Acer Aspire 5735

This laptop represents fantastic value for money and offers great performance

Acer has made a name for itself as the manufacturer of affordable and feature-packed laptops, and the Acer Aspire 5735-583G16Mn (£399 inc. VAT) sticks successfully to this formula.

It's the only laptop in the group to feature a 16:9 aspect ratio – with a wider, 15.6-inch screen than its rivals. It's a similar panel to those found on true widescreen laptops, albeit with a lower resolution, and is ideally suited to movie playback, mirroring the widescreen layout of the latest films.

Image quality is crisp and clear with vivid colours that also make it ideal for editing photographs. It does suffer from reflections in brighter conditions however, due to the glossy Super-TFT coating, but it's a price worth paying.

As with the other machines here, graphics are handled by an integrated Intel GMA 4500M GPU. It's the default choice at this price point – offering enough power for light multimedia use – but you'll have to spend more if you want a gaming machine.

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MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

15.6 inch screen. Nice design

Cons

No support for HD screens. USB ports too close

Verdict

A well specced and built laptop that offers great value for your cash

Dimensions

357 x 262 x 42

Display resolution

1366 x 768

Display size

15.6

Display type

TFT

Drive speed

5400

Graphics memory

64

Graphics memory type

Intel GMA 4500MHD

HDD capacity

250

Installed RAM

4096

Networking features

Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)

No. of USB ports

3

Operating system

MS Windows Vista Home Premium

RAM type

DDR2

Weight

2.7

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