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Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the sound and price. The battery and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the portability and usability.

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usability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the sound. The performance is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability and price.

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portability, price, usability

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This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2410M Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium)Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2410M Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

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Colorful and powerful. Workstations are expensive. But they are high performance machines for professionals. The processing power isn't necessarily higher than high-end consumer laptops, but the screen usually shows who the boss is. There isn't a vast...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Rue Liu (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G Review


The Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G is the 15.6-inch little brother in this top of the line entertainment and multimedia laptop series that also includes a super-sized 18.4-inch Aspire Ethos 8951G , which we reviewed previously. If you liked the performance...

The Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G is a premium entertainment, multimedia, and gaming notebook that offers sophisticated styling, a solid build, and superb performance. It sports a Blu-ray drive, excellent sound quality, and boasts a unique removable...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : John R. Quain (

Acer Ethos Aspire 5951G-9694 Review and Ratings


Acer's Ethos Aspire 5951G is a respectable midsize performer with some high-end touches. Check it out if you demand style and excellence on a limited budget.

Strong performance ; Solid construction ; Excellent battery life ; Extras such as a built-in remote control

Heavy ; Audio could use improvement

In terms of software, Acer comes out swinging with its impressive set of proprietary utilities. You get Acer's set of system utilities, which includes Acer Backup Mananger, Acer ePower Management, Acer eRecovery Management, and Acer's CrystalEye Webcam...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Holmes (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G


Aspire Ethos is Acer's premium entertainment line of notebooks, and the 5951G is the latest member of the family. Built around the combination of a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA graphics, with Dolby Sound, this aims to be a multimedia...

Good screen, NVIDIA Optimus graphics, Dolby sound, 5.1 surround sound conenctor and high audio quality, innovative removable touchpad cum media controller

Unusual split keys on keyboard, unnecessary numeric keypad waste space

Acer has delivered a delightful home media hub with the Aspire Ethos 5951G. It looks good, and performs well. Video was crisp and clear and the sound quality, once we’d installed the correct drivers, was excellent.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2418G75Mnkk review


The Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G is a powerful laptop with generally good specs but a low-resolution screen.

Acer's Aspire 5951G is a multimedia-focused laptop with some impressive specifications that could be just as comfortable in a home office as in the living room. We weren't convinced by the touchpad that doubles up as a remote control though - it's just...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G


A unique removable touchpad that turns into a wireless remote makes this stylish and powerful 15.6in multimedia laptop well worth checking out.

Unique and innovative removable touchpad remote ; Attractive design with brushed aluminium ; Good backlit keyboard ; Oodles of connectivity ; Decent dedicated graphics

Sub-par, glossy screen ; Average 2.1 speakers ; No Blu-ray

Build quality is simply excellent. In fact, it's easily the best-built Acer laptop we've had through our labs. There's not a hint of creaking or unwanted give anywhere and all the plastics used feel firm. Even premium laptops often suffer from varying...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Urquhart (

Review: Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G


On paper, Acer's Aspire 5951G is very similar to the HP Envy 15, with a 15.6-inch LED-backlit LCD screen, 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM processor, 8GB of DDR-1333 memory and 750GB HDD.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

Acer Ethos 5951G 15.6in Core i5 notebook


Review The Acer Ethos 5951G laptop, with its matt black casing and blue activity LEDs, looks rather purposeful. I continued to be impressed by the cosmetics as I hefted the 3.3kg slab onto my lap even though a closer look revealed the brushed finish on...

A good all-rounder with impressive battery life and that funky detachable MediaRemote touchpad. However, the mark-up for said is a touch too steep. ®

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Great Laptop


This computer has lots of features it's big enough to satisfy all tastes, powerful enough to keep most amazed.The Blu ray burner adds to its versatility the twin hard drives give it huge storage ability and you will not need to think about any...

Its clear to see what your'e doing versatile and able to multitask with ease

It's heavy to carry around and its size as much as its impressive also takes up a lot more room.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2418G75Mn


Lots of power, clear easy clean screen, good sound (for a laptop), good positive key board.

the touch pad is offset to the left and only the middle and left of it is useable the right part being reserved for media tasks. The left and right buttons ar far apart making it impossible to use the right thumb to move between the two buttons without...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):7
Battery performance:6000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2.024
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 3 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 3 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.6 x 1.18
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240 V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:Y
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
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 / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
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:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
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):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53450 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User


Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nWindows Live Essentials\nBing Bar
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.18 / 1.55
Height (front):0.984
Height (rear):1.18