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Acer Aspire 5750 review

Tom Morgan
1 Oct 2011
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
529
inc VAT

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Great performance and plenty of RAM makes the Aspire 5750 a great all-rounder, but better alternatives are only slightly more expensive

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Performance was impressive for a mid-range laptop. Intel’s Core i5-2410m processor usually runs at 2.3GHz, but Intel’s Turbo Boost helped push it up to 2.9GHz for our multimedia benchmark, producing an overall score of 54. This is slightly above average for a laptop in this price range, so you should have no trouble running everyday applications. It should also be powerful enough for more intensive tasks thanks to the ample amount of system memory. You should be able to do so away from the mains too; the 5750 lasted almost six hours in our light-use battery test, which is longer than some Core i3 laptops we’ve seen.

Acer Aspire 5750 left

Unlike the more expensive Aspire 5750G we looked at recently, this slightly cheaper model lacks a dedicated graphics card. Instead, Intel’s integrated chip provides enough grunt to render the Windows desktop and play high definition video, but you won’t be able to play modern games with it. Our Dirt 3 benchmark was simply too demanding, producing a jerky 18.7fps. Turn down the detail settings, however, and older titles should still be playable.

For a very reasonable £530, the Aspire 5750 is great value. The Core i5 processor provides plenty of performance, 8GB of RAM is ideal for multitasking and the impressive battery life means you don’t have to be tied to a mains socket. There are very few alternatives at this price that can offer the same combination of power and usability; if your budget won’t stretch to the slightly better equipped Dell Inspiron 15R, this is definitely the best all-round machine out there for the money.

Basic Specifications

Rating*****
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2410M
Processor clock speed2.3GHz
Memory8.00GB
Memory slots2
Memory slots free0
Maximum memory16GB
Size28x381x254mm
Weight2.5kg
SoundRealtek HD Audio
Pointing devicetouchpad

Display

Viewable size15.6 in
Native resolution1,366x768
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD 3000 Graphics
Graphics/video portsVGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory384MB

Storage

Total storage capacity500GB
Optical drive typeDVD+/-RW +/-DL

Ports and Expansion

USB ports3
Bluetoothno
Wired network ports1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support802.11n
PC Card slotsnone
Supported memory cardsSDXC, MMC
Other portsminijack audio output, minijack microphone input

Miscellaneous

Carrying caseNo
Operating systemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore optionRestore partition
Software includedMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter Edition
Optional extrasnone

Buying Information

Warrantyone year collect and return
Price£529
Detailswww.acer.co.uk
Supplierhttp://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk

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