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Acer Aspire 8940

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Acer Aspire 8940. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The keyboard and screen also get good reviews. There are some critical comments about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and touchpad.

performance, screen, keyboard, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 8940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Acer Aspire 8940G Notebook


All-Inclusive Carefree Package? Acer addresses two groups of buye

Chic design; Good input devices; Keyboard light; Many interfaces; Impressive application performance; Good sound

Fairly high noise development under load; Average display: low brightness and contrast; Reflective display; Graphic card too weak in FullHD for gaming; Small manufacturing flaws

Other multimedia notebooks, such as Acer's Aspire 8935G, HP's Envy 15, HP's Pavilion dv6, Samsung's R522-Aura, mySN's MG6, Asus' M60VP, Acer's Aspire 5739G, Toshiba's Satellite P300 or Toshiba's A500-15H.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

Acer Aspire 8940G-6865


Blu-ray plus 18.4" 1080p display ; Good price for quad core plus Nvidia GTS 250M GPU

Off-axis image quality mediocre ; More than ten pounds

Decent gaming performance and terrific graphics make this an intriguing choice for gamers, if you can get past its bulk and its short battery life.

Jan, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Acer Aspire 8940G (AS8940G-6865)


A big-screen multimedia machine that packs a fast Core i7 processor, great speakers, and Blu-ray at a price that's within reach.

Excellent performance ; Attractive design ; Excellent audio ; Surprisingly good battery life ; Affordable

Mediocre graphics ; Low Wi-Fi throughput ; Limited tech support hours

You want ports for connecting accessories and peripherals? You got ‘em. Acer builds in a 5-in-1 memory card reader, five USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, eSATA, an ExpressCard/54 slot, FireWire 400, and headphone, microphone, and S/PDIF jacks

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

Acer Aspire 8940G Review


The Acer Aspire 8940G is a desktop replacement system packing an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA 250M dedicated graphics, Blu-ray, and a massive 18.4" 1080P display. Acer built this system to not only handle everyday gaming, but also to be the...

Huge touchpad ; Comfortable backlit keyboard ; Beautiful display

Knee breaking 9lbs 5.5oz ; No Blu-ray software

Nov, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Acer Aspire AS8940-6865


Big screen media center laptops are a dying a breed. Mobile users would rather take on the lightest laptop than have something that's confined to their desks, permanently. But for a select group of 3D gamers, video editors, photographers, and home...

Affordable Media Center. Edge-to-edge glass screen. Gorgeous 18.4-inch widescreen. 1080p resolution. DisplayPort and HDMI. Core i7 processor delivers. Very good gaming scores. Backlit keyboard. Blu-ray included

Ugly on the outside. Small battery

The Acer Aspire AS8940-6865 has the performance and feature goods, delivered to you at an affordable price.

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

Acer Aspire 8940G-6865 review


Decent gaming performance and terrific graphics make this an intriguing choice for gamers, if you can get past its bulk and its short battery life.

Overall, the Acer Aspire 8940G is one of the better examples of a modern desktop replacement system, offering excellent gaming performance in its class, an enjoyable multimedia experience, and great usability in an attractively priced package.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: theHump (



Other than the Keyboard problem, there is nothing wrong with this laptop. Easily out performs the others that people in my platoon have bought to try and show me up. if it wasn't for that busted keyboard...!

Excellent computer. It will do what you want, and then some. Screen is massive, back lit keys are amazing

Less than 24 hours after I received it the number 2 3 4 letter E D C the F2 F3 F4 and the ` keys all died on it. I removed the keyboard to make sure it was connected properly, performed all the troubleshooting procedures and still nothing. It wouldn't...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Stevo (

Great computer, horrible hard drive


Overall, seems to be a very nice computer with an excellent screen and layout. However, the hard failed on the first day. I called Acer customer support (an actual phone number with an actual person who answered within 1 minute). They determined that...

Nice screen, great backlit keyboard, fast processor

Hard drive failed on the first day

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Darn Skippy (

Happy =D


I'm not going to lie. This laptop is catered to the Power User. If you are planning to use it for everyday browsing, chatting, youtube and facebooking than there are better solutions out there. With that said, if you are seeking a devilishly good...

1. Very aesthetically pleasing (My girlfriend thought it was a laptop from the future and possibly the illegitimate child of "KIT" the knight rider car.) - Media controls and indicator lights are very nice (great color scheme/function) ; 2. KEYBOARD!!!...

1. Bottom left runs hot. - I've noticed that almost all Acer's run hot there. This is perplexing but the core i7 chipset is known to run hot. I tried to remedy this by using a laptop cooler (NZXT makes a good one that accommodates an 18.4" laptop) . My...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Here4thebeer (

Operation System Not Found



Sounded good on paper

Mine arrived today and has a defective hard drive

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The 18.4" Aspire 8940G series radiates sheer multimedia enjoyment. Enjoy the Blu-ray movies or watch spectacular cinema with impressive surround sound. Built with first-class components, this mobile desktop replacement is sure to exceed your expectations for brilliant multimedia and comfortable computing.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.815


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 4x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarksfield
Processor Number:I7-720QM
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Type:Core i7

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122
Processor package size:37.5


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M/NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M