Acer Aspire 5745PG – The Jewel of Acer’s Line
The Acer Aspire 5745PG is the latest horse out from the Acer stable, and it is by no means an ordinary machine. Do not dismiss it, for you will be missing a true gem from Acer in the process. Armed with the Core i3-350M processor and a 15.6-inch touchscreen, the Aspire 5745PG comes with a battery life of 5 hours, and weighs in at a decent 2.6 kilo. Available in deadly colors of gunmetal grey and glossy black, this machine is out to aim for the top, and most likely will get there too.
The Acer 5745PG has been built beautifully and the solid chassis vouches for that. Brushed aluminum finish on the palmrests, glossy black lid, minimal design and an extremely impressive keyboard are what set the 5745PG apart. There is also a numeral keypad on the right side!
The best feature about this Acer is the touchscreen. And it’s not just the usual one! With terrific response and magnificently realistic images, the 5745PG was second only to the Vaio VPC-Y21S1E in terms of picture sharpness. Powered by Acer’s TouchPortal interface, the touchscreen gives users full convenience, giving easy controls for all their photo, music and video needs, as well as large virtual buttons, that respond at record speed.
Thrown in are a 320 GB hard disk, 4 USB ports, VGA and HDMI sockets, a DVD writer, and a 5-in-1 memory card reader. Using a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 310M chip, the 5745PG’s 3D is top-notch as well, delivering superb quality for a laptop of its range. Everything except the very latest 3D first-person shooter games will run smoothly. The DVD writer makes for quickly writing DVDs, and the multi-card reader is a bonus that deserves mentioning. Networking is also great with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. The only thing that some people might feel should have been included is Bluetooth. The charger for Acer 5745PG is 90 watts which is enough to power up this mean machine.
Having seen everything about the 5745PG, the only thing that was not up to the mark was the speakers. Located just below the screen hinges, the speakers are very small and are thus are not able to deliver on bass, making tracks and voice sound weedy at times. Apart from this, however, the Aspire 5745PG is a great laptop, and, combined with the affordable pricing, it makes for a great choice in the 15.6-inch segment.