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The HDD (Hard Disk Drive) is 250GB when its EMPTY. The acuall space you get is around 40-50GB less due to the partition and the way the the operating system has been installed. 250GB is a very small HDD these days wher standard cheap laptops come with 500GB as standard. Obviously Acer will not backtrack on their production and leave people to figure it out themselves. Sadly. The laptop itself is working well, but for running Windows 7 it could use a better processor. A Dual-core is just not enough these days. Neither is 2GB of RAM (Random Acess Memory) as when im running windows 7 in 1080p Full HD on my Desktop PC with my firewall and anti-virus my system sits idle using around 1.4GB of RAM. Almost 75% of this machines RAM. If anything this should have Windows XP installed.
This laptop is good if you're looking for a first time buy for a small child instead of a £1000 gaming laptop or something daft. There are better laptops out there for £400-£500 but this is the budget of the budget. Sadly the monitor can only reach upto 720p HD and this is most likely due to the intergrated graphics card, for which i cant find how much dedicated memory it has.
So far, my brother has had no issues with it apart from the usual gripes of not knowing where to look for stuff in the windows menus.
Battery life, says my brother, tends to be on the top side of 3.5 hours, sometimes reaching 4 hours when just word processing. Not as good as some other laptops that reach 6 hours but its enough for a journey and it saves weight.
I bought this Laptop as Graded Goods 6 monthes ago, intially as a short-term replacement following my old Laptop giving up the Ghost; I have been pleasantly suprised, however, with the Acer Travelmate 5335's all round performance.
As a fairly IT-literate consumer I understand we are in the age of the dual-core processor and, as such, was skeptical about buying a Laptop with a single core processor. It runs a bit slowly when running multiple programs, or when working at the same time as watching a movie, however ultimately it performs admirably for what is now a relatively outdated processor - I was most impressed that it coped when playing some processor hungry games from 2009 and 2010.
The first thing to say about the RAM, is that it is actually - or at least was in the case of mine - upgradable to 4GB, which makes up for most of my issues regarding the Processor - though even with 4GB of RAM multi-tasking is still considerably worse than on a dual-core.
The Graphics Card - Media Accelerator 4500M - is better than usually found in average Laptops, which means it can play most games + - 1 year old well enough and enables smooth running of movies- however it will not cope with any graphic instensive games from 2011 onwards.
Minor points - The battery life is fantastic 2+ hours on highest performance. The 15.6" Widescreen Screen is fantastic quality, and a brilliant size; ideal for watching movies, playing games, and generally browsing. The Wireless Card - Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft N - seems o.k, though I have noticed certain cordless home phone signals stop the Wireless Card picking up Wireless internet signals. Like most ACER laptops it comes preinstalled with useful and helpful additions that aid setup, installation, and running.