Product Type: Acer laptops
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Acer Aspire 5750
Member Name: sbw80
Acer Aspire 5750
Date: 07/06/12, updated on 08/06/12 (91 review reads)
Advantages: Fast, powerful, brilliant for typing and playing blu-rays and can run Sims 3
Disadvantages: Looks like a normal laptop
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.
Summary: Good value for money. Have to uninstall the junk it comes with
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