Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16

Specifications

Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16Notebook: Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16 (Extensa 5230E Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron M 900
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 55%, features: 50%, display: 58% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16

Foreign Reviews

Mobile Preisbrecher
Source: c't - 1/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
78% Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16Mn Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% display: 73%
70% Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.


900: Single core processor based on the Penryn core but many advanced features are deactivated. Due to the missing Speedstep, the CPU may lead to a lower battery runtime.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 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. 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.


2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits 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


74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)