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Acer Aspire 5920

Acer doesn't hide its aspiration to dominate the notebook market using the same formula that got Dell to first place in the past with its Inspiron line, top specs for the dollar. The "Gemstone" is their latest line and the Aspire 5920 is the top model. But does it deliver?

My chosen notebook was the Acer Aspire 5920-6313 equipped with the following specs:
  • 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) CCFL Crystalbrite (glossy) screen
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz , 667MHz FSB)
  • 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM
  • 160GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
  • HD DVD / DVD-RW drive
  • Nvidia Geforce 8600m GT 256MB DDR2
  • 802.11a/b/g WLAN
  • Two Speakers and a built-in subwoofer
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

Reason For Buying

After looking for a desktop replacement notebook with gaming capabilities I found the Acer 5920-6313 offered unparalleled specs for the money. At the time of purchase it beat even the Inspiron 1520 when compared in a spec-to-spec analysis. Acer: 1, Dell: 0.

Buying Experience

Best Buy had the Acer 5920-6313 for $1,049 but I missed that deal so I had to find mine on ebay. I bought one from "HD Gamer store," one of the many aliases of a company called Dealtree which specialize in Best Buy returns. But instead of getting the advertised "Like new in its original box" I got a non-working, physically broken notebook with no box or accessories what so ever. This company wouldn't take responsibility and fix the problem so I had to send the notebook to an Acer certified lab, pay extra cash for the repair and wait for another five weeks. The tech determined the notebook screen to be faulty with no relation to the physical damage which wouldn't have happened anyway had the notebook been in its original box and not so poorly packed, but still Dealtree refused to acknowledge their fault and take full responsibility.

In short, this was the worst ebay experience to date but there is another reason why I'm telling you all this. While waiting for the notebook to come back from the lab I bought another 5920-6313 from a different seller. That allowed me to pit two 5920's in this review as well as comparing the original screen with the replacement screen on the repaired unit.

Build and Design

Acer marketing named their new Aspire line style "Gemstone" but we'll call it the pebble. A rounded, dark outer form combined with the yellowish gray stone-like inside reminds me of natural river pebbles. However, nature stops when it comes to the keyboard area. The somewhat eccentric keyboard has a high tech look combing lots of blue LEDs, grooved geometric lines and angles including a slanted space bar.

You can love it or hate it but you have to applaud Acer for the innovative style, especially in contrast with Dell's 1520/1720 styling statement which mainly consists of different colors for the lid. Another point for Acer.

Too bad the pebble doesn't come without design flaws. The glossy lid looks quite nice with the "floating" Acer logo but is a finger print magnet. The lid prevents any rippling to the screen and is opened with a car boot like handle, but it isn't as easy to use as the traditional slider. In addition, I don't feel comfortable applying more upward pressure to the handle when lifting the lid all the way up so I only use it to free the latch and then raise the lid by holding the non-moving screen bezel instead.

4 comments:

paman gober said...

Nice info thanks

felaveso said...

Muito bom, eu tenho um e aprovo

pndglobal said...

AUO B140XW01 V.1 LCD screen
Screen Size 14 Inch
Resolution Pixels 1366x768
Backlight Type LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Surface
Data Connection 40-Pin
Application Laptop or Notebook

AUO B140XW01 V.1 LCD screen LCD screen is the most important component of laptop.Maybe Other laptop parts or components could be replaced or repaired easily at low cost.but for LCD screen,in most cases it only can't be compatible problem. For solve the following problem,broken lcd screen,bad pixels,white lines,color,shine screen.Replace A LCD screen is only solution.Sometime,you need to make sure anti-static steps prepared before remove old screens and check new lcd screen parameters match your original LCD screen. so sugguest buyers need buy it at professional laptop screen website.
The LCD screen review from www.nbkit.com
14" LCD screen is very pupular in year 2009 and 2010,. In past 5 years , 14.1 is classical and brilliant , but in today, 14.0 replaced her. Compare to 14.1" CCFL backlight, 1280x 800 resolution, big weight, big consumption 14.0 " LCD Screen has LED back light, slim and light, 1366x768 resolution and low consumption. And the more important , from 14.1 to 14" perhaps only this 0.1" , just the 0.1" save many cost for laptop manufactures... 14" laptop for man or women, not heavy and easy to travel and perfect display effect. inevitable it take up 35% seat at laptop market. NBkit.com statics shows that in most size laptops, 14" has very low repair rate. compared to other size LCD screens.

pndglobal said...

AUO B140XW01 V.1 LCD screen
Screen Size 14 Inch
Resolution Pixels 1366x768
Backlight Type LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Surface
Data Connection 40-Pin
Application Laptop or Notebook

AUO B140XW01 V.1 LCD screen LCD screen is the most important component of laptop.Maybe Other laptop parts or components could be replaced or repaired easily at low cost.but for LCD screen,in most cases it only can't be compatible problem. For solve the following problem,broken lcd screen,bad pixels,white lines,color,shine screen.Replace A LCD screen is only solution.Sometime,you need to make sure anti-static steps prepared before remove old screens and check new lcd screen parameters match your original LCD screen. so sugguest buyers need buy it at professional laptop screen website.
The LCD screen review from www.nbkit.com
14" LCD screen is very pupular in year 2009 and 2010,. In past 5 years , 14.1 is classical and brilliant , but in today, 14.0 replaced her. Compare to 14.1" CCFL backlight, 1280x 800 resolution, big weight, big consumption 14.0 " LCD Screen has LED back light, slim and light, 1366x768 resolution and low consumption. And the more important , from 14.1 to 14" perhaps only this 0.1" , just the 0.1" save many cost for laptop manufactures... 14" laptop for man or women, not heavy and easy to travel and perfect display effect. inevitable it take up 35% seat at laptop market. NBkit.com statics shows that in most size laptops, 14" has very low repair rate. compared to other size LCD screens.

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