Acer Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn review

Powerful performance and great mobility from this impressive 15" family laptop

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Our Verdict

A well built laptop that focuses on 3D performance over general raw processing grunt. A good machine for games or as an entertainment laptop

Product features

  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • 3D performance
  • Battery life
  • Good screen
  • Gesture controlled touchpad

Against

  • Office performance
  • Glossy coating attracts fingerprints

As the world's second biggest-selling laptop vendor, Acer's comprehensive range covers almost all sectors of the market. Its Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn is a fantastic consumer offering that combines power, mobility and usability with a stylish design.

3D performance is this machine's key strength. Despite being outperformed by the Toshiba Satellite L555-10R and Samsung R720 (Blu-ray), ample power for home multimedia use is on offer. Whether editing photos or videos or playing games, you will be well equipped for most graphics tasks.

A lower-powered Intel GPU is also fitted and you can switch between the two, on the fly, to prioritise mobility over power when necessary. The Nvidia GT240M chip gives 213 minutes of battery power and by switching to the Intel chip, a further 51 minutes of mobility is provided.

Home and office performance is less notable, but there is still plenty of power on offer for most family use, and the dual-core Intel T6600 processor makes it easy to multi-task.

The stunning 15.6-inch widescreen panel adds to the appeal and offers bright, sharp and vibrant images. Colour and contrast are generally strong, although images can appear slightly washed out at times.

An HDMI port lets you connect to an HDTV when back at home, for a bigger picture.

While the black chassis lacks an eye-catching colour scheme, its sleek look and blue lighting create an elegant design for the home or office.

Resilient build quality is shown throughout, with sturdy plastics used, although the glossy lid is a magnet for fingerprints and smudges.

Acer build

The keyboard uses a design common to Acer laptops, whereby each key is individually raised above the chassis. Usability is excellent, with all keys moving smoothly and accurately, but dust and dirt can easily collect beneath the keys.

Excellent touchpad

The large touchpad is equally usable and provides gesture-control functionality. Images can be zoomed and documents scrolled with an easy pinch or swipe of your fingers. The mouse buttons are far less accessible, requiring a frustratingly precise click to register successfully.

Rounding out the impressive specification is a capacious 500GB hard drive, it will easily hold a family's files.

A biometric fingerprint scanner is also in place to protect your data from prying eyes.

Providing impressive performance without sacrificing mobility, the Aspire 5935G-664G50Mn satisfies the key requirements of a modern laptop. Add the impressive specification, great usability and vibrant screen and you've got a great laptop for the whole family.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GT240M
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Maximum Battery Run Time3 Hour
Finger Print ReaderYes
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
eSATA/USB ComboYes
Product FamilyAspire 5935
Processor ModelT6600
ColourBlue
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed2.20 GHz
Processor TypeCore 2 Duo
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Standard Memory4 GB
Cache2 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Height39.5 mm
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series5935
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model5935G-664G50MN
Product NameAspire 5935G-664G50MN Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PG702.002
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The beautifully crafted Aspire 5935 Notebook is the high-end notebook you've been waiting for. Work efficiently with support from the latest processor technology and memory, and connect to the Internet quickly with advanced wireless network connectivity.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire 5935G-664G50MN Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Bus Speed800 MHz