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: 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.
Excerpt: While it may lack some of the design finesse of the HP G61 or Toshiba’s Satellite T130, the Acer Aspire 5740-333G32Mn is well-built and has none of the disconcerting flexing you get with a super-slim design such as the MSI X600.