Pros

  • Good price for quad core plus Nvidia GTS 250M GPU
  • Blu-ray plus 18.4" 1080p display

Cons

  • More than ten pounds
  • Off-axis image quality mediocre

At A Glance

Decent gaming performance and terrific graphics make this an intriguing choice for gamers, if you can get past its bulk and its short battery life.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 18.4" Aspire 8940G Notebook radiates sheer multimedia enjoyment. Enjoy the latest Blu-ray movies or watch spectacular cinema with impressive surround sound. Built with first-class components, this mobile desktop replacement is sure to exceed your expectations for brilliant multimedia and comfortable computing.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.PJJ02.007
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 3 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
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
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number LX.PJJ02.007
UPC Code 099802373917
Brand Name Acer
Product Name Aspire 8940G-6865 Notebook
Marketing Information

The 18.4" Aspire 8940G Notebook radiates sheer multimedia enjoyment. Enjoy the latest Blu-ray movies or watch spectacular cinema with impressive surround sound. Built with first-class components, this mobile desktop replacement is sure to exceed your expectations for brilliant multimedia and comfortable computing.

Product Model 8940G-6865
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Line Aspire
Product Series 8940G
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Aspire 8940G-6865 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.7"
    Color Blue
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i7
    Processor Model i7-720QM
    Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
    Cache 6 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    TouchPad Features Multi-gesture TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 105.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:24   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 284.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 415.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 234.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 358.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 203.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 109.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 79.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 103.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 81.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 65.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 80.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 354.0