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Acer Aspire 7740G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and keyboard. The performance and value for money are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the connectivity and reliability. The portability and touchpad get mixed views.

screen, value for money, performance, keyboard, design

battery, energy, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 7740G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Review Acer TravelMate 7740G Notebook


Experiment. Acer attempts an unusual symbiosis between office- an

Matte display; Tough surface; Outstanding touchpad; Good application and gaming performance; Low noise levels at idle

Meagre connection options; Inconvenient arrangement of connections; Spongy keyboard; Poorly contrasting display; Very limited viewing angles; High tempertures under load; Unsteady notebook lid; Modest battery life

17" multimedia notebooks like the Acer Aspire 7551G, the Toshiba Satellite L670, the Dell Vostro 3700 or the Dell Studio 1749.

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Review Acer Aspire 7740G Notebook


Desktop Replacement! Core i5 430M CPU with Turbo Boost Feature, A

Good keyboard; Low system noise; Good value for money; Many interfaces

Most interfaces on left side; Display illumination; Occasional lapses of Touchpad; Short battery life

Possibly the shortly reviewed and from a hardware perspective slightly weaker Toshiba Satellite L550-207, or the better equipped Dell Studio 1749.

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Acer Aspire 7740 Review


The Acer Aspire 7740 is a 17.3-inch multimedia notebook designed for people who want a lot of features for not a lot of money. This notebook costs $749 while still offering an Intel Core i3-330M processor, Intel GMA HD graphics, Blu-ray drive, and a...

Good screen resolution ; Nice speakers ; Comes with Blu-ray drive

Doesn't come with Blu-ray software ; No touchpad sensitivity adjustment

The Acer Aspire 7740 is an affordable multimedia notebook with solid performance and a good appearance. While some budget notebooks might only offer resolutions of 1366 x 768, Acer went with a 1600 x 900 resolution for its 17.3-inch screen. System...


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Acer Aspire AS7740-5691


Available from Staples, the Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 ($649.98 list) offers a spacious 17.3-inch HD display, a dual-core CPU, and a few nice entertainment features. However, as is the case with most budget notebooks, there are trade-offs. While the...

Very affordable. Bright 17.3-inch display. Good audio quality

So-so performance. Integrated graphics. Can't do 1080p. Bloatware

The Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 won't bowl you over with record breaking performance or stunning good looks, but it's incredibly low price may get your attention.

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Very powerful computer for the money.


I bought this laptop to play games while I'm deployed to Afghanistan. It performs much better than my old gaming laptop, and can handle any game I throw at it. This is not a gaming laptop for serious gamers, but it gets the job done. I can run multiple...

Runs most games beautifully with only minor tweaking ; Great quad-core processor handles multiple tasks well ; Beautiful screen ; Not exceptionally heavy for a 17 ; Good battery life

No bluetooth ; Keyboard takes getting used to ; Needs 1333MHz memory for intense applications (it has 1033) ; Sound quality is marginal (as with any laptop)

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Just what I was looking for.


Great product. It took me forever to pick out a laptop, but when Acer announced this laptop for CES in January, it looked right for me. With Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, and ATi discrete graphics all for $800, this machine is one of a kind. The design...

Intel Core i5, Decent 4GB RAM, and ATi discrete graphics all for $800

Touchpad buttons, (understandably) low battery life

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Amazon review summary for Acer Aspire 7740G


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Acer Aspire 7740G from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money, performance, screen, keyboard, build quality

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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great machine


Needs 4 blank DVD's to make the restore disks, you can't use CD's, so pick up a small pack if you don't have any on hand so you'll have them to make the disks. This "laptop" is really large and is as bit awkward to balance on your lap. I usually put...

Screen is bright and crystal clear and HUGE, especially after moving up from a 10" tablet (also an Acer). Love the grid feature that lets you easily tile windows. Sound is good - you can play with the sound settings to change the environment so it...

No major cons. A few little "issues". Doesn't come with bluetooth (it doesn't claim to). I picked up a USB adapter for just a few bucks to add that functionality and it works fine. Some bloatware initially installed that I had to remove but much less...

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Well worth the price


This laptop, at least for the price range, has very good specs, not to mention a very solid keyboard

Other than the top being smudged easily, there are no major design flaws with this laptop. The speakers could be a little louder, however

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High pitch noise is unbearable


Decent price for its features

After a month of gentle use, the laptop started emitting a very high pitch, constant noise that is unbelievably annoying. Muting the speakers does not help, and it seems the sound may come from an electronic component rather than a mechanical one like...

Product Specifications

The 17.3" Aspire 7740 series combines a powerful processor, advanced graphics and Dolby Surround sound to bring you fantastic movie-watching whether you're on the road or in the comfort of your home.


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / Mobility Radeon HD 5650


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-430M