Acer Aspire 8943 Laptop Review, Specs

Acer Aspire 8943 Laptop come with Mobile Intel® PM55 Express, can Up to 8GB (2GB installed in each of four memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAM, use Acer® CineCrystal full HD 18.4″ (1920 x 1080) high-brightness (220-nit) TFT LCD,16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms high-definition response time, 60% color gamut, LED backlight, frameless design, mercury-free.

A brilliant CineCrystal edge-to-edge display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution is your window to creativity and efficiency. The Dolby®-optimized Acer® CineSurround sound system boasts five built-in speakers and a subwoofer supporting low-frequency effects, while Dolby® Home Theater® produces studio-quality sound.

The convenient dual-mode touchpad has a multi-gesture function and is also a media console. Control the show with touch-sensitive buttons that take you straight to your favorite movies or music. In addition, the scrolling volume wheel puts sound management at your fingertips.

A top-of-the-line Intel® Core™ i7 processor and DDR3 memory, give you the power to smoothly run multiple applications at the same time. On top of that, ATI Radeon™ HD graphics with Microsoft® DirectX® 11 support immerse you in detailed gaming worlds and make your creative ideas spring to life.

Connect to the Internet at super-fast speeds with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ wireless when you’re out, and wire up with gigabit LAN at home. Bluetooth® makes it easy to connect to other devices for cordless sharing. The Acer® Crystal Eye webcam and digital microphone let you enjoy clear, quality video chats.

 

Operating System

  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
 

  Processor

  • Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Mobile Processor
    (6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.73GHz)
    or
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Mobile Processor
    (6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.60GHz)

 Chipset

  • Mobile Intel® PM55 Express   

 Memory 

  • Up to 8GB (2GB installed in each of four memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAM
    User upgradeable up to 16GB (one 4GB memory card in each slot)*
    *If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.

 Storage

  • 500GB* SATA hard disk drive, 5400RPM
    Integrated variable-speed Blu-ray Disc™ drive / Super-Multi drive combo:
    -Read – 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-ROM DL, 6X DVD-R DL, 6X DVD+R DL, 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X BD-ROM, 4X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 4X BD-ROM DL, 4X BD-R DL, 2X BD-RE DL
    -Write – 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X DVD+R DL, 4X DVD-R DL
    5-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
    Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive
    *When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.   

 Video

  • Acer® CineCrystal full HD 18.4″ (1920 x 1080) high-brightness (220-nit) TFT LCD
    16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms high-definition response time, 60% color gamut, LED backlight, frameless design, mercury-free

    Discrete ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics (1024MB dedicated DDR3 VRAM)
    Microsoft® DirectX® 11.0 support
    Up to 16.7 million colors
    Acer® Video Conference:
    – Integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution
    – Acer® Video Conference Manager software supporting 640 x 480 resolution online video calls
    MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decoding
    VGA and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports
    Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor  

 Audio 

  • Dolby®-optimized Acer® CineSurround sound system with five integrated speakers and one subwoofer supporting low-frequency effects
    Optimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater® audio enhancement
    True 5.1-channel surround-sound output
    Acer® Video Conference:
    – Acer® PureZone technology with two integrated stereo microphones, featuring beam forming, echo cancellation, Dynamic Gain Control and noise suppression technologies
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support, microphone and line-in ports
    Microsoft® DirectSound® compatibility  

 Interface Ports

  • DC-in
    RJ-45 LAN
    VGA
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    Microphone
    Line-in
    FireWire® (IEEE 1394)
    eSATA
    HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection)
    CIR (consumer infrared)
    Five USB 2.0 (four are functional when an eSATA device is plugged in)

 Card Slot

  • 5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

 Communications

  • Acer® InviLink Nplify network connection supporting 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™
    Bluetooth® v3.0 + HS (high speed) wireless PAN
    or
    Bluetooth® v2.1 + EDR (enhanced data rate) wireless PAN
    Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready
    Acer® Video Conference:
    – Integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution
    – Acer® Video Conference Manager software supporting 640 x 480 resolution online video calls
    – Acer® PureZone technology with two integrated stereo microphones, featuring beam forming, echo cancellation, Dynamic Gain Control and noise suppression technologies

 Included Software

  • Acer® Arcade Deluxe
    Acer® Assisst
    Acer® Crystal Eye
    Acer® eRecovery Management
    Acer® Identity Card
    Acer® InstantOn Arcade
    Acer® Registration
    Acer® Updater
    Acer® Video Conference Manager
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe® Flash® Player
    eSobi™
    Google™ Setup
    Google™ Toolbar
    McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    Microsoft® Office (60-day trial)
    Microsoft® Silverlight®
    Microsoft® Works
    Norton™ Online Backup
    NTI Media Maker™*
    Skype™
    Windows Live™ Essentials
    *OEM, not full-featured, version.

 User Interface

  • Back-mounted 103-key keyboard, independent standard numeric keypad, international language support
    Dual-mode touchpad with media console and multi-gesture function supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip
    Touch-sensitive media console with:
    – Movie and music shortcuts
    – Play/pause, stop, previous and next media controls
    Horizontal volume wheel
    Control keys:
    Instant-on Acer® Arcade Deluxe support
    Acer® PowerSmart or programmable key
    Acer® Backup key
    Communication key

 Dimensions & Weight

  • 17.3″ (440.0mm) W x 11.6″ (295.0mm) D x 1.2″ – 1.7” (31.0mm – 43.8mm) H
    10.1 lb. (4.6kg)
    Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

 Power

  • 120-watt AC adapter
    Eight-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage, 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 80% charge in 1.0 hour

 Compliance

  • ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0
    Energy Star®
    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

 Security Features

  • User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
    Kensington® lock slot

 Limited Warranty*

  • One-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty**
    *For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.
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