Acer Aspire 8935G - HD Radeon 4670, Bluray, 18.4" LCD, 500gb HD and 4GB Ram + Windows 7 free Upgrade Only £649.49 @ Simply Acer ! (Was £899.97)

Acer Aspire 8935G - HD Radeon 4670, Bluray, 18.4" LCD, 500gb HD and 4GB Ram + Windows 7 free Upgrade Only £649.49 @ Simply Acer ! (Was £899.97)

Found 21st Jan 2010
I think this is a bargain price for the specs. A Dell with the same hardware would easily cost you a grand. This is a fantactic price and you should easily be able to play any recent game on this, Modern Warfare 2, Crysis etc.

Intel® Core 2 Duo (T6600 - 2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB)

18.4" (Acer CrystalBrite, Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, LED Backlit, high-brightness, 8 ms high-def response time, 16:9 aspect ratio)

Windows Vista Home Premium - Eligible for free Windows 7 Upgrade

500GB HDD 5400

Blu-Ray (Blu-Ray HD Play back + DVD-RW & CD-RW)

Dedicated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 with 1024MB Dedicated RAM and upto 1792MB of Shared System Memory)

Wireless (WIFI LINK A,B,G,N Includes MIMO)

Acer Crystal Eye Integrated 1.0Mp webcam

5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card)

4x USB 2.0 Ports

Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR

Speakers Dolby®5-certified surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers and one subwoofer supporting low-frequency effects

VGA Port 1 External VGA Port

Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot

Charge Time 2.5 Hours

HDMI 1 HDMI Connector

Firewire IEEE 1394 port

infrared Fast infrared (FIR) port

E-sata 1x eSATA Connector

Finger Print Reader Fingerprint Reader

Battery Life 3-4 Hours (This Specific Model 3.5-hours)

Weight 4-5 Kg (This Model 4.6 Kg)

Warranty 12 Months Acer Collect & Return


only running vista though

How good is the processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo (T6600 - 2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB) ?

rest of it all looks fine to me


How good is the processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo (T6600 - 2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, … How good is the processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo (T6600 - 2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB) ?rest of it all looks fine to me

Its nice, runs cool and a decent FSB, 2MB cache is good, and part of the centrino 2 range,

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Its nice, runs cool and a decent FSB, 2MB cache is good, and part of the … Its nice, runs cool and a decent FSB, 2MB cache is good, and part of the centrino 2 range,

from what i've found the t6600 is very similar to the p7450, just uses more power (35 watt compared to the p7450 25watt) :thumbsup:…GHz

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only running vista though

you can get free windows 7 upgrade if you claim before 31st jan.

pity cant buy on finance or would be interested. darn

If if drops below $600, I will probably go for one of these.

Wow this looks to be a real desktop replacement. If I didn't already have a new desktop and a netbook I'd get this instead.


sorry to be a dumbass, i dont get all the phrases. can this be considered a laptop i.e. carried around / used on train etc etc or is it too big for that!?

I went to John Lewis to have a squint at this machine and I was quite impressed. Yes it's big and heavy but that's sort of what you might expect for a DTR machine. It's about 2" wider than my Medion 16" laptop so I'd say that's not too big.

My only reservation is that the screen, being as big & as heavy as it is, is a bit 'flappy'. There's a definite wobble to it when it's opened up. The review refers to the screen 'luffing'. I had to look this word up in the dictionary and it means to flap about like a sail. The analogy is a good one.

I bought this laptop 3 weeks ago and let me tell you all the truth - IT'S SUPERB. I'm not saying that just because I own it, I'm just telling you how it is.

I have read a lot of reviews on Acers: the 8930, 8935 and 8942 have all had good reviews (with the added negatives) but sometimes I think other companies are paying 'so-called' experts to talk **** about the laptops in question, i.e. HP paying reviewers to give Acers a bad name etc etc.

People harp on about these 18.4" notebooks being heavy, WHAT? When this is on my lap, yes it's got some weight to it, but it's NOT heavy! I could easily carry this around with me if I wanted to, it's no big deal.

Then there are the people who say the screen is crap in terms of brightness, it's flimsy, it's this it's that. Again, more bullcrap. I'm not sure why anyone would complain about the brightness, it's more than what's necessary, IMO. I use it on the lowest setting there is; full brightness is like staring at the sun, LOL. Oh and is the screen 'flimsy'? Hell no.

Then we get to the build quality. This is something that really annoys me. Most reviews I have read talk about the average build quality. When you view the 8935G in real life, it's nothing short of amazing. Everything feels solid, well put together and the materials are top quality. Nothing is going to fall apart and it looks the absolute business. Just sitting there you can tell it's a quality DTR.

On to the noise of this thing - there isn't any. I have this thing sitting on my lap most of the time and I can't hear a thing, it's so quiet. The temperatures stay low, much much lower than my crappy Dell Inspiron 6000 - which you can hear constantly from the first push of the power button.

