I bought this laptop in late 2005 shortly before the release of its successor (the bottom of a core duo) to get a fair price.
The purchase of this laptop is justified if one wishes to obtain a set of high-end components for a portable rotating around a Pentium M.
- The ram is DDR-2 533 MHz bus of the motherboard is a maximum does not limit the processor.
- The widescreen 15-inch 4 is not brilliant, trs is bright, and supports at a resolution of 1680x1050 60 Hz gniale We can work with a source of lights Derri without being either re gn by any reflection. Angles from left to right are trs good, for if we promne against his head up and down the colors and contrasts are not terrible and quickly become ugly if one insists. For me the screen is the main asset of this notebook.
- The 3D card is a Ati Mobility X700 with 128MB of video memory, a VGA output, DVI and one for an Acer rtroprojecteur I think. TRS is short but well ... it heats too much and the fan is Gnant in my case when it starts up :-(
- The reader / writer is full and serious trs same DVD-RAM but not the most important.
- The battery is better than that provided in other portable acer range. Without Economy of energy, it is possible to take about 2 hours I think, what is honorable.
- The laptop wifi network all the gre (a / b / g) which is very well, but also Bluetooth and infrared.
- Bulk: there is a card reader 5 in 1, 4 USB, including 3 in the wrong place because the computer is right that ESG possibly a mouse, a firewire jack (mini format unfortunately), a 56K modem, a network made good sr, a PCMCIA port, a headphone jack, a microphone jack, microphone Intgr (horrible it says)
- The chipset is the chip High Definition dlivre that a good quality trs. The enciente intgres cons are horrible but that's not important!
- Small dtails: the keyboard is curved and the buttons fall under the fingers, there are four buttons that can be affect shortcuts to some applications, and the phones do not heat the whole place hands o are what is apprciable APRS several hours of use.
- Software: Windows XP Pro is installed but only one disk image is provided (a ghost) if you want to reinstall windows because that is embtant does not choose the components to install and above all formats the hard drive in fat 32 ... I could not say more: I installed Linux instead and everything works well with trs Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake.
I am glad Voil trs except for the silence but I am trs require and it is not so noisy as a. .. In fact, difficult to quieter ds when we have a 3D card!