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Acer Aspire 5749

alaTest has collected and analyzed 391 reviews of Acer Aspire 5749. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the sound and keyboard are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5749 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 5749

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5749 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the keyboard and size. The performance and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the screen and durability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5749 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3 2330M 2.2GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 750GB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)Acer Aspire 5749 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3 2330M 2.2GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 750GB, DVD-SM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Holmes (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Aspire 5749

 

Not everyone wants to pay for all the latest and greatest extras on a laptop. From USB 3 to WiDi, and audiophile sound to slim brushed metal design, the top-end laptops now offer outstanding features at what can quickly add up to a serious hole in your...

Decent performance, good battery life, plenty of storage, good build quality

Functional, slightly unimpressive design, low volume speakers, no USB 3

It's easy to underestimate the Aspire 5749 when you look at the £400 pricetag and the all-plastic case, but when you cast your eye over the specifications and try it out it starts to look more attractive.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5749 review

 

Advanced features in a budget package

Generous storage ; Decent performance ; Good build quality

Graphics power ; Screen could be brighter ; Plain design

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire 5749

 

A solid sub-£400 laptop with a Sandy Bridge processor and 15.6in display.

Large hard drive, Decent screen, Solid build, Good budget performance

Dull design, Basic connectivity

Jan, 2012

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5749 review

 

The Acer Aspire 5749 is a new entry-level laptop. The tried-and-tested plastic chassis design is starting to show its age compared to budget models from other manufacturers, but build quality is as good as ever. It should be able to withstand a few...

A fantastic budget laptop with everything you need – performance, battery life and masses of storage

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Acer Aspire Notebook 5749

 

At last shiny black all over is not what all notebook s seem to be. Here a 15.6inch screen offering with a quad core Intel i3 processor. While the base is matt black the lid is patterned grey, sadly the screen surround is still shiny black.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (itreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5749 review

 

Acer aim for practicality over good looks with the Aspire 5749 . With all the current excitement about ultrabooks, it's...

The emphasis is on power and practicality

Awful sound quality

The budget-conscious Acer Aspire 5749 won't win any prizes for good looks but it's sturdily built, has a punchy Intel Core i3 processor to aid multitasking and tons of hard drive space to store important documents, photos and videos.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Shaun Dormon (reghardware.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5749 budget 15in laptop

 

Review Acer's Aspire line has become synonymous with affordable computing power, providing an air of quality even towards the lowest end of the pricing scale. With an asking price of £399, the 15.6in Aspire 5749 isn't going to break the bank and it...

The Aspire 5749 is far from being the most powerful machine on the market, but the combination of respectable battery life and more than sufficient processing power could make this an ideal notebook for the cash-strapped. It may have its foibles, but...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Janice (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5749-2334G75Mi

 

This tablet has a lot going for it, great picture and fast processor. I do feel the sound could be a lot better.

Camera stopped working after 1 Year. Rebooted after reading what a customer said online but also noticed the same thing has happened to other people with the same tablet. Still no camera!

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Janice (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5749-2334G75MI

 

This tablet has a lot going for it, great picture and fast processor. I do feel the sound could be a lot better

Camera stopped working after 1 Year. Rebooted after reading what a customer said online but also noticed the same thing has happened to other people with the same tablet. Still no camera

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: DAVID (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5749-2334G75Mi

 

I upgraded to 64 Bit with 4 GB RAM so very quick and capable can have several programmes running simaeltaniouslly

A bit heavy and bulky compared to more recent laptops but on the upside recently dropped it onto a concrete floor, without a scratch

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48.8
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48.8
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 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 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 9.96 x 1.37
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:ATI / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Package depth:12.2
Package height:3.82
Package width:16.7
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
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
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 23 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53438 / 53452
Processor code:SR04J / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.96
Depth (imperial):10 / 9.96
Height:1.31 / 1.34 / 1.37 / 1.4
Height (front):1.17
Height (front) (imperial):1.17
Height (imperial):1.3 / 1.4
Height (rear):1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.37
Weight:5.07 / 5.29 / 5.73
Width:15
Width (imperial):15