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Acer Aspire 5750 - Great basic laptop with a reasonable price tag.
Acer Aspire 5750
Member Name: simplysavvy
Acer Aspire 5750
Advantages: Reasonable price, good and fast performance
Disadvantages: Screen's poor viewing angle, poor built-in speaker, average battery life
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.
Summary: A great basic laptop for family use that doesn't burn your pocket.
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