Acer Aspire 9304WSMi

Specifications

Acer Aspire 9304WSMiNotebook: Acer Aspire 9304WSMi
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 50%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 9304WSMi

60% Acer Aspire 9304WSMi laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Can this model allow you to get rid of your desktop PC once and for all? When we think of desktop replacement notebooks, we think of high-end machines sporting the latest in processing power and features with a large panel display sitting on the top of it. Well, the Acer Aspire 9304WSMi manages to deliver on the screen, as this is a 17-inch notebook. This is worthy of note, as at the asking price of £499 (inc. VAT), you won’t find too many others around. The screen offers plenty of space for viewing more than one window at once, so you can have your favourite browser up as well as word document without either feeling cramped.
On the downside, this panel isn’t the brightest we’ve seen and we had to turn the brightness up to full to make the most of it. Graphics are a rather under whelming nVidia GeForce Go 6100 GPU.

6 von 10, Display gut, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Verarbeitung mäßig, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% performance: 50% workmanship: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 / 6150 is an integrated graphics card of the NVIDIA nForce Go 430 MCP for AMD Turion notebooks. It doesn't have any integrated memory, but uses a part of the mainmemory (up to 128 MB) like the direct competitor Intel GMA 950. Therefore, the gaming performance is quite moderate and can only be used for elder games.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


TL-56:

In 90nm (33W TDP) and 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The TL-56 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. 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.


3.7 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 %

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Turion 64 MK-38
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Turion 64 X2 TL-52

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion G6040EG
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» Medion MD96411
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion tx1138ea
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 3 kg
» Medion MD96282
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Averatec 2300
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» Averatec 2371
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» Asus A7M
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 4 kg
» Medion MD98300
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 3 kg
» MSI Megabook M670
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2000z
Mobile Sempron 3200+, 14.1", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2029ea
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 14.1", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
» HP Pavilion dv7-4020ew
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Core i5 450M
» HP Pavilion dv7-4010sw
Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Core i3 350M
» Asus G71G
GeForce 9800M GS, Core 2 Duo T9400
» HP Pavilion dv7-1280EG
GeForce 9600M GT, Core 2 Duo P7450
» Asus M70VN
GeForce 9650M GT, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Asus F7SE
Mobility Radeon HD 3470, Core 2 Duo T5750
» MSI Megabook GX720
GeForce 9600M GT, Core 2 Duo P8400
» HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg
GeForce 9600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Maxdata Belinea b.book 3
Radeon Xpress X1270, Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-14P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2370
» HP Pavilion dv9925nr
GeForce 7150M, Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9300

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2007-12-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)