Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G (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
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: e-media - 21/11
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Suited for multimedia tasks but hardly portable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2011
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 %
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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