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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Acer Aspire 5736Z laptop computer product review

Category:Acer Incorporated

Acer has been around since the early 1980's and has been going strong ever since. The company started off making handheld games and eventually grew steadily. Called "the region's most impressive technology company" in a 1996 article in The Economist, Acer Inc. is Taiwan's leading exporter and the world's seventh-largest personal computer brand.

The particular model that will be reviewed is Model #: AS5736Z-4336.

What You Get:

    * Acer 15.6" laptop
    * PC Essentials 19 Standard 2.0 software DVD
    * 6-cell Lithium-ion battery
    * AC adapter
    * Quick guide
    * Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty on parts and labor

Acer 15.6" LCD Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Laptop

Computer Features

15.6" CineCrystal LCD display

* Enjoy games, movies and more in true cinematic 16:9 widescreen splendor
* Features an exceptional 1366 x 768 native resolution for sharp, clear images

4GB DDR3 Memory

* Delivers crisper visuals for graphic-rich applications and your next-generation games
    * Zip through 3D graphics and get sleek animation
* Uses less power for longer battery life

500GB hard drive

* Plenty of room to store your favorite music, movies, pictures and document

HDMI port

* Allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-def video to your HDTV (cable sold separately)

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED network connection

* Lets you get online from any hotspot

Unique mesh-patterned exterior

* Eye-catching design
* Protects against smudges and scratches
Full-size keyboard with numeric keypad and multigesture touchpad

* Scroll, pinch, rotate and flip through web pages, files and images

Product specs:
* Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium

* Processor:
Intel Pentium Processor T4500, 2.3GHz

* Memory:
4096MB Dual-Channel DDR3

* Hard Drive:
500GB SATA (5400RPM)

 * Optical Drive:
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive (plays and records all standard DVD and CD formats)

 * Media Card Reader:
SecureDigital (SD)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)

* LCD Monitor:
15.6" HD Widescreen LED-backlit LCD display
1366 x 768 resolution
16:9 aspect ratio

* Graphics:
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with support of Microsoft DirectX 10

* Video Memory:
Up to 1759MB

* System Bus:
800MHz FSB

* Cache Memory:
1MB L2

* Sound System:
Built-in speaker
(1) Headphone/speaker jack, (1) Microphone-in jack

* Wireless Network Adapter:
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

* Network Adapter:
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)

* Pointing Device:
EZ Pad touchpad pointing device

* Ports:
(3) USB 2.0
(1) HDMI
(1) VGA Connector
(1) Kensington Lock Slot
(1) AC Adapter Connector

* Battery:
6-cell Li-ion (4400 mAh)
Up to 3.5 hours of battery life

* Measurements:
Approx. 15"L x 9.9"W x 1.3"H

* Weight:
Approx. 5.1 lbs.

Pre-Installed Software
    * Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (PC is preloaded with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising. It does not include PowerPoint or Outlook. You must purchase an Office 2010 Product Key to activate the full-featured Office  software).
* McAfee Internet Security Suite (60-day trial)
    * Acer Backup Manager
    * Acer eRecovery Management
    * Adobe Flash Player
    * Adobe Reader
    * eSobi
    * MyWinLocker
    * NTI Media Maker
    * WildTangent Demo Games

Also included with the Acer Aspire notebook:
PC Essentials 19 Standard 2.0 Software

    * 20,000 Notebook Games
    * Aquazone Desktop Garden
    * Cook 'n Deluxe
    * Digital TV for PC 2
    * Easy Video Editor 3.0
    * Family Tree Heritage
    * Mahjonng - Ancient Egypt
    * Petz Sports
    * Stuffit Deluxe 2010
    * Sunbird Calendar
    * Thunderbird Email
    * Total 3D Home, Landscape and Deck Premium Suite 11
    * TurboBackup
    * Typing Instructor Platinum 21


    * Digital Scrapbook Artist 2
    * Serif DrawPlus X4
    * Serif PagePlus X4
    * Serif PhotoPlus X4
    * Serif WebPlus X4
    * PrintShop 2.0 Deluxe

Cost ranges from $399.99 & up

The Cons

It was not easy to find many cons associated with this product, set up was fairly simple, but better instructions would have made it easier.
The touch pad is not centrally located on the key board which may make it awkward for some users.
Much of the included hardware is not particularly useful to those that are just looking for a home computer for basic use. Acer is notorious for their "bloatware." You may want to delete most of it.
The quick user guide is too basic and needs a more expansive list of instructions
Some customers have complained that the tech support and customer support is lacking.

The Pros
The overall unit is an attractive, fingerprint resistant case that is lightweight at only 5.1 lbs.
The full sized key board gives you all the advantages of a desk top model.
Includes an easy to use web cam that allows the user to video tape themselves, take photo graphs and have real time video conversation with anyone. This is particularly handy for moms that like to talk to their kids off in college or adult family that live away.
Plenty of ports
Simple set up only took about 20 minutes to get connected and this was figured out by a first time owner of a laptop
4 gigs of memory
Great hard drive space
Built in microphone
Plays,burns dvds

The Bottom line: 
Overall this is a great laptop computer for anyone, even the novice user. It offers great speed, start up time is fast and easy and there are very few flaws that can be noted with the machine or its performance. Most pages load within seconds. It is highly recommended for those that don't have the space for a desk top, or those that want a lap top that can handle a great work load. It gets a two thumbs up for price, and function, as well as overall attractive design and its user friendly set up.


Q: how much is the dedicated graphics memory in acer aspire 5736z?

A: 1820 Mhz

 Read more: Acer Inc. - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Acer Inc.

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