Acer Aspire 3935-744G25n review

  • £569

A stylish ultraportable laptop with impressive usability and performance

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Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • Great LED screen
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • Performance

Against

  • Keyboard will not suit all tastes
  • Integrated graphics
  • No HDMI

Blending style with performance and portability, the Acer Aspire 3935-744G25n is a great laptop that will appeal to a broad array of users seeking functionality on the go.

The keyboard won't suit all users, but otherwise this is a fantastically well rounded machine. Despite weighing only 1.9kg - placing it in ultraportable territory - this laptop boasts powerful components which offer great performance.

The Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4096MB of DDR3 memory produces impressive test results, so concurrently running multiple office programs at speed won't prove an issue.

An integrated GPU is in place, so apart from light photo-editing, this laptop isn't suited to multimedia tasks. To watch DVDs you'll need to purchase an external optical drive, as a built-in drive is not included.

Portability is great and you'll easily get a very handy five hours from the battery, meaning you can leave the charger at home or in the office when you are out and about. The laptop is also very compact, making it easy to slip into a bag.

Build quality is excellent and the metal chassis provides good protection for the machine and also looks great.

The keyboard, using Acer's FineTip design with keys that stand up independently from the board, will not suit all users, as it's quite easy to get lost on the very flat keys. There's also a sizeable gap between the keys and the board beneath, which may gather dirt over time and hinder the action.

The touchpad is responsive and features multi-gesture capabilities and also a fingerprint reader between the mouse buttons. This will suit those looking for an extra level of protection for their data.

Striking screen

The screen features an edge-to-edge design, which makes a striking impression. It's also detailed and produces vivid colours.

Thanks to the LED technology employed, it's also very bright and is less resource-intensive on the battery, providing the excellent portability mentioned above. A shiny Super-TFT screen coating is in place, but we found that reflections are well contained.

Connectivity is suitably high-end, with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet providing the fastest wireless and fixed network access currently available.

There are also three USB ports for attaching peripherals, such as an external mouse. A VGA port for hooking up external analogue monitors is included, but the omission of an HDMI port seems an oversight.

We're very impressed by the Acer Aspire 3935-744G25n. Its great performance is coupled with style and usability, and those after a well-priced ultraportable should take note.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 4500MHD
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time4 Hour
Finger Print ReaderYes
Solid State Drive CapacityNo
WebcamYes
Product FamilyAspire 3935
Processor ModelP7450
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed2.13 GHz
Processor TypeCore 2 Duo
Screen Size33.8 cm (13.3")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelGM45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.65 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height25.4 mm
Width327.7 mm
Depth236.2 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series3935
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model3935-744G25Mn
Product NameAspire 3935-744G25Mn Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PAD0X.157
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Introducing the 13.3" Aspire 3935-744G25Mn Notebook, an ultra-slim and elegant yet full-powered notebook for people who want the best in on-the-go computing.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire 3935-744G25Mn Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Bus Speed1066 MHz