Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687Wnkk
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687Wnkk
Surround system. The new 18 inch flagship comes with the quad core processor, Intel Core i7-2630QM, and the Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics solution. Not only are the 16 GB RAM and the installed speedy SSD striking, but the touchpad as well. It can be removed and used as a remote control. The steep price for the notebook: 1699 euros.
The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G may be an expensive beast of a machine, but it'll keep you entertained when the rest of the summer proves to be a washout.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2011
Source: Stuff Magazine
The Ethos is a good all-round desktop replacement machine, and if you need that sort of all-round power in a just-about-portable form it’s a good option, but if you put portability, raw power or gaming skills above other priorities you’ll find alternatives that do a better job in each of those areas.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
As a home entertainment machine, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G does almost everything right. Attach a mouse and some decent speakers and you're set.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Techreview Source
Battery life was about 3-3.5 hours long, which was actually more than what we'd expected to get. This is because of the switchable graphics that we just mentioned and the astonishing 8-cell battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Few things surprise us more than when laptop shoppers tell us that though they are planning to keep their new computer permanently chained to a desk (to essentially act as a desktop PC), they intend to buy a 13-inch (or even a 14- or 15-inch) laptop. The 18-inch Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G is a huge multimedia powerhouse laptop with a unique removable touch-pad remote control. It's a clever idea, but one that might be ahead of its time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G has some things going for it: a full HD screen, Blu-ray playback, solid sound, and a unique removable touchpad. It's a good choice for those who crave the largest screen possible. If you can live with a 17-inch screen, the similarly-priced HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition offers much stronger overall performance due to its SSD and 7,200-rpm hard drive, though it lacks Blu-ray. Gamers should probably scoop up the ASUS G73SW, which offers much stronger graphics performance but much shorter battery life. Overall, the 8951G is a solid choice for those who want the freedom to control their media from a (limited) distance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 89% display: 71% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 79%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M:
As the successor to the GeForce GT 445M, the GT 555M is available in many different versions based on different chips (GF106, GF116, GF108) with different graphics memory (128 Bit, 192 Bit, DDR3, GDDR5) and varying core speeds.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» 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 %
73.14%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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