Summary: The Acer Aspire 5740G laptop offers great performance at a good price. The inclusion of a DirectX 11.0-class discrete graphics chip is another plus, providing good gaming performance and video playback. If you're in the market for an affordable laptop with the latest features, and you don't mind the deficient audio playback and the lack of Bluetooth support, this 'average' machine may be just right.
Conclusion: To summarize: The Aspire 5740G comes equipped with a state of the art Core i5 430M CPU, which sports the patented Turbo Boost Feature. Next there is the Mobility Radeon HD 5470 , an entry-level graphics adapter capable of handling more demanding games, if, of course, details and settings are adjusted. Four GB of DDR3 Ram, which can be upgraded to a mximum of eight GB, are part of the standard setup.
Pros: good price-performance ratio, battery run-time, if not under load, Multi Gesture Touchpad, good Keyboard, rich set of ports and interfaces, The keyboard, especially in combination with the multi-gesture touchpad, even though the latter seems to lack any real practical use.
Cons: integrated loudspeaker, Distribution of ports and interfaces, average screen brightness, A better distribution of ports. All important ports are on the left side.
Summary: Gamers on a budget would do well to consider the $749 Acer Aspire 5740G-6979. While the design of this notebook doesn’t thrill, multimedia aficionados and impoverished fraggers looking for an affordable mainstream system with powerful graphics can’t do much better than this.
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Cons: Somewhat dull display, Glossy lid picks up fingerprints easily, Single mouse button, Mediocre battery life, Limited tech support hours,
Summary: All together, the Acer Aspire 5740 turns in sufficient scores and performance for a midrange audience. It easily multitasks across general office, email and web applications. And it matches the lightweight needs of its target audience. But it never pleasantly surprises or supplies compelling extras. Its video, audio, and battery performance are only adequate for a forgiving audience.
Summary: The Acer Aspire 5740-6378 possesses a responsive island-style keyboard, robust speakers, and great performance for a surprisingly low price. Gamers on a budget should opt for the premium 5740G-6395 configuration, which features discrete ATI graphics for just $100 more. While the design of this notebook doesn't thrill, multimedia mavens looking for an affordable mainstream system are wise to consider the 5740.