With the new Aspire 5755 range, Acer tries to add more value into laptops targeted at budget-conscious consumers. It sports the newer 2ndgeneration Intel Core i3-2310M 2.1-GHz processor, exclusive software like Dolby Advanced Audio V2, and a Chiclet or isolated keyboard.
It’s goof to see that Acer’s laptops are no longer drab and boring. With the Aspire 5755, Acer’s offering customers a choice of five different colours – green, blue, brown, red and black. Although Acer has done a good job to hide the laptop’s predominant plastic appearance, its feel isn’t as good as the higher-priced Dell Inspiron 15R or Gateway ID59C.
The keys are well spaced and good to type on, having a different feel compared to the keyboards found on the Sony VAIO S, Lenovo IdeaPad U260 or Samsung RC510. Frequently used keys are easy to hit and the tactile feedback is nice. The palmrest is slightly raised like a VAIO S laptop – to snuggle your wrists better while typing.
Don’t expect the Acer Aspire 5755 to offer the moon, it’s after all aimed at budget conscious customers. Suffice to say that the Aspire 5755 packs in a basic punch in terms of its internal hardware.
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With a PC Mark Vantage score of 5179, the Aspire 5755 outperforms both the Dell Inspiron 15R and Samsung RC510. Watching movies and videos is fine, the laptop can handle both 720p and 1080p HD playback support. Audio from th e laptop’s onboard speakers isn’t exceptional. Taking all things into account, Acer’s aggressive pricing of the Aspire 5755 is the key here – it will be hard to get a similar configuration for a laptop sold by Dell, Lenovo, or HP, and with so many features.
Screen: 15.6-inch glossy, 1366 x 768 resolution;
CPU: 2.1-GHz Intel Core i3-2310M;
RAM: 2GB DDR3;
GPU: Onboard Intel HD 3000;
OS: Windows 7 Home Basic;
Ports: 3 x USB, HDMI, VGA, card reader, Ethernet, optical drive, headphone, mic;
Price: Rs 29,999