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Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600Notebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600 (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: 3.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600

92% Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600
Source: Computer Shopper English
Just when we thought we’d seen every feature a laptop could deliver, Acer went and surprised us. A stunning 18.4-inch, 1080p screen is merely the biggest of the multimedia goodies in this laptop. In addition to top-notch performance, this desktop replacement packs in some pleasant (and useful) surprises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
60% Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600
Source: PC World English
Overall, the Acer Aspire Ethos has a functional though imperfect design. The detachable trackpad doesn’t work particularly well and performance is fairly average. But the laptop looks and sounds good, and movie playback is superb. And $1499 isn’t a bad price for a system with an 18.4-inch display--especially if what it does well is a good match for your needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600 18.4-inch Desktop Replacement
Source: Comp Reviews English
Tired of laptops with super small screens? The Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600 (LX.RJ207.008) is equipped with a 1080p 18.4 inch display that is nice and large for gaming. It also has a speedy quad-core processor and 8GB of memory with support for up to 16GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the slow hard drive is a bottleneck, and the video card isn't high end.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

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.


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


74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)