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Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnssNotebook: Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss (Aspire 8950G Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6850M 2048 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 86%, display: 64% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss

79% Review Acer Aspire Ethos 8950G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Multimedia giant with weak display. Acer refreshes its elegant Ethos range with Intel's speedy Sandy Bridge processors. The Aspire 8950G is lavishly equipped with a 16 GB RAM, a hard disk with a capacity of 1.5 TB and BluRay burner. Is a price of 1800 euros justified?
Produkt des Monats: Acer Aspire Ethos 8950G
Source: Chip.de - 4/11 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: performance: 93% features: 99% display: 83% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 64%
91% Test: Acer Aspire Ethos 8950G-26316G1.5TWNss
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 97% features: 98% display: 70% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 81%
79% Test Acer Aspire Ethos 8950G Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 90% display: 68% mobility: 70% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 73% emissions: 82%
Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6850M: Essentially a renamed Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card

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.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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.


3.9 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


83%: 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, 2011-02-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)