Acer Ethos AS8951G/AS5951G Owners Lounge

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  1. Shyte

    Shyte Notebook Enthusiast

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    US Acer Ethos Release date: 6/17/2011
    AS8951G/AS5951G Specs:
    18.4″ Full HD (1920×1080) or 15.6″ HD (1366×768)
    CineCrystal Full HD and HD displays
    HD discrete graphics solutions
    DirectX 11
    Dolby Home Theater v4
    detachable touchpad that doubles as a MediaRemote
    orientation sensor allows the touchpad to be used either horizontally or vertically
    allows seamless media sharing via clear.fi
    InstantOn Arcade key
    Blu-Ray Disc or DVD optical drive
    HDMI
    frameless displays, Corning Gorilla Glass
    brushed aluminium-magnesium alloy cover
    back-lit chiclet keyboard
    second generation Intel Core™ i processors
    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    NVIDIA GeForce GT500 series discrete graphics
    USB 3.0 port
    PowerSmart long life battery
    HDD or SSD
    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 (optional) and Gigabit LAN
    Aspire Ethos 8951G comes with Acer CineSurround with five Dolby-tuned built-in speakers and Acer Tuba CineBass subwoofer
    Aspire Ethos 5951G True5.1-channel surround sound output, two built-in stereo speakers and the Acer Tuba CineBass booster



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    Hi, nice, any news on the UK?
    Chris
     
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    It would be nice to have a 17.3 inch version of these also.

    Does the 18.4 inch have 2 USB 3.0 ports?

    I have check the SSD options on that also
     
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    I bleive it has 1 USB 3.0 port but also a eSata port and firewire. I believe its also the same mobo as the 8950 and I added a SSD drive to it.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    The AS5951G needs a FHD display option. What's Acer thinking?

    Bronsky:cool:
     
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    hopefully a better panel than the 8950 series.
     
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    acer updated their site today.
    AS5951G-9694 | Product Model

    and I found out that the laptop has a embedded battery. thats a definite down =/
     
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    Another down is using DDR3 video memory rather than GDDR5 which would give an real boost to the GFX performance of GT555M
     
  10. Meaker

    Meaker Company Representative

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    The GDDR5 version uses a weaker core and a narrower bus meaning performance will be the same.

    They should have used 1.5GB of memory over a 192bit mem bus rather than 2GB over a 128bit bus though.
     
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