Acer Aspire 7738g
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 7738g
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.
Source: Inside HW
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 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%
Source: T-Online 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: c't - 21/09
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.
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.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
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.