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My lovely Godchildren decided to play with my Dell an sadly it ended up being smashed, so I bought this Acer 5733 (i3 Intel Core, 15.6", HD, LED, LCD, 500 GB Hardrive, 3 GB Ram, DVD drived, 6-Cell Li-ion battery).
It has a small printed diagonal lines which gives it a different effect to that of typical design most laptops have. It is not though the most stylish Laptop that I have had but it is nice and formal looking. It is 2.6 Kgs and even feels less heavier when you actually hold it, which I feel is a bonus as, I am a student and carrying a laptop around constantly can be heavy work! The screen is as stated above LED, LCD, fantastic with resolution for watching HD videos*. The Keys are nicely separated and there is plenty of space to type, there is a number pad which I don't regularly use but I feel as though laptops without feel strange, I suppsoe when your on a comouter you always have the numberpad keyboard and want that realistic computer feeling transferred to your laptop. The laptop has a few USB holes for you to put in your phone, USB mouse and whatever else it is you may feel the need to plug in, the laptop also has the normal sockets from audio to hdmi, everything an up to date Laptop would have. It is a notebook, however luckily it comes with a DVD drive on the left side which is wonderful for gaming or watching films.
With using this Laptop I have rarely had issues however I have had to set to factory settings on one occasion when it froze every time i turned it on, I blame this more on it's operating system (windows 7) that itself, but I suppose that counts as the laptop too. It runs pretty smoothly, 500GB hard-drive is a nice amount for me as a BA student to put my work in, it also comes with a really handy Acer restore system which is seriously useful. I play sims PC on this so faming wise with an i3 processor it is relatively good and smooth.
I will admit it claims to last 3 hours I feel it probably does 2 and a half, I also feel that Acers have serious issues with their chargers, my charger keeps telling me it is not compatible, I have bought the Laptop version of this (this is a notebook) for my boyfriend and his battery actually stopped working unless it was continuously on charge, this led to a trip to the repair shop and a lovely £60 to fix. I have bought a new charger and it is working, but I still find this to be quiet uncomfortable after having only for 6 months.
3 keys fell off after 3 months, I admit I do type heavily and hard but still never happened to me before with any laptop or computer I have had so disappointing. The touch pad works fine, smooth and follows as you move.
I feel for the quality of this Laptop, this was cheap, I have to say I have spent £700 on a Dell and I received far less than I did with this, I know it has been slightly troublesome, but overall worth it, bargain price for £350.
Overall I have to say I bought this laptop for under £350 it was worth the price, one of the best Laptops for that price I have ever had, it just runs really smooth an rarely freezes.
My daughter is in her third year now at university, we couldn't really afford it, but in time for her going off to university we offered to buy her a new laptop.
After considerable research and advice, we opted for this Acer model. We bought it from Tesco online, it cost around £360 at the time, as I recall it was part of a special offer.
It was a considerable upgrade at the time from anything we had at home, this lappy was running Windows 7 for a start... a few Windows versions ahead of our other computer..
My daughter got on really well with this lappy, but due to her course and funding etc.. she had another one and this Acer came back to me a year ago.
I am no computer expert at all, but am quite a heavy internet user... unfortunately my internet speed at home is pathetically poor, so I doubt I was able to use this machine to its best potential. However I will explain how I use the machine and you will be able to see that I found it really good.
As a hobby I enter online competitions, web pages via busy forums.. My preferred way of entering these competitions is to download form filling software, which I understand can slow your computer down quite a bit - in my case it didn't though.
I would then open the first page of the forum that I use, where there will be a further amount of pages to chose from. I like to use Firefox and use "snap links" on Firefox to open each forum thread.. then I go to each thread page and open the actual competition link. At any one time I could have 20 - 25 pages open in one go, as well as my email client running and also the form filling software.
I wouldn't exaggerate here and say that having all these pages open made the computer run as fast as if there was only one page open, but I would say that yes, nearly as fast..
So - although I know nothing about spec and performance, I can honestly say that this lappy copes brilliantly with very heavy internet use.
It is a nice machine to touch, to use. The keyboard is firm to use, the screen is good quality and the casing all feel well made.
The battery power when new was superb, three years down the line it is not too good, but that is age and not a fault of the lappy
I was using this lappy day in, day out - up to about two months ago.. when one morning I noticed that the bottom right hand corner of the screen had gone black and felt hot. I turned it off instantly and let it cool down... that evening my hubby turned it on and the same happened within minutes... after investigation we discovered that inside the casing of the lid of the lappy there are little thin florescent tubes, one tube had shattered and had damaged the wiring.. sadly my gorgeous lappy is now waiting to go to lappy heaven....
I have since discovered on Ebay that you can buy new screens for this laptop, for around £60 - and I think that I will be buying one at some point in the new feature.. I have recently bought a new laptop, higher spec and newer windows, which to be honest is not a patch on this one...
Conclusion 10 out of 10
I have reviewed my Nano on another review site.. same user name
I bought this laptop last year for my boyfriend's christmas present. He loved it and it worked very well at first. Very fast, easy to use as he isn't very tech savvy, had no problem downloading programs (Microsoft office, etc) games and movies. The screen is a nice size at 15.6". However after about 4 months of using it, it started developing battery problems. At first it would stay charged without having to be plugged in for about 3-4 hours. It's now gotten to the point where it will not stay charged or even turn on unless plugged in. This is so disappointing as it's his first own laptop, and its also such a huge inconvenience. The point of getting a laptop vs. a desktop is to be able to take it around with you but this laptop has made that impossible.
