Acer Aspire 1825PTZ Laptop – Not A Bad Deal!
Acer Aspire’s 1825PTZ convertible laptop is a counterpart of the Butterfly Touch. They resemble each other quite a lot. One of the main differences being that the 1825PTZ has a stronger processor and a larger price.
Processor and OS
The 1.6 kilograms 1825PTZ is powered by Intel Pentium dual core SU4100 1.3 GHz processor. It comes pre installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit operating system. The processor works quite fast and is very efficient in its performance. Microsoft Office 2007 trial version is given in the laptop along with Norton Intern Security 2010 Trail version, Windows Live essentials and Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.
RAM & Display
The DDR3 Random Access 1066 Mhz Memory amounts to a total of 3 GB. The hard disk drive runs at 540 rpm with a storage capacity of 250 GB which could be bettered upon. The Optical Drive is 8x DVD+/-RW. The graphics processor is Intel Integrated GMA glossy LED backlit display screen is 11.6 inches giving out a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels with capacitive touch. Gigabit Ethernet with 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless has been given. Disappointingly, no mobile internet, modem and a Bluetooth are given.
Camera,Ports & USB
Acer Aspire 1825PTZ sports a 1.3 mega pixels web camera not doing a good job in chats giving out somewhat blurred photos and moving images. HDMI and VGA video connections and headphone (S/PDIF) and microphone connections have been provided. The 5 in 1 card reader is compatible with SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro and xD formats. Three 2.0 USB ports have been provided in the laptop. Digital Dolby Stereo speakers perform commendably. A slot for Kensington lock has been provided. The dimensions of this laptop are as follows- 285 mm width, 208.9 mm depth and 28.5 mm height.
Performance of this Acer laptop
The picture colours and resolution give out excellent clarity on the display screen of Aspire 1825PTZ. The keypad is laid out perfectly but the touch pad is not quick enough in its response. The laptop gives an option to view documents and web pages in portrait style which proves to be a very useful feature.
The multi touch-screen responses actively the only drawback here being its inability to cope with a digitizer pen. The 3 GB RAM is not very impressive as most laptops are offering more storage capacitated RAM. The operating system is however quite smooth in its functioning. The 3D gaming experience is not excellent but not bad either. The 63 Watt-hour 5600 mAh battery performs excellently making it to be the laptops biggest asset.