Acer eMachines G420-401G12Mi
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer eMachines G420-401G12Mi
Processor: AMD Mobile Sempron SI-40
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 390 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer eMachines G420-401G12Mi
It's pretty rare to find a laptop with a large, 17-inch screen available for under £300, but eMachines has just managed it with the G420. Our review model was supplied by Save on Laptops, where you can buy the machine for £299. The eMachines G420 offers a large, 17.1-inch screen for very little outlay, but the laptop's 1GB of RAM limits its multitasking capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
The G420 is a very comfortable desktop replacement machine which ticks a lot of boxes. Portability doesn't happen to be one of them, but it impresses as a usable machine for all the family.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G: The GeForce 9100M G is an onboard graphics card that is based on the 9200M core (but without dedicated memory). Therefore, it supports PureVideo HD (VP3) to decode HD videos. In conjunction with dedicated 9x00M graphic cards the 9100M G supports GeForceBoost to enhance the performance. The combination with 9200M GS / 9300M GS is called GeForce 9400M.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
AMD Mobile Sempron: 2800+ to 3000+ mobile Athlon 64 with reduced level 2 Cache; The rating is not comparable with Athlon 64 Rating. A 3000+ Athlon 64 is faster than a 3000+ Sempron. There is no 64 bit support.
Especially: Sempron 2100+, socket S1, 9 Watt TDP, 1 GHz
Slow entry level single core processor based on the Sable core.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» 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 %
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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