Acer Extensa 5630G
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Extensa 5630G (Extensa 5630 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 600 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Extensa 5630G
Source: Inside HW
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Source: Computerbild - 6/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 83% display: 92% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 94%
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» 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: 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 %
84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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