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Well i am currently here typing on my Acer right now, with no problems at all! 3 years ago roughly i was in Argos looking for a laptop, one that did everything for around £300, when i stumbled across this one on sale. I hadnt really thought about Acer as a name to trust, but i must say how wrong i was. I have owned many computers, laptops etc in my house and personally and this one has out lived the others. I am not too much of a technical person so i will write my review for someone similar! I find the display on the laptop very good, its easy to adjust the resolution and doesnt go down too much when you have not got it plugged in. The mousepad is extremely reactive and in a really good position. The keys have not come loose and they also are in a good typing position. I find the memory on it good, storing much needed music and films. A negative i would say is i think it can lag a bit compared to others when playing games, my Sims game doesnt seem to work very well at all. Its perfect for managing settings and looking realy good when doing work on in public places. The battery life is good considering others and doesnt take long to fully charge at all. I would say it is a must buy for a person wanting a cheap but good laptop.
I'm not particularly knowledgeable about computers, dont understand all the techi bits and basically I wanted a laptop that I could easily operate, mainly for internet, watching DVDs and uploading my pictures.
I chose Acer Aspire largely for price range being right (actually I bought from John Lewis when it was on a "special purchase" offer) and it appeared to be the basic kind of laptop that I required. I like the size and weight of it, I travel a lot and take it with me so didn't want anything big or heavy... but having said that, it still has a good screen size to watch DVDs, etc. It also doesn't give any glare, which is better than others. The display is bright and clear and the keyboard is very comfortable and the keys are nice and light to use. I am overall very pleased with it. I do have a couple of criticisms though, which are quite big ones really....
The DVD/CD drive is temperamental. I actually ended up buying a portable DVD drive to use with it as it was regularly not recognising when a disk was in there. Also, another big criticism is that the sound does not go loud enough; generally I have to attach some speakers, which is a real pain.
The lid does get quite scratched too.
Overall, if you're after a reliable and powerful laptop for a good price, the Aspire is a great choice. It's comfortable to use, has a good display and a reasonably large hard disk. Its battery life is long enough to complete most tasks away from a mains socket.
This laptop for the price is a top runner leaving the more expensive competition lagging behind, It would be a world leader except for silly and unforgivable mistakes by Acer themselves.
The DVD drive seems to be a bargain basement cast off unwilling to function at anything close to the quality a person would expect, Not recognising discs, Telling you that a newly formatted disc is full.
But the one factor that brings this laptop down is the placement on the chassis of the USB ports and the DVD drive. Perfect if you left handed but if your a righty like me then using a mouse plugged into the USB port means problems.
To eject a disc means moving the mouse pad mouse to open the drive and then moving them back just to click.
A good laptop lacking in common sense of design. When I was at school we where awarded grades A to F.. Sadly this laptop only rates a D+ to a C-,,, with the teacher's footnote of unacceptable mistakes due to lack of concentration and must tried harder
I received this laptop as a gift from an old friend for my birthday about 2 weeks ago and I'm extremely happy with it. It's super fast which helps me to do all my daily stuff and more! I've had no problems as of yet. It's easy to setup and has a lot of space, allowing me to store lots of games, old photos and my whole song collection! Typing is very comfortable and using the mouse doesn't give me any issues like my old laptop. Graphics card is a little under my spec but for a laptop, it's fine. The wireless connection works great, allowing me to get the most out of my Internet. Streaming movies while uploading/downloading gives me virtually no slowness or loading bars whatsoever. I did have to get a USB extension lead to use since there's only 2 USB slots. But as I said, this is a laptop and it's great to use on the go so I don't really need the USB ports unless I'm doing something important, in which case I can use an extension cord.
Overall I have been very impressed with my Acer Aspire. I particularly like the vey fast boot up speed with saves me hours! I also really like the screen which is nice and large and does not give as much glare as some I have used. I also like the way there are numbers on the right hand side making typing easier and quicker. Another plus point is the position of the charger and USB ports etc. Because they are located on the side I have found it generally quicker and easier.
