Multimedia on the Aspire 8920G
The gorgeous full-HD 18.4-inch (1920 x 1080-pixel resolution) CineCyrstal 16:9 display brought out the fine detail and lifelike skin tones in Denzel Washington’s face, while the CineSurround 5.1 speakers, Dolby Home Theater technology, and Tube CineBass booster added equally as impressive audio. Above the display resides the 640 x 480 Acer Crystal Eye webcam for taking snaps of yourself or making video calls in conjunction with the integrated mic. Images taken with it were a notch above other webcams as we could pick up fine detail.
The 17.4 x 11.8 x 1.5-inch 8920G served up a spacious keyboard and number pad that featured responsive keys. To the immediate right of the number pad are keys for activating/deactivating the 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Internet Explorer, Windows Mail, and activating/deactivating the Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR signal. Acer also includes a biometric fingerprint reader for the security conscious.
Dual Hard Drives, Many Ports
Our configuration came with a 2.6-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and dual hard drives totaling 320GB that kept us moving at brisk pace while we were listening to music in Windows Media Player 11, surfing the web, and engaging in a videochats. Under the hood runs Nvidia GeForce 9650M GS graphics card with 512MB of memory. The 8920G includes a host connections including a 6-in-1 card reader, 4 USB 2.0 ports, HMDI, VGA, headphone and microphone jacks (with S/PDIF support), line-in, Ethernet, modem, and an ExpressCard/54 slot.
All in all, the 8.8-pound Acer Aspire 8920G looks to be stellar PC. Check back soon for a full review after we send this puppy to our labs for benchmarking.