Acer Aspire 5538G
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5538G
Source: Geek.com Archive.org version
I’ve been using this notebook around the clock as both my primary work machine and entertainment device over the past few weeks. It is my opinion that the Aspire 5538G is a great web machine, an efficient productivity tool, a pleasing HD entertainment center, and a modest gaming machine. Let me be clear, it’s a lousy workhorse for highly demanding apps because the AMD processor is slower than many Intel options (or AMD’s new Phenom II CPUs for that matter).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2010
Source: Retera RU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 35% display: 51% mobility: 49% emissions: 38%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2009
Rating: mobility: 40%
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.
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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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
56%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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