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Acer TravelMate 5740-6529 Review – Notebook

January 17th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Acer’s  TravelMate 5740-6529 notebook resurfaced in the recent deals, which makes starredreviews, review this notebook. Travelmate 5740-6529 comes with  a 15.6 inch LCD screen and has Intel ore i5-430M – a dual core 2.3 GHz processor. The  notebook has 3 GB of RAM and 250 G Byte of Hard disk,  making it to come in the category of medium processing power notebook. We feel that the notebook is certainly worth $529, the price at which it was available recently in deals. Should the deal surface again, it is worth buying at that price.

Key Specifications

– Intel Core i5-430M, dual core 2.26 GHz processor
– 3 GB RAM and 250 GB Hard Disk
– Gigabit LAN, wireless 802.11n networking
– 15.6″ LCD screen with 1366 x 768 resolution
– DVD Burner, in built cam , bluetooth


Let us review the individual components of the TravelMate 5740-6529 in details.

Processor

The Intel core i5-430M that powers the TravelMate 5740-6529 is a dual core processor clocked at 2.26 GHz. While its nominal clock frequency at 2.26 GHz may seem a bit slow, the processor does support turbo boost, using which the clock frequency of the processor can be increased to 2.53 GHz. The processor has 3 MB of L3 cache and its integrated memory controller makes the processor give decent performance.

Hard Disk and RAM

While we do see the Hard disk somewhat low at 250 GB ( most netbooks today come with 320 GB of hard disk or more), we think that the small Hard Disk can not be taken as a negative factor, since 99% of us will never use even 200 GB of hard disk. The RAM at 3 GB can also be assumed to be decent. The operating system takes 1 GB RAM, so you are still left with 2 GB RAM for programs and applications.

Display

The Acer TravelMate 5740-6529 comes with 15.6 inch LCD screen that has a resolution of 1366 x 768. The display is driven by integrated Intel graphics. The notebook does not come with HDMI, though you can use the VGA connector to display the content on a large external monitor or a projector.

Other Features

The Acer 5740-6529 comes with other common features that most notebooks come now a days. It comes with wired and wireless networking feature. The in built webcam, will allow you to chat with friends and family. The TravelMate 5740-6529 also comes with DVD burner, which you can use to read a DVD drive or you can burn a DVD.

Bottom Line

We definitely recommend the notebook for $529, the price price at which it was recently available at deals. It has better processor that some of the Pentium P6100 and Pentium P6200 based machines. The only thing is – do you rely on the Acer Brand ?

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