Packed with features; slick combo touch pad/remote; huge 1080p screen; decent 3D-gaming abilities; surprising battery life.
Bright display good for getting work done, Audio playback quality for movies is excellent.
Stylish design, Best of class performance, Dualgraphics system, Wide array of ports.
The Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G has a huge 1080p 18-inch display, and gets points for inventiveness for its detachable touch-pad remote control.
Bulky; mediocre Webcam; weak speakers
Viewing angles on the LCD are poor, The detachable touchpad is terrible.
Removable touch pad has some issues
While it's a clever idea, the pop-out touch pad was frustrating to use at times.
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
People in need of a laptop with a widescreen, a touchpad that's removable, the option of playing back Blu-ray discs and sound that will enchant their ears should give the Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G a...-
By TechRadar on May 04, 2012
Acer has put together a great multimedia machine with the Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9630. With its spacious, full-size keyboard, massive 18-inch 1080p HD display and laundry list of high-end components, this beast has what it takes to handle even the most...80
By CNET Australia on December 19, 2011
Vexatious touch pad and limp speakers aside, the 8951G is rather good. As long as you stay away from Acer's Clear.fi software, you'll likely get some enjoyment out of this...75
By Channel Pro on September 26, 2011
An imposing 18.4in display combined with powerful hardware, but the removable touchpad sours the experience With everyone’s eyes on the imminent arrival of Intel’s svelte, go-anywhere Ultrabooks, Acer’s Aspire Ethos 8951G comes as a...60
By PC Pro on September 23, 2011
An imposing 18.4in display combined with powerful hardware, but the removable touchpad sours the...50
By T3 Magazine on September 01, 2011
Okay, so it might be a few weeks (months?) since we dragged ourselves to the gym, and we obviously need to start going again after heaving the Acer Aspire Ethos 8941G from its box. This behemoth weighs a spine-crushing 4kg, which wasn't good news...60
By Computer Shopper on September 01, 2011
A stunning 18.4-inch, 1080p screen is merely the biggest of the multimedia goodies in this laptop. In addition to top-notch performance, this desktop replacement packs in some pleasant (and useful) surprises....92
By Good Gear Guide on August 30, 2011
It may be huge, but the Aspire Ethos houses plenty of good stuff, including a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a solid state drive, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. It even has a nifty innovation: its touchpad is removable and doubles as a specific media...80
By PCWorld on August 30, 2011
Acer's Ethos is a good entertainment laptop with a few warts, particularly with the pointing device....60
By 5FWD on August 18, 2011
The Acer Aspire Ethos 8951G is a devastatingly capable multimedia laptop. It won't suit everybody, due to the huge dimensions and heavy weight, but it really is a powerful, well made choice with a fantastic screen. If a big screen is necessary,...80