Here we are, Acer Aspire 4937G-742G32Mn. Ordered this laptop about few weeks ago and arrived on 15th April… Being looking around for a laptop that meets my requirements, that is enough for my usage and economical. Of course, $$ is important. ah, this laptop costs RM2999.
Before that, I was targeting at the 4935G, also priced RM2999. Luckily I didn’t buy that model, if not, when 4937G come out, I’ll gonna hit my head on the wall. I didn’t buy the 4935G because, I was expecting the price to drop while I wait for my application for UTAR to be replied. Instead of a price drop, Acer releases a newer model… =.= I think lotsa people are hitting their head on the wall now..
So what is the difference between the 2 models? well 4935G has DDR2 RAM, while 4937G has DDR3 RAM which is newer and faster. Hey, at the same price, but the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 are vast…
Don’t really care about the looks, and don’t really know how to describe it either. I always thinks that performance is the most important aspect. However I’ll still simply go through it.
Very cool looking back lid, black gloss finish with slightly blue.
Intel Core2Duo P8400 2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M 512MB DDR2
320GB Hitachi 5400RPM 8MB SATA HDD
Slimtype DVD A Multi-L
Atheros PCI-E Ethernet Controller
Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
14″ HD LED LCD
What we got…
at the right side we got, a (1)USB 2.0 port, (2)Optical Drive, (3)Phone line port, (4)Kensington lock slot.
Left side, (1)DC-in jack, (2)Ethernet port, (3)VGA port, (4)USB2.0/eSATA port, (5)HDMI port, (6)USB 2.0 port, (7)audio ports, (8)ExpressCard/54 slot
Base view, (1)Battery, (2)HDD bay, (3)Memory compartment, (4)Vent and fan..
After using it for almost 2 weeks, here’s a simple conclusion I got.
Pros(good): RM2999 Value buy, Intel P8400, DDR3 RAM, nvidia G105M, good looking, 320GB, HD, eSATA, can play extreme games at mid-lower graphics settings and etc still increasing…..
Cons(bad): 3 USB slots only, if eSATA port is being used, means only left 2 USB slots (will get extension USB) , Acer MediaTouch not sensitive enough, annoying Acer eAudio management, too glossy easily left fingerprints on it, speaker not good enough (of course, it’s a laptop), DVD drive works like my mom’s hair dryer (most laptop has this prob)
Would better if: got Intel P8600, got nvidia 9600M, got Full HD(impossible), change that Hitachi 5400RPM HDD, change that noisy optical drive.
Lastly, although the Cons looks more than the Pros, however, they’re all small problems. I’m satisfied with the overall performance of this laptop.