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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Zoostorm 83-5300
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Toshiba Extensa 7630EZ
Pentium Dual Core T4200
» HP G70-463cl
Core 2 Duo T6500
» Dell Studio S17
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi3625
Pentium Dual Core T3200
» HP Compaq Presario CQ70-116
Pentium Dual Core T3200

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Studio 1737
Core 2 Duo T6500, 3.2 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP 630-A1E10EA
Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Letnet
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus X32a
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung R540-JA06
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI CR620-691US
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C14u
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte Q1105
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
Pentium U5400, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 3820T-6480
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Novatech NovaBook Greenlife
Core i3 330UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)