Excerpt: "...I was surprised to see Acer packing so much power in their Aspire range and shopped around for a good price after reading some good reviews. Having used it intensively for over a year now I think I have seen most of it's positives and negatives in action. First of all - the processor and RAM power make this a seriously poweful beast (I expanded up to 12Gb for even more power). From the software that ships with the 8943 it looks like the product is ...
Acer Aspire 8943G 18.4INCH Hd Lcd Laptop Intel Core I5-450M Processor 4GB 500GB Ati Mobility ... LX Review
3 May 2012
Excerpt: I own acer 8943g, i5. The product can be named as portable computer rather than lap top as you can''t keep it in your lap, its really heavy. you must have avery spacious table to keep this one. not very convienience to carry around. the 5.1 dolby channel seems to be ok campare to acer''s poor history. It can produce a reasonable sound.but not so perfect.
Summary: I bought the machine based on its huge spec - 16gb memory, 18.4in screen, 1920x display - so should be a top notch machine for development, games, movies. In practice, it has been a disappointment, constantly reminding me it's not quite working properly. Most irritating niggle is that keyboard saves space on left shift key, and has to be hit firmly and just so, so touch typing while developing becomes a chore.
Excerpt: "...can honestly say the the Acer Aspire 8943G is the best one I have ever owned. My current profession is that of a games designer and programmer. My skills are relied on to make games seem realistic and entertaining. As you can imagine I need a very high performance PC/laptop for the job and that's just what the 8943G is. The Intel Core i7 720QM boots up my computer in about 8 - 9 seconds flat. It runs my very labour intensive software at such high ...
Pros: Stylish, powerful and affordable . It works like a charm .
Cons: For me, none . But for some the portability may be an issue (Keep in mind this is a media laptop)
Summary: it weighs 4.6kg but its a massive laptop wot did you expect.The only Laptops that match this one are easily Â£2000 + (customized dell xps, Alienware) I'm waiting for mine to be delivered next week It has the i7 processor 8gb Memory 1TB hard drive 18.4"! 1080p screen Blu ray writer tv tuner the media centre remote control youre getting Directx 11 graphics from the hd 5850 Crysis will run at 25 FPS easy (smooth) at maxed settings.
Pros: nearly everything
Cons: no USB 3.0 Hard drives run at 5200rpm would have preffered 7200rpm, they shud have put GDDR5 memory in the Graphics card
Excerpt: It's actually quite funny, when most people go looking for a quality laptop at a good price, they rarely think Acer. I really don't know why this is, honestly. High end graphics, super quick processor and RAM and huge hard disk, it comes with a great operating system and is ready to play any of the high end games or use any graphics production software. Where it does let you down, though, is the weight.
Summary: After returning HP, Dell, Toshiba, I'm happy with this great laptop, it's very robust, fast and the screen resolution is magnificent. Fan is not so noisy as the Dell and Toshiba and touchpad is easy to click, not as the HP. Speaker are great, wireless and bluetooth working fast, Blue ray can write quickly DVD and CD. i7+4GB ram are a great combo delivering a very fast machine.