Summary: It makes a big and bold statement and if you're after a home cinema you can carry around with you, it oozes wow factor. We're just not convinced you'll still think the same way about it in six months, two hernias and one bad back's time.
Summary: This is a big, powerful machine and although it's expensive it's not exorbitant, coming in at Â£1,339. It makes a decent entertainment machine and desktop replacement, but while its battery life is reasonable, you really wouldn't want to transport it too far.
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire 8920G is a snappy-looking desktop replacement notebook featuring one of the nicest displays we've seen. Its high-end Penryn processor will handle anything you throw at it, but serious gamers will likely require more 3D muscle.
Pros: Solid productivity performance, Brilliant HD display, Sleek design
Cons: Average 3D gaming performance, Lacks a TV tuner, CineDash console can be tricky to use
Summary: Acer has nailed multimedia desktop replacement standards with the Aspire 8920G. The stunning 18.4-inch display provides more room than those on 17-inch models but is not quite as ridiculous as screens on 20-inch behemoths. Aside from the promised TV tuner (which you may just want to add externally yourself), everything is here: performance, a high-def screen, Blu-ray, top-notch sound system, and a very cool way to control it all.
Pros: High-quality 1080p LCD panel, True 5.1 speaker setup, Unique CineDash media controls, Full-size keyboard with number pad,
Cons: Small squarish touchpad, No FireWire port, No TV tuner yet,
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire 8920G is a fantastic laptop for gaming and watching Hi-Def movies, but is it the complete all rounder?
Pros: Designed to be a semi-portable media centre PC, the Acer Aspire 8920G lacks little in the way of performance or storage – the dual-core processor and 4GB of RAM are backed by capacious twin 320GB hard drives. The 18.4-inch screen supports Full HD and the nVidia GeForce 9650M GS graphics card is fantastic for games as well as editing movies.
Cons: Codenamed the ‘Gemstone Blu’ its name gives away the key selling point here, as you’ll find a Blu-ray player built-in as standard. As a player it’s great, but you won’t be able to use it for backing up files as it lacks Write functionality.
Summary: Acer's interesting take on the entertainment desktop replacement makes a few good steps, a few bad, but ultimately is a viable option.
Pros: Good quality screen, 16:9 ratio, "Cinetouch" media navigation, New design, Acer Empowerment software
Cons: Cheap plastic wrist rest, Cinetouch panel too high friction, Entire mouse pad isn't active, Integration between media controls, Acer Arcade Deluxe and Windows Media Center is lacking, Single TV tuner only, Sound management is not made easy, with different options in three different places, Yahoo toolbar
Excerpt: СЛОТЫ И РАЗЪЕМЫ: 4x USB 2.0, ExpressCard|54, кард-ридер SD/MMC/xD/MS/MS Pro, VGA, HDMI, выход на наушники (совмещен с S/PDIF), вход микрофона
Pros: Огромный экран с разрешением FullHD,, Максимальная производительность, которую сегодня можно получить в ноутбуке,, Внушительный и необычный дизайн,, Впечатляющий объем дискового пространства,, Первые встреченные нами сенсорные кнопки, к которым нет претензий
Cons: Небольшие недоработки с качеством изображения и звуком,, Менее богатый набор портов, чем того можно ожидать от столь крупной модели,, Малое время автономной работы