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I have just recently recieved this laptop as a replacement for a stolen one. As my technical knowledge of laptops is not great, I want to focus this review around the more "user friendly" aspects of this machine. But just for completion I have included the specs below for you, make the most out of them if you so wish.
Model ID: LX.ABH05.086
Acer Aspire 5102WLMi - Turion 64 mobile technology TL-50 1.6 GHz - RAM : 1 GB - HD : 80 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - 802.11b/g - Win XP Home - 15.4" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
The laptop itself is fairly simple and easy to use from the offfset. There is a variety of software pre-installed onto it including virus scanner, wireless internet, MSN messenger and a DVD viewing programme. Overall it is very easy to get up and running with all the basic functions with minimal hassel.
The laptop itself is physically quite large and heavy making it a difficult machine to use on the go. However I use it as a space saving desktop machine so this does not really effect me. The screen is an impressive 15.4 inches in widescreen which makes watching DVDs on it a favourable option. The sound and graphics are both crisp and clear which adds to a good viewing experience.
The Laptop also contains an intergrated webcam, which is again of a high resolution. Although I feel it is a bit of a gimmick and not really needed by myself it is still a nice little gadget to show off with. The touch pad is also of a good size and makes navigation around the desktop very easy.
The processing power of the machine is adequet for my needs. Although I do not play the latest games (that require high spec processing pwer) I can still play many of the games i want. This includes the recently released Comman and conquer complication and Rollercoaster tycoon three.
The only real down side to this machine is that it has frozen on me twice in its first week. I am hoping these were just isolated set backs but I am still keeping my eye on it in case it is faulty.
Update: Since originally writting this review for ciao.co.uk I have had no further problems with the laptop freezing up on me and I have now had it a good 7 months