Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165


Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165Notebook: Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165 (Aspire 5738DG Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 71.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 62%, features: 79%, display: 60% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165

70% Acer Aspire 5738DG (6165)
Source: Laptop Mag English
This attractive 3D notebook adds a new dimension to digital entertainment for an affordable price. Acer has beat other notebook makers to the punch with the first affordable 3D laptop. Not only is the Aspire 5738DG a well-rounded notebook that provides plenty of style and power, but it offers a next-generation feature for less than $800. Gamers may want to hold off until laptops arrive with Nvidia’s more robust (but more expensive) 3D Vision technology, but overall the 5738DG is a good first stab at 3D entertainment.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
Source: PC World English
The Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165, geared toward the everyman, has just enough features to attract people who need a capable portable computer for daily use. And the price is within the realm of reason. As you may have gathered, though, the big selling point is the 3D panel. It's a gutsy attempt on Acer's part, for sure, and the company deserves some credit for that. But if Acer--or someone else--tries to step up with more graphics horsepower, 3D could be a cool gimmick that actually catches on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Aspire 5738DG review
Source: PC Advisor English
The latest addition in Acer's Aspire series of laptops is the Acer Aspire 5738DG. Despite being a good multi-purpose laptop, in terms of hardware specs, its claim to fame is no doubt its 3D screen (and accompanying polaroid glasses) which makes it one of the first mainstream laptops to support 3D vision.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

66% Acer Aspire 5738DG im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 86% mobility: 36% ergonomy: 47%
80% Acer Aspire 5738DG 3D-Notebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Acer Aspire 5738DG
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
3D zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Acer Aspire 5738DG
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: performance: 60% features: 70%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» 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

71.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)