A inch display on a laptop chassis isn’t a bad idea as a permanent fixture on your desk. We were impressed with the display’s vibrancy at lower brightness levels: This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding Unfortunately, the Acer’s monster size is its greatest weakness: The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch The trackpad and mouse buttons are amply sized, and we like the four-way scroll key located between the mouse buttons. We also wonder why Acer didn’t include its signature ergonomically curved keyboard on the Aspire ; it would seem that this of all laptops could use all the ergonomic help it can get.

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Acer Aspire WKHi – External Reviews

SysMark performance Longer bars indicate faster performance. We were impressed with the display’s vibrancy at lower brightness levels: Acer Aspire WKHi Acer’s tech-support phone lines are open only Monday through Friday from 7 a.

Perhaps coolest of all, though, are the two GB hard drives, which give you plenty of room to store volumes of digital media. accer

The company’s online support could stand some sprucing up; though it does offer easy driver and manual downloads, it lacks helpful features, such as forums and real-time chat with a tech-support rep. Navigating through the menus Scenes, Setup, Extras is fine as long as you don’t use PowerDVD’s virtual control panel with the mouse pointer.

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Acer Aspire 9805

In short, the Aspire should be a great system for media junkies and content creators, but gamers should look elsewhere. Toshiba Qosmio GAV Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C, adding a trio of useful features that You can, however, record regular dual-layer and single-layer DVDs using the same drive. The menu controls did operate well when using the keyboard controls.

Amusingly, the display is heavier than the base of the notebook, so Acer has to include a balancing stand that attaches shoddily to the base to prevent the laptop from tipping over. There was a time when inch widescreen laptops were considered downright huge, but thanks to lower LCD costs and Dell’s launch of its inch widescreen notebook, the XPS Mmonstrous laptops are starting to take over my test area.

The WKHi also carries parallel and serial ports, for legacy devices. Now he spends his time with Google Reader, the iPhone 3G, and his now 3-year old son. Of course a case that’s big enough to accommodate a desktop-size display has plenty of room for a full-size keyboard with a key number pad.

Acer Aspire review: Inside my test system was an Intel Core Duo T 2. When the display was set to its highest brightness level, though, the colors seemed to wash out. You also get a pair of GB hard drives for GB total, a fairly large amount 9850 storage. Then again, given the laptop’s gargantuan size, it’s likely to be tethered to a wall socket for most of its life.

And the speakers pumped out terrific sound. Become a fan of PCMag. Lined up to the left of the keyboard are handy controls for volume and disc playback and a button confusingly labeled Arcade, to reflect Acer’s branding to quickly launch the Windows Aver Center application.

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Acer Aspire | NotebookReview

Above the keyboard sit three programmable application launch buttons; an Acer eManager key for quick access to backup, presentation, and power management utilities; and a key to quickly put the system into hibernate and wake it up when you’re ready to start computing again. Typing is comfortable enough, acee key travel feels shallow. Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook It’s worth noting, too, that the Aspire ‘s dimensions don’t include the extra 1.

The Acer Aspire is one supersize laptop. Visit manufacturer site for details. The final design element of note is a 1. ace

For avid video chatters, a 1. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Unlike the M’s LCD, which lets you adjust heights and positions, the Aspire gives you only one comfortable viewing position. See how the Acer Aspire WKHi measures up to similar systems in our side-by-side laptop comparison chart.