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Acer Aspire 8930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 489 reviews of Acer Aspire 8930. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The design and screen also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and portability, while the touchpad and battery get critical views.

performance, screen, design, usability, price

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 8930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 8930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8930 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and sound. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the price. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

performance, usability, size, sound, design

price

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 8930G 18.4 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home PremiumAcer Aspire 8930G 18.4 inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Blu-ray, Vista Home Premium

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 8930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the portability. Comments are divided on the usability.

price, performance, design, screen

portability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 8930-6386 18.4" Widescreen NotebookAcer Aspire 8930-6386 18.4" Widescreen Notebook

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Philip Barker (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G-734G32BN review

 

Acer's featured-packed Aspire 8930G multimedia laptop offers everything you'll need

Great screen ; Strong performance ; Excellent connectivity

Big and heavy ; Spongy keyboard

Great performance and great value from a very well-specced machine

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G-864G32Bn review

 

A great entertainment laptop with a full HD screen and reasonable gaming performance, but it's outshone by Sony's Vaio FW41E/H.

Aug, 2009

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G review

 

Acer's Aspire 8930G is the only laptop here to have a quad-core processor. The 2GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 powered this laptop through our Windows performance tests.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Arthur Gies (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930 review

 

Thanks to a couple of reasonably primo parts, the Acer Aspire 8930 is a high-octane portable that's a solid choice for mobility minded gamers.

The Acer Aspire 8930 offers a great combination of price and purpose. Our only reservations relate to our review model's lack of a Blu-ray drive (since the machine has a Full HD display but its video card won't run games at that resolution, you'll want...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G

 

A great laptop if you wish to replace your desktop computer but certainly not a laptop worth carrying around.

1TB harddrive

Weighs 4.1kg

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : James Holland (electricpig.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G

 

To enjoy proper Hi-Def you need a stupendously expensive set-up involving an HD-ready TV, surround sound speakers and a Blu-ray player, right? Wrong. All you need is the Acer Aspire 8930G. This multimedia monster comes with a built-in Blu-ray player...

Great full-HD screen. Plenty of connections. Optional Blu-ray drive

Try lugging around this 4.1kg behemoth

The term all-rounder is often a polite way of saying corner-cutting try-hard. That's not the case with the Acer Aspire 8930G.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Acer Aspire 8930G

 

Everyone likes a home cinema system, but normally any attempts at squeezing one into something you carry around fail. With epic proportions. The Acer 8930G doesn't. With a gorgeous shell, 18.5 inch full HD screen, 4 gigs of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and...

Real AV enthusiasts will no doubt snub the idea of a laptop as a quality high-def screen and machine, but the Acer 8930G really is that, and should you own a bigger HD screen, you can always hook it up via HDMI to make sweet 1080p love. The Acer 8930G...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Arthur Gies (techworld.com)

Acer Aspire 8930 laptop review

 

Acer has put just enough features and perks into the Aspire 8930, its high-end performance laptop.

The Acer Aspire 8930 offers a great combination of price and purpose. Our only reservations relate to our review model's lack of a Blu-ray drive (since the machine has a Full HD display but its video card won't run games at that resolution, you'll want...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (laptops.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 8930G-904G100

 

The Acer Aspire 8930G-904G100 is a great and impressive laptop with all the right technologies to keep you occupied.

A great and spacious 1TB hard drive

It weighs in at 4.1kg and only lasts 2.5 hours

A great laptop if you wish to replace your desktop computer but certainly not a laptop worth carrying around.

Expert review by : Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

Aspire 8930

 

Acer has put just enough features and perks into the Aspire 8930, its high-end performance laptop. Thanks to a couple of reasonably primo parts, this high-octane portable is a solid choice for mobility-minded gamers. And with a price tag under two...

Great Hi-def screen Good gaming performance

Poor surround speakers

As with many laptops, sound is the Aspire 8930's sole stumbling point. The machine is billed as a home-theater substitute, and it comes with a full 5.1 setup. In stereo mode, it performs reasonably well; music is loud, and movies are clear....

