The Acer Aspire 5733 15.6 inch notebook is now available for a reduced price in the UK and worldwide. The specifications of the Acer Aspire 5733 notebook review today includes an Intel Core i3-370M processor, 6GB RAM, a 640GB hard drive and a 15.6 inch LED LCD display. In this article we will review the Acer Aspire 5733 15.6 inch notebook and see whether it is better than its competition.

Specification

The specification of the Acer Aspire 5733 includes:

  • An Intel Core i3-370M processor
  • 6GB Ram
  • 640GB hard drive
  • 15.6 inch LED LCD display
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • N-wireless support
  • 2.6Kg weight
  • Card reader
  • Webcam and microphone

Performance

The Acer Aspire 5733 has a modern Core i3 processor running at a 2.4GHz clock speed. This CPU combined with 6GB of RAM will let you do most things you would want to with a laptop. It should easily do activities like office work, browse the internet and streaming video. It wont be able to play recent games on a high graphics settings, but it may be able to if you turn the settings down a little.

Design and ergonomics

This laptop weighs only 2.6 Kg so although it isn’t an ultraportable machine by any means, it should be easily moved around in bags or carried around in a home environment.

There are several comments that the Acer Aspire 5733 lid is very sensitive and maybe a little flimsy when pressure is applied, but that is a common trait to many larger screened laptops.

The keyboard on this Acer Aspire is a standard keyboard affair, which perhaps lacks a bit in terms of tactile feedback. The touchpad keys have also been reported as being a little difficult to press.

Other aspects

This laptop is usually quiet in use and doesn’t have the noisy fans found on some models. The existence of a webcam and microphone make this laptop suitable for using video conferencing software, which is always a useful option to have.

Pros

  • Low price
  • Relatively lightweight for this class of laptop
  • Large sized hard drive
  • Large amount of RAM

Cons

  • CPU performance could be higher
  • Poor build quality in some areas of the design
  • Battery life isn’t huge

Is the Acer Aspire 5733 right for you?

The Acer Aspire 5733 is a good laptop that provides decent value for money.  It would be suitable as a primary computer for students, as a home computer or in a small business environment. It doesn’t have brilliant battery life and is a heavy machine, which means it doesn’t lend itself to being a portable device. That said if you are just moving it between two locations then it should be fine.

Conclusion

My standard advice is that you should always try to see this laptop in a shop or see if a friend or colleague has one. You can tell much more by handling the unit than you can from reading an online review. Even if you can't see the exact model, a similar laptop from Acer should offer a similar experience on the keyboard, screen and track pad, letting you know if you are going to find using this laptop a good experience or not.

Have you bought the Acer Aspire 5733 15.6 inch laptop? Do you think it was a good buy? Do you think you should have bought an alternative to the Acer Aspire 5733? Please leave a comment below.