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Laptops pitched at the professional crowd rarely do all that much to stand out visually. They're meant to be all about business, not having flashy visual style. It doesn't hurt to have a few frills, however, and Acer's attractive but still businesslike Travelmate 5760G manages that. The review sample submitted to CNET Australia had a regular-looking black internal design, with a subtle lined pattern running through the wrist rest and a dark-blue lined lid. It's not flashy or gaudy, but it does look good in a subtle, understated way.
The model we tested did have one ungainly feature, however, albeit a minor one. We tested the AU$1899 model of the TravelMate 5760G, and to give it its full name, it's the ...
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Acer Travelmate TM5760G-2414G50Mibk (LX.V3X03.001). Can anyone reasonably be expected to remember that long name if they're looking for this model on a retail shop floor? We doubt it.
The TravelMate 5760G that we tested sported an Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB 5200RPM SATA drive. Graphics are courtesy of an Nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics adaptor powering the 15.6-inch 16:9 WXGA display panel. The TravelMate 5760G has a DVD writer, a five-in-one memory card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA and Gigabit Ethernet ports. The keyboard is fully sized with a number pad, although the cursor keys are slightly shrunk to allow space for dedicated dollar and euro symbol keys, again underlying this system's business roots.