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ACER 6935G, My Own Complete Review

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

  1. User Retired 2

    User Retired 2 Notebook Nobel Laureate NBR Reviewer

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    Hi - could anyone with a 6930G, 6935G or 6920G take a photo of the secondary drive bay? This and this thread suggesting the chassis can accomodate a second drive. This would open up the possibilty of a hybrid SSD + HDD system, which would be excellent! Though the first seems to have problems fitting a drive into the system.. so is it a 2.5" drive bay or a 1.8" drive bay?

    This is the closest thing to a photo of the chassis, as it looks like Acer have pulled access to Service Manuals.
     
  2. darika

    darika Notebook Consultant

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    Did you activate the Surround effect?
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Do you mean where the optical drive is?

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=252269&page=52
     
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    auroracs Newbie

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    You mean clicking the movie/music/game icon in eAudio?
    'Surround On' is diplayed at the bottom of the screen so I think it is activated.

    When I run the 5.1 sound test in eAudio manangement, all 5 built in speakers (left right middle and both the 'rear' left right) are emitting sound but not the subwoofer..

    I tried adjusting the natural base level under the dolby tab in playback device but I don't hear any diffrences in the bass...

    I'm on vista and the installed realtek audio driver is the latest though.

    Don't tell me the tuba cinebass booster is malfunction or the bass quality ain't that obvious?
     
  5. darika

    darika Notebook Consultant

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    I've never heard there was much bass effect. On 6935G I think there's not 5 speakers as the 8930g. I can see only 2 speakers on the top of the keyboard and one on the back of the notebook on my 6935G. I know the 8930G (much bigger) has 5.1 speakers but I'm not sure there's 5.1 on the 6935G. I think the 6935G has 2.1 speakers only.

    In the audio manager I select "Built-in-Speakers". The sound is quite ok but not as good as a external spekers. But for a Notebook I think the sound is quite good anyway.
     
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    I guess that thread is related somewhat. I'me curious what this user is telling us about a Acer 6930G:

    I was looking(my K key is dead too..) through the laptop and found a secondary Bay for sata hdd. APPARently it doesnt bloody fit a 2.5inch sata drive(i ripped one from the maxtor 4 mini) so what the hell is up with that? is there like a smaller HDD specifically designed for the acer? or do they just plain suck?


    Is there a secondary HDD bay? It would sound like it's a 1.8" drive bay or a thin 2.5" bay. Can someone confirm if it exists or not. Wouldn't want to make a purchase decision based on misinformation. Would LUV to have a SSD+HDD system..
     
  7. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I don't see any room in mine for a hard drive, unless you remove the ODD.
     
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    This video of a 6930G claims 2x320GB's in the HDD slot to give 640GB.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6TYRpd3u48

    Along with the previous two mentioned posts would suggest there is some room in there. Can anyone have a close look at HDD bay to see, and if so, please take a photo and describe what is possible for the rest of us who may want to purchase one of these?
     
  9. ugenldorji

    ugenldorji Newbie

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    I Had the exact same problem here friend, I even took it to the Acer Service Center in Bangkok thinking it was a lose wire connection/ hardware glitch. The Acer people told me that it was perfectly normal and that was the way it was meant to be.
    If you want to see the effect the Tuba Cinebass has on the sound, go to your volume icon (in taskbar) rt click > select Playback Devices, rt click Speakers > Properties > Now go to the Levels Tab, and while you are playing some music, Raise & Lower the Level for the Internal Subwoofer. There you go, now you know that the Tuba is working. Cheers
     
  10. darika

    darika Notebook Consultant

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    My subwoofer was at 100% that's why I didn't notice any sound problem ;) Any way I've just try to low the sub when playing Terminator 2, well, it's much better with 100% subwoofer :p
     
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    wandyhee Notebook Enthusiast

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    inside user guide book on page 14 there are WINDOWS MOBILITY SERVICE and shortcut are 'window key + X' but in my system I couldn't find this items, even if I right/left click on battery taskbar icon (bottom right), it's not there. does any of you know how can I get those back in my laptop?
     
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    Er Just checking but have you disconnected your battery by any chance? WinMobility Center Needs ro have the Battery connected to function.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Any reason why you blocked out your bf from that pic? :p

    Not a bad review, though I'd follow the traditional format if you wish to be paid (I believe?) for it.
     
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    techperson Newbie

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    By request: photo of the inside of a 6930G laptop, showing two hdd bays:

    [​IMG]

    Yes, it will easily take a standard 2.5" HDD. The interface is SATA. I checked with a spare drive I had.

    Only one small problem though:

    [​IMG]

    The cover has two largish plastic support struts poking up which means you can't reinstall the cover without breaking them off (they hit the drive). I'm not about to experiment with a client machine, but it looks to me like they're not gonna come off easily either. Maybe with a pair of pliers.
     
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    ayarbee Notebook Geek

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    There are two versions of this 2nd HDD cover, one allows for the 2nd HDD to be present the other does not. I imagine those lugs are part of the difference between the two.
     
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    thanks, it's actually there when I check it with battery on (normally I remove battery if I plug-in)... my bad :p
     
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    Hey techperson , could you give me the full specs and model number of that laptop please ?
     
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    It's a 6930G, client machine so it's not mine. Not sure where I'd find the exact specs for this particular model. From building it, Intel chipset, nvidia 9600M video, realtek and nvidia sound, 320gb primary hdd, no secondary, 2.4ghz cpu, 3gb RAM, Intel wireless, Atheros LAN, Sayen webcam.

    Used to be Vista Home Premium but it's now XP, and it was a bugger tracking down all the drivers.

    I'm not overly fond of Acer machines, and the main reasons why are Acer's terrible driver download pages (although these have improved in recent months) and their lack of support for WinXP.
     
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    Personally, I prefer Vista since it runs much more stable and smooth compared to XP. But I believe someone in the Acer forum put together all the drivers for XP in a post.
     
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    Thx for the info techperson .

    I really hope my laptop also has room for an extra HDD .

    Sucks that i don't have a stupid screwdriver lying around to take a quick look .

    Ah well , even if i had room i still would have waited untill SSD prices came down .
     

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