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Acer Aspire 7741G


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 7741G specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 7741G
ProcessorIntel® Core™i5-450M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.40GHz)
Intel® Core™ i3-350M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.26GHz)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorGoodDidn't check each feature, but it's running fine
Optical DriveGood Tested reading only
GraphicsGood Tested with commercial driver
SoundOutput good, Input poorCapture has lot of white noise and even cracks
EthernetGoodDidn't test throughput
WirelessGoodDidn't test throughput
USBGoodDidn't test throughput
Card ReaderNot Tested


Tested with Ubuntu 10.04.2 for x86_64


Everything works fine except for audio capturing.


Mark, 2013/01/28 21:40

Arch64, Slackware and Slackware64 works well, only bug that I have encountered with both is when I shut down, sometimes I need to pull the battery out before the laptop will start up again.

John, 2011/04/08 21:29

I have the 7741G i5-450 running without problem with 'out of the box' ubuntu 10.10 amd64 version (as recommended on the ubuntu website for intel i5 !!).
WiFi works ok
No problems found so far.
Overall seems much quicker in operation than running the pre-installed Windows 7 OS.
I've setup to dual boot either OS.

dimitris, 2011/04/12 12:47

my wifi doesnt work my friend. how did you fix this? ubuntu i used

Thomas, 2011/03/14 13:08

I use Slackware64 13.1 and all the hardware works out of the box.
I use it since 4 days and im happy with it.

one hint: to use the ethernet card you have to unload the tg3 module, load the broadcom module and reload the tg3 again.

hey there, 2011/03/08 21:33

Trying to get the wireless configured on the Acer 7741G.

anyone do this successfully?

Eric West, 2015/07/09 00:09

remove that wifi card and install a Intel 7260, can get it from ebay for about $10, it will add Bluetooth also. Make sure you download the drivers before hand.

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