Pros

  • 3D LCD panel works well on some content
  • Good value

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Touchpad button feels a little cheap

At A Glance

The Aspire 5738DG-6165 is a good all-purpose laptop that also happens to slip in a very cool, but very niche, little feature.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Aspire 5738DG-6165 Notebook with a multi-touch screen offers multimedia control with fingertip precision to keep you in touch with your media, your web, your life. The drag-and-drop function lets you easily listen to your favorite music, play a photo slideshow or enjoy the latest videos.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.PKD02.047
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 3.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number LX.PKD02.047
UPC Code 99802230722
Brand Name Acer
Product Name Aspire 5738DG-6165 Notebook
Marketing Information

The Aspire 5738DG-6165 Notebook with a multi-touch screen offers multimedia control with fingertip precision to keep you in touch with your media, your web, your life. The drag-and-drop function lets you easily listen to your favorite music, play a photo slideshow or enjoy the latest videos.

Product Model 5738DG-6165
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Line Aspire
Product Series 5738
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Aspire 5738DG-6165 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.5"
    Width 15.1"
    Depth 9.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 98.72 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T6600
    Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model PM45 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    TouchPad Features Multi-gesture TouchPad

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 88.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:28   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 333.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 380.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 497.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 382.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 761.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 397.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 61.98   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 46.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 44.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 37.06   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 28.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 53.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 43.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 57.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 396.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 396.0