Pros

  • Audio playback quality for movies is excellent
  • Big, bright display good for getting work done

Cons

  • Viewing angles on the LCD are poor
  • The detachable touchpad is terrible

At A Glance

Acer's Ethos is a good entertainment laptop with a few warts, particularly with the pointing device.

Manufacturer’s Description

Acer's Aspire Series offers a diverse range of notebooks with the performance, graphics and communication tools to maximize your digital entertainment, complete your daily tasks, and keep you in touch with friends and family, whether you're at home or on the go.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.RJ207.008
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 18.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 555M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number LX.RJ207.008
UPC Code 886541006578
Brand Name Acer
Product Name Aspire AS8951G-2638G75Bnkk Notebook
Marketing Information

Acer's Aspire Series offers a diverse range of notebooks with the performance, graphics and communication tools to maximize your digital entertainment, complete your daily tasks, and keep you in touch with friends and family, whether you're at home or on the go.

Product Model AS8951G-2638G75Bnkk
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Line Aspire
Product Series 8951G
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 4
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Aspire AS8951G-2638G75Bnkk Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Additional Information

Wi-Fi: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.5"
Width 17.3"
Depth 11.6"
Weight (Approximate) 134.08 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-2630QM
Processor Speed 2 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features MediaRemote Detachable TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 127.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:28   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 361.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 318.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 313.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 234.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 174.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 18.4   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.5   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 152.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 139.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 78.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 109.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 100.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 64.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 60.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 48.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 27.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 92.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 80.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 49.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 69.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 53.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 29.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 106.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 57.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 28.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 24.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 270.0

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