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Acer Ethos 8951G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the keyboard and battery are overall positive. The performance and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the touchpad. Some have doubts about the reliability and value for money.

screen, design, performance, battery, keyboard

portability, value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Ethos 8951G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

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Review Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Notebook

 

Surround system. The new 18 inch flagship comes with the quad cor

Good application performance; Removable touchpad; Fast SSD; USB 3.0 & Bluetooth 3.0 +HS

Weak display; CPU with Turbo problems; High temperature development; No GDDR5 VRAM

The removable touchpad that can be used as a remote control.

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Acer Aspires to a Greater Ethos

 

The Acer Aspire Ethos wears its role of desktop replacement like an good, off-the-rack suit. It fits fairly well, but needs some alterations before approaching perfection.

Big, bright display good for getting work done ; Audio playback quality for movies is excellent

Viewing angles on the LCD are poor ; The detachable touchpad is terrible

Acer's Ethos is a good entertainment laptop with a few warts, particularly with the pointing device.

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Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G

 

Few things surprise us more than when laptop shoppers tell us that though they are planning to keep their new computer permanently chained to a desk (to essentially act as a desktop PC), they intend to buy a 13-inch (or even a 14- or 15-inch) laptop....

The Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G has a huge 1080p 18-inch display, and gets points for inventiveness for its detachable touch-pad remote control. Battery life was also excellent for such a large laptop.

While it's a clever idea, the pop-out touch pad was frustrating to use at times.

The 18-inch Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G is a huge multimedia powerhouse laptop with a unique removable touch-pad remote control. It's a clever idea, but one that might be ahead of its time.

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Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

 

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G pairs strong multimedia playback with a unique removable touchpad that works as a remote.

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G has some things going for it: a full HD screen, Blu-ray playback, solid sound, and a unique removable touchpad. It's a good choice for those who crave the largest screen possible. If you can live with a 17-inch screen, the...

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Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Review

 

If you're looking for a desktop PC replacement that's stylish yet powerful when it comes to multimedia performance, then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire Ethos series notebooks. The latest revamp to this high-end series features a unique...

At those prices, you are getting a lot of notebook for your money. The solid build, sophisticated styling, and powerful performance leave little to complain about. The detachable touchpad that does double duty as a remote control is also a nice touch,...

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"Great screen, fast, and high fit and finish."

 

Those in the market looking for an expensive feeling laptop with excellent specs and fantastic aesthetics. Updating your laptop with an affordable SSD and 16GB of ram and you will have one superb machine.

Keyboard is comfortable with even spacing, Processor and Graphics Card work to produce a quick response and accurate graphics, the chassis has a high finished quality, actually quite enjoy the glass removable touchpad.

Very heavy, Notification lights - they are bright but their description pictures are very hard to tell what they are indicating you of.

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"Great Battery, Fast with great screen"

 

The touch pad works well on my laptop. At least as well as any of my other laptops. Very large but not as heavy as I was expecting.

1. Great screen.

None so far

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short lifespan hard ware failure after one year

 

I bought Acer desktop and laptop before as the price is cheaper compared to other brands but my laptop had hard ware problem after one year warranty and quoted repair cost is higher than my purchased price of my laptop I rejected the repair quotation...

cheaper than other brands

short life span

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"short lifespan hard ware failure after one year"

 

I bought Acer desktop and laptop before as the price is cheaper compared to other brands but my laptop had hard ware problem after one year warranty and quoted repair cost is higher than my purchased price of my laptop I rejected the repair quotation...

cheaper than other brands

short life span

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"Would be great with a workable touchpad/mouse driver"

 

Catastrophic mouse ergonomy makes 88951G a run-away.

Everything except mouse/touchpad functionality

the most primitive mouse ever you can find on a touchpad

Product Specifications

Configuration

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 / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: 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:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT555M / GeForce GT540M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
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