Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G review

A feature-packed, high-end media centre but performance falls short of expectations

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Product Type
Notebook
Hard Drive Capacity
1.28 TB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
ATI
Graphics Controller Model
Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
Blu-ray Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Dedicated
Maximum Battery Run Time
3 Hour
Finger Print Reader
Yes
eSATA
Yes
FireWire/i.LINK
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Backlight Technology
LED
Product Family
Aspire 8943
Operating System Architecture
64-bit
Processor Model
i7-740QM
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand Name
Acer
Processor Speed
1.73 GHz
Processor Type
Core i7
Screen Size
46.7 cm (18.4")
Number of Cells
8-cell
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Standard Memory
16 GB
Weight (Approximate)
4.60 kg
Cache
6 MB
Processor Core
Quad-core (4 Core)
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
HM55 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
4
Optical Media Supported
BD-R/RE
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 1 GB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 3.0
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
5
Height
43.8 mm
Width
440 mm
Depth
295 mm
Screen Mode
Full HD
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
8943
Manufacturer
Acer, Inc
Product Model
AS8943G-774161.28TWnss
Product Name
Aspire AS8943G-774161.28TWnss Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
Aspire
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
LX.PUG02.027
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The handsome 18.4" Aspire 8943G is a first-class multimedia center that delivers the ultimate high-definition personal-theater experience. Movies played on Blu-ray Disc shine with razor-sharp visuals, accompanied by eloquent Dolby surround sound. Behind the curtain is a top-of-the-line Intel Core i7 processor running the show, while encore-deserving usability technologies put you in the director's chair.

Maximum Memory
16 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire AS8943G-774161.28TWnss Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty
1 Year
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