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Having picked up this laptop at a very fair price, I have been pleasantly surprised at its reliability and sturdiness. The laptop itself is a black and graphite colour, with a wide screen that is clear and bright when in use. The keyboard stands up to the test of the occasional 3 year old touching an adults toy, which is more than could be said for the previous dell laptop we had.
The multiple connectors (such as USB, HDMI, and VGA outputs) have been a god send, as I've always been able to connect the laptop where ever I've ended up with work. The batter life is very good in normal use, but like most modern machines, the harder the machine is working, the quicker the battery life goes. The core i5 allows the machine to perform multi tasks without much issue (apart from the battery life disappearing), and the memory provided was more than ample for what my needs required.
All in all, I think I would stick with an Acer over a Dell laptop in future, purely as I feel this laptop was built to last longer than a Dell, while not skimping out on what a good laptop requires.
I bought this laptop prior to going to university, I have now graduated and am working full time. This laptop had served me strong over the 3 years, and being a student it took some serious beatings. For example....
1) I had once dropped it down the stairs. The result of which was one missing key that I simply pushed back into place! Quick, simple and easy fix. It turned down immediately after as if nothing had even happened.
2) Prior to a night out a friend of mine had spilt his drink over the keyboard, immediate panic struck and I dried it with a towel and placed on a radiator overnight. The following morning, once again to my surprise the laptop started with no issues.
It's safe to say that is durable!
For my own needs of browsing the web, writing essays and watching films on it was fantastic. Never a problem! I really did put this through it's paces given the amount I used it on a regular basis. Even using it as a "modem" to play xbox live whilst still browsing the web. My only flaw I would say is the touch pad being off centre due to the numbers on the side. However I did find the numbers very useful so was worth the minor awkwardness!
I bought my beautiful Acer Aspire 5 7 5 0 nearly two years ago now, and do not regret my purchase at all. However, the points to consider before purchase are the lack of pre installed word processing and my - possibly individual - experience that the computer frequently crashes. I blame this on a virus it contracted early on in life, but it could be a flaw of the model, so I would recommend taking out comprehensive anti viral protection software. I am not in a position to recommend a brand, however. The keyboard is excellent and easy to wipe, and the interface easy to use. I would highly recommend it. A way around the word processing problem is to download word starter - it updates itself and seems to come with everything the ' real ' word does! However, if you need Power Point, it seems you must buy it.
I bought this laptop a year ago after my old Acer laptop had run its course. I went for this laptop, not just because I like this brand, but also due to its low price and the fact that it's lightweight. As a student I needed a laptop that was easy to carry around with a reasonably long battery life. This laptop is just that, I use it mostly for university work and it is quick to start up and load programmes.
I occasionally play high graphic games, such as the Sims, which too start with worked really well. However after a few months this laptop would randomly flick back to my desktop screen when playing these and when I clicked back onto the game the screen would be a lot darker and harder to see. If you want a laptop for playing games I would not recommend this. From new this laptop would occasionally turn itself off if the charger was plugged in and I moved my laptop around, even though the battery was full. Eventually the charging port no longer recognised my charger and since I have had it repaired this has no longer been an issue. Recently, like all laptops, this laptop has become slower to load up and takes a long time before it will allow me to open anything up when just turned on.
This is a good lightweight laptop that I would recommend but over time there has been a few glitches.
I got this laptop about two years ago and firstly it is still running thats always a good thing. I needed the laptop for university (Printing, Word-processing etc.) It has served me well for those purposes however I do like to game and the i3 processor can handle some games but not on the highest settings (often the lowest.) One benefit of this model is it comes with Dolby Audio Surround Sound which if you update the program will give you predefined EQ settings (Game, Music, Video etc.) You can also create your own custom equaliser settings which you can quickly access from the notification bar. This feature has been particularly useful when using music programs such as Magix Music Maker (runs smoothly despite being a CPU-Hogger.)
