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Acer Aspire AS5750G-9639 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC

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Acer Aspire AS5750G-9639 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC

Acer Aspire 5750G

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The Bottom Line

May 23 2011 - Acer's Aspire AS5750G-9639 is definitely one of the more affordable laptops on the market that comes equipped with a quad core Core i7 processor. Performance is good but it is held back by the relatively modest 500GB hard drive. Along with the new processor, the graphics have also been updated making this laptop capable of PC gaming at modest detail levels. Battery life still lingers behind its competitors and the plethora of trialware applications will detract performance until they are cleaned up. Certainly a 15-inch laptop to consider for those that need some performance but still want to game and not spend a lot of money.

Pros

  • Well Priced
  • Strong Performance Thanks To Quad Core Processor
  • Dedicated Graphics Capable Of Casual PC Gaming

Cons

  • Lots Of Trialware Installed
  • Hard Drive Is Slower Or Smaller Than Many Competing Models
  • Doesn't Feature NVIDIA Optimus Technology

Description

  • Intel Core i7-2630M Quad Core Mobile Processor
  • 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
  • 15.6" WXGA (1366x768) LED Backlit Display With 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics With 1GB Memory
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n
  • One USB 3.0, Two USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, 5-in-1 Card Reader
  • 15" x 9.9" x 1.3" @ 5.7 lbs.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Office Starter, NTI Media Maker, Power DVD, Norton Internet Security

Guide Review - Acer Aspire AS5750G-9639 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC

May 23 2011 - On the outside, the Acer Aspire 5750G doesn't really appear all that different from past Aspire 5700 series models. This is because most of the changes have happened internally. This is one of the first of the Acer Aspire laptops to use the new Intel 2011 processors and it has made a huge impact on performance. The Aspire AS5750G-9639 comes with the quad core Intel Core i7-2630QM that provides it with some solid performance especially when multitasking. With the 4GB of DDR3 memory, this system should be able to handle most tasks without a problem although it could benefit with a bit more memory if you are doing intensive tasks like desktop video.

The storage features are probably one of the weaker aspects of the Aspire AS5750G-9639. It comes with a 500GB hard drive that is now on the smaller side for laptops priced around $900. The drive also spins at the more sedate 5400rpm rate which means that it lags behind others in performance. As a result, most competing laptops either have great amount of storage space or faster overall performance. A standard dual layer DVD burner handles playback and recording of CD or DVD media which a 5-in-1 card reader supports the most popular forms of flash media.

The other big upgrade for the Aspire 5750G is moving from the previous NVIDIA GeForce 400 series graphics processors to the newer 500 series. In the case of this model, it uses the GeForce GT 540M with 1GB of memory. This provides it with sufficient 3D performance that the laptop can be used for PC gaming. The main reason that this is possible is because of the relatively modest 1366x768 resolution that is typical of many 15-inch laptops. The display itself continues to use the glossy coating that helps with the contrast and brightness but has the unfortunate side effect of generating a large amount of glare and reflections that make it less than ideal for certain conditions such out outdoors.

The battery for the Aspire 5750G retains the same six cell pack that comes with a rated 4400mAh capacity. Acer claims that this will run upwards of four and a half hours. This of course is under very favorable condition. In DVD playback tests, the system lasted just under two and a half hours. This is a slight improvement from the previous Core 2010 models but still falls a bit below what can be found from similarly equipped laptops. More traditional usage will probably yield between three and three an a half hours.

As with many of Acer's recent releases, the Aspire 5750G comes with a large number of applications installed on it already. Many of these applications are trialware that tend to clutter up the system memory and hard drive. It certainly impacts how fast the system will boot into Windows 7. Users should spend some time to remove unwanted applications to help improve performance.

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