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Acer Aspire 5755G 15in Core i7 laptop

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Weighty considerations

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.

Acer Aspire 5755G

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.

Verdict

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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