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Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 review

Acer is one of the popular brands for cheap entry level laptop and PC. Recently they unveiled Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 notebook which belongs to Aspire 7741 family. Aspire AS7741Z-5731 is a budget notebook and comes with price tag of 470$-498$. Price varies from store to store. Let us see what kind of performance the laptop has to offer to its consumers. To do so first we need to analysis the specification of the notebook-

Specification of Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731

Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731Processor -Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 notebook is equipped with Intel Pentium dual-core P6000 processor. Now talking about Pentium P6000, it comes with 1.86Ghz clock speed. However, neither it support Turbo boost or nor it incorporate Hyperthreading technology. So you can’t expect over clocking it. Though performance wise it is better than Celeron P4500 processor due to 1066MHz Front Side Bus. Comparing with other core 2 duo Intel Pentium P6000 performs better because it is equipped with integrated media controller.

Graphics:-When comes to graphics it comes with Intel HD graphics which is actually onboard graphics or integrated graphics with DirectX 10 support

RAM- Aspire AS7741Z-5731 offers 3GB DDR3 RAM in two slot which is upgradeable up to 8GB

Hard Drive- 250GB SATA hard drive space

Display- The Acer AS7741Z-5731 model showcased a 17.3″ HD LED-backlit TFT widescreen display with resolution of 1600 x 900 in 16:9 ratio format.

When comes to ports and connectivity features, the notebook comes with 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, HDMI output, headphone jack, microphone jack,  RJ-45 Ethernet port Built-in HD Webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution. Wireless connectivity supported by 802.11b/g/n wireless support.

The Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 provides 5 in1 card reader for elective (MMC, SDC, MS, MS pro and XD).

6 cell lithium –ion battery provides up to 3.6 hours of battery life.

When comes to exterior, the AS7741Z-5731 comes with mesh- designed black cover and incorporates full sized keyboard which incorporates dedicated numeric keypad.

The laptop is energy star and wi-fi certified.

Pros

Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 comes with HDMI port

Large widescreen display

No finger print related issues

DDR3 memory

Great price

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Cons

Average battery life

Final thought

If you consider the laptop’s price vs the feature it offers, you will find Acer Aspire AS7741Z-5731 is noteworthy one. However, you can’t expect powerful gaming from it but you can play light games as well as enjoy high definition multimedia features.  Those who are looking for home computing and home office computing the laptop is perfect.

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  1. alex
    August 5th, 2010 at 11:16 | #1

    for my birthday ive been diying for a laptop, ive finaly saved up enogh money to buy this laptop but how much can this laptop stand up to with games? beccause i want to have dawn of war and company of heros on it

  2. reviewer
    August 10th, 2010 at 03:13 | #2

    @alex
    You can’t except much gaming from the laptop. Reason is it comes with onboard graphics which share system memory. however you can enjoy high definition video.

  3. Chris
    October 12th, 2010 at 12:58 | #3

    Would appreciably upping the system memory help out the graphics?