Pros

  • Great screen
  • Nice input ergonomics

Cons

  • Poor performance

At A Glance

Its overall performance is pedestrian, but otherwise this laptop offers you a lot of bang for your buck.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Aspire 7745 delivers high-definition imagery on a 17.3" widescreen display, matched by enthralling surround sound for killer entertainment. Driven by an advanced Intel Core processor, featuring the choice of a Blu-ray Disc drive, and hosting reliable connectivity capabilities, this awesome notebook will take you to a whole new realm of digital enjoyment and communication!

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.PTZ02.002
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 3 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 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
UPC Code 884483166138
Manufacturer Part Number LX.PTZ02.002
Brand Name Acer
Product Name Aspire AS7745-5632 Notebook
Marketing Information The Aspire 7745 delivers high-definition imagery on a 17.3" widescreen display, matched by enthralling surround sound for killer entertainment. Driven by an advanced Intel Core processor, featuring the choice of a Blu-ray Disc drive, and hosting reliable connectivity capabilities, this awesome notebook will take you to a whole new realm of digital enjoyment and communication!
Product Model AS7745-5632
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Line Aspire
Product Series 7745
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Aspire AS7745-5632 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Additional Information

Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Acer
Wireless LAN Model InviLink Nplify
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.6"
Width 16.1"
Depth 11.3"
Weight (Approximate) 113.6 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-350M
Processor Speed 2.26 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
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 93.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:56   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 313.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 373.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 495.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 459.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 497.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 248.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 446.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 23.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 17.31   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 18.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 13.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 15.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 20.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 16.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 376.0