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Acer Aspire 8950G Series

Acer Aspire 8950G-9839Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6850M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1700, 1800 euro
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 92%, features: 86%, display: 64%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 82%

 

Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnssNotebook: Acer Aspire 8950G-263161.5TWnss
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6850M 2048 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%

 

Acer Aspire 8950G-9839

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8950G-9839Notebook: Acer Aspire 8950G-9839
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6850M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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

 

80% Acer Aspire 8950G-9839
Source: PC World English
The Acer 8950G is a capable digital media system that can handle current-generation DirectX 11 games if you're willing to dial down detail settings a bit. High-definition playback is generally pretty good, but not exceptional. At roughly $1500 as configured (price as of June 7, 2011), it's a balanced set of compromises that falls short of perfection, but gets the job done.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839
Source: Computer Shopper English
When you first lay eyes on the Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839, words like "mammoth" and "ginormous" spring to mind. This is one big laptop. Acer's beautiful behemoth blends style and power like few other desktop replacements. It's just as adept at entertainment as it is at everyday computing, making it a welcome addition to any home.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

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.

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

» 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. 


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.9 kg:


84%: 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, 2011-05-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)