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Acer Aspire 5745DG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Acer Aspire 5745DG. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the touchpad and screen. The battery and price also get good comments. There are mixed reviews on the design and usability, and many are critical about the portability.

performance, price, battery, screen, touchpad

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5745DG 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 5745DG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5745DG from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5745DG 15.6 inch 3D Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home PremiumAcer Aspire 5745DG 15.6 inch 3D Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 5745DG 3D Notebook

 

The Third Dimension. Next to the Asus G51J and the Asus G53JW, th

Great Application Performance; Good Touchpad; Bright Display; Good Battery Life; Blu-Ray Drive; Large Hard Drive; 3D Picture Rendering

Modest Variety of Ports; Uncomfortable Port Arrangement; Low Contrast; Viewing Angles; High Heat Emission; CPU Throttling under Heavy Use

3D-capable Notebooks with a 120 Hz display like the Asus G51J, the Asus G53JW or the Toshiba Satellite A665.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire 5745DG

 

This entertainment-focused 3D notebook is inexpensive for what it offers, but leaves us wanting more.

Overall, 3D notebooks are still a work in progress, and both the software and content have a ways to go before this technology will be more widely adopted. But considering most 3D notebooks that use 120-MHz displays and active shutter glasses cost well...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

Acer Aspire 5745DG Review

 

3D, if you believe the marketing hype, is the future of displays, and so with so many of us sitting in front of computer screens for a fair portion of the day, why shouldn't they get in on the action as well? Acer 's Aspire 5745DG promises 3D...

There’s no denying that NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology works, although those who already wear glasses or struggle to remember to charge their phone will likely find the necessary 3D eyewear a frustration. The question we’re left asking is why Acer...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (itp.net)

Acer Aspire 5745DG

 

Does this desktop replacement have the innards to stand up to Acer's claims?

While the Acer's GPU holds it back from being a gaming beast, it's a great everyday app rig that packs usable HD capabilities.

Feb, 2011

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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

Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855

 

The Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855 is by no means the first true-3D-capable laptop to hit the market (or our labs), but it is the least expensive one we've seen so far. Priced at $999.99, this 15-inch entertainment notebook is considerably cheaper than...

On-target performance for the price ; Discrete graphics chip ; 3D-capable screen ; Good battery life

Narrow screen viewing angles ; Too much bloatware ; No native support for 2D-to-3D photo/video conversions ; No Blu-ray drive

This Aspire delivers solid performance and lets you play games in 3D using Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision technology. It's not the most advanced notebook of its kind, but it's a good choice for trying 3D without breaking the bank.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: What Laptop (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5745DG review

 

An affordable 3D Vision laptop, but it's clear the technology is still in its infancy

3D Vision ; Battery life ; Powerful graphics ; Decent performance

Not suited to powerful programs ; A bit bulky

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire 5745DG

 

With a 120Hz display and Nvidia's wireless shutter glasses, this affordable 15.6in laptop gives you 3D on the go.

3D gaming.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5745DG review

 

The first 3D laptop we've seen, but with a disappointing graphics chipset and no Blu-ray drive, it's hard to see what content you're going to enjoy.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Acer Aspire 5745DG

 

Packing in nVidia-powered graphics, Acer Aspire 5745DG has an nVidia GeForce 425M chip and up to 16GB of RAM squashed in. The 5745DG comes with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 dual-core processor and has a 15.6-inch LED backlit full high-definition...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Spencer Dalziel (theinquirer.net)

Acer Aspire 5745DG review

 

Mid-range multi-media 3D laptop

3D playback on mid-range specifications, quality display, good battery life, keyboard, well-designed

2D to 3D conversion not great, quality settings in games need to be scaled down for smooth 3D, fiddly navigation keys

Acer has been doing the 3D thing since launching its own technology on one of the first stereoscopic laptops at market.

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 4
Battery performance:2800 / 4400
Battery recharge time:2
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120 / 48.8 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Geforce GT 425M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 4.096 / 4.606
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / 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 model:Intel HD Graphics / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard easy keys:Y
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabite Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

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 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 ROM / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
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 power:120 / 48.8 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13 / 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 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.73 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
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:49020 / 49024 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBQG / SLBUK / 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 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:1x Stereo mini jack / Acer Backup Manager, Acer eRecovery Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, eSobi, Google Toolbar, NTI Media Maker, MyWinLocker, Oberon GameZone, WildTangent / Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.84 / 9.96
Height:1.3 / 1.34 / 2.27
Height (front):1 / 1.02
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.34
Weight:5.73 / 6.61
Width:14.9 / 15