Acer Aspire 5740-6378


Acer Aspire 5740-6378Notebook: Acer Aspire 5740-6378 (Aspire 5740 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 77.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 94%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5740-6378

70% Acer Aspire 5740 review
Source: PC Advisor English
All together, the Acer Aspire 5740 turns in sufficient scores and performance for a midrange audience. It easily multitasks across general Office, email, and web applications. And it matches the lightweight needs of its target audience. But it never pleasantly surprises or supplies compelling extras. Its video, audio, and battery performance are only adequate for a forgiving audience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Aspire 5740-6378
Source: PC World English
The Acer Aspire 5740-6378 parks itself next to most midrange laptops. It feels fast enough for all common productivity applications; carries a big, 15.6-inch screen; and has nearly all the inputs and outputs you could want. But it never reaches beyond that middle ground. Mid-range buyers will be satisfied, but mediocre audio and video performance never aspire beyond that crowd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 73% features: 94%
80% Acer Aspire 5740 (6378)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Aspire 5740-6378 possesses a responsive island-style keyboard, robust speakers, and great performance for a surprisingly low price. Gamers on a budget should opt for the premium 5740G-6395 configuration, which features discrete ATI graphics for just $100 more. While the design of this notebook doesn’t thrill, multimedia mavens looking for an affordable mainstream system are wise to consider the 5740.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Acer Aspire 5740-6378
Source: Computer Shopper English
Intel spent a lot of marketing dollars touting its new Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs during the Super Bowl, and if the Core i5-powered Acer Aspire 5740-6378 is any indication, Intel’s boasts were warranted. In terms of all-around performance with everyday productivity apps, the Aspire 5750 is the speediest under-$1,000 mainstream notebook we’ve tested yet, and its scores match or beat those of machines that cost hundreds more. With impressive Core i5 performance, a roomy screen and keyboard, and plenty of features for the price, this Aspire may be the best $750 notebook yet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
70% Acer Aspire AS5740-6378
Source: PC Mag English
Moore's Law predicts that transistor density, and thus processor speeds, increase dramatically over time, but even I was stunned to discover this $650 Acer laptop performs as well as a $2,000 gaming laptop (like the Sager NP8662) from 6 months ago. The Acer Aspire AS5740-6378 is an ideal desktop replacement laptop for performance enthusiasts and penny-pinchers, but gives up on looks and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.

3.1 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

77.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)