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Acer Aspire 8730G

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8730G
Acer Aspire 8730G
Graphics adapter
Display
18.40 inch 16:9, 1680 x 945 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
4.1 kg ( = 144.62 oz / 9.04 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Price comparison

price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8730G

Acer Aspire 8730G
Source: Inside HW English Archive.org version
We are sure that most of you don’t fantasize about big and heavy notebook models, but then again, we are also sure that most of you would like to own a notebook like Acer Aspire 8730G. If multimedia features of notebook mean to you more than mobility and portability than this “giant” will draw your attention for sure. Situation with Acer Aspire 8730G is very clear. It all comes to display size. Either you will like it because of its size or you will evade it and go for something smaller. In case you decide to purchase Acer Aspire 8730G only what you need to do is press Power button and fun can begin.
Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2009
Rating: mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Erfahrungsbericht: Acer Aspire 8730G
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 50% emissions: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.40": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4.1 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.


Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


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

 

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Acer Nitro 17 AN17-72
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)