Acer Aspire 5750G review

A performance marvel that's great value too

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Acer's first Sandy Bridge laptop, the Aspire 5750G, looks like a winner on paper. A second-generation Intel Core i7 CPU and a dedicated Nvidia GPU is an enticing combination, but could this entertainment laptop deliver as promised?

We liked

Intel's latest tech is yet to disappoint, with the Aspire 5750G blasting through every application we threw at it. Multitasking is a breeze, and you'll likely have enough power to last you for years.

We tested some of the latest games on high detail and they ran perfectly, thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU. You can comfortably edit photos and video, and Nvidia's excellent Optimus technology means the integrated graphics kick in for lesser tasks, giving 313 minutes of battery life.

The 15.6-inch screen is colourful with strong contrast, a good panel for gaming and watching films, and the integrated speakers are actually decent. Speaking of films, you can carry hundreds around on the 640GB hard drive.

Usability is impressive as ever with Acer's typical spacious keyboard design in place, although not everyone will like the flat keys. We're sure everyone will like the price, however, which offers great value considering the specs.

We disliked

Very little indeed. The glossy display is reflective, a common complaint with laptops, which reduces usability outdoors. We also found the plastic chassis flexed in areas under pressure, but not to an alarming degree.

Final verdict

The Aspire 5750G is a great all-round laptop, with very few flaws. The reasonable price makes it an excellent option for students and families with a flexible budget, who want the very best performance for their cash.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity640 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GT 540M
BluetoothNo
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityDedicated
Maximum Battery Run Time4.50 Hour
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAspire 5750G
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli7-2630QM
ColourBlue
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed2 GHz
Processor TypeCore i7
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.60 kg
Cache6 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height33.2 mm
Width381.6 mm
Depth253 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series5750G
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelAS5750G-2634G64Mnbb
Product NameAspire AS5750G-2634G64Mnbb Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.RG502.013
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Aspire Series offers a diverse range of notebooks that give you the performance, graphics and communication tools to step up your digital entertainment, complete your daily computing tasks, and stay in touch with everyone you know, whether you are at home or away.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)