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Acer Aspire 8943G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and keyboard. The touchpad and reliability get negative reviews.

performance, screen, design, size, price

portability, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 8943G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Acer Aspire 8943G from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the price and design. The size and screen also get good reviews. Many are negative about the portability and usability, while comments about the durability and keyboard are mixed.

performance, screen, size, design, price

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G


A massive 18.4-inch multimedia laptop that has 12GB RAM, a 1080p display and a Blu-ray player.

However it's an eye-sore with a trick up its sleeve, as hitting the middle button activates a set of backlit media controls in the touchpad. Of all the various attempts at clever media controls Acer has attempted - and there's been a few - this is...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G review


A feature-packed, high-end media centre but performance falls short of expectations

Stunning high-quality design ; Glorious high-definition screen ; Feature-packed specification ; Great usability ; Impressive, cutting-edge performance

Not as powerful as the price would suggest ; Cooling fan runs far too frequently

While Acer has yet to become a high-street name in the UK, the Taiwanese manufacturer currently sits atop the European PC market, fending off strong competition from the likes of Dell and HP.

Sep, 2010


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Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G review


Although Acer has thankfully moved on from some garish past designs, the Aspire 8943G still manages to divide opinions. Looks aside, it comes with an impressive array of features: there's a Blu-ray drive that can take advantage of a Full HD display,...

The 8943G has everything: great performance in both Windows and games, a Full HD display and Blu-ray drive. Even battery life is good.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Acer Aspire 8943G review


Acer's Aspire Ethos is an impressive beast. Not least because of its substantial size - it's a hefty 18.4in model - but also because of its bold, minimalist design and superior build quality.

Around the edges of the Acer Aspire 8943G, you'll find the afore-mentioned Blu-ray drive, as well as four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, FireWire, eSATA/USB 2.0, an SD card slot and microphone and speaker audio connections. The unit also...

Nov, 2010

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Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G


The Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G is a high-end multi-media laptop, offering effortless performance, style, features and the ability to play the latest games. Although it can't match the latest Alienware laptops for 3D power, it's more than a match in every...

The Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G is more of a media laptop than an out-and-out gaming machine. With features including a Blu-ray drive and that amazing screen, there's a lot to like about it, but it's perhaps better suited to more casual gamers than their...

May, 2011

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Acer - Aspire Ethos 8943G


The term 'desktop replacement' is generally applied to any laptop with a 17-inch screen. However, with many 17-inch models housing budget components, many people end up being disappointed with their performance. The Aspire Ethos 8943G from ...

Acer's Aspire Ethos 8943G is a true desktop replacement. The quad-core processor, discrete graphics and extra-large screen work well together, creating a laptop that's as happy video-editing as it is gaming. Sure, the price tag is pretty high, but you...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Acer Aspire 8943G (ZYA) notebook


Acer Aspire 8943G (ZYA) review: A huge desktop replacement laptop that can be used as a media centre

Good performance, useful as a media centre and desktop replacement, good battery life, two hard drive bays

Ridiculously big, no expansion slot, reflective screen

The Acer Aspire 8943G is a huge, 18.4in desktop replacement notebook; people will stare and point because it's so ridiculously large. However, it has very good specifications and is useful for just about any home computing task, including gaming.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Acer Aspire AS8943G-6782


The Acer Aspire AS8943G-6782 is the best-looking 18-inch laptop right now, equipped with the fastest parts money can buy and a touchpad that illuminates with icons.

Sexy new look. Quad-core processing. 8GB of RAM. Touchpad illuminates with icons. 18-inch widescreen is magnificent. Full 1080p HD. Very good battery life for a media-center laptop. Superb gaming scores. Blu-ray drive included. Great-sounding speakers.

Pricier than its predecessor. Touchpad is a smudge magnet.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Acer Aspire 8943G Notebook


A great entertainer. Acer is refreshing its range of 18.4-inch mu

Smart design; Flawless workmanship; Very good application performance; Good gaming performance; Excellent sound quality; Extensive range of ports

Awkward port layout; High-gloss touchpad; Overheats with heavy use; Dim screen with disappointing contrast; Screen is too reflective; Radeon HD 5850 with DDR3-VRAM only

Large desktop replacements like the Acer Aspire 8940G, the Acer Aspire 8942G, the HP Pavilion dv8 or the Toshiba Qosmio X500.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ewdison Then (

Acer Aspire 8943G Review


Acer's Aspire 8943G notebook is about as far from the company's budget netbooks as you could get in a computer and yet still have a battery. A sizeable desktop replacement, with slick, minimalist design and high quality materials, the Aspire 8943G...

Nov, 2010

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