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Acer Aspire 7741G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Acer Aspire 7741G. 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. Views about the portability and usability are overall positive. The screen and price also get good feedback, whereas the touchpad and battery get critical opinions.

performance, price, screen, usability, portability

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 7741G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 7741G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Acer Aspire 7741G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and screen. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability.

performance, usability, price, screen, battery

portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 7741G 17.3" Laptop (Intel Core i5-480M Processor, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackAcer Aspire 7741G 17.3" Laptop (Intel Core i5-480M Processor, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 7741G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire 7741G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good views. Many are less positive about the touchpad, and there are mixed opinions on the size and reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

touchpad

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brand New 15.6 WXGA Glossy Laptop LED Screen For Acer Aspire 5742-6475Brand New 15.6 WXGA Glossy Laptop LED Screen For Acer Aspire 5742-6475

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

If you want a big-screen notebook at a small price, this Wal-Mart-exclusive machine will deliver for basic tasks, though it's no processing powerhouse.

Low price for a 17-inch laptop, Huge screen, Full-size keyboard with number pad

Marginal performance, Lackluster design, LED-backlit display not overly vibrant

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 7741G review

 

A decent, but ultimately unremarkable, desktop replacement machine

Clear picture ; Powerful processor ; Excellent graphical performance ; Easy to grip ; Could replace a desktop

Cheap-looking finish ; Screen reflects light too much ; Keyboard poorly built ; Short battery life ; Not very portable

The Aspire 7741G is a good, but not excellent, laptop. If you're after a desktop replacement system, it's worth considering.

Apr, 2011

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

Acer Aspire 7741 review

 

A large screen, great image quality and decent performance makes this laptop excellent value; however, the Packard Bell LM86 is identical except for a larger hard disk

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Zeldin (newegg.com)

a great computer

 

I did have to return the first one I received from new egg because it did not keep the date and time. But New Egg was very easy to deal with and sent me a replacement very quickly. Even with this, I still have to give the computer 5 stars. I understand...

Plenty powerful for doing most things I want to do. I can edit video, music, play emulators, Skype, etc. It appears to be fairly sturdy and has a nice simple look. Also, not a lot of bloat ware cluttering the desktop

The only real con I can think of is the keys on the keyboard are very easy to pop off. It only happened once accidentally, but it was easy to put back on. and the other thing would be the beep it makes when you plug it in - kinda loud and unpleasant....

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Dustin (newegg.com)

Awesome laptop, bad power brick.

 

All in all this laptop is awesome. You couldn't go wrong for a mid range, large sized laptop like this one. Buyer beware though, I'm not the only one with power issues in the reviews. and I've read a few reports of bad hard drives (easy fix, though I...

this laptop is awesome for the price range. Dedicated graphics card, huge screen resolution, and a very able cpu. It keeps up with my needs and games just fine. I usually have photoshop running, a dozen or so tabs in Chrome, and a game at times. It...

the trackpad stinks, Horribly so. You really do feel like you've suddenly caught a bad case of the twitches when you use it. I've been using an external notebook mouse since I bought it. I can't put up with the trackpad ; the power brick is a dud. Many...

Dec, 2011

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

Jury is OUT

 

I researched this laptop for some time mainly based off user feed back here and felt I'd made the right choice. Although the issue has been escalated to a rep in the states the results are the same, perhaps worse. I feel at a minimum the lap top...

none

Purchased in July, put into used in September. Since actually running this laptop everything seemed fine until I hooked up an external monitor. Randomly both screens turn off and then come back on after a few seconds ; The lap top has been sent back to...

Dec, 2011

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

Very good for the money!!!

 

Overall its a great laptop and the major reason of 5 eggs is the poor viewing angle on the monitor. You can seriously have the monitor centered and be perfectly fine in the middle and still be a little off at the edges. Not noticeable all the time but...

display is crisp ; there isn't much glare on display ; keyboard feels and works great ; plenty of power to run everything from word processing and internet surfing to some gaming and adobe cs4 (For recreational use only. not suited for large projects.)...

monitor has terrible view angle ; battery life is very poor when using anything using any processing power or graphics. less than an hour ; bloatware (doesn't take long to remove) ; the computer doesn't come with stock discs. either buy dvd's with it...

Nov, 2011

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

Computer is great. Service was horrible.

 

Not only did I get rush processing which shouldn't take 3 DAYS out of the 1-2 business days to process and ship my order; (What a joke), but the UPS 2nd day air, which USUALLY means that it'll get to you on the SECOND DAY, is scheduled to get here 6...

Computer is great, fast, plays all the games I have on med+ settings with 60+ fps ; Keyboard feels nice ; Nice large screen. (Makes the battery life suffer a little bit but that's to be expected.)

Can't really think of any right now ; Read in other thought for why it's a 3 egg rating

Oct, 2011

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

Amazing for the price!

 

Amazing for gaming runs Starcraft II, Fallout New Vegas, and all other games beautifully. Amazing screen and overall amazing for the price. If you're looking for a new laptop, get this one!

Great for gaming, doesn't overheat, expandable memory, super quiet, HD screen overall aazing

A bit heavy

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: coffeeinthecup (newegg.com)

More bad news on this one

 

Either buy a less expensive machine because a toy should not cost much, or get over $900. My company bought this as a back up, so I'll keep trying on it, but I have it clear with them this is the last time we waste money on a mid price range machine.

Not many, specs are accurate

In addition to the left hand mouse with super scroll for the left index finger (yep, I am right handed, or was), the keyboard is so cheap the keys toggle, so you will have to strike each key exactly in the center or get no response. This is esp. bad...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 4400 / 48.8
Battery life (max):2.2 / 3 / 4
Battery performance:2800 / 4400
Battery recharge time:1 / 2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 17 / 17.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900
Display response rise/fall:8
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:35 / 48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512 / 1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4570 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6550 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 6370M / AMD Radeon HD 6550 / AMD Radeon HD 6550M / AMD Radeon Mobility HD 4570 / Intel GMA / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA Geforce GT 425M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 2.816 / 3.579 / 3579 / 4.091
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 model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard easy keys:Y
Keyboard function keys:11
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 / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
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
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
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:802.11 b/g/n / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:WLAN, Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

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
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Battery recharge time (off):2
Compatible operating systems:Windows
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.9 x 9.84 x 2.27 / 16.3 x 10.8 x 1.07 / 16.3 x 10.8 x 1.35
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:11 / Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V 50 - 60Hz / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Weight:7.28
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: No
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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
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 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:35 / 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):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
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 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
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® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.67
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 / P6200
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 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
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: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 Hyper-Threading Technology:No / 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
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / 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):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / 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
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26 / SLC27
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 / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:87 12581 63750 7 / Acer Backup Manager, Acer ePower Management, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe Reader 9.1, eSobi, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Works 9, Microsoft Works 8.5, Norton Online Backup, McAfee Virus Definitions, Acer Arcade Deluxe, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer), Acer Assist, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater / Anne Frank Stichting / Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Menno Witteveen / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Office Home and Business 2010 / Vw Touareg 3.2L-V6; 2003
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 / Microsoft Office SP2\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite 2009\nMcAfee Virus Definitions / Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.8 / 11 / 9.84
Height:1.35 / 1.38 / 2.27
Height (front):1 / 1.07 / 1.35 / 10.7
Height (rear):1 / 1.35 / 13.5
Weight:6.61 / 7 / 7.28 / 7.3
Width:14.9 / 16.3 / 17