Acer 751

Acer 751

In terms of connectivity, we were glad to find that the Acer 751 comes equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, multi-format reader and 3 USB ports.

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Our Rating: 77%

Our Acer 751 Review

Design and Screen

From the moment we laid eyes on the Acer 751, we fell in love with its ultra slim build and glossy black lid. In fact, the design was so reminiscent of HPís Pavilion series with its general look and feel. Available in energetic red, serene blue, snow white, and glossy black, the Acer 751 is compact and durable Ė unlike many of the netbooks currently surfacing in the market.

The screen is large by netbook standards as it exceeds the common 10 inches. This of course comes with a great advantage, as the resolution is much higher suitable for movie viewing and easier web browsing. You wonít have to scroll down pages as much with such a resolution. The screen is bright with colors and backlit with LED lights.

Keypad and Trackpad

The Acer 751ís large screen gives the netbook a larger frame. Consequently, we found the grey keyboard area to be quite generous both in speed and performance. Typing is done with ease and the button feedback is great sensitive to the lightest touch. The Acer 751ís multi-touch trackpad makes the web browsing experience almost iPhone-like with the ability to ďpinchĒ your page to zoom in or zoom out. On the down side, the roomy keyboard area can be a dust magnet at times. We canít imagine using the Acer 751 in a construction site or outdoors without cleaning it up every day or so.

Performance and Battery Life

The Acer 751ís performance is sub-standard compared to its predecessors and competitors. While most netbooks in the market use an older, faster Intel Atom processor, Acer chose to employ a newer, much slower processor. The choice isnít the wisest when put next to other netbooks that play videos impeccably while the Acer 751 struggles to keep up.

The Acer 751 runs on Windows XP Ė like all netbooks in the market Ė at 1 GB RAM. This of course, does help speed up the Acer 751ís performance and enhance its functionality. In terms of storage capacity, we felt at ease with the 160 GB capacity as it is more than enough for a netbook user. A typical user will use only up to half of the given capacity to store music, download applications, and save documents.

In terms of connectivity, we were glad to find that the Acer 751 comes equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, multi-format reader and 3 USB ports. The latter is most impressive, as you could really use the 3 USB ports for multimedia and data transfer. Some models come equipped with built-in 3G support, which makes it a winner in todayís 3G-dominated market.

The Acer 751 does not disappoint in terms of battery life. We left our Acer 751 running for a couple of hours in the background without draining the battery. For an average user, the battery life is excellent for light web browsing and some music playing in the background.

What We Liked

We liked the Acer 751ís sexy slim build, large screen, roomy keyboard, and great connectivity.

What We Disliked

We disliked the Acer 751ís slow processor and expensive price tag.

Our Final Verdict

The Acer 751 is indeed a small, curious thing. We simply adored its slim figure thatís easy to carry around the office. We loved working with its airy keyboard and large screen. We werenít so keen on running simultaneous applications using the Acer 751, as the processer lagged and struggled at times. It does not disappoint for the average user, but it wonít suffice for any multimedia buff. Overall, itís a great netbook once you overlook the unusual price tag on it.

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General

Dimensions 37.8 x 25.2 x 3.51 cm

Processor

Processor Intel Atom Z520
Processor Speed 1.33 GHz

Memory

RAM 1 GB

Storage

Hard Drive Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Type SATA
Hard Drive Speed 5400 rpm

Graphics

Graphics Adaptor Intel GMA500
Screen Type WXGA TFT LED
Screen Size 11.60 in
Screen Max. Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet 10/100
Multi Card Slot Multi-in-1
No. of USB Slots 3

Power

Battery Type 6 Cell
Web Cam 0.3 Mega Pixel
Speakers Surround Sound

Input

Pointing Device Touch Pad

Software

Operating System Windows XP Home

Cost

Typical Cost (£) 300

Acer 751 Full Specification

General

Dimensions 37.8 x 25.2 x 3.51 cm

Processor

Processor Intel Atom Z520
Processor Speed 1.33 GHz

Memory

RAM 1 GB

Storage

Hard Drive Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Type SATA
Hard Drive Speed 5400 rpm

Graphics

Graphics Adaptor Intel GMA500
Screen Type WXGA TFT LED
Screen Size 11.60 in
Screen Max. Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet 10/100
Multi Card Slot Multi-in-1
No. of USB Slots 3

Power

Battery Type 6 Cell
Web Cam 0.3 Mega Pixel
Speakers Surround Sound

Input

Pointing Device Touch Pad

Software

Operating System Windows XP Home

Cost

Typical Cost (£) 300
 
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