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Review of Acer Aspire AS7741Z-4643

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Acer Aspire AS7741Z-4643 is considered to be a fair representation for its price. The product being priced under the 500 mark at $498 is seen as an affordable product for the middle income bracket users. Competitors such as HP, Dell, and Toshiba also have launched laptops which are very similar to the one that Acer has recently introduced. There are many factors which are common between these brands. However, the factor that sets apart Acer’s Aspire AS7741Z-4643 is its 17” display screen.

The factor that goes onto hinder the sales of this product is the limitation of the pixel ratio. Acer’s resolution for this laptop is only 1600×900 pixels which is comparatively lower than the other 17”displays. Even though this factor is more on the technological side, users still keep it in mind while making the decision whether to purchase or not. Therefore, this screen is believed to be more of a mid-sized screen stuffed inside the 17” shell.

However, if you’re ready to accept this and want a big screen to enjoy then this product is going to be a great buying. It is due to the reason that 17” screens are very costly; therefore being available at this price is just an amazing offer at hand. Below are the specifications of Acer Aspire AS7741Z-4643:

Price as reviewed $498
Processor 2.0GHz Intel Pentium P6100
Memory 3GB, 1,333MHz DDR3
Hard drive 250GB 7,200rpm
Chipset Intel HM55
Graphics Intel GMA HD
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dimensions (WD) 16.3 x 10.8 inches
Height 1.1 – 1.4 inches
Screen size (diagonal) 17.3 inches
System weight / Weight with AC adapter 6.4/7.2 pounds
Category Desktop replacement

At the price of $500 if you are hoping for a metal body then you are just asking for a lot. This edition of Acer just like its previous models comes with a plastic body which has a textured lid. Often you might feel that your screen starts shaking from the point you adjust it to. In order to eradicate this complain, Acer has specially designed hinges that help keeping the screen to the position you have adjusted it to be.

The keyboard is very spacious which reduces the clustery feeling. It also has a large touch pad, however most users feel that with a 17” screen, the touch pad should have been bigger. Besides the keyboard, rest of the layout is pretty simple with a large round power button and Wi-Fi indicators that are placed on top of the keyboard. Below are some other technical specifications:

Acer Aspire AS7741Z-4643 Average for category [desktop replacement]
Video VGA, HDMI VGA plus HDMI or Display Port
Audio Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks Stereo speakers with subwoofer, headphone/microphone jacks.
Data 3 USB 2.0, SD card reader 4 USB 2.0, SD card reader, eSATA
Expansion None ExpressCard/54
Networking Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Optical drive DVD burner DVD burner, optional Blu-ray player

Positives: Relatively inexpensive laptop, offers 17” display which is difficult to get at the current selling price, spacious keyboard, large touch pad, HDMI output, Blu-Ray Player

Negatives: Lack of attractive outlook, plastic body, limited connectivity, Low end processor, average designing

Suggestion: If entertainment is your priority then this product is going to do wonders to your expectations because of its 17” screen.

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