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Acer Aspire Ethos AS8950G-9479

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos AS8950G-9479. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good comments, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and price.

screen, portability, performance, design, size

usability, connectivity, touchpad, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Ethos AS8950G-9479 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839


Laptops don't get any bigger than the Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 ($1,499.99 street), an 18.4-inch media center laptop that has the largest laptop screen available. Home theater enthusiasts will love the screen's 1080p resolution, built-in Blu-ray drive,...

Glorious 18.4-inch screen with 1080p resolution. Well designed aluminum frame. Huge battery and impressive battery life. Top-notched performance scores. Very good graphics chip. Blu-ray drive included. Excellent speaker quality. FireWire port

Touchpad texture needs work. Heavy

Home theater enthusiasts will love the Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 laptop's big 1080p-resolution screen, built-in Blu-ray drive, and crisp-sounding speaker system, and the parts powering the system are impressive.

Expert review by : Ken Feinstein (

Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 Review


It may not fit in an average laptop bag and you could look a little comical trying to peck away at it on the local bus, but a really big notebook with a really big display pleases us. While the Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 didn't impress us in terms of...

Very large screen and excellent surround sound speakers; surprisingly lightweight

Mediocre 3D graphics; some questionable industrial design decisions

Overall, as a desktop replacement, this notebook will satisfy everyone except those looking for cutting-edge 3D graphics. The big screen and well-designed speaker system make for an outstanding movie-watching experience, and your movie enjoyment won’t...

Jul, 2011


Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839


When you first lay eyes on the Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839, words like "mammoth" and "ginormous" spring to mind. This is one big laptop. But with great size comes great power, and the Aspire corks its bat with everything from a second-generation (Sandy...

Beautiful design ; Top-notch features ; Above-average performance ; Big audio ; Breathtaking display ; Surprisingly lightweight

Noisy Blu-ray drive and fan ; Only one headphone jack

Acer's beautiful behemoth blends style and power like few other desktop replacements. It's just as adept at entertainment as it is at everyday computing, making it a welcome addition to any home.

May, 2011

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bad battery and slow HD


Happy to be one of the first to play with it. But very disappointed. The slow HD defeats all the other expensive stuff. The short lived battery is the true killer for an otherwise good desktop replacement. What a pitty!

Big and bright screen. Nice keyboard

Really short lived battery. Last less than two hours after a full charge and normal usage (web browser, HD movie and microsoft office). It also bears the restarting problem as other Acer's lappies, often dead after goes to standby mode. More likely a...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD


Battery Capacity:6000
Battery performance:6000
Number of battery cells:8


Energy Star certified: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:18.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:120


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I7-2630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219
Processor code:SR02Y
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


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

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