This latest thing from Acer aims more at performance rather than portability. A more of a use-at-home machine, it is grilled through to gain a knowledge of its power. So, here it goes..

Employing the company’s new Gemstone design, we have a curvy babe on our hands, which is a little plastic in the feel. The laptop looks quite sturdy at the first glance, and so it is. Weighing at around 3.6 kgs, its quite heavy and not suitable for carrying around. The screen of the notebook is a 17” and has been supplied with a glossy touch to increase the color quality. This makes an impact on the screens clarity and reflectivity issues were faced to a large extent. Supporting a maximum resolution of 1440×900 pixels, this one is equipped to a certain extent but cannot match the quality and clarity of the 1920×1080 resolution. 4 USB ports, 2 on each flank, 1 Firewire port, and a HD-DVD drive which is so current gen.

The performance of the laptop is worth a look. The specification of the machine boasts of a 2Ghz Core-2-Duo processor, 2GB Ram, 2 160GB hard disks , making a total of 320GB. Also, a 8400M graphics accelerator has been included which can take care of your craving for that
frag session with your close buddies. In the real world tests, the laptop achieved a decent score of 71 in WorldBench, and an average 13fps on medium-high settings in various games. The battery life of the notebook is nothing worth mentioning. It lasted a maximum of 80 minutes, which is plain average for it.

The laptop hits well in performance tab, but fails to impress in the design and portability category. The decent specification, ample storage , good connection methods like WiFi, a decent performance in casual gaming are all a plus. So before buying this, consider well if you can adjust with the poor screen, low battery, not-so ergonomic build.

+ Good performance-price ratio
+ Ample storage

– Poor screen, and reflectivity problems
– Bad designing
– Battery life is not satisfactory


~ by bestbooter on June 23, 2009.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: