Acer Aspire 5738PG
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire 5738PG
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 550 euro
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5738PG
To me this is what a modern Windows 7 notebook should be; plenty of power, very responsive and having touch makes certain tasks a joy to complete. Startup was 50 seconds and shutdown a very respectable 8 seconds. My tests were with moderate usage including some of both Wireless and Ethernet and I got three hours of use before it started yelling. Recharge was only 90minutes while it was still in use. My only minus point is that the screen is very reflective so you do need to work out where to have the light source.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 80%
While we recently got our hands on the Aspire AS5738 3D laptop and loved the effects, Acer has also rolled out a sister machine with touch screen skills. Does it makes us go wow or ho-hum – delve into our Acer Aspire 5738PG review to find out. If you’re not already familiar with the 3D version, the Acer Aspire 5738PG is a very masculine styled laptop with a gunmetal blue lid and a chic black and grey keypad and work surface. It’s a lot to pay for the touch screen while gaming suffers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Touchscreen functionality that really works and a great all-round laptop. The Acer Aspire 5738PG-644G32Mn is a laptop that boasts touchscreen capabilities designed to enhance the user experience. We like the Acer Aspire 5738PG- 644G32Mn a lot and while, realistically, you'll be using the keyboard and touchpad as much as you did before, the touch screen technology is well implemented and very intuitive to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The Acer Aspire 5738PG is a good laptop, offering decent performance in a semi-portable chassis. The stand-out feature here is obviously the touchscreen, and it’s a tricky call as to how much it actually has to offer. We enjoyed navigating web pages with it, but small icons in Windows 7 mean it’s still not a great way of navigating the operating system. A good laptop then, but for now the touchscreen display doesn’t really add much to the package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Reg Hardware
Plenty of notebooks supporting Windows 7 multi-touch features have already been announced, but the Aspire 5738PG Touch is one of the earliest to actually hit the shelves. The Aspire 5738PG makes a damn good attempt at offering the best of both worlds to those who need well-connected portability while retaining the bells and whistles of desktop computing. The display and keyboard quality are excellent and the multi-touch functions are actually very practical indeed. It would not be our choice for 3D gaming or working with business spreadsheets, but it is just about perfect for everything else.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Trusted Reviews
With the advent of Windows 7 a whole slew of multi-touch-enabled devices coming to market, such as the Dell SX2210T monitor and the Wacom Bamboo Touch, of which we have a review coming soon. As a laptop, the 5738PG is fine. However, considering you're paying a £200 premium for multi-touch functionality that feels like an afterthought, on a wobbly, non-convertible screen and with an OS that's still easier to operate using a keyboard and mouse, it's hard to recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
This attractive Windows 7 notebook offers very good performance for the price, but its touch interface could be more polished. The $799 Acer Aspire 5738PG is a well-rounded notebook that provides plenty of style and power, as well as touch capabilities at a wallet-friendly price. For $80 more you can purchase the Sony VAIO NW, which includes a Blu-ray drive and nearly half an hour more of additional battery life, but less graphics muscle. If you want to save some chips, the $599 Gateway NV performs well, but foregoes Blu-ray and gaming capabilities—not to mention a touchscreen. We wish the 5738PG’s touch features were more robust, but overall this machine is a good value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
In a class all its own, Acer’s Aspire 5738PG Multi-touch offers a touch-capable LCD in a 15.6-inch notebook for a surprisingly low price: $799. And its sibling, the 5738DG, which we also looked at (in a preproduction sample, at least), will offer 3D support instead of touch capability. This is the first with 3D technology that we’ve had the pleasure of testing, and so far, so good. It’s not perfect, but we think it has potential to be more than just a store-shelf gimmick. Acer’s midsize powerhouse laptop comes equipped with a multi-touch display, killer performance, and a rock-bottom price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 89%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
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.
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.
Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.
» 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 %
74.91%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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