There are five shortcut buttons on the top right of the keyboard for Arcade Deluxe, Wireless LAN, Internet Explorer, Email and Bluetooth. At the top left is an Acer button that launches the short cuts for the various Acer tools and utilities and there’s a webcam in the top edge of the screen bezel.
Nice and shiny
The list of ports and connectors is stadard, with three USB 2.0 ports, a five-in-one card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, modem, VGA and s-video output. On the front edge of the Aspire there are headphone and microphone jacks along with a volume control wheel which you might hope the kids will use for listening to music or watching movies but you can bet your boots they’ll be on Skype and MSN.
Battery Life Results
Continuous use measured in minutes
Longer bars are better
In our testing, the performance was exactly in line with similar Core 2 laptops which is all that you can ask of a laptop. The 4800mAh battery life is good for one hour 20 minutes of continuous use which is about two hours 40 minutes of regular use but let’s face it, you won’t be using the Aspire 2920 on the move too often so the battery life isn’t critical.
The Aspire 2920 is a decent compromise of weight, size and features. While it’s not perfect, the price makes it incredibly tempting.
Acer Aspire 2920 budget laptop
Yes, this has been noted... but jeez, here in the backwards USA, *best buy* has a Dell Inspiron with (albeit) an AMD 64 X2, 2gb, 250gb, and a 17" screen. And it's $949 instead of the $1050 that this Acer is.
To get to $1050 on Best Buy's site you have to go through about seventy laptops!
My apologies. They need to update the acerdirect website because the price link from this review states 1.66 GHz.
I got the CPU spec from running CPU-Z and have just checked with Acer which confirms that I was correct in my review.
problem with the price
$550 is budget, £550 is not.
It comes with a Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 - 1.66GHz CPU not a T7300 2 GHz.