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Acer's Aspire Ethos 8951 is a monster of a multimedia laptop with a 18.4-inch, 1920 x 1080-resolution display, removable touchpad that doubles as a remote, Blu-ray drive, a quad-core Core i7 processor, and Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 06/2011

Availability

  • Alias: AS8951G-9600, AS5951G-9694, Aspire Ethos 8951G, Aspire 8951G

Also Known As...

  • Laptop type: Desktop replacement
  • Width: 17.32 inches
  • Depth: 11.61 inches
  • Thickness: 1.51 inches
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 18.4 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: Yes

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3-2310M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.4 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 540M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 555M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 2 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1066 MHz
  • RAM slots: 4

Memory

  • Options: HDD (Unspecified RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1.5 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick, xD, MMC

Storage

  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD Super Multi, BD Combo, Blu-ray burner

Optical Drive

  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4

Audio

  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Biometric scanner: Yes

Sensors

  • USB: 3
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Combo eSATA / USB: 1
  • FireWire 400: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0 + HS

Connectivity

  • Size: 8 cell
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: Yes
  • Quoted time: 7 hr

Battery

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