Keeping that in mind, we may have gotten a faulty model as like previously mentioned the computer is great in all other aspects. This is a decent laptop and with the price you can't go wrong, however I can't rate it any higher as we have had the problems with it.
The Acer is a great little laptop and for around £400 you get yourself a fairly well specced laptop. Not only is the 15.6" screen easy to see, the laptop itself is very light, especially if you have to carry it to a lot of meetings.
With 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive capacity, the Acer has more than adequate space but having said this, if you are an avid gamer or require loads of information and programmes on your laptop then this may not be the laptop for you. Having said that, you can however purchase a more expensive model and uprate the size of RAM and the size of the hard drive but it depends on your needs.
The Acer has a pretty fast 2.13ghz Intel pentium processor and the wi-fi connection certainly hasn't let me down so far! It has an excellent integrated graphics card and the high resolution display is capable of showing your videos, pictures or movies in all their splendour.
The Acer comes with Windows 7 Home Premium Edition which ensures a seamless experience when surfing the web and if skype or chatting to your friends and family is your thing then the Acer has an excellent built in webcam.
You should get round about 3 hours from a charge and I have found this claim to be reasonably accurate for once.
All in all, an excellent laptop but maybe not for the advanced user!
I got this laptop for Christmas last year after my previous one pretty much bit the dust. Compared to what I used to have, an abacus would be good, but I still recognise that this is pretty darn good and fit for purpose.
My husband chose it mainly because it was from a reputable brand (Acer, obviously) and there were some pretty good reviews of it on Amazon, where he bought it for around about £350. It's a pretty average price for the spec of laptop, when comparing it to others I found that some were a bit less and some a bit more but none radically different.
The screen is a standard 15.6 inches. I was considering getting a larger screened one because this laptop was intended to replace our desk top computer and we thought the screen size might be a little on the small size. But it seems that there is a reason why most laptop screens are this size; because it is perfect even for continued use (which it sure gets from me!).
The lap top has a 320gb memory which is more than enough for my every day needs. I haven't got anywhere near filling it up despite having it for almost eight months now and uploading all of my photos (and reviews) on to it. I did a defrag on it for the first time the other day and it showed no problems at all.
The operating system is Windows Seven home edition, which I actually thought would have come with it. I don't know if that was me being naïve or whether it is unusual to get nothing with it, but it was a bit annoying that I couldn't start playing with it straight away because I had to go out and buy Windows for it.
The manufacturer suggests that you should get 3 hours from a fully charged battery but I pleased to say that I have got more than that. It seems to be quite a bit more to be honest, I think I probably get nearer to five hours from it, which is great.
It has Intel Core i3 processing, which doesn't mean a whole lot to me other than it does things quickly. I find that it does everything I need quickly. Admittedly, I probably don't stretch it all that much, but for everyday use - things like surfing the internet, writing word and excel documents and the like it is more than suitable.
Looks wise I think the Acer is pretty nice. It is a dark metallic grey colour and is quite streamlined. To be honest, I don't think that there is much to like or dislike about a laptop in general but this one ticks all the boxes of not being hideous looking or in a hideous colour so it is good enough for me.
One thing I really like about the laptop is the keyboard. I find it really easy to use and the keys are nice and responsive with only a gentle press required. The mouse pad is good too although I have found that it is a little over sensitive in that it seems to react even to my hand being near it which can play havoc with things when I am typing.
Overall I am very happy with the Acer laptop and have found that it offers excellent value for money and it fits mu needs perfectly. Definitely recommended.
I bought this laptop for my wife last Christmas as I was fed up with her kicking me off my home pc to view her Facebook, look on Ebay and do her on-line shopping. I paid around the £350 mark for it but it was on offer at the time reduced from £450. The Laptop has a superb finish in a graphite colour with a textured feel all over the top of the case. The version I bought boasts a massive 6gb of DDR3 memory which should allow it to run most software with ease. It has 3 USB slots and a Micro SD slot on the front. If the operating system is left to manage the battery power consumed then you get around 2 - 2.5 hrs running without having to reconnect the battery charger. It has Windows 7 64bit Operating system installed which is by far the best yet and has a storage capacity of 500GB which is a good size compared to a lot of laptops on the market. The initial set-up of the laptop was simple as was the connection to my wireless network and homegroup. It has an inbuilt Intel HD Graphics card which gives crystal clear pictures/videos and a webcam which gives a great picture even when there is a low light source.
Since buying this laptop I see much more of my faithful old pc (although I do get to use her laptop from time to time) and can find no fault with it except the fact that there is no HDMI slot to connect it to the tv).
In summary I would say this a very good buy for anyone looking for a nice looking reliable laptop which doesn't cost the earth.
I bought this laptop at the end of last year when my Dell gave up the ghost after only 3 years. Acer may not be a big name in electronics, but so far its performing just as well, if not better than my Dell.
It has a 15.6 inch, LED LCD screen which makes for a good viewing experience. I haven't yet used outside in the sun so can't comment on how it would hold up, but for inside use it's excellent.
It comes with a built in webcam, which works great in well lit areas, making video chat easy.
It has 3 USB ports, which I've found to be plenty enough for plugging in a couple of devices, and it also has a DVD super multi drive.
The laptop is very light so can be used on the go, although the battery life is approximately only 3 hours. Despite the light feel, the laptop does not feel cheap and flimsy and has an air of quality.
Overall I am very pleased with the Acer Aspire 5733. It was fairly cheap at £350, and performs wells, with plenty of storage space. Everything I need in a laptop. No problems so far!