Acer Aspire 5942G Series

Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64MnbkProcessor: Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 620M, Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.8kg, 3kg, 3.1kg
Price: 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 87%, features: 90%, display: 48%
mobility: 55%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 70%

 

Acer Aspire 5942G-724G64BN

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5942G-724G64BNNotebook: Acer Aspire 5942G-724G64BN
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Acer Aspire 5942G review
Source: CNet English
Acer is known for producing good-value laptops that are brimming with features. Packing an Intel Core i5 processor and Blu-ray drive, the 15.6-inch Aspire 5942G certainly delivers on the feature front, but it isn't exactly cheap. The Acer Aspire 5942G's appearance and screen are so-so, but the configuration that we reviewed goes a long way towards making up for these failings with its impressive specification and swift performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
90% Acer Aspire 5942G-724G64BN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Acer Aspire 5942G-334G50Mi

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5942G-334G50MiNotebook: Acer Aspire 5942G-334G50Mi
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

89% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука ACER Aspire 5942G-334G50Mi
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 79% display: 62% mobility: 44% emissions: 60%
Acer Aspire 5942 - tichá síla
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64BnNotebook: Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There are many things that the Acer Aspire 5942G isn't: it isn't the prettiest notebook out there, nor does it have the best screen; it isn't the cheapest Blu-ray equipped notebook your money can buy either. However, in fitting with what Acer have done many times in the past, the 5942G brings together an impressive spec of components at a price that is hard to beat
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn review
Source: Techradar English
A feature-packed media centre and one of the most powerful laptops around. By packing impressive power and features into a comparatively portable chassis, the Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn is a fantastic home media centre. While it is not the most affordable Blu-ray machine on the market, it is certainly one of the most powerful and very difficult to fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Blu-ray is far from a ubiquitous feature on laptops, but even Toshiba has finally realised that any 'multimedia' laptop should have it as standard. Aside from the merely average display, the Acer Aspire 5942G offers the performance and features of a laptop that could cost a lot more. If you're after a high-performance Blu-ray laptop and aren't too concerned about having a top-notch screen to go with it, it's a great value option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 70%

 

Acer Aspire 5942G-728G64BN

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5942G-728G64BNNotebook: Acer Aspire 5942G-728G64BN
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Laptop or Desktop
Source: Gadgetspeak English
One product that falls into the desktop replacement category is the Acer  Aspire 5942G laptop.  With dimensions of 382 x 174 x 26mm (W x D x H) in its closed state and weighing 3.0kg (including the 6-cell battery pack), this reflective black encased model cries out for a permanent home on your desk space with, perhaps, an option for occasional travel privileges.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Acer Aspire 5942G – plný multimédií
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 50%

 

Acer Aspire 5942G-434G64Mn

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5942G-434G64MnNotebook: Acer Aspire 5942G-434G64Mn
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Acer Aspire 5942G review
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s chunky and covered in go-faster stickers to attract Dixons grazers, but at heart the Acer 5942G is a powerhouse of a laptop, and well suited to modern gaming and sundry entertainment purposes. Construction is heavy but solid, and there’s enough connectivity to cover almost every need. It’s pricier than the ATI HD 5650-wielding Mesh Edge DX, but is a better made and ultimately better specified laptop that's unmatched at the price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Ревю на Acer Aspire 5942G
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: features: 80%
72% ATI Mobility Radeon HD5650 / test for Acer Aspire AS-5942G
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 72%

 

Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64Mnbk

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64MnbkNotebook: Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64Mnbk
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

 

Ревю на Acer Aspire 5942G (с Core i7 и ATI 5650)
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2011

 

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.

» 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.

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


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.

3.1 kg:


83.33%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)