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ACER 6935G, My Own Complete Review

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by darika, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. ratchetnclank

    ratchetnclank Notebook Deity

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    I'm more than happy with my 6935G no real issues with the actual computer. Just a few with vista (which i do like but its been alot of trouble recently.) :\
     
  2. RickyC

    RickyC Notebook Consultant

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    AHhh i have the same problem! but with ethernet and Wifi! the ethernet just random freezes, and same with Wifi too. Can happen quickly or take a week or two. I tried new drivers but no luck, seems to take a little longer before it happens though.
    Also have random problem of webpages not loading first tires when someone is on other computer even though my download/upload speed is the same and other computer isnt doing anything ¬_¬
     
  3. darika

    darika Notebook Consultant

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    You must uninstall completely your old driver until your wireless network hardware is shown as unknown hardware before installing the new driver.

    It seems there's a bug on the website, it duplicate the last message when clicking on QUOTE to answer. We write our answer but it's the last message that is posted. I could be able to write this because I've used "Quick Reply" method. Don't know who is the "modo" to contact to report this bug...
     
  4. Bomberman71

    Bomberman71 Newbie

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    Darika, thank you so much for posting this GREAT Review !
    You have really taken the time to actually post screenshots and better yet you actually sum up problems and solutions with URL's :)
    I don't care for a 'sterile' prefixed format, this is a more down to earth review that points out the issues that matter to most that buy such a notebook.

    Today i will be receiving my 6935-844G32BN (P8400/4GBDDR3/9600MGT/320GB)
    and this review gave me the much needed information so thank you from the otherside of this lonely planet.

    My Acer will come with the 32bit Vista and to be honest i'm a newby when it comes to Vista.
    I build my desktop almost 2 years ago with a serious and expensive configuration at that time and installed Vista 32bit Ultimate and at first it worked fine but after more and more nagging and bluescreens i transfered back to the good ol' XP which has proven Rock Solid.
    Hence, i have not returned to Vista since so i assume a lot has been done to improve it ?

    I'm also looking into Vista 64 bit otherwise my 4GB total memory hardly makes sense. On the otherhand i keep reading that the performance gains are very slim and do not outweigh the driver issues and other problems that come with Vista 64.

    Also i'm planning to run Win7 Beta on a seperate boot partition since that has impressed me a lot when i installed it on my 'old' Clevo D47V.
    So far it has been a blessing as far as driver installed is concerned (all goes automaticly) however the Clevo is kinda old and less sophisticated than the Acer so i'm expecting issues.

    Any experience with Win7 beta ont he 6935 ?

    Thanks again and keep up the good work !
     
  5. applefreakpeeps

    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    I too have the same model as wyald.. with the P8700 CPU. my GPU-Z is showing my 9600M GT as having 1024 MB DDR2 and not GDDR3.. further clocks are at 500 (core)/ 400 (Mem) like the DDR2 version.. is mine actually DDR2 or is GPU-Z incorrect? BTW Riva Tuner and Everest also show it as DDR2.. though the acer spec sheet mentions it as 1 GB GDDR3...
     
  6. Bomberman71

    Bomberman71 Newbie

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    Seeing that there are so many difference Cpu models i assume that replacing the CPU (for instance P8400 swapped by P9600) is a possibility ?
     
  7. applefreakpeeps

    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah u can.. the cpu is not soldered.. but u may end up voiding ur warranty
     
  8. applefreakpeeps

    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    can someone pls reply to this?
     
  9. QuackDuck

    QuackDuck Notebook Enthusiast

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    does it have turbo memory?
     
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    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    I havent seen any model with Intel turbo memory till now
     
  11. Bomberman71

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    The only notebooks i have seen with turbo memory are the ones from Clevo (Sager, MySn, Alienware, and 1200 other Marketing names).
    Those Notebooks are barebones and they can be configured to your desires and can contain turbo memory.

    On the other hand i haven't read 1 single article yet in which they state that the extra memory actually improves performance dramaticly.
    So in other words i don't think we are missing out.
     
  12. QuackDuck

    QuackDuck Notebook Enthusiast

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    does that thing about defective nvidia cards affect this laptop?

    cus im a lucky dell notebook (warranty ended) owner... with a useless nvidia card...
     
  13. Bomberman71

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    No, not that i've heard of. But in the end you'll be screwed if you have a taste of bad luck no matter how expensive your laptop is or what brand/model it is.
    But once again, i have not read anything about Nvidia problems with this model.

    Also i'd like to add that i find this notebook very quite, even while gaming !
    It's a relieve compared to my previous Clevo that sounded like it was ready for take off.

    Are there any negative aspects to this notebook ? So far i have found 1.
    I find it sometimes a clumsy to open the notebook lid, it does require a bit of force and the edge is hard to grip.
    On the positive side, eventhough the lid is not secured with a locking mechanism it will NOT just open by itself.
     
  14. QuackDuck

    QuackDuck Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have watched a youtube video of some #$%#$& (lolol) unboxing is new acer 6935G.. and when he opened the lid he used the corner and it bended like crazy... i mean.. isnt it comon knowledge to use the middle of the lid to push it open... so it doesnt bend.. i mean.. i may not know much about the monitor technology and its treshhold to curvature but better not bend and keep safe then to bend and risc damaging some pixels..

    either way after extensive market review i deceided to buy one Acer Aspire 6935G-864G32MN (P8600 WXGA 4GB-DDR3 9600GT-512DDR3 320-7200rpm) tomorrow...

    ps: I will be putting a BOMB in any store here in my country that starts selling this laptop with WUXGA and better CPU. :D
     
  15. darika

    darika Notebook Consultant

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    Here's my GPU-Z:
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    It's a 9600M GT 512MB DDR3.
     
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    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    hmm mine is the 1 GB card.. i donno if acer to cut costs increased the memory but used slower cheaper DDR2 RAM
     
  17. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    1GB is useless for the card... you got cheaped out :S
     
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    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    I know that a card with a 128-bit bus width has not much use for 1 GB memory.. but the reasons I bought this model was for the other features (2.53 C2D, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Full HD Screen, Blu-Ray).. the model with the 9600M GT 512 MB GDDR3 is lower specced in singapore (2.16 Ghz C2D, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB HDD, 1366x768 display, DVD+RW).. not to mention that Acer advertised this card as 1 GB GDDR3... only when I ran GPU-Z did I notice that this was being shown as DDR2 and the memory clock was also at 400 Mhz..
     
  19. ratchetnclank

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    Mine has all the same specs except mine has 9600mGT 512mb GDDR3.
     
  20. applefreakpeeps

    applefreakpeeps Notebook Enthusiast

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    aah but that model isnt available in singapore.. i had 2 get a laptop soon.. so bought this..:)
     

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