Acer Aspire 5738 Laptop - Core 2 Duo T6400 2GHz - 4GB DDR3 RAM - 500GB @ Play.com - HotUKDeals
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Been looking for laptops for my younger cousins and after weighing up the pros and cons of various systems this one seems to be the best. Gets really good reviews; 9.4/10 on testfreaks.com (http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/laptops/acer-aspire-5738/)

Get the sure ticket to high-def cinematic fun and powerful mobile performance! With the Aspire 5738, riveting action, realistic audio and rich visuals play like a true theater. And, complementing the brilliant performance is the dazzling glow of Acer's Gemstone notebook design -- sure to capture attention wherever you go.

Breathtaking vistas
The Aspire 5738 presents engaging videos and movies on its 15.6" widescreen -- thanks to a true cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio, premium processor, powerful high-def graphics solution, and DDR3 memory. The 3rd Generation Dolby-optimized surround sound system blasts the liveliest audio, while the optional Blu-ray Disc drive spins high-def music and movie effects with true-to-master precision. Relax and enjoy the view!

Stay connected, do more
Video chat (selected models only), email and download the latest multimedia anytime, anywhere so you never miss out on any of the fun stuff! And choose the best option to stay connected: go wireless with Wi-Fi,or go the wired route via Gigabit Ethernet. featuring the Acer Crystal Eye webcam, makes sure you're seen and heard loud and clear, even if you're thousands of miles away from those who count most.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2GHz
Memory: 4GB
HD Capacity: 500GB
Display: 15.6"
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel GM45 Express
Optical Drive: DVD-SM
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Battery Life: Upt to 3 hours
Main Specification:
5:1 Surround Sound Support: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Features: Dolby certified surround sound system / Dolby Home Theatre audio enhancement featuring Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby PRO LOGIC II, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker technologies / Intel High Definition audio support / MS-Sound compatible0.3 HD MP Crystal Eye Webcam
Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Line-in jack
Battery: Lithium-Ion
Battery Life: 3.0 Hours
Chipset: Mobile Intel GM45 Express
Colours: 16.7 Million
CPU Bus Speed: 800 MHz
CPU Family: Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
Data Modes: V.92
DC Power: 1 x DC In
Depth: 25.0 cm
Fax Modes: Wake-on-Ring ready
Form Factor: Notebook
Graphics: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset with integrated graphics, featuring Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1759 MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory)0.3 HD MP Crystal Eye Webcam
Hard Disk Interface: Serial ATA
Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI (with HDCP support)
Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-out jack
Integrated Microphone: Yes
Keyboard: 103-/104-/107-key keyboard, with inverted T cursor layout, 1.8 mm (minimum) key travel L2 Cache: 2048 KB
Maximum RAM: 4096 MB
Memory Bus Speed: 1066 MHz
Memory Size: 4096 MB
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Microphone In Port: 1 x Microphone In Jack
Model Name: 5738
Modem: ITU modem (with international PTT certification)
Modem Interface: Integrated
Modem Port: 1 x RJ-11
Modem Speeds: 56 Kbps
MultiMedia Card: Supported
Network Card: Gigabit
Network Card Data Link Protocol: Ethernet
Network Card Speeds: 10/100/1000 Mbps
Network Interface Options: Integrated
Number of Hard Disks: 1
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Optical Drive Type: DVD Super Multi
Package: Micro-FCPGA
Pointing Device: Touch Pad
Power Management Features: ACPI 3.0 CPU power management
Power Supply: 65W AC Power Adaptor
Primary Battery Cells: 6 Cells
Processor Number: T6400
Removable Flash Memory Media: 5-in-1 Card Reader
Response time: 8 ms
RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
Screen Size: 15.6 ins
Screen Type: Cinecrystal High Brightness LCD
Secure Digital: Supported
Security: Slot for Kensington lock / BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords
Security Locking Mechanics: Kensington Lock Slot
Software Included: Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Online Media / Acer Backup Manager / Acer eRecovery Manager / Acer PowerSmart Manager / Acer GridVista / Acer Game Console / Acer GameZone / Adobe Flash Player / McAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day trial Version / Google Toolbar / Google Desktop / Adobe Reader / NTI Media Maker / Microsoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial (Service Pack 1)
Sony Memory Stick: Supported: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
Sound Card Interface: Integrated
Sound Device: High Definition Audio support
Total Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
USB Ports: 4 x USB 2.0
VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-sub
Warranty: 1 Year International Travellers
Weight: 2.8 kg
Width: 38.3 cm
Wireless System: Intel WiFi Link 5000 Series
xD-Picture Card: Supported
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#1
The graphics let it down.
#2
icehawk
The graphics let it down.


Agreed, but it depends what you want it for :)

All in all, a nicely spec'd machine for the price! Pity it's an Acer :p
#3
icehawk
The graphics let it down.


FYI: Sony VAIO AW11SB 18.4in Laptop @ Argos - £600 OFF (Comment #18)

BFN,

fp.
#4
fanpages


No matter how you express it, in a modern machine the GPU is just as important as the CPU. It is no-longer an accessory required only by die-hard gamers.

7ista Aero,
HD video decoding,
Google Earth, Flash 10+, Java, etc
Even visualizations in Winamp use the GPU now.
#5
TehJumpingJawa
No matter how you express it, in a modern machine the GPU is just as important as the CPU. It is no-longer an accessory required only by die-hard gamers.

7ista Aero,
HD video decoding,
Google Earth, Flash 10+, Java, etc
Even visualizations in Winamp use the GPU now.


I agree with you... except the necessity to use Windows 7/Vista, &/or any Google software products.

I just thought it amusing to quote the other thread.

I wouldn't buy another Acer again after buying 3 in the last 6 years & each one failed due to over-heating. The most expensive of which (Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi) arrived with a faulty AC/DC power brick (that I diagnosed & informed Acer support about) but I had to send everything back (in the original packaging) for their own testing. 6 weeks (and countless 'phone calls) later after they lost it in their "repair centre", found it, lost it again (seriously!), my machine was returned (with just a new power brick) but it was marked & sent back in a random cardboard box.

BFN,

fp.
#6
If I was buying a new laptop then I'd definitely want a dedicated graphics card.

But for what my little cousins will be using it for (facebook, itunes etc) this is fine.
#7
hey is this the best netbook for the price atm? have seen msi win offers and some for the samsun is it?
#8
If you keep trying to buy laptops with dedicated graphics cards then you will probably run into heating problems much more often.

For my purposes and budget, I'd much rather have a cheap integrated graphics card that does 95% of the tasks I need a laptop for and leave the high definition decoding work to my desk top system which has a high end graphics card but also has the space for air flow and 7 fans cooling the system - even though my desktop sounds like a tractor, at least I know it will stay cool.

My laptop on the other hand, with it's cramped internal structure - well, I'd expect it to melt if it had the power and performance of my desk top! Gimme a laptop with basic integrated graphics any day. The latest integrated graphics chips were designed with aero in mind anyways, and can easily handle high definition content. Heck, even my netbook with its atom processor can handle HD content. Ok, not full HD, but then there's little point in using a sub-42 inch screen to watch full hd. You won't see very much difference
#9
has this got the bluray drive built in

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