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Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The design and screen also get good reviews, whereas the touchpad and portability get critical views.

performance, screen, design, usability, price

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 164 reviews)

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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 really like the durability and design. The usability and performance also get good comments. Comments are divided on the sound. The touchpad and portability get less positive 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 Notebook (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 16GB RAM, SSD Hard Drive, nVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, Blu-ray RE Drive, Window

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and price. The design and sound also get good feedback, but the portability and reliability get negative reviews.

performance, sound, design, price, usability

size, reliability, portability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AS8951G-9600 18.4" Notebook PCAcer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9630

Jul, 2015

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
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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: 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: 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

 

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, ...

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...

Apr, 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

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G Review

 

Big, powerful and can do it all, but the age of the giant laptop is ending

Anyone whose mouth moistened at the recent news of Intel's $300m slush fund to help produce MacBook Air-style ‘ultrabooks’ can look away now. Acer’s latest luxury laptop, the Aspire Ethos 8951G, is a

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

 

Vexatious touch pad and limp speakers aside, the 8951G is rather good. As long as you stay away from Acer's Clear.fi software, you'll likely get some enjoyment out of this laptop.

Touch pad can be removed and used as media remote ; Battery life is very good for a laptop of this size ; Great performance

Speakers aren't that great ; Touch pad lags even when connected to laptop ; Non-removable battery

Vexatious touch pad and limp speakers aside, the 8951G is rather good. As long as you stay away from Acer's Clear.fi software, you'll likely get some enjoyment out of this one.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G

 

Vexatious touch pad and limp speakers aside, the 8951G is rather good. As long as you stay away from Acer's Clear.fi software, you'll likely get some enjoyment out of this laptop.

Touch pad can be removed and used as media remote ; Battery life is very good for a laptop of this size ; Great performance

Speakers aren't that great ; Touch pad lags even when connected to laptop ; Non-removable battery

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

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
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology: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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