Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
Source: Laptop Mag
This attractive 3D notebook adds a new dimension to digital entertainment for an affordable price. Acer has beat other notebook makers to the punch with the first affordable 3D laptop. Not only is the Aspire 5738DG a well-rounded notebook that provides plenty of style and power, but it offers a next-generation feature for less than $800. Gamers may want to hold off until laptops arrive with Nvidia’s more robust (but more expensive) 3D Vision technology, but overall the 5738DG is a good first stab at 3D entertainment.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC World
The Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165, geared toward the everyman, has just enough features to attract people who need a capable portable computer for daily use. And the price is within the realm of reason. As you may have gathered, though, the big selling point is the 3D panel. It's a gutsy attempt on Acer's part, for sure, and the company deserves some credit for that. But if Acer--or someone else--tries to step up with more graphics horsepower, 3D could be a cool gimmick that actually catches on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech Advisor
The latest addition in Acer's Aspire series of laptops is the Acer Aspire 5738DG. Despite being a good multi-purpose laptop, in terms of hardware specs, its claim to fame is no doubt its 3D screen (and accompanying polaroid glasses) which makes it one of the first mainstream laptops to support 3D vision.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 86% mobility: 36% ergonomy: 47%
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: c't - 3/10
Single Review, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: performance: 60% features: 70%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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.
T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» 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: 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.
71.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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