On the downside my main complaints are that it is impossible to know whether caps lock is on or not, before I know it I have typed a paragraph in capitals! I find this rather frustrating. I am also starting to find the battery life is deteriorating. If I am being really picky I would also like to change the volume and screen brightness on the side of the laptop.
Im not gonna pretend that im the biggest computer genius or that i fully understand alot of the stuff the man in the shop told me was soo great about this laptop, so dont expect a super technical reveiw. I have had the Acer Aspire 5732z for around 2 weeks now and heres what i think it so far.
*How Much & Where To Buy*
My dad bought me the laptop from Comet for around £400 (without Microsoft Office or Internet protection). It is also available to buy from: PC World, Currys, acer.co.uk and most other electricalstores/websites. The laptop does some with a free trial on both internet security and windows 7, but you will have to buy these which depending on the security you use can add another £100 onto the price.
I was really impressed with the elegant and sleek looking design of the laptop. The top is a glossy black with the acer logo in the middle. Although i love the look of this laptop the only negative thing about the glossy surface is that it shows up fingerprints REALLY EASILY i have only had the laptop for 2 weeks and i have already had to wipe it several times. the inside of the laptop is back and silver which i think looks really modern. The keyboard is also is also quite large which means typing is really easy and comfortable, which is great for me as i mainly use it for reviews and assignments!!
I dont fully understand some of this info given on the box but some of you might so here it is:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit.
Processor: intel pentium processor T4400
Storage: 320BG HDD
*What I Thought Of The Laptop*
I think the laptop is great, especially considering the reasonably cheap price. The screen is quite big, (15.6") which means its great for watching dvds/online videos etc. And the quality of the screen is really clear and sharp. I also think the buit in webcam is great as i have never had a webcam before and it never really occured to me to buy one buit now i have it ive had loads of fun chatting to my mates from uni who i haventseen in a while . I also think the speakers on the laptop are really good as just like every other teenager i like my music LOUD, and whilst these speakers aren't the loudest i own they are really loud for a laptop and provide a really clear sound without crackling or distorting the sound like my previous laptop did. Like i have said i have only ahd the laptop for two weeks so i unfortunatley i cant comment on the battery life or memory yet as i haven't used the laptop without being plugged in yet and i also haven't loaded all of my music, pictures and software yet. The only slightly negative thing i have noticed is that it doesnt have bluetooth which can make uploading picture/music from your phone a little trickier but to be honest its not really an issue for me.
Overall, i would reccomend this laptop to anyone who is looking for a multi-purpose laptop on a budget as it provides excellent picture and sound quality for loading pictures, watching dvds, listening to music etc. As well as having a large keyboard and screen for typing and doing work. And the internet connection is also really great for web browsing and social networking etc. And all for £400!! What more could you want!
I bought this laptop from Currys and it cost around £430 which included a half price antivirus software package. The 15.6inch HD LCD screen is very clear and is adequate for what I use the laptop for. If you want a laptop for games use, I would recommend a larger screen. This laptop also comes with a 3 GB memory and a 250GB harddrive.
I have found this laptop very quick, and able to handle my day-to-day emails and general internet usage and a few games I play on it too, with its 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium processor. The dual core processor allows it to easily handle multiple tasks and with Windows 7 installed I like the new layout of the whole desktop.
There is a silver power button directly beneath the screen, and this lights up blue when the laptop is on, I find it an attractive feature, although if you are looking for a laptop for looks rather than performance you may be left somewhat dissapointed due to the top cover of the laptop atttracting greasy fingerprint marks like a magnet.
Performance is one reason I bought this laptop and I trust Acer very much because we have another Acer laptop in the family also. I would recommend anyone looking to buy a laptop in the £400-£500 price range to give this one a look and see that it compares favourably to many of its competitors.
