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Acer Aspire 8943G on Core i7, Radeon HD5850




Acer calls this their ultimate multi-media laptop with a large 18.4-inch 1080p display running a Core i7 and ATI Radeon 5850. The Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G comes with all the bells and whistles to make your desktop PC look like a netbook.



Specs: Acer Aspire 8943G-728G1
18.4″ Full HD Display @ 1920×1080 pixels
Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (4 cores, 8 threads, Turbo Boost to 2.8GHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 w/ 1GB DDR3 VRAM
2 x 640GB HDD
8GB RAM (2 x 4GB DDR3)
Blu-ray, DVD SuperMulti Drive
Gigabit LAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Fingerprint Reader
Card Reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
5 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x eSATA port
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x HDMI port
1 x Consumer Infrared (CIR) port
Acer Media Center Remote Control
4800mAh 8-cell Li-ion battery

Comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and has a suggested retail price of Php120,900. Acer didn’t bother to pump the battery capacity (says only up to 3 hours) with all that juice-guzzling specs. At 10.1lbs (4.6kg), this is the heaviest laptop we’ve seen so far.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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29 Responses

  1. rommel says:

    nice! pero ang mahal.. hehe.. assemble na lang ako ng desktop :)

  2. Dan says:

    bkit 1.6ghz lng?

  3. Randell says:

    At 4.6 Kg, I might as well get a desktop.

  4. yuga says:

    @dan – Turbo Boost is 2.8GHz

  5. Raul says:

    Wala pong webcam na built-in?

  6. DeNc!oH says:

    Price is too high!!! Not practical for a laptop…

  7. Patricia says:

    Wow 18.4″ screen.

    But yeah, this is not definitely a laptop for portability.

  8. Kamesenin Butan says:

    Pwede na pero mas ok ang alienware laptop…

  9. Kinny says:

    I hope you get to review the ASUS NX90Jq notebook Abe! Now THAT is worth waiting (plus robbing a bank) for.

    This and the Neo you last covered are both drool worthy…

  10. Fleeb says:

    This is a desktop replacement.

  11. manong says:

    “make your desktop PC look like a netbook.”

    more like making your desktop PC a better buy plus extra cash to own a decent netbook… or a smartphone!

    but this can be recommended to bonel balingit or asi taulava, though…

  12. JP says:

    All those goodies but no USB 3.0. I think I’ll pass (to think I have the money)

    And I’ve had my fair share of peripheral nightmares care of Acer’s motto–quantity over quality.

    I think I’ll pass, Acer–TH Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh, and MT Lia were right in their decisions to leave your company.

  13. JP says:

    *place emoticon here*

  14. eddie says:

    8GB RAM (2 x 4GB DDR3) <— this is at least worth 20k.

  15. inots2pid says:

    hmm nice laptop by acer but its to much expensive but the specs is really good XD

  16. marco says:

    sir abe pagawa naman po ng review nito bago ko po xa bilhin.. pinagiicipan ko kc kung eto ang bibilhin ko or ung predator na desktop na lang.

    what do you think?

  17. diablo3 says:

    im not really sure which one to get.. alienware m17x or this…. hmmmm help me pls

  18. Jhay says:

    I’d either get a MacBook Pro or setup a more powerful desktop gaming rig for that amount of money instead of buying that back-breaker.

  19. -anton- says:

    Where do we buy the e-sata cable? and how much please? haha! thanks!- can’t seem to find a store that has one.

  20. yuga says:

    @yuan – saw that one yesterday ata. downloaded.

    @anton – try Amazon.com

    @marco – will try. =)

  21. Yuan says:

    speaking of Android, Sir Yuga yung Nexus One mo, na-upgrade na po ba sa Android 2.2? Worried lang kasi ako na baka pag bumili ako sa Greenhills eh 2.1 pa rin sya at di ko ma-upgrade sa 2.2 kasi dahil sa location natin kasi nasa Pinas tayo.. :(

  22. mr. bogus says:

    mala alienware… taya na ng lotto!!!

  23. guyrony says:

    You’re getting a top-notch machine.

    The price justifies the specs.

    Not like some Brand who blames it their popularity.

    (Starts with S and ends with a Y)

    wink, wink

  24. Osteon0812 says:

    Wow, they nearly copied the specs of Asus g73jh
    But the asus model is cheaper, lighter and has the 5870 graphics card. Parang mas maganda parin ang asus.

  25. karl says:

    aus prain ako, maganda ang mga laptop ngaun puros super specs na, ito na kesa sa desktop na laging ngaatract ng alikabok.

  26. SHINeeist22 says:

    mas maganda pa pag nag-order sa US. promise. half ang price. ahaha

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