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I have had this laptop for some time now and must say i am very pleased with it. The 1024MB ATI graphics card handles my games excellently and smoothly, running games such as Guild Wars and Halo with no sweat whatsoever.
The 160GB harddrive more than fits my needs, with quite a lot of free space still left even after backups of my websites.
The keyboard is very comfortable to use with more than adequate space between the keys.
Overall the features of this laptop fit my needs perfectly. With a 2.0 GHz intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB Ram the laptop runs very smoothly. I would definitely recommend this laptop to any students as it is fast, easy to use and can handle games very well. When i ran Vista on it, it was slightly slower. However now after having purchased XP it runs like a dream, booting up extremely quickly.
When i bought this laptop it was around the £800 mark, however now you can get it on amazon for just £370! In my mind that is a bargain.
A brilliant laptop in my opinion. I would definitely recommend it to everyone looking for a new one!
This laptop is another one from the acer travelmate range .
Acer as a laptop company are beginig to grow, and they are now just as well know as a lot of others, but then I first saw then in shops, my first impression, and the impression of others I asked was they seemed a bit of a cheap brand, just like netto is compared to Sainsbury's. however acer have somehow seemed to change peoples minds and even managed to change my mind somehow.
If you want something sturdy, with a solid specification and in a mid price range of around £500, yet you could get one a lot cheaper now on eBay. Then this laptop could be for you.
Its Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor runs at 2GHz which is pretty good, and its has 1 gb of ram too. This makes it a lot faster than a lot of other laptops with only 1 gb of ram though because its processor is so quick. You can even upgrade its ram to a possible of 4 gb, so think how fast it would go then.
This acer has a massive 120 gb hard drive, this is just a bit more than what you would expect to be given in a quite a simple build like this is, so this is great for those of you who need the extra storage space.
The screen on this travelmate is ultra sharp, as most are nowadays, and the new technology of these screens are just making them better and better.
Because this is a travelmate, and is made for business people, it comes with Microsoft windows vista business built in, this is great as you get some software and many other features not available on other editions of vista.
This acer actually only weighs 2.9 kg, so its around the average, which seems to be about 3 kg.
This acer is also quite portable, and having only a 15.4 inch screen instead of 17 inch like some of the other acers out their it makes it that little bit easier to carry around.
One thing I always forget to look for when buying a new laptop, is how long its battery life is. Yet this is a very important thing, the last laptop I bought only had a battery life of an hour and I didn't think anything of it. But now when I use it unplugged it only seems to manage about 45 minutes and its getting me really frustrated, so when buying a laptop remember to check its battery life, especially if you need it for journeys or if you just want something that doesn't need to be plugged in the whole time.
Well there's no trouble of that with this acer, because it has a great 3 hours of battery life, which means you could take this on journeys and not worry so much about it shutting down on you when your in the middle of some important work.
The design of this product is a bit boring in my opinion, however it is for business people who want something that looks quite good, and you wouldn't be embarrassed to get this out in the office to do work on.
All together, I think this is a reasonable laptop for its price, I think that its great if you want something portable but most of all its specifications are great too, and it even comes with lots of built in features such as the 5 in 1 card reader and even the webcam built in at the top of the screen.
I wanted something to replace my desktop so after reading spec. on Acer website I thought this would be ideal. Before you read any further I am no computer wiz, I only know what I like and what I can actually manage to work. It did though take me about ten days on and off of research into laptops, I am quite good at that. I came to the conclusion that large Japanese companies, such as Sony, Toshiba charge around £400.00 straight off just to have their name in your house. Check out equivalent models from them if you think me wrong. Super sharp screen, 2gig memory, 160 gig hard drive, stunning ATI Radeon graphics card. You will get nowhere near spec. for the £650.00 you pay for this laptop. Build quality is brilliant, has a magnesium alloy chassis to give great strength. Looks like it cost double the price. Speed ways, it is a flyer. I love ebay and have been on it since 2000. Never have I used a computer that loads up the pages as quick as this machine does, one flash and a page is loaded, no waiting for one picture after the other to load up. Gorgeous silvery matt black interior that looks very classy indeed
Garaphics and icons just glow with colour. Windows Vista is bril. took me some getting used to it but I now love it. Has the Vista Premium installed. Also Norton which has now been totally removed with the special tool Norton has developed for getting rid of its rubbish off peoples computers. Just shows how hated it is when Norton develop a tool like that. Also removed trial version of Works and put my own Works 8 on computer, which is perfectly compatable. Even gives you Vista colours, can`t be bad.
Laptop runs extremely quietly, unless disc is running or cooler clicks in it is virtually silent. After the battery had been charged up some I ran it until it packed in, to see what battery life it had and it conked out after 3 hours 26 mins. Not bad at all. May even get better with more charging. For some reason buying a laptop bag is tricky as Acer seem to be a bit bigger than normal laptops. So far tried two for a 15.4 inch one and had to take them both back as too small. This is quite honestly a snip at the price and when your mates try it out they will be drooling for one.