Product Type: Acer laptops
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This Acer lappy is/was superb
Acer Aspire 5733 i3
Member Name: madeindevon
Acer Aspire 5733 i3
Date: 13/01/13, updated on 14/01/13 (116 review reads)
Advantages: Many advantages, a great laptop
Disadvantages: The screen broke sadly, possible accidental damage not an Acer fault though
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
Summary: I loved it, and miss it since it has broken
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