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Acer eMachines G520

Specifications

Acer eMachines G520Notebook: Acer eMachines G520
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 400 euro
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer eMachines G520

eMachines G520 and eMachines G620
Source: Inside HW English
Acer eMachines G520 and G620 will allow you to become owner of portable computer without making a huge hole in your budget. Devices that are usually present in notebooks are missing but those can be easily purchased later if needed. Maybe this solution is not elegant but in this price range functionality was priority over aesthetics. Although price difference between eMachines G520 and eMachines G620 is not negligible, G620 is better option because that dual core CPU will get handy in the future.
Preis 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2009
Rating: price: 80%

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 Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.


T1600:

Merom based dual core processor with a reduced feature set (power saving functions, virtualization features) with a small level 2 cache.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.0": 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.


3.9 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 %

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Zoostorm 83-5300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400
Toshiba Extensa 7630EZ
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200
HP G70-463cl
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
Dell Studio S17
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi3625
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200
HP Compaq Presario CQ70-116
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200

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MSI CR720-265US
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6670, 3.2 kg
Medion E7212
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4500, 3.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L555-S7916
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 3.2 kg
HP Compaq G71-340us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 3.1 kg
Gateway NV7802u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 3.3 kg
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Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite P505-S8980
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Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Acer Aspire V3-772G-9656
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
Acer Aspire Z3-600-UR31
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)