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Acer Extensa 5630 Series

Acer Extensa 5630ZProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 78%, features: 66%, display: 67%
mobility: 41%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 94%

 

Acer Extensa 5630G

Specifications

Acer Extensa 5630GNotebook: Acer Extensa 5630G
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Extensa 5630 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Acer Extensa 5630G
Source: Inside HW English
One of most interesting notebooks at the moment for majority of potential notebook buyers is Acer Extensa 5630G. In this price range it is very hard to find similar notebook that is well balanced with characteristics that can satisfy widest consumer types. Extensa is, by Acer classification, business model, but if you take a closer look at specification you will see that it is much more and that it can satisfy easily even users that are searching for universal multimedia notebook solution. If you need notebook for general use, Acer Extensa 5630G is our recommendation. Missing Bluetooth module can be a problem but with price tag around 550€ we believe that you will turn a blind eye to this, actually, easy soluble problem.
Preis 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: price: 80%
84% Vergleichstest
Source: Computerbild - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 83% display: 92% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 94%

 

Acer Extensa 5630Z

Specifications

Acer Extensa 5630ZNotebook: Acer Extensa 5630Z
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 Extensa 5630 (Series)

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

69% Gute Notebooks bis 500 Euro
Source: c't - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 90% performance: 93% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 31% ergonomy: 67%
80% Acer Extensa 5630Z-342G16
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

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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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

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

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.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T3200: Entry-level dual core processor with a slow performance due to the old Merom core and a small level 2 cache.


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.

2.9 kg:


77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)