Acer Aspire 5739G-654G32Mn review

Acer know how to provide an attractive multimedia package

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Our Verdict

Impressive portability combined with great multimedia power and usability

Product features

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

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For

  • Impressive 3D performance
  • Good usability
  • Strong build

Against

  • Some more features wouldn't go amiss

Boasting impressive 3D performance and a powerful processor, the Acer Aspire 5739G-654G32Mn provides the a high level of power and could be just what you're looking for if you're in the market for an entry-level multimedia machine.

The 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor has a reasonably fast clock speed and, when combined with its 4096MB of DDR3 memory, provided very strong performance in our benchmarking tests. Everyday use is fast and we had no issue running various multimedia applications concurrently.

3D performance also greatly impresses. While you will struggle to play the most demanding games, slightly older titles run without issue and you'll certainly have no problems editing digital photos and videos.

Adding to its multimedia credentials, a row of touch-activated hotkeys run along the top of the keyboard, providing quick control of your multimedia applications. This is a useful feature often only found in more expensive laptops.

The 15.6-inch screen is the third largest here and is well suited to watching films, as it features a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. A glossy Super-TFT screen coating is in place, but it isn't too distracting.

The chassis employs Acer's NeoWeave pattern design, which is essentially a mottled finish. It is very durable and provides ample protection for the laptop.

Acer aspire 5739g keyboard

The keyboard features a design unique to Acer, whereby the keys are raised high above the chassis. It works well enough, but leaves space for dust and dirt to gather in the space beneath the keys, which may eventually hinder the action. A dedicated numeric keypad makes inputting data quick and easy.

Multi-touch function

The touchpad is built from the same piece of plastic as the chassis and features gesture-control functionality, allowing you to use your fingers to zoom in and out of documents, scroll down web-pages and spin photos. It is a little erratic, but ultimately works well.

Connectivity is suitably high-end, with 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet providing the fastest connection to networks – be it wireless or fixed – currently available. Four USB ports let you connect peripherals, while an eSATA port lets you transfer data to external hard drives at very high speeds.

Connecting to both analogue and digital external monitors is also easy, with both VGA and HDMI ports included. Finally, a fingerprint reader provides security for your data.

The Acer Aspire 5739G-654G32Mn manages to combine portability with power and value for money. If you're after multimedia performance, this is a serious contender.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Maximum Battery Run Time2.50 Hour
Solid State Drive CapacityNo
HDMIYes
eSATA/USB ComboYes
Product FamilyAspire 5739G
Processor ModelT6500
ColourBlue
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed2.16 GHz
Processor TypeCore 2 Duo
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Cache2 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelPM45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports2
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height38.8 mm
Width372 mm
Depth262 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series5739G
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model5739G
Product NameAspire 5739G Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PDR0X.049
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Aspire 5739G Notebook continue the excellence of the Gemstone design and pack the latest components and a multitude of entertainment technologies to give you superb high-def multimedia performance wherever you go. You can also hook up to the Internet while on the move via a fast wireless connection.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire 5739G Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year
Bus Speed800 MHz