August 24, 2010

Acer AS8943G-3215 and AS8943G-5638 Specification and review

We accept new information yesterday that Acer Canada has announced two new models in its top-of-the line multimedia laptop series, the new notebooks include the AS8943G-3215 and AS8943G-5638, both with Intel Core processors and AMD DirectX 11 graphics.

The Acer Aspire AS8943G is powered by Intel Core i5-430M Dual Core Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, and 640GB of storage.

The lower end Acer Aspire AS8943G-5638 with an Intel Core i3-350M Dual Core Processor, and 500GB of storage.

The two new laptops feature the 4GB of memory, 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with full high-definition (1080p) resolution, ATI Mobility Radeon HD5650 Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory, Dolby Home Theatre Audio , 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, a 1.3 megapixel HD webcam, eSATA, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, 8-cell Li-ion battery, and is pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The positive of new laptotp multimdeia series is already use the faster intel processor andec also adds the Turbo Boost Technology with planty capacity of storage also use Hi-Def graphic card but the less is why it use the 1.3 Megapixel for it HD Webcam while other already use the 2.0 Mp of Webcam. And I little disagree with 8 cell of battery but its only produce for 3 hours life. Is this a multimedia laptop if the battery life runs off for as long as 2 movie? I better choose the netbook with 6 cell battery but it can produce the 11 hours.

What do you think for the AS8943G-3215 and AS8943G-5638?

For additional info here is the full spec of Acer AS8943G-3215 and AS8943G-5638.


Intel Core i5-430M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26/2.40/2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53/2.93/3.06 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel 64 architecture, Intel Smart Cache

Intel Core i3-350M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.26 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel 64 architecture, Intel Smart Cache


Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset

Main Memory


Graphic system

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1024 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM


18.4″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit) Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD

Hard Disk

500/640GB 5400 rpm


1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam (1280 x 1024)

Optical Disc Drive

8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer


Dolby 7-optimized Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and one subwoofer supporting low-frequency effects




Bluetooth 3.0+EDR

Input/Output Port

4 x USB 2.0 Ports

1 x Combo USB/eSATA Port

1 x LAN

1 x VGA

1 x HDMI

1 x Consumer Infrared (CIR) Port

1 x Headphone / SPDIF Audio Out

1 x Microphone-in Jack

1 x Line-in Jack

Expansion Slots

Multi-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)


Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


8-cell Li-Ion Battery (6000mAh), up to 3-hours of battery life


440 (W) x 295 (D) x 31/43.8 (H) mm (17.34 x 11.62 x 1.22/1.73 inches)


4.6 kg


1 Year Warranty


Acer Aspire AS8943G-3215 priced at $999CAD

Acer Aspire AS8943G-5638 priced at $939CAD