Acer Aspire AS5742-7645

Acer’s new model Aspire AS5742-7645 is surely a best buy laptop which is not very costly one. It runs a processor of Intel Core i3. It has a 4GB standard memory in the CPU along with Intel Graphics integrated to it. Surprisingly, it comes with a hard drive with 500 GB capacity, which is more than the present similar laptops in the market. Aspire does not have the features like WiMax broadband and wireless HDMI. If these are not considerations for a buyer, surely Aspire is the budget buy. For its price, it gives its best. It comes with two years warranty and weight of it is whit less than the Sony, the award winning one. It runs for one hour.

The laptop is cased with thin plastic, black in color. The deign texture on the laptop’s lid and keyboard resemble like a cross-hatching or mesh. This thin plastic build make the laptop light in weight, measuring about 5 pounds, weighing less than Sony, which weighs about 5.4 pounds. You can feel the plastic under the fingertips, flexible and thin. The keyboard design is very spacious but the buttons on it are flimsy and thin. To type, one has to hit the key in the center. It is not that type of chiclet styled or island design. The keyboard receptacle of the laptop lies at a low level and seems to be deep set, thus makes it susceptible to dirt and dust accumulation under the buttons and at the edges on the keyboard. This design of the keyboard makes the laptop backward when compared to Eb33FM/BJ model of Sony.

This laptop runs Windows7 of Microsoft as Operating System and an Intel Core Processor i3-370M of 2.4 GHz. It has a 4GB RAM. It weighs about 5 lb looks sleek. The size of the screen is 15.6 inches wide. It has 500 GB storage capacity and has a Graphics card of Intel GMA High definition along with a dual layered DVD. The number pad keys are made smaller and keys like tab key, arrow keys and control keys are shortened than the normal sized keys. The keys for media control are missing in this and to adjust and control the volume and media, function keys are to be used. Laptop has a rocker style, single mouse button. It also features a responsive touchpad with a matte texture and multi-touch gestures like pinch zooming and two-finger scrolling are supported by this. The laptop features a 15.6 inches wide screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It features a bright, with brilliant colors and sharp edged screen. Though the stereo system of the device is not so great, it is a common thing in many of the similar budget gadgets. To an adjunct to this, you need headphones or external speakers. A webcam of 1.3 megapixels is placed right above the screen. It features 3 2.0 USB ports, HDMI connection, Ethernet jack, VGA port, multi format card reader. Along with these it features an Express card of 34 Slot and eSATA port. Wireless Display of Intel is also seen in this. The battery back up of this is enough for mobile users and is about 5 hrs 24 mins. Though its esthetics is not so beautiful and its plastic wrap may reveal its budget, it not low to any other budget laptop and can be strongly recommended for household use.

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