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Acer Aspire AS6935G review

£899 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Acer

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Acer appears to be aiming its Blu-ray-equipped Acer AS6935G laptop at a youthful audience.

Acer appears to be aiming its Blu-ray-equipped Acer AS6935G laptop at a youthful audience.

Evidence includes the host of children's games included among all the pre-loaded bloatware. We also thought the flashy CineDash Media Console - a touch-sensitive control panel to the left of the keyboard - gave the Acer AS6935G an appearance of the flight deck of the Enterprise.

In terms of power and features, the Acer AS6935G sits firmly mid-table. It sports a 2.26GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM and a games-oriented graphics card in the nVidia 9600M GT with 512MB of video RAM.

Its build quality is quite solid - perhaps too solid for some since the Acer AS6935G's total weight is almost 3.3kg. The top deck has a mock-patterned steel texture that extends over the trackpad itself, lending an interesting feel to finger-mousing.

Acer has fitted the Acer AS6935G with a glossy 16:9 widescreen display, but the resolution is limited to 1,366x768, which is unusually low for a 16in screen. In fact, the screen quality is one of the poorest of the Blu-ray models tested, with a slightly milky, washed out picture. Sound quality from the speakers mounted just beyond the keyboard is better, providing a warm sound with relatively good mid-band detail and smooth treble.

To play Blu-ray films, Acer includes in the Acer AS6935G its Arcade Deluxe PlayMovie, a badged version of CyberLink software. Navigating its onscreen display is hardly an intuitive process, but it gets the job done.

Put through its paces in our Test Centre, the Acer AS6935G gave a sterling performance in the WorldBench 6 real-world benchmark test, earning 98 points, putting it squarely in the premier league for raw speed.

With the help of its nVidia 9600 graphics card, the Acer AS6935G played our regular FEAR game test at Maximum quality settings with a useful 29 frames per second. Less impressive was the battery life, reported by the MobileMark 2007 productivity test as just over two and a half hours.

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Acer AS6935G Expert Verdict »

Acer Aspire 6935G-844G32BN Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 49 reviews
2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Windows Home Premium SP1 32-bit
2 x 2GB DDR3 RAM
320GB SATA-II 5400rpm
HDMI, VGA
card reader
BD-ROM
DVD±RW
DVD+R9
CD-R
CD-RW
webcam
15.9in 1366x768 16:9 screen
nVidia GeForce 9600M GT 512MB
3x USB
802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
TV tuner, eSATA, 56K modem, fingerprint sensor
385x275x44mm
3.3kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Acer AS6935G is a fast and powerful machine with some trendy styling touches that will appeal to a more youthful audience. Its main shortcomings are a short battery life and less than accurate display quality.

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