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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 are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the sound and battery. The portability and keyboard get mixed opinions.

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

Consumer review by: Dave (

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

Consumer review by: George (

Acer Travelmate 5740


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

Small memory

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Emily (

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 by: Confirmed purchaser (

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 by: Confirmed purchaser (

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 by: Confirmed purchaser (

Acer TravelMate 5740-333G25Mn


Speedy, fast start up

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Acer TravelMate 5740-333G25Mn


I really like it, and would recomend it.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Display Surface:Matt


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.5 / 1.792 / 2.303
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28