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Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Series

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch
Weight: 3.8kg, 3.9kg, 4kg, 4.4kg
Price: 1400, 1500, 1600 euro
Average Score: 74.27% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 20%, performance: 76%, features: 72%, display: 57%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 79%

 

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2634G1TBnkk
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687Wnkk

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687WnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-2631687Wnkk
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch, , 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 71.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

81% Review Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review
Source: T3 English
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
60% Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Review
Source: Stuff Magazine English
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%
70% Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review
Source: Techradar English
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%
90% Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G
Source: Techreview Source English
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%
70% Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G
Source: CNet English
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%
60% Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
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Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
81% Test Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%

 

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600Notebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire Ethos 8951G-9600 (Model)

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951GNotebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review
Source: PC Pro English
In fact, Acer’s Aspire Ethos 8951G does most of the things you’d expect of a top-flight desktop replacement. It’s very powerful, has a large, high-resolution display, and is packed with features, from the Blu-ray player to its 1.5TB of hard disk space. The problem with this laptop is that it would have to be a whole lot better to justify the £1,420 price tag – including a better quality screen, and a touchpad that worked properly.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 20% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
80% Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review
Source: PC Advisor English
It may be huge, but the Aspire Ethos houses plenty of good stuff, including a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a solid state drive, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. It even has a nifty innovation: its touchpad is removable and doubles as a specific media remote. All up, a good option for anyone after a powerful desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Gib Gas, ich will Spaß!
Source: e-media - 21/11 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40%
Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Suited for multimedia tasks but hardly portable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2011

 

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630

Specifications

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630Notebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Aspire Ethos 8951G-9630 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9630 review
Source: Techradar English
Finally, although battery life was horrible, we expected that from a machine this powerful. And we're willing to sacrifice that in order to experience this level of raw power. And that reasonable price-point of around $1,500 means that you'll be happily computing for some time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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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 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

» 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. 

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 


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.

4.4 kg:


74.27%: 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.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
Core i7 2630QM, 4.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GE620DX-T-34
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus N55SF-S2276V
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-M62GZUK
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Alienware M14x, i7-2670QM
Core i7 2670QM, 14.0", 3 kg
» LG A530
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2 kg
» Asus N55SF-S302
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-08626JU
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-086268U
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 W170HR
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Asus N55SF-S2086VSF
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7500
Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7812-MD98770
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Asus N55SF-SX160
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» MSI GE620DX-i548W7H
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus N55SF-S1232V
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Novatech Nspire 2760
Core i7 2760QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Medion Akoya P7812-MD97938
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Asus N75SF-V2G-TZ106V
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.7 kg
» Asus N45S
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 3 kg
» Asus N55SF-1060V
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Medion Akoya P6812-MD98761
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Medion Akoya P6812 MD98760
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.624 kg
» Asus N75SF-V2G-TZ117V
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.67 kg
» Asus N55SF-A1
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Asus N55SF-S1124V
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)