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Acer Aspire 5745PG 5464G32Mn review

Incredible power and Optimus graphical performance from this updated mid-priced laptop

Product features

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

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For

  • Optimus technology
  • Sharp, vibrant screen
  • Solid Core i5 performance
  • Highly usable
  • Bluetooth 3.0

Against

  • Touch controls pointless
  • Reflective display
  • Flat keyboard won' t suit all tastes
  • Not the most portable laptop

We recently reviewed the Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G32Mn, a mid-priced touchscreen laptop that impressed us with its solid performance and build quality. The Aspire 5745PG-5464G32Mn is an update of that model, with a boost in power courtesy of a Core i5 processor and Nvidia' s Optimus technology.

Besides the Toshiba Satellite L670 and a selection of Lenovo laptops such as the ThinkPad Edge, you' ll have to search pretty hard to find a Core i5 portable for the Acer Aspire 5745PG' s asking price of £650.

The addition of Nvidia' s Optimus technology, which allows the laptop to automatically switch between basic integrated graphics and powerful dedicated graphics, makes the Acer Aspire 5745PG even more of a steal.

It' s a great family laptop, one which Dad can use for his accounts and Mum can browse the web on, and now any resident teenagers can use it to play the latest games.

But has Acer managed to make the touch screen any less gimmicky?

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelGeForce 310M
BluetoothNo
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityDedicated
Maximum Battery Run Time3.50 Hour
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyAspire 5745PG
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli3-350M
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed2.26 GHz
Processor TypeCore i3
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.60 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 512 MB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Height36 mm
Width379 mm
Depth250 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series5745PG
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelAS5745PG-354G32Mnks
Product NameAspire AS5745PG-354G32Mnks Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PVY02.004
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Aspire 5745PG puts the world at your fingertips! An HD multi-touch screen and customizable Acer TouchPortal let you easily manipulate your multimedia magic, and have fun in the process. Beyond that, this sharp-looking 15.6" notebook graces you with advanced Intel Core processing power, lots of ways to enjoy high-definition entertainment, and a variety of avenues for staying in touch with your connections.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire AS5745PG-354G32Mnks Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year