The price for this laptop (I think around £400 when I got it) was the main reason I Bought this device as the i3 processor is reasonably high-end and in particularly it was the 2ns Gen version and so it was a careful balance between power and price. My main gripe with the Laptop is that the fan on the laptop buzzes and so it has meant I can no longer take it to lectures/tutorials. I would recommend getting a laptop tray (Preferably one with a built in fan) and start using it early on especially if you are going to be using it on your lap (which it is built for.)
A redeeming feature is the laptop comes with the egisTec Winlocker-Suite which creates a Winlocker partition to store and/or encrypt/decrypt files as well as shred unwanted files. However, when you first get the laptop I recommend finding and unistalling all the Acer bloatware as I found about 10 useless child's-games which I never used.
My laptop has had problems with BSODs as the hard drive fails sometimes (this first occurred after only 1 years usage) so I would recommend storing larger files on a portable drive or to the cloud to keep the device's hard drive from working too hard. The battery works fine but you need to be careful with the power cable as although it seems they have tried to make the cable stick out as little as possible I have had to get the insides repaired as it stopped responding to the power cable.
Having previously owned a Dell laptop, I was extremely excited to myself a new laptop. I have to say, I have not been disappointed.
Initially I was a little upset with the lid of the machine as it feels quite flexible and cheap. However, that's being very picky.
First start up is inevitably slow as the operating system of Windows 7 has to install. That being said, I was still up and running in a matter of minutes.
The mouse pad is very responsive, although it takes some getting used to as there is an in built 'page scroll' function to the side of the pad. Once you are used to this however, it's a wonderfully handy tool to help navigate around web pages.
The screen is big, bright and performs well even when faced with direct sunlight. However, it shows any marks quite easily so be prepared to clean it often!
I am a little disappointed with the volume of the speakers as they are a touch on the quiet side but sound quality is excellent.
Battery life is also good, running on battery alone with video play back will get you around 3-4 hours without needing to charge again.
Overall, very quick, great battery life, nice keyboard, good quality screen and clear sound. I highly recommend this laptop as it is great for its price range.
I have had many laptops over the past few years but this is the best by far. It has plenty of useful features such as an HD webcam, excellent battery life and card reader. I have found the built in HDMI out port extremely useful while watching movies on my laptop through my TV, you don't get a free HDMI lead with the laptop but these days most people with a flat screen TV or BluRay player have a spare cable lying around. I have found the laptop keeps up with me on most things i.e. surfing the web, watching movies, all the basic needs. I have even installed and played several games which should not have worked on a standard, built in laptop graphics card. It connects quickly and easily to my wi-fi, has a separate numerical keypad at the end of the standard keyboard (a main flaw in laptops if, like me, you enter a lot of numerical data for college or work) and so far I am liking Windows 7 and the new features it contains. There is no annoying delay when the machine starts up, of course this may vary depending which and how many programs you have running on the laptop. I would recommend this to most people looking for a good quality laptop but bear in mind the graphics are basic (as on most laptops) and may not support more modern gaming needs.
I bought this as a replacement to an older Acer Aspire laptop which I had used daily for 4 years - I was so impressed with the durability that I purchased another when the time came to replace it. My first impressions were of disappointment, as the build quality doesn't seem as high as previous Aspire models, the plastic feels cheaper and the keys are less robust. Nothing has broken or worn out so far, after 6 months, so hopefully my initial concerns won't be borne out in practise
The specs themselves represent great value for money, however. The laptop is capable of handling reasonably high system requirement games, and I also use it for photo and video editing too. Compared to my desktop pc it's slow, but it's much faster than the old computer and I can recommend it for photo or video editing on the move.
Battery life is ok, though I tend to have the laptop plugged in - one tip - remove the battery when you are using the laptop through the mains as it will damage the battery to be constantly charging. My older laptop battery only supplied power for 17 minutes on a full charge after 1 year of use, and I had to replace the battery.
This laptop is truely brilliant! I purchased it from Comet and I havent looked back since. Just so you know, the specification is as follows: Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz Processor with turbo boost to 3GHz, Nvidia GeForce 1GB Dedicated Graphics card, 15.6 inch HD LED LCD, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD Super Multi Drive, Multi-in-1 card reader, Audio jack, HDMI output, HD Webcam, 3 USB slots, 1 VGA output, Dolby Virtual Surround Sound built in and was ready to run with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. Now all the boring stuff is out the way, it's time for the product breakdown.
