Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2414G50
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2414G50
Source: Pocket Lint
Acer has delivered a delightful home media hub with the Aspire Ethos 5951G. It looks good, and performs well. Video was crisp and clear and the sound quality, once we’d installed the correct drivers, was excellent. While we initially thought it rather gimmicky, the removable touchpad/remote control turned out to be a surprisingly useful feature. If you’re after a multimedia PC for the lounge that’s ready to be part of an existing entertainment system, Aspire Ethos fits the bill nicely.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Reg Hardware
A good all-rounder with impressive battery life and that funky detachable MediaRemote touchpad. However, the mark-up for said is a touch too steep.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Trusted Reviews
A nicely-designed, metal-clad multimedia powerhouse, the Ethos 5951G packs generous specifications, excellent connectivity and plenty of features for its price, not least of which is a unique and innovative removable touchpad that makes using the machine when hooked up to your TV or stereo a lot easier. If this feature appeals and you want to run some games, it's worth checking out – despite its lack of a Blu-ray drive and somewhat mediocre screen. Otherwise, these omissions combined with its slight premium means cheaper alternatives might be a better bet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
If you thought powerful laptops all have to look like they've been hewn from stone by a drunk man in the dark, think again -- the Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G provides some serious performance in a stylish black metal suit. The Acer Aspire Ethos is a great looking and superbly powerful machine. It may not be the lightest thing on the market, but you're certainly getting a lot of laptop for your lolly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:
Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
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15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
78.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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