In every family, it happens: the parents get frustrated with their laptop and give it to the kids “just to play games or use for school”. But the old machine is too weak for today’s games, it’s too big to fit in the backpack, and too heavy and cumbersome for even a teenager to carry for very long.
Time for shopping!
There’s a world of laptops out there, some better than others depending on your needs, but for a reliable mobile computer, the line of Acer laptops means one-stop shopping whether it’s a notebook for regular everyday use, a slim netbook for school, or a high-powered machine for gaming.
For students, the Acer Aspire E1-572-680 with its 15.6″ display generated benchmark scores “well ahead of the pack”, according to a review of this notebook computer. Not meant for high-performance applications such as hardcore gaming, it nevertheless provides solid functionality in a lightweight laptop sized to fit conveniently inside a standard backpack. The standard 4GB DDRAM can be easily doubled to 8GB by simply popping in another module. A number of connection options allow it to be hooked up to the internet (wired or wireless), to external displays, televisions, stereos, and so on.
That’s the teenager sorted, now what about Mom and Dad? Dad isn’t much into computers – email, the odd browsing, some Facebook, but mostly streaming sports games. Acer laptops has something for him, the Aspire E1-571-6621: 2.4GHz dual-core Intel processor renders streaming video quickly; 6GB standard memory is upgradeable to eight; 750GB hard drive with DVD writer to save all the best games; and Windows 8. Why be bored waiting in the car for Mom when he can catch up on the latest sports news?
Speaking of mom, the only gamer waiting in line for CoD: Modern Warfare with grey hair and orthotics, she doesn’t need a kid’s toy, she needs a serious machine. For her, the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9469 packs a graphic punch thanks to the 17.3″ display powered by an nVidia GeForce GPU and 2GB of dedicated vRAM; the 2.3GHz (overclockable to 3.3GHz) Intel quad-core CPU; and a whopping 16GB memory! A phenomenal frame rate means smooth, crisp graphics vital not only for game play but for effortless streaming of her favorite cookery show.
Without doubt, the line of Acer laptops has something to suit the needs of everybody.