I bought back in January this year for just under £560 and got many accessories thrown in, plus 3 year accidental damage, loss, spill your drink on it warranty. I always make sure I purchase expensive products like Laptops, TV's etc in store, where you can bargain the price down or get loads of things thrown in for free. Try it! It's amazing what you can do. So, value for money is a strong point, for under £560 you can't go wrong. You can probably get it cheaper now!
This for me has to be the major down side of this laptop. The body / chassis is made up of very flexible, possibly cheap, plastic. You can physically see the body bend by just resting your hand below the keyboard. The screen, 15.6 inches in size, is bordered by black gloss finished plastic, which can scratch very easily when you clean off greasy marks (not saying you all have greasy fingers). When moving the screen you will notice how thin and flimsy the plastic is because your fingers feel like they could go through the screen if you pressed hard enough. Not good. Due to the plastic body / chassis, this laptop will inevitably get warm and after a while of typing your hands do become uncomfortable due to the warmth. The keyboard is full size with a seperate number pad but due to the gap between the keys it is very easy for particles to get underneath and cause minor typing problems. A quick blow of the keys will fix this problem and I would recommend you do this after every use. So, build quality gets a 3/5.
For performance this laptop excells. The Intel i5 processor is more than fast enough for use with many applications. It powers through all simple tasks with no strain at all and the start up time is very good. The 1TB HDD (1000GB Hard Drive) is more than enough, I think, for anyone. I have many programs installed, loads of pictures and videos and I have barely filled a quarter of that space. 6GB of RAM is ideal for what I use this laptop for and will be ideal for many people. Nvidia 1GB dedicated graphics card is ideal for gaming and will handle many games on high settings and thanks to the HDMI output you can play your games on your TV in HD! Battery life is good, I have had 5 hours out of it, on the power saver setting, while I surfed the web, when I was prompted to plug it in. I have only one issue with the performance, which is the cooling fan and I'm not quite sure it is a performance problem. But it sounds like it's about to take off when I open the hard drive to search for files. Other than that it's brilliant! Performance gets 4/5.
Ease of use / user interface
This is by far the easiest to use laptop I have ever owned, thanks to the Windows 7 Operating System which it runs on. One of the features which stands out for me is the ability to have two windows open and in view at the same time. It sounds very simple and maybe not that impressive, but if you ever need to read some information from another document whilst typing in another, you can! Or, play videos on YouTube while you type up a review for DooYoo... ... ... Oh! sorry, just watching a epic fails video. Where was I? Ah yes. Customization is something I love, and to be able to change the look of my desktop background, taskbar and screen saver with no effort at all is always a good thing. Errm... I really am struggling to think of anything else to say about the ease of use. The only other thing I can say is, my 6 year old brother can use it and sometimes he can do things that I haven't even thought of. Ease of use gets 5/5 for me.
There really isn't anything to say about this. You basically follow the on screen prompts and within 10 - 15 minutes you'll be up and running. Installation gets 5/5.
The features of this laptop are brilliant. The processor is more than adequate for everyday tasks and more strenuous tasks. The graphics card in this machine means I can play most of the latest games at reasonably high settings at a decent frame rate, but I do stress that this laptop is by no means a gaming laptop! If you want to play video games I would spend your money on a custom made laptop, or better yet a PC, which is designed specifically for gaming. 6GB of RAM is perfect for the everyday user. The 1TB Hard Drive will suit most people and you will most probaly find that you will struggle to fill it, unless you are in media and store hundreds of HD videos etc. Having a HDMI output suits me to the ground and really brings your display to life. However using your TV as a screen for your laptop isn't that practical unless you have a large HDMI cable that can reach your TV from your laptop. The DVD drive is good but mine does make quite a loud noise, I would have prefered a Blu-ray disc drive simply because that is the future, but other models with the same spec but with a Blu-ray were over £150 more expensive. The HD webcam is probably the worst of the features because the quality of the video and pictures it takes are poor. Virtual Surround Sound sounded good on paper, but practically it doesn't sound great when turned up and when you turn it down it's very quiet. So, overall the features of this laptop are good, but the webcam, speakers and the DVD drive let it down, but only slightly. Therefore I give this section 4/5.
