Pros

  • Good all-around performance
  • Fulfils a checklist of the most important features

Cons

  • Trackpad and mouse buttons are poorly designed
  • Battery life is little more than three hours

At A Glance

Mid-range buyers will be satisfied, but mediocre audio and video performance never aspire beyond that crowd.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-430M
Processor speed 2270.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated Intel chip set
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
General Information
UPC Code 846154052027
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
Available Interfaces HDMI
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.1 inches
Depth 9.9 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 5.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Microsoft Works; Acer: Arcade Deluxe, Backup Manager, Crystal Eye Webcam, GridVista; NTI: Backup Now5, MediaMaker8
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 101.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:18   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 271.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 216.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 442.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 412.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 459.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 235.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 408.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 196.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 26.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 19.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 16.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 326.0