The deal: Acer AS5742G - bargain Core i5 allrounder with Blu-ray reader - $898.00
The lengthily named Acer Aspire AS5742G-5464G50Mn (LXRA402005) for $898 is one of the best value Core i5 allrounder notebooks currently available. If you remember the cashback it becomes an especially good bargain at $799, the price where you normally find Core i5 basic notebooks at best. It’s powerful, it’s versatile, and considering what’s in it the price is very low.
The Intel Core i5-460M (2.53GHz) provides a lot of computing power, ensuring good performance for everything from productivity applications to gaming. The Blu-ray reader will also benefit from the power, and although the 15.6in (1,366x768 resolution) screen isn’t true HD the viewing experience will still be great. Gaming is catered to by the NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M graphics card, a newer model capable of smoothly running new games like Call of Duty: Black Ops at high settings.
Rounding out the specs is 4GB of RAM that is welcome both for gaming and general system performance. A 640GB hard drive is also very welcome for the price, as it can handle even movie collections while still having room left over. Portability is typical of allrounder notebooks, as the Acer AS5742G weighs 2.6kg and measures 34mm thick, 253mm deep, and 381mm wide.
See the Acer Aspire AS5742G-5464G50Mn (LXRA402005) in the Notebook Hunter database here.
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Where to buy it
Available until 29th Jan 2011
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