On the gaming side it can handle most games on high settings. To give you something to go by, I can play GTA 4 on this laptop on high settings with no lag. Also I run The Sims 3 on high settings with no lag. The graphics are displayed lovely by the screen and thanks to the graphics card it handles the frame rate lovely. But like I have said, this is NOT a gaming laptop, it is no where near the standard for hardcore gaming. For those who play games every now and then it is perfect. 4/5 for gaming.
This laptop will provide you with many hours of fun without any major issues and I predict you won't need to upgrade from this spec laptop for a long time. I haven't come across any hardware or software problems and I have had this laptop since January this year and it has been on everyday since the day I bought it. Fantastic laptop perfect for the family and work, but having no Blu-ray and flimsy body let it down. Overall 4/5.
I bought this laptop about two months ago. upgrade from my first latop that has been damaged .
I paid £529 for this laptop .
The screen of this laptop is good enough for watching movies. but I do not recommend you to see movies in bright light conditions, because the screen will reflect light. So that images will not be seen clearly.
I'm not too happy with this laptop body. Because it does not look strong. And too heavy to carry around everywhere.
Speecs 5750 is not your typical affordable laptop: for £529, you get a Core i5, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and Intel's integrated graphics running a 15.6in, 1,366 x 768 screen . It is quite satisfying for me. although there is no blu-ray or video card ATI or Gforce class
For the performance of this laptop, when I use for browsing, listening to music or to write reports. Performance laptops have fast enough, but when I try to create animations with 3D mark, it seems very slow laptop. Especially when used to play the game Crysis 2 is very slow.
I bought my Acer 5750G from Ebuyer for the sum of £650 a few months back and I haven't turned my PC one once since.
The specs of my model are i5 Intel Core, 750 GB hard drive, 8 GB memory, Windows 7 and Nvidia Geforce GT 540m. There are further specs but truthfully they go over my head a little, I understand the previous and I know that the result is it does everything that I want it to do. If you want a more spec based review I suggest reading some of the others, if you're slightly less techy inclined stay with me.
The laptop is very responsive. It turns on and off quickly (Especially if you remove all the preinstalled stuff) and is very good with multi-tasking. When writing my last essay I had 7 word documents, at least 12 Google chrome webpages, windows media player, paint shop pro and a few excel spread sheets open and could move through them effortlessly without any lags. A few people have had issues with sound but I can't say I've experienced that but I tend not to watch films or listen to music loud anyway. The blu-ray player is an added bonus and the laptop works well as a portable player, I use it a lot on trains. Picture quality is brilliant. The webcam is also very good for skype, have never had any issues and good sound quality with the built in microphone.
The laptop is sleek and designed wellish, if not a little bit too shiny around the edges but you get used to it. The keyboard is really easy to use, wrote a 4,000 word essay on it without an issue and is responsive so can type quickly. Also has a full number pad. The spacing does allow much behind the keys but I find that this makes it easier to type as am sometimes clumsy. Used to press the wrong key occasional on my old laptop but is very rare with this one. I find that the mouse pad is a little too sensitive sometimes even with the sensitivity turned down but that's probably just me. The pad can be used to zoom in and out which is useful but had to turn this off due to my own ineptness as kept zooming right out of websites by accident. Yes, the two usb ports on the right side could be positioned further back but can overlook this due to the additional usb port on the left (I plug my mouse into this one and take the wire behind the laptop) and the hdmi port. There is also a standard laptop port to connect it to a tv or monitor and a port of a network cable. It weighs 2.6kg which is fine, not too heavy to keep on your knee or carry around from place to place. The SD card slot on the front of the laptop is also very useful as I take and edit a lot of photos.
