Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-9694
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-9694
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
In terms of software, Acer comes out swinging with its impressive set of proprietary utilities. You get Acer's set of system utilities, which includes Acer Backup Mananger, Acer ePower Management, Acer eRecovery Management, and Acer's CrystalEye Webcam utility. The last is basic but gives you some control over the Webcam's settings.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebooks.com Archive.org version
If you want a multimedia laptop that offers a sliver of portability, the Acer Aspire Ethos AS5951G-9694 is a decent choice, but not the best one in this price range. The detachable media remote is a good idea, but it’s not a very good touchpad, meaning users will need an external one for real productivity. Combine that with the lackluster display and the 15-inch Ethos only gets a so-so from me. Look into its big brother if the media remote intrigues you or the Dell XPS 15z if you want your media with more portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2011
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