Acer 6920G - Features and Specifications

Acer 6920G (6920-6422) Specifications
Processor Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.50GHz 6MB 800FSB)
Chipset Intel PM965 + ICH8-ME
Memory 2x2048MB DDR2-667
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS 512MB
Display 16.0" 1080P (1920x1080) Glossy
Samsung LTN160HT-A02
Hard Drive 250GB 5400RPM 8MB
Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS-22UST0
Optical Drive BD-ROM/DVDR (Optiarc BC-5500A)
Networking Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
Intel 4965AGN WiFi
Bluetooth v2.0
V.92 56K Modem
Audio 2-Channel HD Audio (2.0 Speakers + Tuba CineBass Expander)
Battery 8-Cell 71Whr
Front Side 6-in-1 Flash Reader (MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD, xD)
Left Side Modem
VGA
Ethernet
1 x USB 2.0
HDMI
3 x Audio (5.1 out or 4.0 + mic)
ExpressCard/54
Power Connector
Right Side 3 x USB 2.0
Optical Drive (BD-ROM/DVDRW)
Kensington Lock
Back Side Cooling Exhaust
Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Dimensions 15.13" x 10.81" x 1.55"-1.71" (WxDxH)
Weight 7.72 lbs
Extras Fingerprint scanner
Webcam
Warranty 1-year standard
Price 6920-6422 starting at $1759
Other 6920 models (with downgraded features) start at $850

As mentioned, the 6920G has a definite multimedia slant. This is evidenced by the inclusion of a FullHD LCD and a Blu-ray drive on this particular model. Of course, this is also the most expensive 6920 for precisely that reason at around $1750; if you don't mind dropping the Blu-ray drive, you can pick up the 6920-6141 at Newegg for $1450. Honestly, that would be our recommendation, and we will explain why on the next page.

Going along with the multimedia angle, Acer includes a GeForce 9500M GS. In case you weren't aware, the 9500M GS is exactly the same as the 8600M GT. Compared to integrated graphics, either solution is a huge jump in performance, not to mention compatibility with games. Unfortunately, a "huge jump" over integrated options is nothing special, and outside of older titles you definitely won't be running any games at 1920x1080 with maximum detail settings. In fact, many games will require you to run at low to medium detail settings and 1280x800 in order to get acceptable performance, and sometimes even that won't be sufficient.

If you like the Aspire 6920G but you don't want 1080P or Blu-ray support, you can save another $450 by purchasing the 6920-6441 ($1000 at Newegg). That model also drops the memory down to 3GB and reduces hard drive size to 250GB, and the processor is an older T7500 (65nm, 2.2 GHz, 4MB cache, 800 FSB). Still not cheap enough for you? Circuit City offers the 6920-6621, with a current price of only $630 (regular price is $850). That will get you a T5550 (1.83 GHz, 2 MB cache, 667 FSB), 320 GB hard drive, 3GB RAM, and integrated X3100 graphics. You also get a 6-cell battery instead of the larger 8-cell battery, so battery life most likely won't be much better than the model we're reviewing. At less than half the price, however, it's hard to complain too much.

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  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - link

    The same way as in http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=339...">previous articles, which is to say we ran the built-in test. It may not represent actual gameplay 100%, but that's not really possible with any benchmark of any game, since specific scenes/levels are always slower for faster. The idea is to show the relative performance of the laptops. If memory serves, the built-in performance test usually provided higher numbers than regular gameplay by 10-20%. Reply
  • bob4432 - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - link

    did you have to unlock anything? the reason i ask is because when i run the benchmark test i get 63fps avg from an x1800xt to a 4850 to a 8800gtx to a 9800gtx @ 1280x1024 - 1680x105....rigs have 2-3GB of ram and are running from x2 4200s to e2160@3Ghz to a quad rig Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - link

    You need to add the -novsync option to the command line argument. Reply
  • bob4432 - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - link

    command line? Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - link

    You'll need to manually create a shortcut to the game executable (RelicCOH.exe). Then right-click on the shortcut and choose properties. In the Shortcut tab, under target, add -novsync at the end of the line (after any quotes or other stuff). The 1.70 patch enabled VSYNC by default to provide a higher quality rendering experience, and the Readme file details the above command-line parameter. Reply
  • bob4432 - Thursday, September 18, 2008 - link

    thanks for the info - ended up w/ 106fps avg w/ a decent o/c'd 4850, e2160@3GHz and 3GB ddr2-667, so i am happy w/ that. pretty impressed w/ that 7811fx machine. thinking of myself moving up to a 24" 1920x1200 lcd here in a couple days and figure that my next rig will be crossfire since i will probably need it but not too shabby for the price i paid for this current gpu. only thing is the damn heat output :)

    again, thanks
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