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Acer Aspire 8930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 486 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. People really like the price and usability. The design and screen also get good reviews. Opinions about the energy efficiency and portability are mixed. Many are less positive about the touchpad and battery.

performance, screen, design, usability, price

battery, touchpad

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. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The size and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the battery. Some have doubts about the portability and price.

performance, usability, size, sound, design

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, 2017

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. Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the portability, while reviews are divided on the usability.

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, 2017

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 (techadvisor.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

Audio system:Cinematic Surround / Cinematic Surround 5.1 / CineSurround / Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HD Audio 5.1 / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery performance:4800
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6 / 8
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Blue

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display Diagonal:18 / 18.4
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1680 x 945 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8 / 9
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Not supported

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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:71 / 90
Battery performance:71

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT / NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.28 / 2.303 / 2.815 / 2303

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

Keyboard

Keyboard easy keys:Y
Keyboard euro key:Y
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard Special Features:Y
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Modem

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

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabite Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
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 Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

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

Other Features

Audio system:Cinematic Surround / Cinematic Surround 5.1 / CineSurround / Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HD Audio 5.1 / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Battery recharge time (off):2
Battery recharge time (on):3
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.4 x 11.8 x 1.58
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:2
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No
TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T / DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x Jack RF
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:71 / 90
Battery performance:71

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / Q9000 / T5800 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600 / T9400 / T9550
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / Q9000 / T5800 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600 / T9400 / T9550
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/Q9000/T5800/T6400/T9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket L1 / Socket P
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36734 / 36750 / 37130 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479 / 40480
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLB6E / SLGE3 / SLGE4 / SLGEJ / SLGEK / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, eAudio, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer InstantOn Arcade, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer GameZone, Acer Video Conference Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE), Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker / Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, eAudio, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management)\nAcer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia \nAcer InstantOn Arcade \nAcer Bio-Protection \nAcer Crystal Eye \nAcer GridVista\nAcer Launch Manager\nAcer GameZone \nAcer Video Conference Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE)\nAdobe Reader\nNTI Media Maker
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate
Trial software:-McAfee Internet Security Suite,\n-CyberLink PowerDirector,\n-Microsoft Works 8.5 + Office Home & Student 2007. / -McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-CyberLink PowerDirector\n-Microsoft Works 8.5 + Office Home & Student 2007 / -Microsoft Works 8.5 + Office Home & Student 2007,\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite,\n-CyberLink PowerDirector. / McAfee Internet Security Suite,\nCyberLink PowerDirector,\nMicrosoft Works 8.5 (Office Home & Student 2007).

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 512
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 820

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 12
Height:1.73
Height (front):1.58 / 2
Height (rear):1.74 / 2
Weight:9 / 9.04
Width:17 / 17.4