiba Qosmio X500
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70%
90% Reiß die Klappe auf
Source: PC Action - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 89% features: 91%
91% Leistungsschub
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 80%

 

Comment

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.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. 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.

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.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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.


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.


3.915 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.


83.62%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Core i7 740QM
» Acer Aspire 8943G
Core i7 820QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire 8943G-9429
Core i7 740QM, 3.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-72161.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 3.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-6782
Core i7 720QM, 3.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-728G1.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 3.93 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP EliteBook 8560w
Core i7 2820QM, 15.6", 3.6 kg
» 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
Core i7 720QM, 17,3", 3.41 kg
» 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
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)