Conclusion: The Aspire 8943G has changed for the better in many ways compared to its predecessors the 8940G and 8942G . The design is now sophisticated, with predominantly matt surfaces and some nice accents; the materials used give it a high-quality, robust appearance, and the workmanship is flawless. The notebook is also equipped with 8 GB of RAM and a 1,280 GB hard drive capacity, which is exceedingly generous .
Pros: Smart design, Flawless workmanship, Very good application performance, Good gaming performance, Excellent sound quality, Extensive range of ports, The high-quality workmanship of the case along with its smart design and silvery matt surfaces.
Cons: 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
Conclusion: 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 hardcore brethren.
Pros: he Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G features one of the best screens on the market, and at 18.4 inches it's perfect for all night gaming sessions or checking out the latest high-definition movies. As well as offering a stunning array of colours, it also features a pin-sharp 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, and games look amazing. The Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G is one of the most comfortable laptops we've used yet, with the huge screen creating enough space for equally large controls...
Cons: Despite its amazing office performance, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G can't match the best gaming systems when it comes to 3D performance. It's still capable of playing games, but you may have to tone down detail settings. It's also a huge laptop, and we wouldn't want to carry it further than the next room!
Summary: Aside from the wireless issue, the $1,599 Acer Aspire 8943G pleases with its combination of a clean, modern design and multimedia maven-pleasing features. Though the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890 is a better performer in the 18-inch category, it's less attractive and costs $1,899. If you're looking to save a little cash and don't need the extra power, the Aspire 8943G is a good choice.