I've read other reviews that weren't happy that they battery lasted approximately 3 hours (Which is a fair estimate). I've had three hour train journeys where I've been able to watch blu-rays though out so was quite happy with this. It does stretch longer depending on how much you're using it and what you're doing and if you use power safe settings. I can get three and a half to four hours out of it if just web browsing.
I only play two games, Sims 3 (Will all the expansion packs) and Dungeon Keeper. Dungean Keeper is an old game and has been modified to work with windows 7 so is not a true releflection of what the laptop is capable of, saying that the game never crashes (Always did on my PC and old laptop) and runs pretty well but you have to use a mouse. Sims 3 runs brilliantly, I never thought I would have a laptop capable of running the game as well as it does on my boyfriend's high spec PC but it copes with it brilliantly. Is slightly slower but not to the degree that it's noticeable, game play is effortless (Again, using a mouse, can use the mouse pad on the laptop but I find that more difficult) and the graphics are amazing.
A very good laptop and the best I could find for the price that was capable of running Sims 3 and had a blu-ray play (I have simple needs). It may not look or feel like a high tech toy, it is and looks like a standard laptop, but is fast and gets the job done and I have no complaints really.
This review is published under my user name on both Ciao and Dooyoo.
I wanted to upgrade my lap top as my old one was too slow. i have never had an acer before but i am glad i went for it now.
I paid £500 for mine from currys, just under a year ago. touch wood nothing has gone wrong with it.
It has 3 USB points which come in handy. and the usual stuff like camera, mic, ear phones etc....
The camera is not the greatest in the world so if you love to chat on skype etc its ok. but it you want to sing and dance and record videos for utube its not very good at all.
It was easy to set up, well i did it and im not that great at things like this so im sure a 5 year old could cope. you can play dvds on it music etc. which is great quality. you can edit photos its a basic tool, im a bit of a photographer so i prefer somthing a bit more high tech so i got more soft wear for this but whats there is still pretty good.
It has a full size key board which is GREAT as my last lap top didnt. and as i write alot this comes in very handy and i have no problem typing.
It has a 6GB DDR3 Memory which is great i havent and dont think i will ever run out of space on here.
Windows 7 is useful as well. takes a while to get used to it, but once you do its good.
All in all i am so glad i purchased this lap top as it has everything i need and i know its going to keep me going for a long time. i would recommend this to anyone who wants a good all rounder.
I bought this laptop last year when I was still in college. It's suitable for college students because it's cheap and it's good for doing coursework. I've since changed my laptop but I still have it around as a back up laptop.
The body doesn't feel very solid and sturdy as it's made of plastic. It weights 2.5kg and gave me quite a workout as I have to carry it around campus for work everyday. Comes with 3 USB ports.
It has a full size keyboard that I love because I'm used to using a desktop keyboard. It's pleasant to use but don't expect top notch typing experience as it's made of plastic too.
The speakers are disappointing and the sounds are muffled and distorted on high volume. I got myself a pair of good headphones instead.
The screen is clear and great for watching HD movies but sadly if you watch it from the side you can't see much. Using this laptop outdoors on a clear sunny day is a huge pain, the screen is extremely reflective! It's like looking at a mirror instead of a laptop screen.
The battery life is disappointing and only lasted around 3 hours of light usage. Best to bring your charger along if you're out for a long time.
Most of the time I'm using Microsoft Office for my coursework or for browsing the web and listening to music so it' smooth and fast. This laptop is a pleasure to use as long as it's use for undemanding tasks. To be honest it's only good for light use, I tried running The Sims 2 and it was abysmally slow and heated up very fast and hot. This is not built for heavy software usage and definately not for hard core games, except for web browser games or older, less demanding games.
I got this laptop for 400 quid during the chirstmas sales and i am glad it it so worth it. I am a hardcore gamer and I can play big games that need massive amounts of ram like battle field 3 and even crises 2 with no lag. I also use this for my home studies and to be honest i prefer this to my recently bought mac pc. this is a goo laptop for its price and it also looks good too so i would recommend this product to everyone even my grandmother who has ordered one recently. good buy
Laptop i5-2430M processor model number,2.4 GHz processor clock speed,1333 MHz processor bus,3 MB cache