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Acer Aspire 7740 / 7740G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Acer Aspire 7740 / 7740G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and usability are on the whole positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity and energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the portability.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 7740 / 7740G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Acer Aspire 7740 / 7740G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 7740 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M Processor, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)Acer Aspire 7740 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-370M Processor, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 7740 / 7740G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Acer Aspire 7740 / 7740G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. The screen and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AS7740-6656 17.3-Inch HD Display Laptop (Blue)Acer Aspire AS7740-6656 17.3-Inch HD Display Laptop (Blue)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS7740-5691

 

The Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 delivers big-screen goodness at a price that's hard to beat.

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

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

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Dave James (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 7740 review

 

A widescreen laptop at a sensible price

Great screen ; Solid battery life ; Well built

Dodgy speakers

A well-priced, well-specced and well-built widescreen machine

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 7740-334G50Mn review

 

Despite the fast new Core i3 processor and large screen, the 7740 is let down by a poor keyboard and touchpad.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Tom Manners (techsmart.co.za)

Acer Travelmate 7740G

 

Although the 7740G is a solid notebook in terms of features, it left us feeling a little perplexed as to what Acer was trying to achieve with its design.

Excellent display, packed with features

Poor design, only utilises 2.49 GB of RAM

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Acer Aspire 7740G notebook

 

The Acer 7740G is a very powerful 17 inch laptop with a solid CPU and a zippy GPU capable of handling DirectX 11, all at a very generous price point.

17.3 inch screen, DirectX 11 graphics card, very capable machine.

Boring design, no fast eSATA port, poor battery life.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Deb (newegg.com)

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...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Jul, 2010

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.

Audio

Audio system:3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass, Dolby Sound Space Expander, Dolby Audio Optimization, Dolby High Frequency Enhancer / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):2.7 / 3.5 / 4
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- Wi-Fi
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:8
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512 / 128
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / Intel GMA / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.792 / 2.024 / 2.815 / 2.816 / 3.579 / 4.091
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2560 x 1600
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:105
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 3x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbit/s / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass, Dolby Sound Space Expander, Dolby Audio Optimization, Dolby High Frequency Enhancer / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 10.8 x 0.984
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / ATI, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V.92
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port:No / Yes
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/Draft-N / 802.11g / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / I7-620M / P6000 / P6100 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.933 / 3.20 / 3.33 / 3.333
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / I7-620M / P6000 / P6100 / P6200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1,0 / 1.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 49653 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPE / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTQ / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLBWB / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:- Acer Arcade Deluxe + Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia\n- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer GridVista\n- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer Launch Manager\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Adobe Reader\n- NTI Media Maker / -Acer Arcade Deluxe.\n-Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Acer eRecovery Management.\n-Adobe Flash Player.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-NTI Media Maker. / -Acer Arcade Deluxe\n-Acer Crystal Eye\n-Acer GridVista\n-Acer Backup Manager\n-Acer Launch Manager\n-Acer eRecovery Management\n-Adobe Flash Player\n-Adobe Reader\n-NTI Media Maker / Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Acer CinemaVision and Acer\nClearVision technologies1\nAcer Backup Manager1\nAcer Crystal Eye1\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer GridVista\nAcer Launch Manager\nAdobe Flash Player\nAdobe Reader\neSobi\nGoogle Toolbar / Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music and Acer HomeMedia, Acer Crystal Eye,\nAcer GridVista, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management,\nAdobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, NTI Media Make / Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music and Acer HomeMedia, Acer GridVista, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker / Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer GameZone, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials. / Acer Arcade Deluxe. Acer Crystal Eye. Acer GridVista. Acer GameZone. Acer Backup Manager. Acer Launch Manager. Acer eRecovery Management. Acer PowerSmart Manager. Adobe Reader. NTI Media Maker.Microsoft Windows Live Essentials. / Acer Crystal Eye, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Video Conference Manager, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Corel WinDVD, eSobi, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Silverlight, Norton Online Backup, NTI Media Maker, Skype, Windows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007 / -McAfee Internet Security Suite.\n-Microsoft Works 9 + Office Home & Student 2007 (Service Pack 1). / -McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-Microsoft Works 9 + Office Home & Student 2007 (Service Pack 1) / McAfee Internet Security Suite (60) / McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 16\nMicrosoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite, CyberLink PowerDirector, Microsoft Works 9 + Office Home & Student 2007 (SP1) / McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Works 9 with Office Home & Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite. CyberLink PowerDirector. Microsoft Works 9 + Office Home & Student 2007 (Service Pack 1).

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 11
Height:1.4 / 1.77
Height (front):0.984 / 1.57 / 2
Height (rear):0.14 / 1.4 / 1.77 / 2
Weight:6.39 / 6.5 / 7 / 7.05
Width:16 / 16.1 / 16.2