Acer Aspire 7520

Pros
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.

Cons
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 Amazon.co.uk

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 Amazon.co.uk offers an excellent all round spec and better value for money.

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