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Acer Ethos 8951G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Acer 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 really like the keyboard and battery. The performance and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and portability, while there are some mixed comments about the price and touchpad.

screen, design, performance, battery, keyboard

portability, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Acer 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. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The design and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the sound and screen.

keyboard, size, design, durability, portability

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Ethos 8951G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Acer Ethos 8951G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The price and screen are also appreciated.

sound, screen, price, performance, durability

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

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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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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

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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.

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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

As a home entertainment machine, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G does almost everything right. Attach a mouse and some decent speakers and you're set.

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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...

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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...

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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