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Acer Aspire 7745G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Acer Aspire 7745G. 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. Reviews about the portability and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 7745G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 7745G Notebook

 

Multimedia delight & display frustration. Acer presents a 17.3" m

Impressive touchpad; Good application and gaming performance; BluRay-Drive; Long battery life; Adjustable graphics

Average display (contrast, limited viewing angle); Unstable notebook lid; Sensitive surface; No ExpressCard, Firewire & eSATA; Radeon HD 5850 only with DDR3-VRAM

A better display: The viewing angles are highly limited, the black value is too high and the contrast too low.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 7745-5632

 

If the most important aspects of a desktop replacement laptop for you are a large screen and a good keyboard, Acer's affordable Aspire 7745-5632 may be the machine you're looking for. Its 17.3-inch display is easy on the eyes and its full-size keyboard...

Great screen ; Nice input ergonomics

Poor performance

Its overall performance is pedestrian, but otherwise this laptop offers you a lot of bang for your buck.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS7745G-6214

 

The Acer Aspire AS7745G-6214 comes with a quad-core processor and a Blu-ray drive, but it doesn't pamper you like other media centers do.

A fast quad-core processor. 8GB of memory. Good graphics performance. Likable typing experience. Blu-ray drive included.

Small battery yielded an atrocious battery score. Using last year's design. Resolution maxes out at 720p.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Acer Aspire 7745G

 

This is a 17.3inch notebook, in fact quite a nice powerful notebook that verges onto a Desktop replacement. With that size of screen it is only really something to be moved for long distances by private transport unless you go to the gym a lot.

It is currently available from the first link below for £754.54 and this price includes free weekday delivery. Their site also offers a free full copy of BullGuard Internet security and not the McAfee trial on the unit that I had

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Dwgibson2000 (newegg.com)

This 2nd hard drive thing is STUPID!

 

Can't understand why they would put slow memory and slow hard drive in a system with a fast processor. Acer support is the worst, makes Dell look great, may return it just for that reason because would hate to have a real problem and have to deal with...

Fast Processor, decent video card,HDMI port, full keyboard. I like the trackpad although had to speed it up all the way for it to act nice

Slow primary hard drive and NO Acer support on second hard drive bay! 2nd bay is why I gave up having an eSATA port. Called them with the numbers from previous post and they won't even talk to you about the parts. Manual is worthless! If I can't get...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Darkc0der (newegg.com)

Awesome Laptop

 

Honestly i read some of these reviews and i am shocked at what people say. 5400 rpm hard-drive? well what do you expect, Look at the price of the unit. Shaggy video while gaming? That's probably because you have tons of bloatware that you have not...

Fast i7 CPU, Blue ray player, Supports up to 16 gigs of memory, Dedicated Graphics Card, 17 inch scree

None

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: zbdou (newegg.com)

How could I get the 3 parts from acer?

 

Does anyone have ideas about how to get these 3 parts?

The price is good

How could I order these 3 parts from acer to mount the 2rd hdd into the drive bay ; I just call the acer service, they say you should order it from there 3rd parties

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Willy (newegg.com)

Laptop OK, Acer cust. support BAD

 

Acer should not have advertised the 2nd hd bay as one of its features. Customers either have to be so lucky or is willing to go through the pain in getting the 2nd hd bay parts. So if you plan to buy this laptop because of the 2nd hd support, think...

Good price for these features. 4 memory slots. 2nd hd bay (see cons below though)

1) I am not as lucky as the other 7745 owners who got he 2nd hd parts for free. I notice that some 7445 owners got the parts for free from Acer. I called Acer cust support and they told me that getting the 2nd hd part is considered an upgrade, so you...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Dual1366Xeon (newegg.com)

Got it for the wife

 

Harder than I thought to find a good case with wheels to fit the larger screen. I eventually went with an item not advertised as a laptop case, but looks and works the same; even better because it carries all the books too. Check out "Swiss Gear" luggage.

My wife needed a laptop for school, while this provides many functions not needed for school - She loves it! Easy to use out of the box, very little configuration needed, beautiful 17" screen shows Blu-ray movies with almost no CPU effort. Very good...

Blu-ray drive is a little noisy when it is first loaded, after that it does quiet down

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: CUguru (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

I had no trouble getting the second hard drive bay parts from Acer. I just called Acer Support, asked for level 2, gave them my serial number and described the parts I needed. They verified the part numbers and shiped them to me fedex, NO CHARGE. The...

Got this unit to replace an Aspire 8930g. I don't even notice the smaller screen and it is so much faster! I have bumped it up to 10 Gigs DDR3 and my SSD should be here tomorrow. I love the keyboard, and the touchpad I like better than any of the...

Wish I had waited a week to order it, the price dropped $50

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:Dolby / HD / HD 5.1 / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 9000
Battery life (max):2.5 / 4 / 5.5
Battery performance:4400 / 9000
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

Design

Color of product:Black
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution: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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8 / 99

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5850
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2.816 / 4.091 / 4.096
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

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard key pitch:0.0709
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 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 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:4
BD-R read speed:4
BD-R write speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-RE write speed:4
BD-ROM read speed:4
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:4
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:4
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:4
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby / HD / HD 5.1 / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 11.3 x 1.38
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:2
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:10 / Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
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:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 4

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8 / 99

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 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 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-620M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.33
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 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 i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-330M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I7-620M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile 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

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: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 / Y
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:43122 / 43537 / 43560 / 47663 / 49022 / 49024 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLBPE / SLBPM / SLBQG / SLBTZ / 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
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, Supervisor / BIOS, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, Supervisor / BIOS, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:2.76 x 3.35 x 7.28 / Acer Backup Manager,\nAcer ePower Management,\nAcer eRecovery Management,\nAcer PowerSmart Manager,\nAdobe Flash Player 10,\nAdobe Reader 9.1,\neSobi,\nGoogle Setup,\nGoogle Toolbar,\nMicrosoft Works SE 9,\nAcer Arcade Deluxe,\nNTI Media Maker,\nMicrosoft Silverlight,\nWindows Live Essentials - Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer),\nAcer Accessory Store,\nAcer Assist,\nAcer Identity Card,\nAcer Registration,\nAcer Updater / Windows / XP / Vista / 7
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 / Microsoft Office\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite 2009

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1280 / 1500 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750 / 820

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.3
Height:1.63
Height (front):1.38 / 2
Height (rear):1.63 / 2
Weight:7 / 7.17
Width:16 / 16.1