We’re all for a good bargain, especially when it’s a system that includes Intel’s latest Core i5 processor. Priced at just $649, Acer’s Aspire 5740 costs $150 to $200 less than similarly equipped 15.6-inch machines from Dell and HP, yet it delivers very snappy performance. We also like the responsive FineTip keyboard and booming Dolby speakers.
While the integrated Intel graphics and below-average endurance were disappointments and the design isn’t as fresh as it once was, this laptop is a remarkable value.
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