Acer Aspire 7736G-663G25Mn review

A fantastic machine with excellent performance and usability

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Our Verdict

More of a desktop replacement than a laptop but this is a powerful and easy to use machine nonetheless

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1600 x 900
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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  • Large screen
  • Good power
  • Decent memory and CPU


  • Bit on the heavy side

The Acer Aspire 7736G-663G25Mn is a large, entry-level multimedia laptop that offers good everyday performance.

Usability is also excellent and, while it isn't the lightest machine, it also impresses on portability – offering 307 minutes of battery life.

The large 17.3-inch screen dominates proceedings. It isn't as sharp as the PC Nextday's LogiQ 89-2411, but colour reproduction is great, making it suited to watching films and editing photos. A shiny Super- TFT screen coating is included, but it suppresses reflections reasonably well.

Build quality is solid and, even though you're unlikely to carry this laptop around much, its durability is impressive. The screen lid features an attractive shiny-blue design, while the mottled-grey palmrest helps the laptop to stand out from the crowd.

The keyboard is firmly mounted into the chassis and there's very little flex evident. Acer's unique keyboard design, whereby the keys stand up independently from the chassis, is in evidence.

While it provides a very fluid typing experience, it is likely that over time dust and dirt will collect under the keys. It may also eventually hinder the typing action, so regular and thorough cleaning will be necessary.


The large, multi-gesture touchpad makes navigating through and around the operating system and your applications very intuitive.

The Acer boasts good performance, courtesy of an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4096MB of memory. You'll have no issues concurrently running office applications, such as word processors and even more resource-intensive applications.

Integrated graphics

Despite being able to run programs such as photo editing software, an integrated graphics card ensures that this laptop isn't suited to resource-intensive 3D work and you'd do better to check out the MSI or Samsung if this is a priority for you.

The 320GB hard drive is fairly standard, and the Tri-Format DVD DL optical drive makes reading and writing DVDs simple.

Networking is suitably top-notch, with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet both present. The inclusion of four USB ports is the most generous here, and there's also VGA and HDMI-out ports for hooking up to analogue and digital external monitors. A modem rounds out the specifications.

We're huge fans of the Acer Aspire 7736G-663G25Mn and, while it isn't the most portable of machines (though its battery life of 307 minutes still impresses), it's a fantastic desktop replacement system.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 4500MHD
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time3.50 Hour
Solid State Drive CapacityNo
Product FamilyAspire 7736G
Processor ModelT6600
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed2.20 GHz
Processor TypeCore 2 Duo
Screen Size43.9 cm (17.3")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Standard Memory4 GB
Cache2 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelGM45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.66 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Memory StandardDDR2-667/PC2-5300
Height45 mm
Width411 mm
Depth273.8 mm
Screen ModeWSXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Product Series7736G
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model7736G
Product NameAspire 7736G Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PHU02.095
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Aspire 7736G Notebook boasts all around high performance, a massive 17.3" 16:9 display, and cutting-edge surround sound with 3rd Generation Dolby® audio enhancement. Pure digital enjoyment, guaranteed.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire 7736G Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year
Bus Speed800 MHz