My partner and I bought this laptop around 4 years ago, and it was a refurbished model from Comet Clearance, and so we managed to get it very cheap. I can't remember how much we paid for it, but I think it was somewhere around £250. We were told when we bought it that it was a good spec, but we were weren't overly bothered about this, as we saw it as being a bargain for a second laptop for us, and we believed that Acer were a good make.
My partner and I have been very disappointed with this laptop, and if we had bought it brand new and paid full price for it, we wouldn't have been very happy. The main issue is that it overheats on a regular basis, which means that it ends up switching itself off, and this of course can be extremely frustrating when in the middle of reading or watching something. It is usually when it is plugged in to the charger that it overheats, and so we have to keep taking off charge. However, the battery life is very short and so you find that you end up having to plug it back in again, and then unplug it again and so on, which can be quite irritating!
The second issue we have had is that the left-hand section of the clicker mouse totally gave up the ghost months ago, and so we have to make do with the touch pad mouse, which also doesn't work properly, as the scroll function decided to stop working months ago. The right-hand section of the clicker mouse is now also deciding it doesn't want to work properly, and so it takes several attempts of clicking it before it will actually work. As I'm sure you can imagine, this is getting very frustrating!
I think the only good thing about this laptop really is that the screen size is 15.6", which is a decent size. It comes with a built-in webcam, as I believe most laptops nowadays do. Unfortunately there isn't really anything else positive to add, and we have been thoroughly disappointed with a laptop that just doesn't want to work. We expected more from an Acer.
Now I've owned this laptop for a few months, I find myself wondering why on earth I spent all that time in my drafty hallway hunched over my PC when I could have been snuggled up on my sofa with my laptop.
It's beautifully set out, the scrollpad just in the right place and no problems with any of the physical features. The screen itself is nice and bright with no flickering and the battery lasts a long time without the power lead, great for those train journeys with no socket available. The start up is also fairly quick, something that doesn't seem too important to some people but when you have to wait 5 minutes for a laptop to start it certainly starts to grate.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a laptop that isn't going to set the world on fire but certainly does the job it's expected to do and does it well. The one thing I would change is the amount of strange pre-installed software on it, lots of games and features that are quite unnecessary.
I have always had Acer laptops and when I had had the last one was on it last legs after 9 years I decided to upgrade to the Acer Aspire 5735.
What a great choice it was.
Once I'd got rid of some of the software that came free with the machine, it was super fast. The trouble being Acer instal programmes to help them with further sales ie/ Antivirus software which when runs out constantly asks you to purchase, games which I would never use & Office again which you have to purchase to gain full access.
They are useful programmes to have if you do not already have the software to instal yourself.
Image quality is second to none that I have come across. 15.6 inch LCD screen.
The laptop is a little ropey when it comes to sound...but then again it's not a music player. It is more than adequate for what I use it for, it is perfectly fine if used with headphones.
4 accessible USB points on the left hand of the keyboard.
8X DVD-Super Multi-Drive with Double-Layer support.
1 x Headphone jack
The maximum memory on this laptop is 4GB (sorry not to technical minded so that is out of the manual)
I like the fact this laptop has a numeric pad on the right of the keyboard like PC keyboards.
The keyboard is laid out in a very useable manner, the buttons are senistive, possibly a little noisy but that could just be because I bash away at the keys!!
The battery power is great also once fully charged will easily last 4 hours.
£380.00 with a 3 year warranty.
Overall - I think this machine is definatley worth the money and no issues with the laptop other than Acers attempt increase software sales.
Great for a daily internet usage laptop.
I got the Acer Aspire 5735 for my eighteenth birthday in March 2009. Since then I have abandoned every using the Home Computer which is still quite a high specification and quick, simply because the Acer Aspire 5735 is perfection!
The laptop has a nice 160GB Hard drive and flaunts 3GB on RAM. But you can get the technical jargon on any specialist website you look at. What you want to know is "Well, how good is it".
