Acer Aspire 7740G-434G50Mi reviews and prices: 17.3" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.0 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
More of a desktop replacement than a true laptop; good for using around the house but I wouldn't want to carry it all day. Good performance, neat design and I love the floating keys.
Bad points:
On the heavy side.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jul 2010

Nigel, Kelsall, Chester Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I have only used while plugged in to the mains. The screen is excellent and I like the touch and layout of the keyboard and number pad and the ability to turn the touch pad off with a simple switch -excellent when typing. The speed of the machine and the graphics card are very good and I have had no problems with games such as Flashpoint Dragon Rising. I expected the machine to be heavy and it is so a good bag is required. My son works in computing and is very familiar with laptops but he is also very impressed with this machine.
Bad points:
Recovery discs are a waste of time. As a business user I needed Windows XP on a dual boot arrangement so I could use my accounting package which has not been updated for Windows 7. Mounting XP has been a nightmare -firstly finding Sata disk drivers and creating a new bootable disc and then finding XP drivers, particularly for the graphics card. I don't think that Acer have a clue the problems created by recovery disks instead of including the Windows 7 disk. They should also include drivers for previous versions of Windows on the disk. They should make it clear in the information available about the potential problems. All together it has been a very frustrating experience and instead of being able to use the machine straight away I have wasted hours trying to sort out the problems. I still haven't got all the driver loaded for XP and some are not the correct ones for the machine.

There is no explanation of the supplied software and I have still to work out what some of the applications on the driver disk do.

Basically a very good laptop but poorly supported. Don't go near it if you want to run XP or earlier versions of Windows unless you know what you are doing.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2010

lee, wisbech Music, gaming or video fan

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
plays games well,like the way you can turn off the mouse touch pad

Bad points:
keyboard is a bit cheap and if not carefull the keys will fall off,also the extra large spaces between the keys lets in all kinds of crumbs etc and makes the keys not work when pressed,not a good thing when your in a 25 man raid and your the tank
its a shame the resoloution dosent support 1920x1080
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2010

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Screen size (Inches) 17.3
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