Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Acer 17.3" Aspire AS7741Z-5731 Review

Acer 17.3" Aspire AS77XXX laptops are new model and I bought one of those computer a few weeks ago just to test it and how it works. These laptops cost from $460 to upward $1200 and works well for the price you are paying. This model looks great for its cheap price.

Aspire AS77XXX models look too bulky for its size and it is indeed quite heavy with 9.13 pounds of rocky weight. But it has many bright sides as well. Its ultra-bright display shines like a star and graphics look lot better and true colored then ordinary laptops. Also it comes up with 17.3” display and HDMI output which is hard to find in laptops at it class and price range. So if you are looking to use your laptop to watch movies or videos on your TV, or just to use your laptop as desktop, then this might be the laptop of your dream.

 As I was getting used to its flat keyboard for the first few days, I thought the keyboard was wired. Now I can't imagine anything else except that flat keyboard. Feels comfortable and barely makes any noise when you press.

I am a gamer and this laptop runs most of the games, although it’s not made for gaming. I can play World of Warcraft, Red Alert 3, Call of Duty, Runescape,  etc with exceptional graphics of its Intel HD graphics acceleration. Most of the laptop of its kind comes with Intel chipset with shitty quality graphics but it was different for this laptop. Besides gaming it’s great for browsing web, watching movies and videos.

It comes up with customizable touchpad, internal speaker, internal microphone, 2 megapixel camera which makes it a machine built for communication.
Another bright side is that its hardware is customizable. So if you know your computer you can easily upgrade what inside of your computer. The laptop comes up with 4 Gb of ram and it has 2 slots. So you can easily insert another 4 GB ram with its removable back. Its as easy as changing batteries from your remote. 

Only con I have experienced is the low battery life but like I said before its not very portable because of its bulky size. So you are better off without the battery.

You can buy these Acer laptops at your local walmart bestbuy and many other online retailers.

Here are some modles that these laptops are availavle in
Acer 17.3" Aspire AS7745-5632 
Acer 17.3" Aspire AS7741Z-5731
Acer Black 17.3" Aspire 7741G-3647

Here is the full specification of the laptop

Display Type:
17.3" TFT
Widescreen Display:
Max Resolution:
1600 x 900
Multi-Core Technology:
Intel Core i5 450M / 2.4 GHz
Chipset Type:
Mobile Intel HM55 Express
Intel Advanced Smart Cache
Cache Memory
L3 cache
Installed Size:
3 MB
Hard Drive:
250GB/500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Installed Size:
4 GB / 8 GB (max)
DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz
Configuration Features:
2 x 2 GB
Optical Storage
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated
Read Speed:
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
Write Speed:
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
Data Link Protocol:
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported:
Video Memory:
1 GB
Graphics Processor / Vendor:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650/ Intel chip set
Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
Audio Input:
Operating System / Software
OS Provided:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Works, CyberLink PowerDVD (OEM), Google Toolbar, Adobe Flash Player, Skype, Windows Live Essentials, Acer Assist, Norton Online Backup, Microsoft Silverlight, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Acer Crystal Eye, eSobi, NTI Media Maker (OEM), Microsoft Office (60 days trial), Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater
6-cell lithium ion
Installed Qty:
Run Time (Up To):
3 hour(s)
Product Dimensions
16.3 in
1.3 in
10.8 in
7.3 lbs
Mesh black
Card Reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards:
SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, wake on LAN
Compliant Standards:
ACPI 3.0
Voltage Required:
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support:
1 year warranty
More Information

Shipping Weight (in pounds):
Product in Inches (L x W x H):
10.8 x 16.3 x 1.4
Assembled in Country of Origin:
Imported from China
Origin of Components:
Imported from China


  1. nice little review, please dont copy and paste the specs next time <3

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  3. I thought about getting one of these, but then I saw the 3 hour battery life. Yuck.