I've had this laptop for a couple of days now and have been using it almost non-stop. I was a bit unsure about the pentium processor, I was told to go for Core 2 duo or above but I took a risk and was more than pleasantly surprised, this laptop runs even faster than my old one that had core 2 duo. I don't know if its the extra memory or not (my other one only had 1GB) but whatever it's got it works!
The screen is lovely to look at, it's got an HD screen and you can tell the difference, much clearer and crisper.
I've been using it to just browse the internet and download music so far, I watched a DVD last night and it ran perfectly fine.
It doesnt take too long to boot up, was impressed there, the keyboard is nice to type on, the touchpad is responsive - but I'm more a mouse person anyway!
Basically I've been really happy with this laptop and if you're considering it then in my opinion you're on the right track, it's perfect for every day use. I've not been able to pick one fault with it myself, very impressed and at a bargain price!
I had never bought a laptop before a month or so ago. Years spent slaving over one those hulking great pcs, that takes about fifteen minutes to boot up! I bit the bullet finally when my mum suggested that I invest in a laptop from Tesco. There were a couple of hot picks and this was one of them. I am typing on the Acer as I write this review.
I was at first confused with the difference between a laptop and a notebook. On the whole, notebooks seemed to be smaller. I wanted something sturdier, so plumped for the laptop. It cost about four hundred pounds, with one hundred pounds knocked off when I bought it.
The packaging was all secure and the laptop was wrapped to perfection with all parts intact and pristine. I was very impressed with the glossy black finish on it. Opening the laptop up, I was greeted with a neat flatscreen and a sexy looking black keyboard and touchpad.
The laptop did not come with a mouse, this I had to buy separately, as I am no good with moving the touchpad around! I have taken the laptop into the garden to use, into the bathroom and all around the house. It is lightweight and durable.
Let's look at some of the things I like about this laptop. First off the keys feel sensual to touch and each patter of a key is a pleasure to press. The layout on the keyboard is straightforward and navigation is very easy.
The colours are brilliant, with a clear crisp picture quality. You can adjust the colours of course, but mine were just right when the laptop first arrived. The best bit is, it is so quick to load. From the moment you turn on, the loading time is literally thirty seconds. I have never come across something as quick as this and this makes logging on and off so quick and easy. There is no waiting five minutes for a shutdown procedure.
The laptop is very quiet, with virtually no noise and only a slight hum in the background that you need to strain to hear. This makes it ideal for late night use when you want to work or surf in a sleepy household.
The set-up of the laptop is very easy and can be performed in about twenty minutes. Everything worked first time and the procedure is automated, meaning you click through the wizard and it does it all for you.
Now time for some not so good points. It comes with only two months trial of McAfee security, this means you will need to bite the bullet and update it on your own accord eventually. Mine is just about to expire! Also there is only a demo version of Microsoft Office, which again expires after a set time. This is really a feature that I would loved to have the full version of with the laptop.
Another bad point, when you take the laptop outside, it is hard to see the screen. I also noticed that the touchpad was less responsive in the intense heat. The laptop performs best in cooler conditions and soft lighting.
My final gripe is that the battey suddenly announces it is going to go, then quickly runs down in the last few minutes. Although you can plug in and start it recharging, this can sometimes catch you off guard!
On the whole, this has been a good purchase. the price was fair and the machine works fast. It would be ideal for people who want a mid-range laptop for work and casual surfing. The memory capacity is 4gb which is more than adequate and the features on the laptop offer everything I need to work and play.
* * * Acer Aspire 5732z * * *at first whan i told my brother that i am goin to buy an acer he told me dont be mad! Isaid y what d u mean he said acers dont work for long and i said y will a company put a product out if its not just simply great and i still baught it and i burnt too learn the keys stop workin first one by one evry day 2 months after purchase even my mom own stop workin leaving us to get another
I bought the Acer Aspire 5732z about 6 months ago and can honestly say that it is one of the better laptops i have owned for the price I payed. It is stylish looking, has windows7 so its up-to-date, and the dual processor is extremely fast. It has a DVD rewriter built in and the screen itself is very crisp and clear. The mouse pad took a bit of time getting used to as it feels unresponsive at times and when you try to scroll down it can take you too far, but the more often you use it the more used to it you get. If it is too annoying just plug in the mouse itself and problem solved!The battery life is no more than 2 hours before it needs charging but the warrantee does recommend you keep the charger plugged in at all times during use. The graphics card is quite weak, not very good if you want to use it for gaming but then again it is not a game machine! All in all a great buy.
