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Acer Aspire 5940G 15.6in notebook

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The Performing Charts

Despite the poor battery life when running PCMark Vantage, the scores achieved seem to be in line with a selection of other i7 720QM based notebooks recently reviewed by Reg Hardware. All of these models also feature 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and similarly spec’d GPUs as well as being priced in the £1000 range.

Benchmark Tests

Battery Life Results

Aspire 5940G

Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better

Although the Aspire 5940G appears to lose out in the Memory and Hard Disk tests, overall it manages to score the highest whilst being one of the cheapest laptops in the selection. For those interested in the finer details of the PCMark Vantage results, check out the full breakdown.

PCMark Vantage Results

Acer Aspire 8942G

Longer bars are better

Acer Aspire 8942G

Longer bars are better

With the highest scores coming from the entertainment tests, it’s clear that Acer has managed to build a machine deserving of the media control touchpad and the subwoofer which takes up the rear third of the machine. The backlit keyboard is also a nice touch for controlling films in the dark, but it certainly doesn’t help the battery life.

Aspire 5940G

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