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This lap-top is very quick to load up when you switch it on, and it's very fast generally - internet, Word, etc. That's one disadvantage actually - it doesn't come with Word; I've installed an old version of it with a disc, but of course there are good free word-processing applications available you can download.
It's had a lot of use, and I haven't treated it especially well, but it's still just as fast, and looks just the same, as when it was brand new - not even the keys seem to have any wear. I've had quite a few lap-tops over the years, and I don't think any have been as rugged as this one. It's only frozen once or twice, and has never given any other problems.
It's got a full-size keyboard, and I find the separate number-pad's handy even if you don't do spreadsheets. It's good for watching videos too - the screen's wide and reasonable quality, as are the speakers.
OK, it's not stylish, but the workman-like matt plastic has a certain rugged appeal, and doesn't get scratched easily or show up fingerprints.
Its hard to find a laptop with the specifications of the graphic intensive aspire 5733z at such a price. And believe me it doesnt give up on quality either. Reliability is a very well known quality of acer models.
The speed is great-everything opens up in a flick and i've been getting very good speeds online too. My previous laptop was the acer travelmate 4330 and it used to freeze while opening a lot of browser windows. But my new one is great ..and you tube plays great too...frankly i bought a new laptop to play assassins creed( it wasn't working on my old one)..and the 2.13 Ghz and the HD graphics cards are really showing through and the game is working like a charm(I know the game is outdated but i havnt been playing games for a long time).
The notebook has a 500 GB disk drive but you get around only about 450, i think its because of the partitions but it is ample storage for all my files And about the looks- it has a great sleeky and slim look and it looks top-tech.Mine is of a charcoal case .The screen is kind of huge compared to my old laptop..but multitasking is great . The display is great - 720p or bluray..whichever video it is it plays brilliantly and there is no freezing and this wasnt the case with my last laptop. The keypad (ACER FINE TIP) looks real good and is of a good make. The keys are large enough for very effective typing.The mouse pad is MULTITOUCH - though i didnt like the style(quite outdated) ,But it works great and i quite sensitive.There are 3 usb ports.
The notebook has a lot of easy access controls.The webcam is excellent..the pics taken ad the video are of excellent clarity. The face recognition application works like a charm.The dvd drive is a super multi double layer - i only used it once and the burning is fast. It weighs about two and a half i think and it isnt much weight to carry around. The stereo speakers and mic are good too.
For connectivity features it has wifi and ethernet- i use both and both work well. There are multi card readers.The notebook is energy star qualified(i frankly dont know what that means but i think it says that the device is energy efficient).I agree to that too- i get about for and a half hours of battery life. It has HDMI connectivity too. It has a security lock slot but i havent used it yet.It came with a 1 year warranty( i really do believe that i won't have to use it,except for the keyboard). Frankly i am a bit worried about the potential problem of the keypad going defective( i had the same proble with my previous laptop and is a general problem with acer laptops).
OVERALL, in my opinipon this is an excellent choice if you are looking for a moderately techy notebook at low price and at the same time not giving up on the quality.