Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk (Aspire Ethos 8951G Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Review
Source: Slashgear English
At those prices, you are getting a lot of notebook for your money. The solid build, sophisticated styling, and powerful performance leave little to complain about. The detachable touchpad that does double duty as a remote control is also a nice touch, although keeping it from getting lost is a concern.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2011

Foreign Reviews

100% Acer Aspire ETHOS 8951G-2634G1TBnkk
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Тест Acer Ethos 8951G: уникальный ноутбук со съемным тачпадом
Source: Zoom RU→EN
performance, battery runtime and price good
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2011
Acer Ethos 8951G: большой и мощный ноутбук со съемным тачпадом-дистанционкой
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
processor good, garphic performance deficient, emissions low, sound good
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2011

Comment

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.

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


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.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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.


4 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


100%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)