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Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The keyboard and sound are also appreciated, but the reliability and screen get mixed views. The touchpad and size get negative comments.

performance, sound, keyboard, usability, design

portability, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The durability and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the battery and size.

performance, sound, durability, portability, usability

size, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i5-460M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray, Bluetooth, Webcam, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Wireless, Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i5-460M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray, Bluetooth, Webcam, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Wireless,

May, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Acer Aspire 5943G Notebook


Multimedia with weaknesses. With the Ethos series, Acer offers sm

Successful visuals; Impeccable workmanship; Very high application performance; Good gaming performance; Reasonable sound; Extensive connectivity; Blu-Ray burner

CPU throttling & crashes under full load; High temperature development; Unpleasant touchpad; Display low in contrast and brightness; Display reflects strongly; Weak key inscription; Below-par positioning of interfaces

15-inch multimedia laptops like the Samsung R580, the Samsung R590, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560, the Toshiba Qosmio F60, the DevilTech Fire DTX or the mySN QMG6.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : What Laptop (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G review


A powerful and feature-packed entertainment laptop at a great price

Great performance ; Battery life ; Build quality ; Blu-ray drive

Not Full HD screen ; Quite heavy

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G review


The predecessor to the 5943G was about as a visually exciting as a damp Wednesday, but Acer certainly seems to have learned from its mistakes, because this time around it's come up with a much more striking design.

Fast 3D performance; Speedy processor; Plenty of RAM; Great keyboard; Good. looking design.

Expensive; Screen isn't Full HD.

The Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G will make a serious dent in your wallet, but its speedy processor and fast graphics chip deliver top-class performance, although its screen is slightly disappointing.

Mar, 2011

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screen is good easy to clean no edges for dust to collect in, very good lay out for keyboard, seems a very good system. Some people complained about the volume but I found no problem but then I did change the media player to match the actual volume...

I personally have not found any bad points to be fair, If I was to be hyper picky then the only thing I would have liked to see would be a thumb grip to open the cover but it is not on most laptops so not a problem and certainly does not detract from...

Oct, 2011

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Blu ray, processor speed and quality screen.

The keyboard is to close to the ventilation slots.

Oct, 2011

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Aug, 2011

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Good display and positive keyboard which I find easy to use. Very quiet. Sound quality is very good compared to other laptops I have used. Processor rattles through the tasks I have performed but I have not used, to date, a number of items on this...

Weight 3KG+ but no problems for me as I use it around the home complimenting the Desktop PC.

Jul, 2011

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Storage space,speed, picture quality and various connections.

Blu ray picture out great struggling with the volume?

Jul, 2011

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Good display and positive keyboard which I find easy to use. Very quiet. Sound quality is very good compared to other laptops I have used. Processor rattles through the tasks I have performed but I have not used, to date, a number of items on this...

Weight 3KG+ but no problems for me as I use it around the home complimenting the Desktop PC

Jun, 2011

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very good 264 encoding

very bad USB transfere

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):2 / 3 / 3.4 / 3.5
Battery performance:6000
Battery recharge time:1 / 2 / 2.5
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120 / 83 / 90
Battery performance:83


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:1.024 / 2.815 / 2.816
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / 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
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.6 x 0.945
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port:No / Yes
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Handheld remote control: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:120 / 83 / 90
Battery performance:83


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:6
L3 cache:6
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
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):1 / 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
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 / 49020 / 49022 / 49024 / 50179
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBPM / SLBQG / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22
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 / No
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, Supervisor / BIOS, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, Supervisor, User


Bundled software:Acer Backup Manager\nAcer ePower Management\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer PowerSmart Manager\nAdobe Flash Player 10\nAdobe Reader 9.1\neSobi\nGoogle Setup\nGoogle Toolbar\nNorton Online Backup\nAcer Bio-Protection\nAcer Arcade Deluxe\nAcer InstantOn Arcade\nNTI Media Maker\nAcer Crystal Eye\nAcer Video Conference Manager\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials - Wave 3.2\nAcer Accessory Store\nAcer Assist\nAcer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater\neBay 2009
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Works Office Home & Student 2007\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 11.4
Height (front):0.945
Height (rear):1.55