Acer TravelMate 5740 Series

Acer TravelMate 5740Z-P602G25NProcessor: Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Pentium P6000
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.461kg, 2.499kg
Price: 499, 1100 euro
Average Score: 78.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 80%, features: 64%, display: 81%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 88%


Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN


Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MNNotebook: Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.499kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Acer homepage
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Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)


80% Review Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN Notebook | Notebookcheck
Business Gamer. Business laptops usually do not have strong graphics cards. Acer begs to differ with its newest TravelMate model, the Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN. Thanks to the ATI HD5650 and Core i5-520M duo in the laptop, Acer can promise its buyers good performance for business laptops too. You can read the following in-depth review to find out more about the 15.6 inch TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN.
72% Acer Travelmate 5740G-524G50N
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 80% features: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
80% Test Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 91% display: 83% mobility: 76% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 83%


Acer TravelMate 5740Z-P602G25N


Acer TravelMate 5740Z-P602G25NNotebook: Acer TravelMate 5740Z-P602G25N
Processor: Intel Pentium P6000
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.461kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


80% Review Acer TravelMate 5740Z Notebook | Notebookcheck
Pentium Business. An office book for little money? This TravelMate comes in question. How good is the Pentium P6000? Will even fastidious office fans be thrilled about the antiglare 15.6 incher? All answers can be found in this detailed review.
82% Test Acer TravelMate 5740Z Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 71% display: 83% mobility: 78% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 92%



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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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

Intel Core i5:


The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Pentium:

P6000: The Pentium P6000 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4500, the P6000 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6000.

15.6: 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. However 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.

2.461 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.499 kg:

78.8%: 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, 2010-10-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)