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Acer Aspire 8930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of Acer Aspire 8930. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery. The touchpad and size get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 8930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 8930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8930 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and sound are generally positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the portability and price. There are some mixed views about the battery.

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price, portability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 8930G 18.4 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home PremiumAcer Aspire 8930G 18.4 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home Premium

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 8930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and price also get good views, but comments are divided on the usability. There are some negative opinions about the portability.

price, performance, design, screen

portability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 8930-6386 18.4" Widescreen NotebookAcer Aspire 8930-6386 18.4" Widescreen Notebook

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

Aspire 8930

 

Acer has put just enough features and perks into the Aspire 8930, its high-end performance laptop. Thanks to a couple of reasonably primo parts, this high-octane portable is a solid choice for mobility-minded gamers. And with a price tag under two...

Great Hi-def screen Good gaming performance

Poor surround speakers

As with many laptops, sound is the Aspire 8930's sole stumbling point. The machine is billed as a home-theater substitute, and it comes with a full 5.1 setup. In stereo mode, it performs reasonably well; music is loud, and movies are clear....

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 8930 Laptop Review

 

Great Hi-def screen ; Good gaming performance

Poor surround speakers

The Aspire 8930 is that great combination of price and purpose, providing good gaming for under two grand.

Mar, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G-6448

 

A huge, high-def display, awesome sound, and loads of multimedia extras make the Aspire 8930G a droolworthy desktop replacement notebook.

Naysayers will argue that the Naysayers will argue that the $1,699 Acer Aspire 8930G is an incremental upgrade over the 8920G, but when a formula works very well, there isn’t much need for a full-scale change. The system,699 Acer Aspire 8930G is an...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G Laptop

 

Acer were founded in 1976 and are highly regarded within the industry as a key player. They are best known now for their line of desktop and laptop computers while also offering equipment such as displays, servers and storage solutions.

The Acer Aspire 8930G is certainly an impressive looking machine with its 18.4 inch LCD and beautifully designed chassis. The chassis could be slightly tighter as there is a small amount of flex from side to side but generally the laptop feels very...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Atif Kazi (digitpedia.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G Review – Gemstone Blue Laptop Hands-On!

 

Update: Laptop now available to buy online in the UK. The Masters of the Universe have gladly given me access to a beauty of a gaming machine. Now I know what your saying…..Acer?

Compared to a Dell XPS M1730, I found it to play the most demanding computer games of today, such as FarCry 2, Red Alert 3 and even Mirrors Edge, which kind of made me a bit of a rubble at the pit of my stomach and gave me a new fear of vertigo was...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G Review and Ratings

 

The Acer Aspire 8930G is a beautiful and well-performing multimedia notebook that boasts a true HD display and a killer sound system. Serious 3D gamers, however, may require more graphics muscle.

Solid productivity performance ; Excellent display ; Great sound system

Average 3D performance ; Blu-ray option requires $900 upgrade

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Philip Barker (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G-734G32BN review

 

Acer's featured-packed Aspire 8930G multimedia laptop offers everything you'll need

Great screen ; Strong performance ; Excellent connectivity

Big and heavy ; Spongy keyboard

Great performance and great value from a very well-specced machine

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G-864G32Bn review

 

A great entertainment laptop with a full HD screen and reasonable gaming performance, but it's outshone by Sony's Vaio FW41E/H.

Aug, 2009

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G review

 

Acer's Aspire 8930G is the only laptop here to have a quad-core processor. The 2GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 powered this laptop through our Windows performance tests.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930 review

 

Thanks to a couple of reasonably primo parts, the Acer Aspire 8930 is a high-octane portable that's a solid choice for mobility minded gamers.

The Acer Aspire 8930 offers a great combination of price and purpose. Our only reservations relate to our review model's lack of a Blu-ray drive (since the machine has a Full HD display but its video card won't run games at that resolution, you'll want...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The 18.4" Aspire 8930 series kicks notebook-based enjoyment into the high-def future of captivating HD video and immersive surround sound. The sensational 16:9 Acer CineCrystal HD display boasts 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for true-to-master cinematic view. Acer CineSurround audio with six speakers inside - including the Acer Tuba CineBass booster - features optimized, second generation Dolby Home Theater technology, delivering movie soundtracks and sound effects just as they were intended. Discover these enhanced sights and sounds of mobile home cinema through the touch-sensitive CineDash media console, which provides ultra-convenient, CE-style control of today's finest HD content.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:1.7in
Weight:9lbs
Width:17.4in

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:18.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):46.7cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 945/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.28 / 2.303 / 2.815

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:8930-6174/8930-6243/8930-6306/8930-6386/8930-6442/8930-6448/8930-7665
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Touchpad / Keyboard / CineDash/4-way scroll button / CineDash / Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 2x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/Q9000/T5800/T6400/T9400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 45
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36734 / 36750 / 37130 / 37255 / 40479 / 40480
Processor package size:35

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT