This is an all -inclusive laptop from the famed intel ‘s core i5 CPUs family. It inputs the next -generation Core i5-430M processor with ATI Radcon Mobility 5650 graphics hardware in a last -generation body( chassis ).
The laptop has a display of 15.6 inches and offers a maximum resolution of 1366 x 765. It has a speed of 2270 MHz and a memory of 4 GB. The memory technology is DDR3 and an optimal memory speed of 1066MHz. The machine features a storage HD size of 500GB and though it only has one hard drive, it supplements this with other storage facilities like; memory stick, memory stick PRO, Multimedia Card( mmc ) and SDHC Card.
The laptop, which features an impressive bright blue -green case, provides standard gaming choices with a reputable DVD upscalling. Its 1080p files works well in Windows Media Player though its low resolution is a disappointment. The device offers 4 USB 2.0 ports but non of them is from the trusted USB /eSATA brand. There are two USB on each side, with a 5 in 1 flash card featuring at the front of the chassis. Also embedded in the laptop are two display output HDMI and VGA, an analog audio port and a gigabit ethernet jack on the left hand side. The device also includes Atheros 802. 11n chips which aids in providing quick WiFi connections.
This Acer laptop has a number of demerits, some of which are discussed here; first it’s weight of 6.2 pounds and a thickness of 1.5 inches gives is a bulky demeanor in an age where light and slim devices are the order of the day. The afformentioned resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels is, by industry standards, below average. The sixty per cent colour range is a drawback when dealing with massive videos or in photo editing. The audio play back is a disappointment as the stereo image is vague with poor tone quality and offers no bass -It is adviseable to get headphones if you want to listen to music-. It has no USB 3.0 AID and it’s connectivity is average at best. The vertical viewing angle is not flexible and is distorted by a minor movement. The machine has no bluetooth in it’s armour, a big let down in this era, and matters are compounded further by its lack of options for inbuilt wireless broadband facility. Its touchpad can be incoherent when exposed to presumed preasure. The keypad is however impressive with a good texture but one letdown is its semi directional keys.
The Acer Aspire 5740G 6979 dispite its draw backs, and they are many, offers great preformance and its price of 750 US dollars is value for money for those looking for updated features minus the audio play back and bluetooth.