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Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G. 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 size and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the touchpad and portability.

performance, screen, design, usability, size

portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G 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. People are impressed by the durability and design. The usability and performance also get good views. Comments are divided on the sound. The touchpad and portability get negative comments.

keyboard, performance, usability, design, durability

screen, portability, touchpad

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G 18.4 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 8GB RAM, 2 x 750GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home PremAcer Aspire Ethos 8951G 18.4 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 8GB RAM, 2 x 750GB HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home Prem

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Konrad Schneid (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire Ethos review: Acer Aspire Ethos

 

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.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Rue Liu (slashgear.com)

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...

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G notebook is a worthy contender for your dollars if you're looking to replace your desktop PC with something slightly more compact and portable than an all-in-one PC and also capable of delivering a high-end multimedia...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: William O'Neal (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9630 review

 

Big and powerful, this desktop replacement is no joke

Powerful as many desktops ; Beautiful 18-inch 1080p display ; Full-size keyboard ; Reasonably priced

Big and heavy ; Removable touchpad is quirky ; Poor battery life

When it comes to unique laptop design, Acer is no slouch. From super-slim ultrabooks to multimedia powerhouses, the Taiwanese company that was acquired by Gateway has been cranking out laptops like crazy. That said, the company's Aspire Ethos...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (t3.com)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review

 

When you think of the word laptop, it's inevitable that certain words spring to mind: mobility, lightness, portability, slow. Not so with the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G which is here to show you just how far we've come

Vibrant screen ; Tons of power ; Solid and attractive body

Speakers and touchpad ; Weight ; Steep price tag

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G may be an expensive beast of a machine, but it'll keep you entertained when the rest of the summer proves to be a washout.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G desktop replacement

 

A massive notebook with quad-core processing, an SSD system drive and expandable to 16GB of RAM

Performance ; SSD + hard drive ; Easily upgradable

Touchpad is a drag ; No dedicated volume buttons ; Glossy screen

It may be huge, but the Aspire Ethos houses plenty of good stuff, including a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a solid state drive, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. It even has a nifty innovation: its touchpad is removable and doubles as a specific media...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review

 

An excellent home entertainment laptop with a detachable remote

Excellent performance Huge hard drive Sharp, colourful 1080p screen Interesting remote control gimmick Blu-ray drive

Crap touchpad Bulky and heavy Underpowered speakers

These days we're seeing a lot more slim and light ultraportable laptops. Rising up against these size zero models is the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G review

 

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G (8951G-2638G87Wlkk to be specific) is a behemoth of a notebook that's perfect as a desktop replacement. It has an 18.4in, Full HD screen, a comfortable backlit keyboard and its guts are full of Intel Core i7 quad-core goodness.

It may be huge, but the Aspire Ethos houses plenty of good stuff, including a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a solid state drive, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. It even has a nifty innovation: its touchpad is removable and doubles as a specific media...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

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 / 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
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Convertible: No
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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5