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Acer Aspire 7738g

Specifications

Acer Aspire 7738gNotebook: Acer Aspire 7738g
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.36kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 83%, features: 85%, display: 81% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 7738g

83% Review Acer Aspire 7738g Notebook | Notebookcheck
Four Cores for Everyone. The Acer 7738G might have been put underneath the Christmas tree for 999 euro. The massive 17.3 incher wants to convince fans of fat performance with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 processor. If this bundle with the mainstream graphic, GeForce GT240M, finds enough persuading arguments in the end is checked in the following review.
Acer Aspire 7738
Source: Inside HW English
Acer Aspire 7738G is, basically, smaller version of Aspire 8730G model with few small, but very useful hardware upgrades and just few minor problems. Fortunately price tag for 7738G (around 720€) is lower than 8730G model, so we can recommend this model, especially since target user group is clearly defined. Our final impression is that Acer Aspire 7738G, with its quality build and performances, easily justifies price that you will have to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
ACER Aspire 7738G
Source: notebookforums.com English
Acer Aspire 7738G in this review is the first ordered Acer that we received with pre-installed with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits. Being a 7.5lbs notebook, it is not quite mobile as one expects but it serves beautifully as a media and development machine around the desk. Screen feels solid at topening and closing. The bright screen presents all media with stunning clarity.
A good investment for home media usage.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

92% Acer Aspire 7738G
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% performance: 94% features: 92% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 100%
83% Test Acer Aspire 7738g Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 88% display: 81% mobility: 72% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 80%
Verdrängungswettbewerb
Source: c't - 21/09 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M: The GeForce GT 240M is the successor of the GT 130M / 9600M and has now 48 instead of 32 shader cores. Therefore, the performance should be noticeable better. Because of the 40nm process, the TDP is still 23 Watt.

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.


Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.


Q9000:

Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.36 kg:

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 %

Acer reviews


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus N71
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Quad Q9000, 3.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Packard Bell EasyNote DT85
GeForce GT 240M, Core 2 Duo P8700, 18.4", 4.3 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)