You see the machine in front of me right now measures 490 x 380 x 60mm (WxDxH) and weighs in at a mammoth 7.8kg! The reason for the immense size and weight is that the Acer Aspire 9800 has a larger screen than any notebook I have ever seen — 20.1in to be precise.
[…] quite simply, Acer has bolted one of its desktop monitors onto a notebook. Whereas most notebook screens and consequently lids are getting slimmer and slimmer, the lid on the Aspire 9800 is 30mm thick — it’s therefore a safe bet that it’s exactly the same panel that Acer sells in it’s 20.1in desktop monitors.
So the lid on this notebook is over one inch thick, for those of us in the U.S. And get your rulers out, because it’s over 19-inches wide. I have a big Dell Latitude that people would consider a desktop replacement, and it’s only 13 inches wide.
On page two of the review, there’s a picture of a set of hands typing on the keyboard. They look small.