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Review Acer Aspire 7560G (Fusion) Notebook
Besides an attractive price (~ €600), the Aspire 7560G scores with an unusual component arrangement. While most multimedia notebooks have a Sandy Bridge processor from Intel (Core i3/i5/i7) and a midrange graphics card from Nvidia (e. g. the popular GeForce GT 540M), the Aspire 7560G is mainly powered by AMD hardware Acer Aspire 9504WSMi battery.
Our (currently not available) test device, named 7560G-83524G50Mnkk, is so to say the top model. The installed quad core CPU, A8-3520M, has an integrated graphics chip called Radeon HD 6620G and belongs to the currently fastest mobile processors in AMD's range. The Radeon HD 6650M, a dedicated graphics card from the (lower) midrange, is also installed. A highlight: Both graphics cards run simultaneously in a performance boosting CrossFire mode, which is otherwise primarily seen in high-end devices. In optimal conditions, the system calculates significantly faster than with a single graphics card. AMD calls this dual GPU array Radeon HD 6740G2 Acer TravelMate 4200 battery.
The other equipment is rather unremarkable. Acer has opted for a 500 GB HDD, a conventional DVD burner and four GB of working memory (2x 2048 MB DDR3 RAM). The 17 inch glare screen has a resolution of 1600x900 pixels; Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit serves as the operating system. Apart from the processor, the device equals the Aspire 7560G-8354G50Mnkk listed by several dealers (A8-3500M rather than A8-3500M) Acer TravelMate 4280 battery.
The Aspire 7560G looks fairly plain in a closed state. Despite its textured surface, the black lid is fairly ordinary. As soon as the lid is opened, the user is confronted with a gray (and nicely patterned) keyboard bezel that successfully creates a contrast to the other surfaces Acer TravelMate 4260 battery.
The manufacturer doesn't make any experiments in design. The multimedia machine is to appeal to as wide a customer base as possible. Great: The case doesn't grime too much due to the mostly matt finish. Exclusively plastic is used as material for the notebook and that is also noticed clearly. Quality impression and workmanship are solid. Merely the transition between lid and display bezel wasn't processed quite cleanly Acer TravelMate 5510 battery.
A high stability shouldn't be expected from the Aspire 7560G. Typical for a notebook, the lid can be warped significantly. At least the base unit's bottom proves to be quite stable. In return, the top can be dented noticeably in the drive and battery area. Both hinges have to accept criticism, too. Vibrating surfaces can cause the screen to wobble. Moreover, the base unit lifts considerably when the laptop is opened Acer TravelMate 5210 battery.
Although the multimedia notebook stays under a height of four centimeters and a weight of three kilograms, the 17 inch device is only suitable for frequent carrying around to an extent. All in all, the case quality moves in the midfield. Acer has done a good job on it. The multimedia notebook can't boast with a generous connectivity. The manufacturer completely cuts FireWire, eSATA and ExpressCard. A USB 3.0 port can't be found anywhere either Acer TravelMate 3900 battery.
The existing ports are on the left for the most part. In addition to the vent, there is a Kensington lock, a VGA and HDMI port, two audio jacks (headphone + microphone) and a USB 2.0 port. The right sports a RJ45 Gigabit LAN port, power socket and two more USB 2.0 ports. Acer also integrates a 5in1 card reader on the front (SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC & xD) Acer Aspire 9920G battery.
We don't like the interface arrangement quite as much. Since most ports are placed very far to the front, a lot of elbowroom is lost when many cables are connected - keyword: mouse. The Aspire 7560G naturally also has a module for wireless communication. The Broadcom model supports WLAN but not Bluetooth Acer Aspire Timeline 3810 battery
It's annoying that Acer installs an exaggerated amount of software. We count about 50 programs and drivers. Many components are more than just unnecessary and only slow down the Windows routine (boot time, reaction speed, etc.). However, the 17 inch laptop didn't really get into gear even after a thorough delete action. That is primarily due to the slow HDD Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T battery.
The keyboard's typing feel is definitely a matter of taste. The author of this review found the 16x16 millimeter keys pretty wobbly. In contrast to other multimedia devices, such as the Schenker XMG A501, the trigger response makes a rather unclear impression. Acer Aspire Timeline 4810 battery We also have to complain about the small arrow keys and the not exactly quiet typing noise.
The dedicated number pad, the well-designed layout and the cleverly arranged FN function keys save the keyboard from an even worse rating. Acer should have used its newer keyboard model that is found in the Aspire 5755G Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T battery.
The lowered touchpad in a good size of 86x45 millimeters doesn't provide quite as much reason for complaint. Among other things, we have multi-touch support on the pro side. It enables two finger gestures, such as zooming, rotating or scrolling. It's possible to glide over the touchpad easily due to the fairly smooth surface Acer Aspire Timeline 5810 battery.
The touchpad worked accurately for the most part in the test. Gestures were also almost always identified correctly. The marked scroll bar on the right touchpad edge also has to be praised. Merely the mouse keys make a cheap impression and are worthy of improvement in our opinion Asus Eee PC 701 battery.
Acer has designed the multimedia notebook to be energy-efficient. About 10-15 watts in idle mode and 40-50 watts in load is outstanding. Therewith, the 17 inch laptop doesn't consume more power than smaller office devices equipped with ULV processors, such as the Acer TravelMate 8481TG (Core i5-2467M & GeForce GT 630M). The low power consumption indicates a good energy management on AMD's part Asus Eee PC 1015P battery.
Is that the perfect preconditions for a long battery life? Theoretically, yes - if Acer hadn't supplied the notebook with a weak 6 cell battery (48 Wh, 4400 mAh). The 17 inch laptop at least lasts for a fairly long time without the power adapter in idle and minimum brightness, as well as deactivated CrossFire. We almost managed 6.5 hours in the Battery Eater Reader's test Asus Eee PC 1015PE battery.
Computing intensive tasks and the maximum brightness (CrossFire enabled) cut the battery life in half - three hours of movie time won't knock anyone's socks off. The multimedia machine is drained after one hour in the worst case (high load). Acer has launched an interesting multimedia laptop with its Aspire 7560G. Rather than throwing the umpteenth Intel/Nvidia combo onto the market, the manufacturer takes a go at the AMD platform Asus Eee PC 1215 battery.
The performance verdict is contradictory though. The quad core Fusion processor, A8-3520M, is surpassed by Intel's low-end Core i3-2310M in terms of pure performance. However, the integrated HD 6620G graphics chip teaches its Intel counterpart, HD Graphics 3000, the meaning of fear. The combination with the dedicated midrange GPU, Radeon HD 6650M (= HD 6740G2), results in a quite remarkable 3D performance - especially in view of the notebook price. More gaming power is hardly possible for a €600 device Asus EPC 1015 battery.
However, both graphics card can first really develop their full potential when the user takes care of the notebook appropriately and keeps the GPU driver up to date. Unfortunately, the CrossFire mode didn't work perfectly in the test. On the other hand, the low temperature and noise development have to be highlighted positively. Neither the components nor the case surfaces get too warm during load. Moreover, the multimedia machine works agreeably quiet even in gaming use. Beyond that, the low power consumption ensures good battery runtimes Asus EPC 1015P battery.
But then, why doesn't it achieve a higher rating? Well, there are a few points of complaint: First the interface diversity proves to be rather poor. Apart from omitted ports (eSATA, FireWire & ExpressCard), the absence of a USB 3.0 is particularly displeasing. A slow HDD, a second-rate keyboard and an inferior glare screen add to that. The high black value, the poor viewing angles and the low contrast quickly awake the desire for an external monitor Asus EPC 1015PE battery.
 


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