I use the Acer for quite a lot of different tasks; assignment writing, website design, image manipulation, internet browsing and home entertainment, and in my honest opinion the Acer Aspire is brilliant for all of those uses!
The "15.6" HD Acer CineCrystal LCD" is crystal clear and highly responsive which means you can watch fast-paced films without the action becoming blurred or colours becoming dull.
Equipped with the "Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5800" pretty much does what it should do, and that is make the laptop nice and fast. You can have multiple web pages open, listen to music and be using a word processor all at the same time and avoid any unwanted lagging between programs and your artist developing and unbearable stutter (sadly this wont work with Gareth Gates - he will still be stuttering).
The last thing I want to mention is the Acer Aspire 5735's price tag. Before deciding which laptop I wanted I carried out a lot of research to see which laptop would be the "perfect student laptop". It was really between the Acer Aspire 5735 and the Sony Vaio. But in the end, I realised that not only did the 5735 have all the functions which I required, at more than half the price of the Vaio, it was the definite choice. I don't think I could have bought a better laptop for the price!
The only issue I have is the battery life. Without being plugged to the mains adaptor you can expect around two hours set on the "balanced" power setting. This isn't a big problem for me as I am usually by a mains socket anyways!
I use the Acer Aspire 5735 as my company laptop and I absolutely adore it! I especially love the full size keyboard, which certainly does come in handy. This beautiful laptop has many functions and does not have many flaws! Even though I have always been used to using Windows XP, this laptop made the transition to Windows Vista a very simple and pleasurable one. There are 3 USB slots for this laptop and a slot for almost any memory card, such as SD, Multimediacard, xD, Pro and another one which I can not quite identify. This 15.6" widescreen HD has a CineCrystal TM LCD screen, which allows for crisp and clear viewing. The built in webcam is also of high standard and comes in handy for those long distance video calls to business partners and even relatives. Overall this laptop is of very satisfactory standard and would urge anybody who wants a good laptop to get this one!
* Ease Of Use *
This laptop is at a very reasonable size, which can be used as your main computer. The full sized keyboard makes typing so easy and simple. The keys are at the right size and are quite soft to the touch. The volume buttons are located within easy reach, just above the keyboard incase you didnt quite hear something or something is too loud.
* Design *
This laptop is very stylish and feels very professional. I love the finish on the lid of the laptop, which adds a sophisticated look to it. I love the fact that this laptop also has a fullsize number pad, which most or alot of laptops do not have.
* Specifications *
Width 38.3 cm
Depth 25 cm
Height 3.7 cm
Weight 2.7 kg
Built in stereo speakers
Wireless LAN aerial
Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 / 2 GHz
800 MHz Data Bus Speed
Intel 64 Technology
Mobile Intel GM45 Express
Installed Size 2 MB
4 GB / 4 GB (max)
SO DIMM 200-pin
2 x 2 GB Config features
250 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
5 in 1 card reader - Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
Display of15.6" TFT
Max Res - 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Max Allocated RAM Size 1759 MB
High Definition Audio
Features Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
Crystal Eye Camera - Integrated
Sensor Resolution 0.3 Megapixel
* Likability *
I love this product and I seriously would not know where I would be without it. It is fast, has many features and is of a very good size.
The acer aspire 5735 is an amazing ipod and great bargains are available if you look around. The widescreen is not very common within many laptops and gives a great experience wheater you are completing work or watching a DVD the picture quality is amazing. The crystal eye webcam can come in very handy if you want to comunicate with people over the internet such as on MSN messenger. The keyboard includes the number pad on the right hand side which is very unusual for a laptop but is very useful if you are inputing figures regulaly. Although the mouse pad is big and has the scrool pad on it aswell one of the laptops only downfall's is in this area, I often find whilst using the mouse pad I zoom in and out when I do not mean to with the way I move my finger, I suspect this can be turned off but however I can not find out how. Also the mouse pad is very noisy and "clicky" but dont let this ruin a very good laptop.