Acer Aspire 7520 laptop

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Gadget of the Week

Acer Aspire 7520



Large 17-inch screen

Inclusion of a dual core processor is welcome at this price point

Well made

Gemstone design is stylish even on this relatively large laptop

Good Dolby certified surround sound speakers

Built-in 5 in 1 card reader

Four USB ports, Firewire port Express Card slot, WiFi and VGA output.




1GB of RAM - As a Vista based machine, this would run faster with 2GB of RAM

Onboard graphics arent the quickest solution

Graphics circuits use 256MB of system RAM

80GB hard drive is really the minimum a modern PC should have

Would ideally prefer to see an Intel dual core processor to an AMD


Price: 399 inc. VAT at Tesco and


Star Rating: 7 Stars  Good for the money particularly if you need the large 17-inch screen. However, if you can live without the 17-inch screen, then the 15.4-inch Acer Aspire AS5633WLMi with Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive at £419.99 inc. VAT from offers an excellent all round spec and better value for money.