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Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G - PCMark Vantage: Full Results

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

7

Overall Score

7

Scores In Detail

  • Performance 8
  • Value 5
  • Features 9
  • Design 7
  • Battery Life 7

TheLostSwede

July 15, 2010, 1:14 pm

So you're ripping it on value because it has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in as standard? That seems a little bit mean considering that you would've ever have to bother upgrading it. It's not a machine I'd buy, but judging by the features, it's not really bad value for money.

john g

July 15, 2010, 2:57 pm

I've been thinking about large laptops recently, wondering whether this is the way to go when my existing 15.4" laptop expires. I suspect the combination of a smartphone, netbook and large laptop would have all eventualities covered. Certainly a desktop machine feels too tethering, and a netbook would be great for those out-and-about times, but wouldn't be of much use for some work, such as photo editing. But I'm still waiting for more portable machines to arrive which have wide-gamut screens but are still affordable. It sounds like they're coming, but are still maybe a year or two away.

Jay4d0

July 15, 2010, 5:35 pm

I agree that it's a shame that it doesnt have USB 3 but I squarely believe that it's intels fault for taking so long to add it to their motherboard reference designs

Paul Blakeman

July 15, 2010, 5:36 pm

For two grand this should have an ATI 5870 and the 1.7 GHZ core i7 or maybe even the extreme edition version, The RAM is the largest I have seen for a while but I feel is overkill really.

Chris Hamer

July 17, 2010, 6:42 pm

"1.28GB" i think you will find, you meant to put TB (: good review though (: i think its not the thing i'd buy because you can get so much more power out of a custom built desktop PC and this is virtually non movable anyway.

Ohmz

July 17, 2010, 8:56 pm

"i think its not the thing i'd buy because you can get so much more power out of a custom built desktop PC and this is virtually non movable anyway."





The differnece is, this has a keyboard/mouse and monitor built in. And it folds for transport to protect both.





I'd pick up a DTR over a desktop tower with a monitor and keyboard/mouse any day of the week.

GoldenGuy

July 22, 2010, 4:38 pm

People seem to have written off the ExpressCard slot but the option to add USB3 connectivity, when it's still not widespread is seeing it make a little bit of a comeback which is nice. It's a very useful, flexible port and it's annoying that peripherals for it often exiled to the nether regions of online stores.

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