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Acer Aspire 5745G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Acer Aspire 5745G. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality and size. There are some critical views about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, portability, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5745G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Acer Aspire 5745G


Acer packs this 15.6-inch laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor and switchable Nvidia and Intel graphics.

Good performance ; Decent battery life ; Switchable graphics ; Solid ergonomics

Average build quality ; Only 3GB of RAM ; Small hard drive

Model shown is the physically identical Aspire 5553G.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Acer Aspire 5745G 971096 review


But even at this price you'd expect a little more from the Acer Aspire 5745G. You'd be pleased to find a fast processor in the form of the Intel Core i5 450M running at 2.4GHz. The Acer Aspire 5745G 971096 also boasts nVidia's 512 GeForce 310M GPU...

The lower battery life is offset somewhat by the rapid overall system performance. With 108 points scored in WorldBench 6, the Acer Aspire 5745G 971096 takes a convincing lead, however we'd like to see better battery life.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde, (

Acer Aspire 5745G review


Gone is the drab, uninspiring look of past Aspire laptops - the Acer Aspire 5740G, for example - the new Acer Aspire 5745G laptop is almost identical to the Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T and Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG laptops, in terms of looks....

A 15-inch laptop, the Acer Aspire 5745G brings a much-needed facelift to Acer's Aspire laptop line. The laptop comes with switchable Nvidia graphics and is a very good contender for a predominant home laptop. The Acer Aspire 5745G laptop is definitely...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

Acer Aspire 5745G


Refined look ; Core i7 performance mixed with a GeForce GT 330M is a great balance ; Four USB ports

No Bluetooth or 5GHz 802.11n is an odd omission for the price

Acer's 5745G almost hits that perfect note between price and performance — so long as you don't care about Bluetooth or 5GHz 802.11n.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Acer Aspire 5745G


Acer's popular Aspire laptop series gets a facelift with the 15-inch Aspire 5745G laptop. But does it have more than mere looks?

Better looking than previous Aspire laptops ; Switchable Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, Intel GMA HD graphics ; Very good overall performance ; Gesture-enabled touchpad ; Good for casual gaming

Battery life ; Glossy screen lid attracts fingerprints

A 15-inch laptop, the Acer Aspire 5745G brings a much-needed facelift to Acer's Aspire laptop line. The laptop comes with switchable Nvidia graphics and is a very good contender for a predominant home laptop.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Great product!


Very fast startup from standby low-power state. Cold startup takes right under a minute with Windows 7. Screams through most any visual chore you can throw at it. GPU takes over nicely with settings you choose in NVIDIA's control panel. Seamless...

None other than maybe needing a lighted keyboard (as all laptops should in my opinion)

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Good So Far


Fast Gets the job done havn't had a chance to throw games at it

It didnt come with a mouse , but most dont

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (



The first couple weeks were difficult because of learning the in's and out's of the laptop, but that is true of any computer. And I think I've addressed most of the ones I could think of here. *Windows 7 is an Acer branded version. I formatted and...

Clear screen ; Lightweight yet heavy duty build quality ; Large hard drive ; Good processor ; Great graphics card ; Number pad ; Runs very cool (barely gets hot, even when rendering HD video) ; FN button to turn off screen backlight instantly ; 4 USB...

FIXED: To save power, computer shuts off DVD drive, sometimes the drive won't come back on until restart. Could be fixed by uninstalling or disabling software ; FIXED: Headphones make constant clicking noise with included driver. To fix, go to device...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Nice Buy Except...


If it wasn't for the webcam I would keep this laptop, but sadly I will have to return it.

I really like the way this laptop looks and functions online and offline. The screen size is just right for what I need. It runs well

The webcam is nothing like I expected. The quality is bad and Acer doesn't have any drivers. The "camera control" tab is not accessible

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Great Laptop


Easy to get smudges on cover like others say.

No issues so far. Nice and fast

Comes with some junk installed, easy enough to remove. AC connection seems a little loose, but no issues so far

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):3.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


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


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


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic


3D compatibility: No
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
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M / NVIDIA GeForce GTS 330M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters: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 model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD-ROM read speed:4
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Warranty card: Yes


Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite):N
Orientation sensor: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3 / 6
L3 cache:3 / 6
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:I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / i7-720QM / 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 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
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 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 Start 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: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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start 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:43122 / 43529 / 43537 / 49020 / 49022 / 49024 / 50179
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBQG / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22
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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No


Bundled software:- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer eRecovery Manager\n- Acer Launch Manager\n- Adobe Reader\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- eSobi\n- Google Toolbar\n- NTI Media Maker\n- MyWinLocker\n- Oberon GameZone\n- WildTangent / 7.99 x 5 x 6.97 / 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 / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007 / - McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007 Trial / McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Works 9.0 / Office Home and Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Office / Microsoft Office Starter 2010


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640
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:13.8 / 9.65 / 9.84
Height:1.3 / 1.34
Height (front):1 / 1.02
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.33 / 1.34
Width:13.7 / 14.9