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Acer Aspire 8943G-9319

Specifications

Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Acer Aspire 8943G-9319 (Aspire 8943G Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-740QM 4 x 1.7 - 2.9 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Display
18.40 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
4.5 kg ( = 158.73 oz / 9.92 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 8943G-9319

60% Acer Aspire Ethos AS8943G-9319 18.4-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version

Acer's Aspire Ethos 8943G desktop replacement is certainly not a small system. Acer's Aspire Ethos is certainly a desktop replacement class system as it is certainly larger and heavier than many laptops. In exchange for portability, it offers some solid performance thanks to a quad core processor, fast graphics processor and larger high resolution display.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.

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.  


740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

» 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.


4.5 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.


60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)