1gig of ddr2
x700 64 meg
dual layer dvd burner
15.4 crystal bright screen
Not really an important part of the review but goodness knows if something isnt well packed you might have trouble. In the case of this laptop there was no trouble at all, the laptop was double boxed and was tightly packed with excellent support.
At first touch the laptop seems decently stiff and well put together. The lines are clean and everything fits together extremely well. I got a dell 6000e in the same day and they were very comparable in construction (except the acer is lighter and thinner ).
The only 2 real gripes i have about construction is that the lcd is rather stiff to put up. If you dont put a hand on the bottom of the lappy to hold it down as you lift the screen it lifts up an inch or 2. Nothing serious at all but just a bit annoying. The second gripe is that the keys on the keyboard seem to "sink" when you type on them. Of course this is common with all lappies so it shouldnt be held against this one.
I love the crystal bright screen. Its extremely nice in widescreen and is a pleasure to look at. Wish the res went a bit higher but ill take what i can get there for sure
Ran 3dmark 2k1 and got 17000 3dmarks when everything was all turned up. Needless to say i was very impressed. Got just shy of 6000 2k3 3dmarks too. Again very impressive. I was able to play doom3 today at 800x600 with a extremely playable framerate today. I didnt think a budget lappy would be able to do this so fast!
The computer boots up much faster than i thought it would for only having a 5400 rpm drive. I was extremely impressed but the speed and consider this an excellent selling point.
THe 2.0 ghz dothan is obviosly not going to be pushed around by any program. Its a fast processor that perfroms extremely well. During regular usage there was no hint of any problems with anything, it sped through it all like it wasnt breaking a sweat.
I have only burnt one disc so far on the dvdrw so im going to hold off any judgement there for the moment, i do however love how it doesnt have the annoying tray that 99% of laptops have for the discs.
During word processing it seems to get around 4.5 hours of time to a battery. But whne you crank it up it uses alot more juice but still runs for a long time. I ran 3dmark 2k1 for 2.5 hours and the computer was still running. IM guessing 3 hours of heavy usage would be easily attained.
In my opinion it was a great value to buy. I bought it for 1600 cdn plus shipping and gst. I had a budget of 2k and this filled all of my wants for cheaper than i had expected to pay and in many ways better. From what i have seen of laptops as of late this is without a doubt the best value lappy you can get with a fast processor, good video card, low weight, and great looks.
-X700 64 meg
-crystal bright wide screen.
-Good battery life
-will play modern games decently
-X700 64 meg (not 128)
-Odd headphone plug in
-I/O ports all on sides and front, only monitor on back
This was just a brief intro to the lappy and i can add more later for sure. IF there is anything that you would like me to run or try with it lmk and i will do so and post back with my results.