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Acer Aspire 9504WSMi

Specifications

Acer Aspire 9504WSMiNotebook: Acer Aspire 9504WSMi
Processor: Intel Pentium M 760
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.8kg
Average Score: 78.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 81%, features: 85%, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 9504WSMi

70% Desktop Replacements
Source: Wired Magazine English
Don't let the chunky Aspire's aging videocard and 2-GHz Pentium M chip turn you off; there's still a lot to love. Wired: Decent performance and battery life. Two gigs of RAM Stylish, slot-loading DVD drive. Tired: Last year's videocard and CPU. Wears as all-plastic construction like a cheap suit.
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7 von 10, Preis/Leistung attraktiv, Leistung nicht schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 85% performance: 80%
82% Fast, well-appointed media notebook handles entertainment and office tasks.
Source: PC World English
The Acer Aspire 9504WSMi, with Windows XP Media Center Edition, is a good entertainment notebook that has the power to serve as an office workhorse. The sheer breadth of its features is impressive. However, this Aspire doesn't quite get everything right; in particular, the speakers and the keyboard don't do justice to this sturdy black-and-silver unit. I liked the screen, a dazzling 17-inch display with an easy-to-read WXGA+ resolution of 1440 by 900 pixels. The laptop's 120GB 5400-rpm hard drive is top of the line, and the multiformat DVD burner is the same sleek, slot-fed type found on Apple notebooks.
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(von 100): 82 (sehr gut), Preis/Leistung billig, Leistung 92, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 85% performance: 92% features: 80%
Five 17" Media Center Notebooks Compared: Which Is Best?
Source: Mobility Guru English
Like all of the other units in this roundup, the Acer impresses first with its size and heft. The exterior has an attractive pearl-gray metallic surface on its upper deck and around the sides, and is covered with a clearcoat that is surprisingly resistant to smudges and smears. (This is not the case for all notebooks, as we'll see later.) The bottom of the unit is made of tough black plastic, with six rubber feet for support on a coffee table or desktop surface.
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/09/2006
71% Acer Aspire 9504WSMi
Source: CNet English
Pitting Acer's multimedia desktop replacement, the Aspire 9500, against our Editors' Choice-winning Toshiba Qosmio G25 is like enacting a standoff between two notorious gunslingers: both are so evenly matched that it's hard to guess which will remain standing when the smoke clears. Each laptop offers compelling features, including a huge 17-inch wide-screen display, multimedia controls, an integrated TV tuner, and very similar configurations. The difference ultimately comes down to price vs. performance. The Aspire 9500 is slightly less powerful than its competitor but also considerably less costly--at $1,999, it's one of the least expensive models available with a built-in TV tuner.
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7.1 von 10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 71%
80% Acer Aspire 9504WSMi
Source: Trusted Reviews English
To aspire, means to strive towards or to look up to, so it’s quite appropriate that the 9504WSMi sits atop Acer’s range of Aspire notebooks. As a flagship product with a powerful specification, the 9504 is something of a kitchen sink notebook, and can perform a large number of roles. It’s undoubtedly a desktop replacement notebook aimed at entertainment with some business focused tools thrown in as well. You could argue that it lacks focus, but we all like to mix business and pleasure sometimes. he chassis is large at 402 x 286 x 38.2mm and weighs in a 3.6Kg, which is heavy. But for that you’re rewarded with an impressive 17in widescreen display and a full size keyboard with a dedicated number pad on the right hand side, which is unusual in a notebook.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 9, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 90%
80% Acer Aspire 9504WSMi
Source: PC Mag English
If there was one notebook lacking from Acer's impressive new lineup, it was a true Media Center system—but no longer. The Acer Aspire AS9504WSMi fills that void, integrating a TV tuner, fast components, and a bright, widescreen LCD panel. Now you can sit at your desk and watch all your favorite TV programs and movies without ever making the grueling trek to the living room. Tipping the scales at 8.5 pounds, the Aspire is a system that should remain on your desk. But part of that heft is the 17-inch LCD. Its CrystalBrite technology enhances brightness—as do the similar Toshiba TruBrite and HP BrightView—giving you a very good cinematic experience.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Acer Aspire 9504WSMi
Source: PC Pro English
Acer is in a bullish mood at the moment, producing a range of good-quality products at aggressive prices. On the notebook front, the TravelMate 2403WXCi stormed the A List last month, and this 17in widescreen desktop replacement shows similar promise. Falling between the price and specifications of the A-Listed Gateway 8550GB and Evesham Voyager C720, the core components of the 9504WSMi consist of a 2GHz Pentium M and 1GB of PC4300 RAM. A solidly built laptop with plenty of entertainment features - including an integrated digital TV tuner - and a bright, clear display. Power and quality that won't break the bank
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Überall fernsehen
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006
80% Die ideale Mischung zwischen Home-PC und Laptop
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
84% Mobile Giganten
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 95%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X700: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 is the middle class graphic card for notebooks of the X000 series (the 1000 series). Its performance can be compared with NVIDIA Go 6600. Technically it is comparable with the desktop X700 graphic chip + energy saving functions.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


760: » 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.


3.8 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


78.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)