Acer Aspire 7738g


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: 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%
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%


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.


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": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.36 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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

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.

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» Acer Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn
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» Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3660 EF9A
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» Asus X64VN-JX125V
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» Asus M60J
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» Fujitsu Amilo Pi 3560
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.75 kg
» Asus N61Vn
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 16.0", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5739G
Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.6", 2.7 kg

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