Acer 8940G

I was about to order a Asus G51J and then stumbled across this sucker. Seems amazing and right in the middle between the HP Dv8T and the Asus G51J.

Technical specifications

Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

Processor & Chipset
Intel® Core™Intel® Core™ i7 processor with up to 6 MB L2 cache, supporting Intel® 64 architecture
Mobile Intel® PM55 Express Chipset

Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM support
Standard 4 GB memory using two soDIMM modules, upgradable to 8 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory

1 TB or larger on two SATA hard disc drives

4X Blu-ray Disc™ Writer/DVD SuperMulti double-layer combo drive
Multi-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

18.4" Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit) Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista™
Edge to Edge Frameless design
16:9 aspect ratio
8 ms response time
60% color gamut

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M with up to 2815* MB of TurboCache™ (1024 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM, up to 1791 MB of shared system memory), supporting NVIDIA® CUDA™, PhysX™, PureVideo® HD technology, OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 or
(* depending on size of system memory)
Dual independent display support
MPEG-2/DVD decoding
WMV9 (VC-1) decoding
DisplayPort™ support
Acer Arcade™ Deluxe featuring Acer CinemaVision™ and Acer ClearVision™ technologies

Dolby®-optimized Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and Acer Tuba CineBass booster supporting low-frequency effects
Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater® audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Sound Space Expander, Dolby® Inverse Filtering, Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer technologies
True5.1-channel surround sound output
Digital TV-tuner supporting DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) standard (6 to 8 MHz)
High-definition audio support
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support for digital speakers
MS-Sound compatible
Acer PureZone technology with two built-in stereo microphones featuring beam forming, echo cancellation, and noise suppression technologies

Acer Video Conference, featuring:
• Integrated Acer Crystal Eye high-def webcam, featuring 1280 x 800 resolution image capture, supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLite™ technology
• Acer Video Conference Manager software, featuring Video Quality Enhancement (VQE) technology with H.264 video compression, supporting 640 x 480 resolution online video calls with drag-and-drop Picture-in-Picture (PIP) interactivit
• Acer PureZone technology
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, featuring MIMO technology, supporting Acer SignalUp™ with Nplify™ wireless technology
Gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

I/O Interface
1x ExpressCard™/54 slot
5x USB 2.0 ports *1 shared with eSATA port
1x eSATA port *shared with 1x USB port
1x IEEE 1394 port
1x HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support
1x Display port
1x Consumer infrared (CIR) port
1x external display (VGA) port
1 x RF-in jack
1x Headphones/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support
1x Microphone-in jack
1x Line-in jack
1x Ethernet (RJ-45) port
1x DC-in jack for AC adapter

Nice, huh? Share your thoughts!
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  1. I ordered mine for $1229.99
  2. evelette said:
    I ordered mine for $1229.99

    I've looked at this model at Fry's and it is very impressive. Acer says there are options but I haven't found it anywhere else. Where did you find it for $1229.00 and were any other options available?
  3. I got my 8940G this week 1/6/10. Used it 4 hrs 1st night to register, Microsoft updates, burn the 3 Recovery Discs. Used it 10 minutes 2nd am. It was plugged in all the time. When I tried to turn it on last pm (48 hrs from first turning it on) it wouldn't turn on at all. I did all the Acer FAQs things (press power button for 30 seconds -- with/without power cord attached, with/without battery, etc.), but it is dead. I used my multitester and noticed LED on power brick goes out whenever cord attached to 8940G. When power brick LED is on get 19.5 VDC, when LED on the brick is off get about 1 VDC. On the 8940G itself the front left LEDs worked when computer worked, but not now.

    I have communicated with Acer on support website and telephone. They authorized sending it to Acer service center in Texas.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, David
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