The performance. For a dual core, the T6600 is great. I mostly run Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator with the odd 3D stuff, Blu-ray films and gaming thrown in here and there. With 4GB of DDR3 RAM it doesn't break a sweat. I can blast through anything I want and actually enjoy using a laptop (!) unlike my Dell, which is bottleneck heaven. Even with Vista running (I'm only able to use the 3GB of RAM because it's a 32 bit system), this thing can cope with anything. You can have many programs running at the same time - there's no 'lag', every click is instant, as you would expect. You don't have to wait around thinking 'is it gonna start that program yet?' or 'is it gonna shut down yet?' The shutdown and boot times are very quick, that's with all of Acer's software still on there (and my own) with no changes made to Windows etc.

One of the best things with this laptop is the battery life. Even using the dedicated ATi 4670 I can manage on average 4.5 hours. It also has a built-in chipset which means you can switch between 2 graphics cards and conserve energy. With the built-in chip, I can manage nearly 6 hours. For an 18.4" laptop with the above specs, that's nothing short of brilliant, but it depends on how you use it. I keep my brightness on low (powersaver mode) and don't tend to have hundreds of software running at the same time.

Blu-rays and games play effortlessly and with the built-in 5.1 surround sound, it sounds as good as it looks. You're never going to get really low frequencies out of a laptop, so there's no point in complaining. If you want uber sound, just connect it up to your home cinema system or an external subwoofer.

Anyway, just to say, if you're thinking of buying it, go ahead - you WILL NOT be disappointed. The only 'negative' thing worth mentioning is the softness underneath the optical drive when you're picking it up. It kinda bends inwards and feels a little weak, but it's not a big thing. Big thumbs up for Acer for providing us stylish laptops (easily the best looking) with great specs at very reasonable prices. If you were to buy a Sony, HP or Dell, you would be paying well over £1000. And before anyone says it, no, I don't work for Acer, just telling you guys the truth.

P.S. Windows 7 upgrade costs £12.78 direct from Acer. :thumbsup:

P.P.S it has 5 x USB ports NOT 4 + ExpressCard slot.


Thanks for your comments on the 8935G. I was hoping someone would buy one of these and say what they truly though of it. Can I ask a couple of extra questions?

a) what do SimplyAcer charge for delivery? It seemed to me that you had to enter all of your details before you could get to the final checkout page and I couldn't be bothered. Also how long did they take to deliver?

b) I've read that some 8935G's have a built in TV tuner. Does yours have one?

c) the 8935G I saw had a 'flappy' screen. I looked this up in t'internet and it seems this can be due to screws coming loose and it simply a matter of tightening these to stop the flap. How's yours?

d) can you confirm that the SimplyAcer machines are new out of the box and not refurbs?

e) did you manage to suss out what kind of memory the ATI 4670 card has ie is it GDDR3, DDR3 or DDR2? I want one of these for gaming and the memory make a big difference to the speed.

f) might you have tried the odd game yet. I'm particularly interested in how them might run ar 1900 x 1024!

Many thanks for any help you can give.


PS - don't worry about badge snobbery. I have a Medion laptop from cheapo Aldi. People say Medion is junk but IMHO it's brilliant!

Hi, Joe90.

A). Delivery was free. Ordered on a Thursday at around 2.30pm and received the next day at roughly the same time.

B). This particular version doesn't have the TV tuner. If you look at the photo they've shown, it does have the tuner but the photo is there just to give you an idea of what it looks like.

C). My screen is fine. No noticeable 'flapping'.

D). Yes, everything is brand new. I was worried about this because I had bought an 8930G from Comet before this and it was used but advertised as brand new. It had marks inside the battery compartment, light scratches on the cover and didn't have all the protective packaging. Then a day later one side of the screen was dimmer than the other - one of the lamps had given up but somehow fixed itself if you left it off for a while. I can confirm that the 8935G from SimplyAcer was brand new. Everything was unmarked and it had the 'new smell'. I put it under halogen lights to double check and everything was A1.

E). Memory for the 4670 is GDDR3 (according to GPU-Z). It's also ATI technology, so that's good to know.

F). I've played Team Fortress 2 in 1920 x 1080 at around 65 Fps and Left 4 Dead in 1024 x 768 at around 90 Fps with detail set to high. I've also tried playing the games with the built-in chipset just to see if it could cope and it could play L4D at 640 x 480, haha.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for this. Better go see how many pennies I have in my piggy bank!

nice deal... looking for a laptop for video editing, might have to wait for i7 version of this though...


Thanks for this. Better go see how many pennies I have in my piggy bank!

No worries. Post back once you have it in your living room. :-D

My brother's got an i7 version on order which comes out on 15/02/2010 and we'll be able to compare performance. No doubt he'll kick my ass but he has paid £1600!

Good deal!

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Good deal!

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