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The Acer Aspire 5536g laptop is altogether a good lower end home use laptop with many features that are only usually seen in more expensive models. With 2 AMD Athlon 64 processors the speed is more than enough for any standard laptop user and even more processor hungry programs for example video games. The hardrive capacity of 320gb provides ample space for any music, pictures and films that may be on the laptop at any time. with a 15.6" LCD screen running ATI graphic software provides an excellent picture quality with very vivid colours and smooth images which really comes into it's own when running games or watching films. The Aspire 5536 offers a full qwerty keyboard with numeric pad which has a really nice feel to it, no heavy keys or lack of responsiveness which is a big advantage. HDMI connectivity is a bonus which allows you to hook up the laptop to any HD ready television to use it as a second display, so to play films on a larger screen or to place word documents on whilst working etc.
A few downsides with the Acer Aspire 5536 is the battery life. After a few years use of the laptop the battery life started to decrease with a full charge only lasting a few hours at maximum compared to well over 4 hours at new. To me this isn't a major concern as I can plug in the charger when ever it is needed, however to those of you who may need to use a laptop for hours on end without the chance of charging it may become an issue. Another downside to the 5536, or more specifically my 5536 (it may just be my machine), is that the network adapter seems to have become faulty with the wireless internet signal being lost on a regular basis.
All in all the Aspire 5536 is a good entertainment laptop that I would recommend however the negatives may be on a larger scale than just my machine so keep that in mind!
The Acer Aspire 5536-643G50MN is a great home use laptop. The 2 Athlon 64 processors that power the machine are more than enough for basic media and internet use, although it may struggle to handle larger jobs such as CAD software. with 500GB of hardrive space this acer has ample storage for your film and music collection. The ATi graphics make your films and pictures, and also gaming look extra detailed and smooth. The Acer has a very good built in wireless reviever that will work at very good speeds when linked up to a home wireless network. Also the 15.6" LCD screen allows for stunning picture quality, this can be seen more during gameplay and movies. A couple of negatives about this system is the fact that it runs Windows Vista, i would upgrade the machine to Windows 7 to get the most out of the Acers ability and the lack of any HDMI ports ristricts the Acer from connecting to a tv.
This laptop was the first one I have ever purchased on my own (as in no parents, partner etc) so it was down to me to pick everything and install it all myself. I really felt when I walked away from the shop I had made the best purchase I could. The features on it are fantastic, the Vista is different to get used to than the usual 2007 but it is simply to grasp and still has all the essential elements.The speed of the computer is very good and takes very little time to load anything. The 2gb memory is plently for the average person who wants to store music, pictures and save games. If you are a hardcore gamer I would advise getting something with more memory than this but otherwise its fantastic resolution and such a clear good quality screen. It definitly is a quality laptop that I dont want to replace after a year of having it it is a piece of technology that serves its purpose exceedingly well!