Acer Aspire 5538G

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5538GNotebook: Acer Aspire 5538G
Processor:
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 56% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 48%, features: - %, display: 51% mobility: 45%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 38%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5538G

Review: Acer Aspire 5538G notebook, an affordable mobile HD entertainment solution
Source: Geek.com English
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
performance: 60%

Foreign Reviews

56% Обзор ноутбука Acer Aspire 5538G-313G32Mi
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%
Acer Aspire 5538G - tenký základ s AMD
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2009
Rating: mobility: 40%

Comment

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 Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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 %

Acer reviews


56%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)