Acer Aspire 8935G-864G50Bn reviews and prices: 18.4" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
Acer Aspire 8935G-864G50Bn with Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. Blu-ray combo, 3 hours of battery See full product description
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Matt, Cardiff Music, gaming or video fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic spec computer at a bargain price through the 'web only' offer from PC World (there are a number of spec options with the AS8935G, don't be tempted to go with the cheapest... the extra memory and faster dual core is worth it, although the quad core option may only be of use to those wishing to do a lot of hardcore multitasking with big software, given the individual cores are actually slower than the top spec dual core option).
Bad points:
Yes it's big and pretty heavy (but not as heavy as you would expect in my opinion), and the battery life isn't great when compared with some computers in Acer's range... however, this laptop is most definitely a desktop replacement so none of these things will particularly matter. You're buying a 18.4 inch screen here, so don't expect a tiny footprint. I carry mine around once or twice a week and whilst I wouldn't go rambling with it, it is fine really. If you want to be really picky you could moan that the gloss plastic top shell shows fingerprints really badly... but then Acer do give you a little cloth...
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Performance
Bad points:
The way it opens.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Aug 2009

Nicholas, Limoges Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A fast powerful and beautifully designed machine. I removed all traces of Microsoft and am running OpneSuse 11.2 Linux without any problems.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great screen resolution. Good keyboard that is illuminated. fast processor. masses of memory. Bluray
Bad points:
touchpad and keyboard too far to the left so difficult to balance on your lap and difficult to type.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2009

John, Menai Bridge Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
For the price point.....a very good buy. The graphics chip compensates for the core2 duo performance.
Bad points:
Hard disk capacity good but performance let down by spin speed. Screen large and bright but limited viewing angle. Battery performance as expected for 18.4" screen.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2010

David, Torquay Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great 18.4" screen. Plenty of power and memory for my use. Blu-Ray. Fantastic illuminated open-key keyboard. After six weeks use I love this laptop. It replaces a HP that I've had for three years which proved more unreliable than I liked. I have always found Acer kit to be better specified, priced and reliable than most other brands. I used to be involved in IT purchasing and have compared systems against each other and always tended to short-list Acer and gone on to purchase them in their hundreds. Their reliability proved to be less than a 1% hardware failure level and then the Tech Support and returns procedures a dream (the ONE system that needed repair was returned within three days). This laptop, thus far, proves my point. I highly recommend this machine.
Bad points:
It's big and bulky. NO this is NOT really a gripe. It has an 18.4" screen so the weight and size has to go with the territory. If you are not prepared for lugging a bulky laptop don't buy this. My old HP had a 17" screen so I purchased a suitable rucksack to accommodate it, this Acer just about gets into that bag; a new one would be better. Bags for 18" systems are, as yet, short on supply. My biggest gripes though are (in no particular order):

1) Positioning of the Wireless connection switch - being to the lower left of the keyboard it is easy to accidentally switch off your link which can be frustrating

2) I used an ExpressCard 34 SSD in the HP which I can use in the Acer's 54 slot. In the HP the card, when installed, was flush with the side. In the Acer it sticks out by 5mm, which, being above the audio I/O sockets can tend to make it get in the way as the tendency is to leave the card in situ permanently. Also being a 34 in a 54 slot the possibility of knocking the card sideways and disconnecting it is very real as this has happened to me many times.

3) The sound was not a good or as loud as I was expecting it to be. This is not a problem for me as I mainly use headphones for listening anyway. Although in this respect the point I made above about access to the audio I/O sockets comes into play.

4) The screen is great to work on BUT.... One of my main professional uses for this system is document management/archiving so I regularly use Photoshop for cleaning up blemishes on scanned documents. My screen has a dead pixel which, on a white background (paper) looks like a blemish that I constantly attempt to "clean". Time has passed so that this is less of an issue as I know it's there. One dead pixel on a screen of this size is well within mine and industry accepted levels (although it is the first I have ever experienced). In normal use this is not a problem.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2010

Steve, Belton, Doncaster

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast, great keyboard, good sized screen.
Bad points:
Touchpad too far to left for a right hander.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 18.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P8600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3
Weight (kg) 4.6
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45GM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 44
Depth in cm 29.5
Release date 2009-05-21
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Manufacturer's Description

Overview

The 18.4" Aspire 8935G kicks notebook-based enjoyment into the high-def future with captivating Full HD video and immersive surround sound.

The sensational 16:9 Acer CineCrystal™ Full HD display boasts a 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution for true-to-master cinematic view. Acer CineSurround audio with six speakers inside — including the Acer Tuba CineBass booster — features optimized, 2nd Generation Dolby® Home Theater® technology, delivering movie soundtracks and sound effects just as they were intended. This combined with the built in Blu Ray drive mean you can make use of the latest HD content!

The huge 18.4" LCD boasts 24 percent more screen space than 17", 16:9 aspect ratio display as well as deep color, a fantastically wide viewing angle and the 16:9 golden aspect ratio for perfect cinematic viewing, ideal for HDTV and the latest Blu-ray Disc™ format. Discover visually superior, Full HD entertainment as it was originally created, without distorted images or black bars.

The Aspire 8935G is also the worlds first notebook to feature built-in multi-speaker True 5.1 surround sound through six speakers. Contemporary entertainment plays flawlessly via the latest and most powerful dual core processing technology, ensuring smooth playback and multitasking.

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