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Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BN - Core i5 430M / 2.26 GHz ( 2.53 GHz ) - RAM 4 GB - HDD 640 GB - DVD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BN - Core i5 430M / 2.26 GHz ( 2.53 GHz ) - RAM 4 GB - HDD 640 GB - DVD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The price and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the keyboard. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 8942G-434G64BN - Core i5 430M / 2.26 GHz ( 2.53 GHz ) - RAM 4 GB - HDD 640 GB - DVD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Acer Aspire 8942G Notebook


Big Brother? Acer has technically upgraded its 18.4 inch lineup t

Many connections; Good sound; Good application performance; Pleasant input devices; Illuminated keyboard; Practical multimedia control; Stays fairly quiet and cool; Impressive battery life under low load

Smudge susceptible, sensitive case; Reflective display; Graphic card too weak for newer games in FullHD; Display's poor viewing angles; Touchpad too far left

Big and fairly efficient DTR/multimedia notebooks starting at 17 inches. Either in the range of less than 1000 euro, like Samsung's R780 i3 Harry / i5 Hero (GT 330M), R720-Aura P8700 Suga (HD 4650), Acer's Aspire 8935G (HD4670), Acer's Aspire 7740G (HD...

Dec, 2010

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Acer Aspire 8942G review


Full review: Core i7 notebook at a very enticing price

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi review


Yes, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for, and so much more

Blu-ray ; Great 1080p screen ; Core i5 ; Dedicated graphics ; Connectivity

Portability ; Price

You get what you pay for with this laptop. A quality multimedia machine with more than enough performance for gaming or 1080p movies

Apr, 2010


Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi review


The Acer Aspire 8942G is a huge beast of a laptop offering a rich multimedia experience. But is it worth the price of admission? Read our review of the Acer Aspire…

While the Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi laptop may lack the superb build quality of the MacBook Pro or the stylish sophistication of HP's Envy 15, it delivers a rich multimedia experience and is reasonably priced.

May, 2010

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Acer Aspire 8942G-726G64Bn


Has the option to upgrade to 16GB RAM, second battery

The laptop has 8 cores I upgraded to 16GB RAM, It is not any faster than my previous Dell or Toshiba laptop - 4 cores. The machine is awfull, it is blue screened 4 times (only 6 months old). I used the recovery software to reformat and reinstall the...

Feb, 2011

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Acer Aspire 8942G-726G64Bn


Excellent performance, excellent large screen, excellent keyboard,


Nov, 2010

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Acer Aspire 8942G-726G64Bn


Looks good, extra media controls, volume control on keyboard, card reader, Bluray DVD, 18" sceen

Too large to be a true laptop but perfect replacement for a desktop.

Nov, 2010

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Acer Aspire 8942G-726G64Bn


great smooth running laptop

Quite heavy and big for long journeys

Aug, 2010

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Acer Aspire 8942G-726G64Bn


It is big and fast. It is perfect for what I want which is a way to carry my life around with me. You need a ruck sack but provided you can live with that it is great.

Battery life is a bit short but manageable.

Jul, 2010

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Acer Aspire 8942G-726G64Bn


This laptop is a true desktop replacement in that it is powerful and has a large screen and keyboard. Before purchasing it I thought that it might be too big for a laptop but I now wonder how I managed with a smaller screen.

It's size is also its bad point. You would not want to carry a laptop of this size very far. I don't notice the weight but it is big and when it's in its bag you feel like you are carrying a suitcase rather that a laptop case. I would advise having...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4400 / 4800
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5
Battery performance:4400 / 4800
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:18.4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 71
Battery performance:71


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5850
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.815 / 3.067 / 4.091 / 4.901 / 7.901
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Battery recharge time (off):2
Battery recharge time (on):3
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 11.6 x 1.72
Display:LCD / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port:No / Yes
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight (imperial):10.1
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No
TV tuner type:DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 71
Battery performance:71


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 16 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / i5-430M / I5-520M / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.8 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-330M / i5-430M / I5-520M / i7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLBPM
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor


Bundled software:-Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia\n-Acer InstantOn Arcade\n-Acer Bio-Protection\n-Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager.\n-Acer eRecovery Management.\n-Acer GameZone.\n-Acer Video Conference Manager.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-NTI Media Maker.\n-Microsoft Windows Live Essentials. / -Acer Arcade Deluxe\n-Acer InstantOn Arcade\n-Acer Bio-Protection\n-Acer Crystal Eye\n-Acer GridVista\n-Acer Launch Manager\n-Acer Backup Manager\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager\n-Acer eRecovery Management\n-Acer GameZone\n-Acer Video Conference Manager\n-Adobe Reader\n-NTI Media Maker\n-Microsoft Windows Live Essentials / Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia\nAcer InstantOn Arcade\nAcer Bio-Protection\nAcer Crystal Eye\nAcer GridVista\nAcer Launch Manager\nAcer Backup Manager\nAcer PowerSmart Manager\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer GameZone\nAcer Video Conference Manager featuring Video\nAdobe Reader\nNTI Media Maker\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials / Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer InstantOn Arcade, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer GameZone, Acer Video Conference Manager, Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007 / -McAfee Internet Security Suite.\n-Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007. / -McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007 / -McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007. / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 / Microsoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite


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
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1280 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):11.6
Height (front):1.22
Height (front) (imperial):1.22
Height (rear):1.72
Height (rear) (imperial):1.73
Width (imperial):17.3