This has got to be the postman pat of laptops. Even though from the outside it's boring, not very vibrant it does the job needed if you are a non heavy user. For example for work and home use, it is nearly perfect. However if it is the main computer for a heavy duty business or if you enjoy gaming and using it for your main access for multimedia, i think this laptop is out of its depth. For one its graphics card is poor, and its intel chip is not the latest. With intel Pentium, it can be outclassed with others like core due on similar price laptops. So for this reason, there are better laptops for the specific price range. Even if you are a light user of computers like my sister is which this laptop is for, similar technology is available at a cheaper price, from £350. Also the sound quality is poor compared to my Compaq laptop, found that music from radio and YouTube is not at the same quality. I would say the batter life is very average at around 4 hours.
My parents bought me this laptop for my birthday last year, I love this one because it looks really pretty especially for a girl because I like pretty things.
The acer aspire laptop has a 3gb ram and a HDD 250gb which can store loads of songs.
The laptop has lots of wonderful features on it like a trial edition for microsoft word and microsoft offfice which for some people it is hard to use but on this acer laptop it makes everything seem so simple.
The battery life is not so long which is a bit of a downer because I like to stay on my laptop when I am out or for long periods of time.
The reliability of this laptop is good because I can always look to it for support. It lasts for around 4 hours before you have to charge it up again which annoys me a lot but you get used to having to carry the charger around with you.
The acer laptop can be bought for around £444.30 at www.it247.com which is where mine was bought for me. The cost is a little much but when you get to see alll the fantastic features that this amazing laptop has to offer. The quality of the laptop is very high because the the look of the laptop is really fashionable and professional.
The laptop is really worth buying because all the special features are cool and useful. The installation of the software is good and fast but it can sometimes make the computer crash a lot. The software is very modern and once your free trial of word and office has ended they give you a free setup of open office 2 which is a less modern but still easy to use program
ok, this Acer laptop has an entry level dual core processor, which will be fine for people who want to web browse, watch videos on You tube, and so on. The 3 gig of Ram is again ,more than adequate as it comes with windows 7 as standard (windows 7 will run with 2 gig ram with comfort!)
Upon turning the machine on I was delighted with the fast boot up 1.5mins)
and when prompted the fast connection to the internet, I found to be a most pleasant surprise!
The general look and chasis of the Acer is very modern and I particularly like the individually cut keys on the kepboard.
The webcam as is usually the case with Acers, clear bright and sharp even in dull, dark murky conditions. When it comes to multi-tasking the Acer seems more than competent to open multi tabs with too much slow down.
I for example had 5 open tabs in Firefox's webrowser and it seemed to handle them just fine.
The speakers whilst a bit thin on the sound when playng Drum and Bass music, if you liste to normal pop song's they'll sound just fine.
A very well rounded laptop and at this price a struggle to beat.
Acer as a company are a Taiwanese company just like Dell, this makes them cheap, not bad as some people will try and tell you.
A very good laptop.
I am a student and did not know where to start when looking for a new laptop. I asked other students and the Acer Aspite 5732Z seemed popular with quite a few people. I am very glad I listened to them because this laptop is brilliant for me! It was much cheaper than a lot of similar laptops but I have not had any problems with it so far. It has Windows 7 which is very useful. It's very easy to get started. The screen is a very good size and great for watching DVDs etc. It doesn't have an inbuilt webcam or microphone, which would have been nice, but perhaps that's why it was not as expensive as some other similar laptops. Runs very nicely and quietly and has a nice design to it. MASSES of space for all your music, photos, and movies. I would definitely recommend it to other students.