Best Laptops for Not surprising for a machine with such a large display, the Aspire ‘s battery could not even last the 90 minutes required to run our battery life benchmarks. It’s not quite as large as the Dell XPS M, but Dell at least attached a handle to its machine so that mere mortals could carry it. Toshiba Qosmio GAV Still, having such a large screen has its advantages. The Aspire ‘s high-end components did not disappoint on CNET Labs’ performance benchmarks –at least when it came to multimedia. Typing is comfortable enough, though key travel feels shallow.

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When you’re not watching movies or playing games, the acfr screen has plenty of real estate for several open windows, making multitasking a breeze. And as expected, battery life for the Aspire was terrible, at just 1 hour 37 minutes. We’ve seen large laptops before, and they all have some feature that sets them apart in the portable realm: Now he spends his time with Google Reader, the iPhone 3G, and his now 3-year old son.

The company’s online support could stand some sprucing up; though it does offer easy driver and manual downloads, it lacks helpful features, such as forums and real-time chat with a tech-support rep.


A inch display on a laptop chassis isn’t a bad idea as a permanent fixture aecr your desk. Yet there it is: The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch The PowerDVD software isn’t completely glitch-free, though.

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Typing is comfortable enough, though key travel feels shallow. The newly upgraded Razer Blade is the perfect laptop for undercover gaming. We were impressed with the display’s vibrancy at lower brightness levels: You can actually see the sweat drops on Vin Diesel’s face with much greater detail than on, say, a inch widescreen.

Above the keyboard sit three programmable application launch buttons; an Acer eManager key for accer access to backup, presentation, and power management utilities; and a key to quickly put the system into hibernate and wake it up when you’re ready to start computing 985.

The WKHi also carries parallel and serial ports, for legacy devices. We’ve changed, we promise.

The graphics solution, though, was a bit underwhelming. Acer Aspire review: Perhaps coolest of all, though, are the two GB hard drives, which give you plenty of room to store volumes of digital media.

Zcer its brick-like AC adapter, the Aspire weighs a crushing 19 pounds. In addition to the standard array of ports, including FireWire and four USB ports, the Aspire incorporates legacy parallel and serial ports to connect to older peripherals if needed.


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Aside from acr software glitches, the Acer Aspire WKHi is a good candidate for home theater enthusiasts. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Acer Aspire Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. See how the Acer Aspire WKHi measures up to similar systems in our side-by-side laptop comparison chart.

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Continue to next page 01 Unlike the M’s LCD, which lets you adjust heights and positions, the Aspire gives caer only one comfortable viewing position. The Aspire ‘s gaming scores, however, were a bit of a disappointment: In short, the Aspire should be a great system for media junkies and content creators, but gamers should look elsewhere.

The Bottom Line The large, inch Acer Aspire offers a decent multimedia experience, but you’d be better off buying a more portable laptop and a detached display.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Acer backs the Aspire with a one-year warranty, which is standard for consumer aver. Weight can be a problem.