Acer Aspire 5740G-6979


Acer Aspire 5740G-6979Notebook: Acer Aspire 5740G-6979 (Aspire 5740G Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 78%, features: 82%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5740G-6979

70% Acer Aspire 5740G-6979
Source: PC World English
This $750 Acer laptop offers very good performance, but substandard audio and a lack of Bluetooth may limit its appeal.
The Acer Aspire 5740G-6979 all-purpose laptop falls squarely in the conservative middle of these units, stuffing a next-generation Core i5-430M processor and ATI Radeon Mobility 5650 graphics hardware into a bulky, last-generation laptop chassis.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% features: 82%
Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979: Budget Priced but Great Gaming
Source: AnandTech English
At the end of the day, the major point to make about the Acer Aspire 5740-6979 is the one we've made repeatedly throughout the course of this review: this thing's available for just $749. The mobile gamer on a budget would be hard-pressed to find a better combination of specifications anywhere else. Other manufacturers are packing much less powerful GPUs in their notebooks in this price range, and that's assuming there's even a dedicated GPU at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2010
performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю Acer Aspire 5740G
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: price: 80%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy 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.

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

70%: 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, 2010-04-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)