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Acer Aspire 8930

Acer Aspire 8930
alaScore 83

377 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and performance. The design and value for money are also appreciated. Views are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the portability.

screen, value for money, design, performance, sound

portability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 377 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 8930

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8930 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, sound, resolution, size, usability

performance

65% 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 T5800, Vista Home Premium, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9600M-GS 512MB, Blu-ray DriveAcer Aspire 8930G 18.4 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home Premium

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 8930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, performance

50% 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 NotebookAcer Aspire AS8930-6243 18-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

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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....

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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.

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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Acer Aspire 8930G Laptop

 

Today were going to look at the Acer Aspire 8930G, an 18.4 inch desktop replacement which goes to market under the £1000 mark.

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...

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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...

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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

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Acer Aspire 8930G-864G32Bn review

 

Acer's Aspire 8930G, with its 18.4in full HD screen and 4kg weight, isn't what we'd call a portable laptop, but it's well-equipped for entertainment so it could take the place of a desktop PC.

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

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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.

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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...

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Acer Aspire 8930

 

With an 18-inch screen, true 1080p resolution, 16:9 display and touch-sensitive media controls, the Aspire 8930 is an impressive package for movie watchers, especially HD fans. It's also a robust all-round performer, able to handle heavy multi-tasking...

Large 18-inch,16:9 screen ; surprisingly good battery life

Touch controls not as responsive as they should be

With a true 1080p display, the 18-inch Acer Aspire 8930 is a capable playback machine for high-definition content. It's a strong all-round performer too, able to handle heavy multitasking smoothly, and offering a good gaming experience. It also...

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

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
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/Q9000/T5800/T6400/T9400
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad

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
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