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Acer Aspire 8943G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and performance. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and touchpad get critical opinions, and views are divided on the portability.

screen, price, design, performance, sound

touchpad, reliability

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 8943G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the keyboard and sound. The design and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the portability. Reviews are divided on the performance.

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portability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 , 8GB, 1TB, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Blu-Ray, Windows 7 Home PremiumAcer Aspire 8943G, 18.4inch HD LCD Notebook, Intel Core i7-720QM processor , 4GB, 640GB, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Blu-Ray, Windows 7 Home Premium

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 8943G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the sound and performance are overall positive. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency.

screen, design, price, performance, sound

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AS8943G-9429 18.4-Inch Laptop (Aluminum)Acer Aspire AS8943G-6190 18.4-Inch Laptop (Aluminum)Acer AS8943G-9319 18.4-Inch Laptop (Aluminum)

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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.

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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...

There are a few disappointing omissions – the lack of USB 3.0 ports being one of them – and we wish Acer had used a 7,200rpm hard-drive rather than the 5,400rpm model that’s fitted as standard, but it’s hard to pick holes otherwise. Stylish,...

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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...

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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.

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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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.

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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.

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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Acer Aspire 8943G (ZYA) notebook

 

The Acer Aspire 8943G (ZYA) is a ridiculously big notebook that you'll either love or hate for its outlandishness. It has a massive 18.4in Full HD scr...

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.

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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

If you're seeking a feature-packed desktop replacement to future-proof you against the years ahead, there's no denying that this is a great laptop to choose – just bear in mind that you can get similar power for far less money.

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray Writer / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card:DVB-T / No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino vPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino vPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / Mobility Radeon HD 5850 / Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-430M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I7-720QM / I7-740QM
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