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The 18.4" Aspire 8930 kicks notebook-based enjoyment into the high-defenition future of captivating Full HD video and immersive surround sound. The sensational 16:9 Acer CineCrystal Full HD display boasts 1920 x 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. Discover these enhanced sights and sounds of mobile home cinema through the touch-sensitive CineDash media console, which provides ultra-convenient, CE-style control of today's finest HD content.

Audio

Audio system:Cinematic Surround / Cinematic Surround 5.1 / CineSurround / Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HD Audio 5.1 / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery recharge time:3
Number of battery cells:6 / 8
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Blue
Product colour:Blue

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:30cm
Height:4.4cm
Weight:4.1kg
Width:44.1cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display diagonal:46.7 / 47
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1680 x 945 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8 / 9
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:18.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):46.7cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 945/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT / NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.28 / 2.303 / 2.815

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Sweden/United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:8930G-584G32Bn/8930G-643G25Mn/8930G-644G32Bn/8930G-644G32MN/8930G-644G50BN/8930G-664G50Mn/8930G-734G32BN/8930G-844G32BN/8930G-864G32BN/8930G-864G64BN/8930G-944G64BN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / CineDash / Keyboard / Touchpad/4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad/CineDash / Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard easy keys:Y
Keyboard euro key:Y
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard special features:Y
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analogue TV/Digital TV

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabite Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium/Windows Vista Ultimate
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

Other features

Audio system:Cinematic Surround / Cinematic Surround 5.1 / CineSurround / Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio / HD Audio 5.1 / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Battery recharge time (off):2
Battery recharge time (on):3
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):441.4 x 300 x 40.2
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Hard disk number of heads:2
HDD user password: Yes
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:ITU V.92 / V.92
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Warranty:1 / 2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No
TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T / DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x Jack RF
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:71 / 90
Battery performance:71

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:P7350 / P7450 / P8400 / P8600 / Q9000 / T5800 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600 / T9400 / T9550
Processor Number:P7350/P8400/P8600/T5800/T6400/T6600/T9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket L1 / Socket P
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / 35581 / 36734 / 36750 / 37130 / 39311 / 40479 / 40480 / P8600 / T9400
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLB6E / SLGE3 / SLGE4 / SLGEJ / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:301 x 226 x 31 / 332 x 230 x 77 / 50 - 85000 / 95 x 90 x 100 / Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, eAudio, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer InstantOn Arcade, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer GameZone, Acer Video Conference Manager featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE), Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker / Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, eAudio, eDataSecurity, eRecovery, eSettings Management)\nAcer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia\nAcer InstantOn Arcade\nAcer Bio-Protection\nAcer Crystal Eye\nAcer GridVista\nAcer Launch Manager\nAcer GameZone / MIDI/MP3/AAC/eAAC+/ AMR / Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon 1 J2 / Rear: 6 USB 2.0, 1 serial port, 1 optional second serial port, 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45, 1 VGA, audio in/out, Mic In, Front: 2 USB 2.0, audio ports / TCO, CE, ISO 9241-307
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate
Trial software:-McAfee Internet Security Suite,\n-CyberLink PowerDirector,\n-Microsoft Works 8.5 + Office Home & Student 2007. / -McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-CyberLink PowerDirector\n-Microsoft Works 8.5 + Office Home & Student 2007 / -Microsoft Works 8.5 + Office Home & Student 2007,\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite,\n-CyberLink PowerDirector. / McAfee Internet Security Suite,\nCyberLink PowerDirector,\nMicrosoft Works 8.5 (Office Home & Student 2007).

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 512
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 820

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB/500GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30
Height :4.4
Height (front):4 / 4.02
Height (rear):4 / 4.42
Weight:4 / 4.1
Width:44 / 44.1