Acer Aspire 5940G Series

Acer Aspire 5940G-724G50BNProcessor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.19kg
Price: 1200, 1800 euro
Average Score: 80.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 88%, features: 87%, display: 64%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5940G-KAQB0

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5940G-KAQB0Notebook: Acer Aspire 5940G-KAQB0
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.19kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78% Review Acer Aspire 5940G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Of Mirrors and Vane Persons... "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in the land is fairest of all..." – well, vanity wasn't only an issue in the time of the Brothers Grimm, but if you look at the newest models on the notebook market, it still is today. The Acer Aspire 5940G is quite a vain notebook as far as its appearance is concerned. We want to know if it can also convince with its inner values.
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Source: c't - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
78% Test Acer Aspire 5940G-KAQB0 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 91% display: 75% mobility: 71% workmanship: 65% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5940G-724G50BN

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5940G-724G50BNNotebook: Acer Aspire 5940G-724G50BN
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

75% Acer Aspire 5940G 15.6in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Due to the sub-optimal use of available space for a bigger and higher resolution screen, along with the poor battery life and somewhat lousy graphics performance this isn't likely to appeal to more demanding users. However, Acer has managed to produce a responsive machine for day-to-day tasks and would likely suit the home user very well. There are plenty of others in the price and spec range, even more from Acer itself, that are certainly worth a look, but you may want to keep the Aspire 5940G in mind it does what it says on the tin.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Acer Aspire 5940G-724G50BN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%

 

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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 %

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.


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 kg:

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

3.19 kg:


80.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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» HP Pavilion dv7-2273cl
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» Toshiba Satellite A500-12W
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» Sony Vaio VGN-FW560F/T
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» Sony Vaio VGN-FW51MF
Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.4", 2.89 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)