Acer’s product has always been known as cost-effective with its Aspire series in a variety of products are very good value for money, which we have tested the 4738G, 4741G and 4745G are excellent value for money and by the concerns of consumers. This week, a system equipped with NVIDIA’s latest 5 Series Aspire 4741G graphics cards once again came to our IT168 Testing Center. As the NVIDIA latest weapon against old rivals, the 5-series graphics cards to select the end of 2010 reached the market, but for now, on the market after the Aspire 4741G choose such a match.
And before we tested the 4741G, this product in addition to the graphics card upgrade to higher-end, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, will also processor replacement became higher performance Core i5, 480M, 346mm x 247mm x 31mm specifications of the body, we can see the graphics, has a strong graphics capabilities, such as the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M so for the general gamers, this graphics card configuration can still get a good game resolution the.
The 4741G uses Intel Core i5, 480M processor, we can see from the results of tests of the software, the processor uses the latest 32nm process, clocked at 2.66GHz, the L3 cache is 3MB, processor dual-core support Hyper-Threading technology, the thermal design power TDP 35W.
Chipset, HM55 to replace the PM55 has become a close partner of the new processor, HM55 is a single chip architecture, the memory control unit (IMC) is integrated in the processor, so it does not commonly known as the Northbridge chipset MCH (Memory Controller Hub), the functionality provided by a platform control unit PCH (Platform Controller Hub) single-chip PCI Express controller in the burden of the past, commonly known as the South Bridge chip ICH (Input / Output controller hub), compared with two-chip architecture, single chip has advantages in power consumption and heat more to help notebook computer for better heat dissipation or improve endurance capacity, is a good premise. At the same time less of a chip, manufacturers can motherboard design more compact, notebook thin, lightweight help. HM55 chipset can support up to of six SATA3Gbps interface (including eSATA), eight PCI-E 2.0 x1 interface 14 USB 2.0 ports, the Hanksville GbE MAC Gigabit Ethernet controller, the Matrix Storage Matrix Storage Technology, High Definition Audio High Definition Audio, Management, Engine Ignition, the Firmware technology and so on.
Aspire 4741G uses the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics card series are high-end positioning, using an advanced 40nm manufacturing process, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M has 96 stream processors, memory interface 128-bit with DDR3 or GDDR3 memory, the maximum capacity of 1024MB. Support PureVideo HD, PhysX, CUDA, OpenCL, HybridPower, PCI-E 2.0, PowerMizer’s 8.0, the HDMI, DisplayPort, HDCP and other technologies, but also support DX11.
Storage systems, we have received Aspire 4741G comes standard with 2GB DDR3 memory, the memory using a Elpida EBJ21UE8BDS0-DJ-F 2GB DDR3 1333MHz memory for general business users running 32bit operating system users, so memory sufficient capacity to cope with the vast majority of mainstream applications, and running large commercial software applications, but we recommend users to upgrade the memory to 4GB, to better adapt to a future period of time may increase the load application needs.
We received this prototype uses the Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 2.5-inch hard drive, this hard drive capacity of 500GB, while the speed is the mainstream of 5400, hard drive supports SATA-II interface, can be effective with a PCH, to achieve faster 3.0Gbps transfer rate.
Network communication capabilities, the Aspire 4741G Broadcom NetLink Gigabit wired network card with the Atheros AR5B97 wireless network card with. The Atheros AR5B97 Wireless network card can support 802.11 b / g / n communication protocol, Broadcom NetLink cable card support 10/100/1000M network connection.
Interface and expansion of capacity, this Aspire 4741G notebook has three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI, one D-SUB interface, an RJ-45 and a set of audio and microphone combination of interface, in addition to built-in an SD / MMC / MS. / xD card reader, to meet the needs of the vast majority of users daily use.
We have adopted a series of test software to determine the actual performance of this the Aspire 4741G, in the test, we installed the English version of Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 version of the operating system to be tested. The contents of the tests include CINEBENCH R10, Mobilemark2007, PCMark Vantange such as a variety of test software.
Start before the overall performance of the test, we first focus on the Aspire 4741G processor performance test in the test section, we mainly use the software CINEBENCH R10 to a simple, intuitive test. CINEBENCH R10 uses for film and television industry, Cinema 4D special effects software engine, you can test the CPU and graphics performance. The test consists of two, respectively, for the processor and graphics performance. The first test simply using the CPU rendering a high-precision 3D scene images, run only once in a single-processor single-threaded, if the system has more than one processor core or multi-threading, for the first time using only one thread, the second run using all the processor cores and threads. The second test is for performance OpenGL graphics cards.
From the final test results, the Core i5, 480M processor single-core rendering test score of 3131 points, the results of the multi-core rendering test section was 7142, and had previously been a large number of applications of the Core i5 450M processor, 480M of single and multi-core rendering performance improvements in the range of about 3% and 7%. GT 540M OpenGL
The test machine performance, we mainly use the PCMark Vantange software test, PCMark Vantage, Futuremark released a new generation of PCMark benchmarking software, you can measure all types of PC’s overall performance. Compared to the previous version of the PCMark05, PCMark Vantage overall structure of the more significant changes from the previous several subsystems in accordance with the PC gradually changed divided into sub-items in accordance with the purposes and closer to the user’s actual use is also more focused on the user’s reference value is also larger. It canceled the original processor and graphics sub-items, retained the overall system score and HDD (hard disk), two sub-items, while increasing the Memories (memories), the TV and Movie (video), Gaming, (games), Music (Music ), Communication (communication) and Productivity (productivity) several new projects. More suitable for measuring PC performance for home entertainment.
Battery life. We mainly use the Mobile the Mark2007 software to simulate the day-to-day office and multimedia production applications to conduct a comprehensive assessment of endurance capacity. MobileMark 2007 is based on real applications, a notebook battery life and performance evaluation software. In the test, we closed the screen saver, hibernation, and set the battery and the system are the highest performance mode to test aspects of the office environment, this ACER Aspire 4741G battery under the conditions of 0% of the remaining capacity to provide users with 245 minutes of battery life , and in life in the DVD player under $ 197 minutes. Take into account this product uses high-frequency processors and high-performance graphics card, hard disk read and write operations require frequent testing, so that such results can still make the most of user acceptance, if the user is the life time demands, through the notebook’s built-in power management program mode is set so as to achieve the purpose of further enhanced battery life.Print This Post