Acer Aspire 6935G 16in Notebook - Acer Aspire 6935G

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell



  • Recommended by TR
Acer Aspire 6935G 16in Notebook


Our Score:


Beyond the frippery of looks and features, you should encounter no qualms with how the 6935G performs. In PC Mark Vantage it compares very well to both the HP Pavilion dv7-1000ea and the Dell Studio 15, mainly due to the boost provided by that faster 7,200rpm hard drive. This is reflected most in the in the Music, Gaming and HDD tests and though our in-house tests showed the Studio 15 pulling out a small advantage, this line has since been updated to use the exact same processor as found in the 6935G.

Battery life, on the other hand, isn't a strong point. In the productivity segment of MobileMark 2007 the 6935G managed a below-par two hours and 28 minutes and it didn't even manage more than three hours in the lower intensity reader test. Both these results fall well below either the 17in HP or the Dell Studio 15, though the Acer does claw things back somewhat in the DVD playback test with a result just under two hours, only four minutes less than the HP.

You should be able to play some games at reasonable settings as well. In TrackMania Nations Forever it manages to produce frame rates in the mid-thirties at medium detail settings, so you should be ok with most titles provided you disable any anti-aliasing and post processing effects.

All told we can find very few reasons not to recommend the 6935G. It might lack the elegance of offerings from Dell or HP, but the basic specification and design are strong and the feature set is superb given the sub-£1,000 price point. This makes it ideal as an all-round desktop replacement that won't completely dominate the room, as an 18.4in does, as well as providing some level of portability so you can enjoy your entertainment anywhere in the home.


Acer's Aspire 6935G does all the things you could demand of an entertainment notebook at a very attractive price, making this one of the sounder purchases one can make this Christmas.


December 4, 2008, 1:36 pm

Good review, thanks. Unfortunately that resolution is far to low to tempt me, and a surprising choice for a 16" screen really. Media controls look cool though, reminds me of those futuristic control panels you see in sci-fi movies / TV series. Great price too, especially with a BR drive.


December 4, 2008, 2:17 pm

To echo Misiowiec above - for a 16" screen to have a resolution below most 15" screens at the same price point isn't tempting at all. I'm looking for a replacement for a 17" 3yr old laptop - and I had hoped that technology had moved on in the meantime. Sigh. Good review though.

Andy Vandervell

December 4, 2008, 2:19 pm

Thanks guys. More or less agree with the sentiments above, though it does kind of depend on your perspective. Yes, you get less vertical pixels, but you do also get more horizontal ones. It's a horses for courses choice really. Got the HP HDX16 coming in shortly and this might tempt you further... ;)


December 4, 2008, 3:23 pm

<keyboard align="right"></keyboard> looks horrible!


December 5, 2008, 4:23 am

You could always opt for the only slightly costlier T9400 models of which there are 2 to choose from starting @ 𨂟. They both come with a eye-testing 1920x1080 full hd resolution:)


December 5, 2008, 3:41 pm

Looks nice, but I'd like to customize it before I buy it and there doesn't appear to be a way to do that. One of the things I like most about Dell laptops is that you can choose a basic spec and add optional extras (like a higher resolution screen, or better graphics card). Do any other Laptop manufacturers offer this service? I couldn't see any way to do this on either the Acer or HP websites...


December 8, 2008, 4:37 pm

For �, is there actually anything better Price/Performance wise?

The 6935G 16" on laptops direct comes with full 1900x1080, 2.53Ghz, 4GB DDR2, 9600m GT 512 MB, Blue Ray, TV Tuner plus loads more...

Jon K

December 28, 2008, 6:53 am

Nanite: Apparently you can customize HP laptops on the US site but not over here. Has anyone heard about the HP dv4-1199ea Special Edition? It appears to have a decent spec, but I can't find any reviews of it or even a product page on the HP website.

Colin 6

September 14, 2009, 6:00 am

I bought the 6530 model which presumably has the same screen res as the above unit but no BR drive, full size keyboard with separate numeric keypad, funky touch controls for volume and media functions (if a tad hit and miss) and HDMI output, dual core, 3GB ram etc all for a meesly £480 for which I am very happy about. Acer seem to be about the best value currently available from what I have seen.


July 28, 2013, 6:18 pm

I'm looking for acer aspire 6935g cd, can someone help


August 26, 2013, 11:20 am

What do you mean by CD? Are you looking to reinstall drivers specific to the 6935g or do you want a system restore?


September 13, 2013, 7:00 pm

im selling one for £250 if any one is interested ?. good condition. my email is


September 20, 2013, 5:04 pm

system restore CD

Mark Hall

October 2, 2013, 9:21 am

There is no "restore CD," it's on a backup partition on the hard drive. You either need to burn it to DVD from yours, or get someone else with an original specification 6935G to do it. I've installed Win7 so believe I no longer have the partition.

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