Acer Aspire 5745 Laptop Review, Specs

Acer Aspire 5745 Laptop come with Windows 7 64-bit, Mobile Intel HM55 Express, The Laptop lets you enjoy multimedia performance with dynamic sights and sounds. On Aspire® 5745PG models you’ll also have an HD multi-touch screen and customizable Acer® TouchPortal multimedia.

The 15.6″ high-definition wide display, powerful graphics, optimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater® audio enhancement combine for a full-on portable-theater experience. The HDMI™ interface conveniently connects you to today’s hottest high-definition entertainment systems via a clean, single-cable link.

The Intel® Core™ processor offers all the power you need. DDR3 memory keeps the system moving swiftly for efficient media performance and multitasking. You also have a large hard disk drive for storage plus a 5-in-1 card reader.

Seamless connectivity will surely enhance your on-the-go digital life. The Aspire® 5745 features onboard Wi-Fi® bolstered by Acer® SignalUp wireless technology for getting online faster and more dependably wherever you roam. Gigabit Ethernet is also on tap if you’d like to go the wired route. You can also engage in live chats with friends across the globe using the built-in high-definition Acer® Crystal Eye webcam plus microphone.

The Aspire® 5745 features an Acer® FineTip keyboard with large keys for comfortable typing, while dedicated media keys give you total control over your entertainment. Another special highlight is the multi-gesture touchpad that lets you easily scroll, pinch, rotate and flip through web pages, files and images.

Operating System
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Mobile Processor
    (6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.6GHz)
    or
    Intel® Core™ i5-450M Mobile Processor
    (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.4GHz)
    or
    Intel® Core™ i3-370M Mobile Processor
    (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.40GHz)
    or
    Intel® Core™ i3-350M Mobile Processor
    (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.26GHz)
Chipset
  • Mobile Intel® HM55 Express
Memory
  • Up to 4GB (2GB installed in each of two or four memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAMWith Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor: User upgradeable up to 16GB (one 4GB memory card in each of four slots)*With Intel® Core™ i5 or Intel® Core™ i3 Mobile Processor: User upgradeable up to 8GB (one 4GB memory card in each of two slots)*

    *If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.

Storage
  • Up to 640GB* SATA hard drive, 5400RPMIntegrated variable-speed Blu-ray Disc™ drive / Super-Multi drive combo
    or
    Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive

    5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

    Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive

    *When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

Video
  • Aspire® 5745 and 5745G models:
    Acer® CineCrystal HD 15.6″ (1366 x 768) high-brightness (200-nit) TFT LCD
    16:9 aspect ratio, LED backlight, super-slim design, mercury-free

    Aspire® 5745PG models:
    Acer® CineCrystal HD 15.6″ (1366 x 768) high-brightness (220-nit) TFT LCD
    16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms response time, LED backlight, frameless design, mercury-free
    Integrated multi-touch screen supporting finger touch

    Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
    Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 support
    or
    Discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 310M graphics
    Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
    or
    Discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M graphics
    Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support

    Up to 16.7 million colors

    Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution

    MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decoding

    VGA and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports

    Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor

Audio
  • Integrated microphoneMicrosoft® DirectSound® compatibilityOptimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater® audio enhancement

    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support and microphone ports

Interface Ports
  • DC-in
    RJ-45 LAN
    VGA
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    Microphone
    HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection)
    Four USB 2.0
Card Slot
  • 5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
Communications
  • Acer® InviLink Nplify network connection supporting 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™Bluetooth® v3.0 + HS (high speed) wireless PAN (select models only)
    or
    Bluetooth® v2.1 + EDR (enhanced data rate) wireless PAN (select models only)

    Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready

    Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution

Included Software
  • All models:
    Acer® Crystal Eye
    Acer® eRecovery Management
    Acer® Identity Card
    Acer® Registration
    Acer® Updater
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe® Flash® Player
    eSobi™
    Google™ Toolbar
    McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    Microsoft® Office (60-day trial)
    Microsoft® Silverlight®
    Microsoft® Works
    Norton™ Online Backup
    NTI Media Maker™*
    Skype™
    Windows Live™ Essentials

    Aspire® 5745PG models:
    Acer® TouchPortal

    *OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface
  • Aspire® 5745 and 5745G models:
    103-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, independent standard numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support

    10 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys

    Play/pause, stop, previous, next media control keys printed on keyboard

    Multi-gesture touchpad supporting vertical scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip, pivot rotate

    Aspire® 5745 models:
    Programmable easy-launch button

    Aspire® 5745G models:
    Power smart easy-launch button

    Aspire® 5745PG models:
    103-key Acer® FineTip keyboard, independent standard numeric keypad, international language support

    Play/pause, stop, previous, next, volume up, volume down media control keys printed on keyboard

    Multi-gesture touchpad supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

    Acer® PowerSmart key on models with Intel® Core™ i3 or Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor
    Programmable key on models with Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor

Dimensions & Weight
  • Aspire® 5745 and 5745G models:
    14.9″ (379.0mm) W x 9.8″ (250.0mm) D x 1.0″ – 1.3” (25.5mm – 34.1mm) H
    5.7 lb. (2.6kg)

    Aspire® 5745PG models:
    14.9″ (379.0mm) W x 9.8″ (250.0mm) D x 1.1″ – 1.4” (28.5mm – 36.0mm) H
    6.0 lb. (2.75kg)

    Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

Power
  • Aspire® 5745 models:
    65-watt AC adapter

    Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.5 hours life depending on configuration and usage

    Aspire® 5745G models:
    90-watt AC adapter

    Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.5 hours life depending on configuration and usage, 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 80% charge in 1.0 hour

    Aspire® 5745PG models:
    90-watt AC adapter

    Six-cell lithium ion battery:
    – Up to 3.5 hours life depending on configuration and usage on models with Intel® Core™ i3 or Intel® Core™ i5 processor
    – Up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage on models with Intel® Core™ i7 processor
    – 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 80% charge in 1.0 hour

Compliance
  • ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0
    Energy Star®
    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Security Features
  • User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
    Kensington® lock slot
Limited Warranty*
  • One- or two-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty***For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.

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