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Acer Aspire 5750G review

A performance marvel that's great value too

Our Verdict

The Aspire 5750G is a great all-round laptop, with very few flaws and a reasonable price

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Quad-core (4 Core)

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For

  • Sandy Bridge
  • Dedicated graphics
  • Long battery life
  • Vibrant screen
  • Tons of storage

Against

  • Plastic build
  • Reflective screen

We've seen Sandy Bridge laptops emerge from almost every major manufacturer since Intel unveiled its second generation processor earlier this year. While these laptops have differed wildly in look and size, from the tiny Samsung 9000S to the hulking Dell XPS 17, we've found that performance is consistently excellent.

Now it's Acer's turn to join the Sandy Bridge club, with the Aspire 5750G. It looks like a typical Acer machine on the outside, with the Taiwanese giant's standard design in place, but inside it's brimming with power.

Best of all, the £680 asking price is rather low considering the tight specs. If you're a student with high demands, or need a laptop that'll suit the whole family, this is a great, affordable option.

With a pleasant blue finish to the lid and palmrests, the Aspire 5750G is a decent looking laptop. It's an obviously plastic build, and we did notice that some areas flexed when pushed or prodded, but it's unlikely to break unless you stomp on it or knock it flying off your desk.

At 2.6kg, you can take the Aspire 5750G on the road when needed. The body is surprisingly slender, with a maximum thickness of just 34mm, so you shouldn't have much problem slipping it into a backpack or briefcase.

Just one look at the keyboard and it's obvious that this is an Acer laptop. When it comes to design, Acer has stuck with a raised panel of perfectly flat keys, separated by slim gaps.

Touch typists will like the spacious layout, although the flat key definition won't suit all tastes. If you're used to beveled keys, we'd recommend a visit to your local Currys to test the Aspire 5750G before you buy.

Our only other complaint is those gaps. Crisp lovers beware, if you munch over this laptop the delicious cast-offs will infiltrate the insides.

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)