Acer Aspire 5538G
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5538G
I’ve been using this notebook around the clock as both my primary work machine and entertainment device over the past few weeks. It is my opinion that the Aspire 5538G is a great web machine, an efficient productivity tool, a pleasing HD entertainment center, and a modest gaming machine. Let me be clear, it’s a lousy workhorse for highly demanding apps because the AMD processor is slower than many Intel options (or AMD’s new Phenom II CPUs for that matter).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2010
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 35% display: 51% mobility: 49% emissions: 38%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2009
Rating: mobility: 40%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
56%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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