But if one of the main benefits of the Aspire 5755G is performance, portability is the trade-off. Its weight is a manageable 2.6kg, but its battery results should give you pause for thought. The six-cell, 4400mAh battery is small, and under intensive use lasted almost exactly two hours.
Not the lightest, but certainly among the quickest
Alongside the Reg Hardware’s roundup of Core i5 machines, the Aspire 5755G battery life is roughly par for the course. Yet with real-world times likely to land halfway between two hours and an idle time result of four hours 43 minutes, those who spend a lot of time on the road will quickly wish for a more capable battery.
At just shy of £900, the Aspire 5755G is a decent bargain, even if it can’t quite compete for looks or portability with the likes of the slightly cheaper Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s. However, if you want a portable computer that won’t baulk at demanding tasks, the Aspire 5755G offers superlative performance. A higher-resolution screen would be nice, as would be slightly more practical battery life, but for practical, everyday computing, from a machine you won’t need to replace before it sees its first birthday, the 5755G is a very solid buy. ®
Thanks to SaveOnLaptops for the loan of the review sample.
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£900 for a 15.6" laptop with a 1366x768 screen and that's supposed to be good value?
You've been using Mac's for too long.
That screen format
This may seem a stupid question but is anyone making laptops that aren't i that useless widescreen format?
Given that most of what I do on screens is reading and writing text, having two horizontal miles of space is useless to me if I only have three vertical inches for the column of text I'm perusing. It's like reading a novel through a letterbox.
My three month old Aspire which has pretty much the same spec but with an i5 CPU is a great bit of kit. However, 10 minutes of pushing the CPU hard results in a thermal shutdown.
It's well ventilated and free of dust, but it can't cope with a 100% load. The system options for fan management are laughable, and I've had to limit the CPU to 85% through power management to stop it happening.
Anyone else got the same issue or is mine a dud?