Pros

  • Great Hi-def screen
  • Good gaming performance

Cons

  • Poor surround speakers

At A Glance

The Aspire 8930 is that great combination of price and purpose, providing good gaming for under two grand.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Acer Aspire AS8930-6386 Notebook PC, with a 18.4-inch High-Definition CineCrystal widescreen display, lets you enjoy HD content with realism and precision. A dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor, with 512MB dedicated GDDR3 VRAM memory, delivers HD playback and 3D features to enable visually-intense applications and games. With the power of an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53GHz Processor, you can enjoy demanding applications and experience the ultimate in entertainment. Glide through multiple memory-thirsty programs and power through games with the responsive performance of Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with 4GB of memory.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LXADT0X215
Inventory Number 43961
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Display
Display size 18.4 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Vertical Resolution 1080
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 9700M GT
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884483463879
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 17.4 inches
Depth 11.9 inches
Height 1.9 inches
Weight with Accessories 9.9 pounds
Weight 9.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Included Software Bio-Protection, Crystal Eye, Acer Empowering Technology (eAudio, eRecovery, eSettings, ePower), GridVista, InstantOn Arcade Launch Manager, Video Conference Manager
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware Built-in fingerprint reader

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 94.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 2:54:41 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 315.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 361.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 223.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 399.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 617.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 573.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 78.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 70.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 39.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 57.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 56.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 35.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 29.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 51.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 61.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 46.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 66.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 68.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 191.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 107.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 400.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0