Acer is one of the most popular notebook brands out there. It has got a pretty consistent recording of offering amazing products at reasonable prices. Acer Aspire 5740 notebook is its new offering that offers incredible power and easily caters to the demands of most demanding power users. The lid of the notebook has blue color which looks mesmerizing thanks to its glossy and shiny surface. It is finely covered up in a rounded shape.

This Acer notebook comes outfitted with a 15.6 inch display which has wide view angles, something that is necessary if you viewing a movie with your friend. The chassis is pretty light and is light enough to carry around. It is stylish and offers wireless-n connectivity that provides fast and reliable Internet to the end user. If you are on strict budget, consider getting the Acer A0 522 netbook. It has AMD C50 dual core processor and the very powerful ATi Radeon HD 6250 graphics. This GPU is fully capable of handling even some of the latest games out there. Even though the CPU performance of 522 is not at par with the Acer 5740 notebook, it is good enough for a business user.

Coming to its ports, Aspire 5740 has four USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI and a multi card reader. The keyboard has a chic let style layout that is found in majority of Acer notebooks. It features a dedicated numeric keys as well which will be well appreciated by those who crunch in a lot of numbers. Touchpad is spacious and accepts multi touch gestures. We tested two finger scroll on it and it worked like a charm. This wonderful piece of technology sports the very powerful Core i5 430M processor and a massive 500GB hard disk to let you store all your data and media. The processor is powerful enough to handle full HD video.

This notebook comes with a 6 cell battery which was able to yield a respectable 5 hours of continuous runtime on a single charge. Charging the battery from 0 percent takes about 2 hours. We recommend this notebook to any one who is a student or a businessman who wants a cheap, yet powerful notebook that has excellent battery life as well. If you can spend 150 dollars more, we will suggest getting its successor instead, the Acer 4755G laptop, which is more powerful and efficient than the 5740.