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Acer Aspire 8943G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and screen are also appreciated. The touchpad and portability get critical reviews, and there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and keyboard.

performance, screen, design, price, size

portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 8943G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the price and design are generally positive. The size and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability. The portability and usability get less positive reviews.

performance, screen, size, design, price

keyboard, usability, portability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 8943G, 18.4inch HD LCD Laptop, Intel Core i7-720QM processor , 4GB, 640GB, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Blu-Ray, Windows 7 Home PremiumAcer Aspire 8943G, 18.4inch HD LCD Laptop, Intel Core i7-720QM processor , 4GB, 640GB, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Blu-Ray, Windows 7 Home Premium

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Acer Aspire 8943G Notebook


A great entertainer. Acer is refreshing its range of 18.4-inch mu

Smart design; Flawless workmanship; Very good application performance; Good gaming performance; Excellent sound quality; Extensive range of ports

Awkward port layout; High-gloss touchpad; Overheats with heavy use; Dim screen with disappointing contrast; Screen is too reflective; Radeon HD 5850 with DDR3-VRAM only

Large desktop replacements like the Acer Aspire 8940G, the Acer Aspire 8942G, the HP Pavilion dv8 or the Toshiba Qosmio X500.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (

Acer Aspire 8943G Review


Acer's Aspire 8943G notebook is about as far from the company's budget netbooks as you could get in a computer and yet still have a battery. A sizeable desktop replacement, with slick, minimalist design and high quality materials, the Aspire 8943G...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

Acer Aspire 8943G


A show-stopping Wi-Fi problem prevents us from recommending this otherwise-impressive multimedia powerhouse.

Aside from the wireless issue, the $1,599 Acer Aspire 8943G pleases with its combination of a clean, modern design and multimedia maven-pleasing features. Though the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890 is a better performer in the 18-inch category, it's less...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (

Acer Aspire AS8943G-6782


At 8.2 pounds, the AS8943G is lighter than the Dell Studio 17 (8.6 lbs) and the Toshiba P505-S8010 (9.2 lbs). It's about a pound heavier than the HPdv7-4071nr (6.9 lbs) and the MacBook Pro 17-inch (6.7 lbs), since those two have smaller screens. As...

Sexy new look. Quad-core processing. 8GB of RAM. Touchpad illuminates with icons. 18-inch widescreen is magnificent. Full 1080p HD. Very good battery life for a media-center laptop. Superb gaming scores. Blu-ray drive included. Great-sounding speakers

Pricier than its predecessor. Touchpad is a smudge magnet

Though it's more expensive this time around, the Acer Aspire AS8943G-6782 has a slimmer look, a fancy new touchpad, and is still a quad-core powerhouse.


Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (

Acer Aspire 8943G-9429


When we first reviewed the Acer Aspire 8943g back in July of 2010, we concluded that this huge-screen desktop replacement had the power and components to satisfy multimedia enthusiasts and gamers alike. Now here in early 2011, the company has released...

Gorgeous 18.4-inch 1080p screen ; Very good performance, 3D-gaming chops ; Blu-ray drive ; Room for two hard drives ; Slick media-control touch pad

Heavy, bulky ; Second hard drive not a factory option

Entertainment laptop meets gaming rig in this Aspire. You get very good performance on all fronts, especially if you need a combined playtime/workday PC.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (

Acer Aspire 8943G


The Aspire features a 18.4-inch LCD screen and weighs close to 4kg, making it a fully-fledged desktop replacement

While the Aspire 8943G has a few decent features its high asking price and imbalanced overall performance restrict its appeal.

Nov, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (

Acer Aspire 8943g


Entertainment laptop meets gaming rig in this Aspire: You get very good performance on all fronts, especially if you need a combined playtime/workday PC.

Gorgeous 18.4-inch 1080p screen; very good performance, 3D-gaming chops; Blu-ray drive; room for two hard drives

Heavy, bulky; second hard drive not a factory option

The Acer Aspire 8943g is a fully loaded desktop replacement that can serve as the hub of your computing, multimedia, and gaming universes. If gaming is a priority for you, and you're looking for a versatile laptop that can bridge all three of those...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Acer Aspire 8943G (ZYA) notebook


Acer Aspire 8943G (ZYA) review: A huge desktop replacement laptop that can be used as a media centre

Good performance, useful as a media centre and desktop replacement, good battery life, two hard drive bays

Ridiculously big, no expansion slot, reflective screen

The Acer Aspire 8943G is a huge, 18.4in desktop replacement notebook; people will stare and point because it's so ridiculously large. However, it has very good specifications and is useful for just about any home computing task, including gaming.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G review


A feature-packed, high-end media centre but performance falls short of expectations

Stunning high-quality design ; Glorious high-definition screen ; Feature-packed specification ; Great usability ; Impressive, cutting-edge performance

Not as powerful as the price would suggest ; Cooling fan runs far too frequently

While Acer has yet to become a high-street name in the UK, the Taiwanese manufacturer currently sits atop the European PC market, fending off strong competition from the likes of Dell and HP.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (

Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G


A massive 18.4-inch multimedia laptop that has 12GB RAM, a 1080p display and a Blu-ray player.

However it's an eye-sore with a trick up its sleeve, as hitting the middle button activates a set of backlit media controls in the touchpad. Of all the various attempts at clever media controls Acer has attempted - and there's been a few - this is...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2.048 / 2.816 / 4.091
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


4G: No


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43124 / 43537 / 43560 / 47663 / 49022 / 49024 / 50179
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28