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Acer TravelMate 5740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Acer TravelMate 5740. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The usability and screen also get good views. Some have doubts about the sound and battery. There are some mixed views about the portability and keyboard.

performance, screen, usability, design, price

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 5740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Acer TravelMate 5740Z Notebook


Pentium Business. An office book for little money? This TravelMat

Resistant surfaces; Quiet and cool; Low power consumption; Useable keyboard; Matt display

Low application performance; Jerky fan; Short battery life; TFT too dark (outdoors); Few interfaces

MSI CR620: perfect port positioning; Asus X52JB: 350M alternative with HD 5146; Acer Aspire 5551G: with AMD triple core; Samsung P530 Pro: very quiet; Fujitsu Fujitsu LifeBook A530: matt display; Lenovo IdeaPad G560: extremely inexpensive Core i3.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Acer TravelMate 5740G-524G50MN Notebook


Business Gamer. Business laptops usually do not have strong graph ...

Good 3D performance ; Strong processor ; Matt display ; Quiet during normal use

No ExpressCard, eSATA, or DockingPort ; Weak contrast TFT ; Poor pressure points of the keyboard ; Short battery life ; Warm during heavy usage ; Poor loudspeaker output quality

How Acer used the "Travelmate-Image" software and sold badly designed consumer hardware under that lable

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Acer Aspire 5740-332G25Mn review


A decent Core i3 laptop for under £500, with a bright screen and good battery life, but some corners have been cut. Spend a bit more cash and you can get a much better laptop.

Mar, 2010

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Acer TravelMate 5740-333G25Mn


I've bought a few Acer laptops and have always been happy with them. This one is no exception, performs as expected for the spec. I'm pleased to see that Acxer did not include all the games in their bundled software this time.

There's always the tedious task of removing the bundled software that you don't want and installing software that is mine. It's about time the big name manufacturers supplied machines with free software instead of the trial stuff and imposed security...

Mar, 2011

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Acer Travelmate 5740


Ease of purchase and speed of delivery. Value for money and overall an excellent laptop.

Small memory

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Acer Travelmate 5740


The screen is great and I like the long battery life.

I don't really like the keyboard design. I touch-type and the keyboard of my previous Acer (Travelmate 5720) was much better for that. I REALLY MISS that customizable button bar to the left of the keyboard on the Travelmate 5720. I had one button...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer TravelMate 5740-333G25Mn


good value, decent spec for the price i3 processor.

has lost an F key already through normal use.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire 5740-332G25Mn


Lovely wide, clear screen. Fast and simple to use.

Problem with hang up on start up since purchase. I have returned it to Acer for repair as advised and after it operated succesfully for a few weeks, the problem has returned.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer TravelMate 5740-333G25Mn


Speedy, fast start up

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer TravelMate 5740-333G25Mn


I really like it, and would recomend it.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Y
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):3.1 / 3.16 / 4 / 4.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Certification:- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- Wi-Fi / ACPI 3.0, Mobile PC 2002, DMI 2.0, Wi-Fi / ACPI 3.0\nMobile PC 2002\nDMI 2.0\nWi-Fi\nENERGY STAR\n / EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / Intel GMA / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.5 / 1.792 / 128 / 2.303
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2560 x 1600
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 memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard euro key:Y
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard key stroke:0.0984
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:105 / 106
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal memory:0.25 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


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
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

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:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Y
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
DVD-ROM read speed:8
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password:No / Yes
HDD user password:N / Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Power Requirements:AC, 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 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):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
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 / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-520M / P6000 / P6100
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.93
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 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:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-520M / P6000 / P6100
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / 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 / 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: 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 / 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):No / 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):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 / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175
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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User


Bundled software:- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer Launch Manager\n- Acer Video Conference Manager\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Adobe Reader\n- Corel WinDVD\n- eSobi\n- Google Toolbar\n- Microsoft Silverlight\n- Norton Online Backup\n- NTI Media Maker\n- Skype\n- Windows Live Essentials / -Acer Arcade Deluxe,\n-Acer Backup Manager,\n-Acer eRecovery Manager,\n-Acer Crystal Eye,\n-Acer GridVista,\n-Acer Launch Manager,\n-Adobe Reader,\n-Adobe Flash Player,\n-EarthLink,\n-eSobi,\n-Google Toolbar,\n-NTI Media Maker,\n-MyWinLocker,\n-NetZero,\n-Oberon GameZone,\n-WildTangent. / 12.8 x 9.65 x 40.6 / Acer 3G Connection Manager\nAcer Crystal Eye\nAcer Launch Manager\nAcer Video Conference Manager\nAdobe Flash Player\nAdobe Reader\neSobi\nGoogle Toolbar\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day trial version \nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 Trial SP2\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nNorton Online Backup\nNTI Media Maker\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials\n / Acer Crystal Eye. Acer Launch Manager. Acer Video Conference Manager. Adobe Flash Player. Adobe Reader. eSobi. Google Toolbar. Microsoft Silverlight. Norton Online Backup. NTI Media Maker. Skype. Windows Live Essentials.
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (Service Pack 2) / - McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (Service Pack 2)\n / - McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (SP 2) / -McAfee Internet Security Suite,\n-Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007. / McAfee Internet Security (60) / McAfee Internet Security Suite (60) / McAfee Internet Security Suite. Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (Service Pack 2). / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.84 / 9.96
Height (front):0.906 / 0.925 / 1 / 1.02
Height (rear):1 / 1.34 / 1.35 / 1.46
Weight:5.73 / 6.17 / 7 / 7.5
Width:15 / 15.1