Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600 comes in the usual black colour but the glossy metallic finish makes it look pretty cool, more like a home theater system. Ethos AS8951G-9600 weighs about 8.6 pounds and has a height of 1.5 inches, 17.3 inches wide and 11.6 inches deep. If you think, the dimensions are weird, keep in mind that this laptop is supposed to replace a desktop computer. So, a big laptop bag is in order and it doesn't mean that the new laptop is not good in portability. Ethos AS8951G-9600 comes with a wide array of ports including HDMI and VGA ports, which lets you connect external display devices, a 3.0 version USB port and an eSATA/USB 2.0 port combined with it letting you plug in peripherals, fast ones of course on the left side.
There is also a 3.5 mm audio jack, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and even a FireWire jack which was believed to be extinct till now. There are 3 more USB ports on the right side (2.0 versions) of which one always - on port is used to charge connected devices even when the computer is off or in sleep mode.
Connecting wired LANs is possible with the Ethernet jack. The memory card reader on the front side of the new laptop accepts SD cards, multimedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and xD-PictureCard flavors. Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600 is equipped with a non replaceable Li polymer battery which has a comparatively better efficiency than Li ion batteries and offers longer life for the laptop, which according to Acer is about 1000-3000 cycles until the battery starts running out of charge.
Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600 has a plastic mouse pad, but it's still very smooth to work with and is more durable. In the upper right corner of the sleek touchpad, there is a soft-touch button, which when pressed will display Video and Music icons. The video icon, when clicked, will display all videos in the My Videos folder and the Music icon displays music tracks or albums in the My Music folder in the Library. Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G-9600 will have a price in India under Rs 75,000/-.