Acer Aspire 9800


Acer Aspire 9800Notebook: Acer Aspire 9800
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB
Display: 20.1 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 7.8kg
Average Score: 79.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 82%, features: 88%, display: 90% mobility: 38%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 9800

90% This 20.1-inch multimedia monster offers just about every feature under the sun, including an HD-DVD drive.
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Aspire 9800 is an all-in-one multimedia machine that packs an Intel Centrino Duo processor, a massive 20.1-inch display, a powerful Nvidia GeForce 7600 graphics card, and an integrated HD-DVD drive into one very large package. This desktop replacement gives you almost everything you'll need for a killer multimedia experience, except easy portability. First things first, this machine isn't for the feeble. Weighing a hefty 17.2 pounds, the Acer Aspire 9800 rides shotgun with the Dell XPS M2010 as one of the largest laptops ever; the display alone is thicker than some notebooks. The entire system is 2.4 inches thick.
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4.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 40%
Acer - Aspire 9800 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Even if you think you've seen some large laptops, nothing quite prepares you for the size of Acer's Aspire 9800. It's not so much a desktop replacement as a desk replacement. The reason for its huge size is the fact that it has a 20-inch screen. Yes, that's twenty inches. Measuring 490 x 380 x 60mm (W x D x H) and weighing in at a hefty 8.5kg (including the huge power brick), there's no way you'll be lugging this monster of a laptop around. Powerful and well featured, the Aspire 9800 is the ultimate in desktop replacements and, given the size of the screen and what you get in the box, it's almost a bargain. Just don't expect to be able to carry it around with you.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung stark, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2006
Rating: price: 85% performance: 85% features: 85% mobility: 35%
68% Acer Aspire 9800
Source: CNet English
The Acer Aspire 9800 is one supersize laptop. Weighing 17.3 pounds (without its AC adapter) and featuring a 20.1-inch display, it sounds ridiculous to call the computer a laptop. Yet there it is: a screen hinged to a keyboard deck, like any other laptop--except a lot bigger. We've seen large laptops before, and they all have some feature that sets them apart in the portable realm: the 19-inch Eurocom M590K Emperor boasts two graphics cards, while the 20-inch Dell XPS M2010 has a detachable Bluetooth keyboard and a handy travel handle. The Aspire 9800's claim to fame is its built-in HD-DVD drive, making it one of only two systems we've seen to support the new format (the other being the Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650). And its case is stocked with some pretty high-end components that should make for a decent multimedia experience, whether you're watching or editing movies.
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6.8 von 10
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 68%
80% Acer Aspire 9800 20in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s no doubt that Acer has created the ultimate desktop replacement notebook in the shape of the Aspire 9800. It’s powerful, feature rich, has a stunning screen and isn’t overly expensive for what you’re getting. It’s not really my cup of tea (if I drank tea that is), but if you need all of your IT and AV needs wrapped up into one, admittedly large box, the Aspire 9800 should suit your needs perfectly. Price wise the Aspire 9800 series will start at £1,399 including VAT for a machine similar to this one, but without the second hard disk. The price rises to £1,699 for a machine specced with two 100GB hard drives, a 2GHz dual core CPU and 2GB of RAM. That’s not bad value for money considering what you’re getting, but ultimately, you have to really want a machine that can handle all your computing and AV needs to consider this Acer.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 8, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

20.1": This format for notebook displays exists since 2006 for giant desktop replacement laptops and yet is rarely used. There does not exist any bigger screen for laptops. Critics request or deny, that these devices can be called notebook, laptop or mobile computer. The DTR-Laptops can't be carried easily, need much current, 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.

7.8 kg: This laptop is extremely heavy. Even babys can be carried easier. Only few desktop replacements with 20 inch display 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

79.33%: 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.

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

» Acer Aspire 9813WKMI
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Acer Aspire 9805WKHi
Core Duo T2600

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire 9810
Core 2 Duo T7200, 9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus F3U
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200-10T
Core 2 Duo T5500, 17.1", 3.3 kg
» Asus F3T
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200-144
Core 2 Duo T7200, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9341eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 4262WLMi
Core Duo T2300, 15.4", 3 kg
» Asus A6T
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P100-102
Core Duo T2400, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-145
Core Duo T2600, 17.1", 4.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR11S
Core Duo T2500, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G30-10E
Core 2 Duo T7400, 17.1", 4.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9074cl
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9033cl
Core Duo T2300, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200
Core 2 Duo T5500, 17.1", 3.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S
Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9398ea
Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9000
Core 2 Duo T7400, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9274eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5685WLMI
Core 2 Duo T7200, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE91S
Core 2 Duo T5600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9000z
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100-216
Core 2 Duo T5500, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» Alienware Area-51 m5550i
Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro P100
Core 2 Duo T7200, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650
Core Duo T2500, 17.1", 4.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)