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General View

Opening the laptop, you get an idea of its size. The 15.6-inch, 1366×768 resolution screen is very glossy, which can be a problem if you work with a light source (like a window) from behind you. Up in the lid is the 1.3-megapixel webcam, with the microphone at its side. The screen frame has a “black piano” finish and scratches easily. Something the manufacturer can improve in this laptop is the screen resolution, since 1366×768 is a good resolution for 14-inch (and smaller) screens. It would be helpful if the resolution were 1600×900.

Acer Aspire 5750Figure 5: Open lid

The Aspire 5750 has an uncommon feature for a laptop: a full keyboard, with an independent numeric keypad. Besides that, the keys are big with a good separation, so typing is comfortable and accurate. Under the keyboard is the touchpad, which has a scroll bar and is gesture-sensitive.

Acer Aspire 5750Figure 6: Keyboard

On the bottom of the laptop, you can see the battery in place and a large cap which gives access to the memory slots and to the hard disk.

Acer Aspire 5750Figure 7: Bottom view

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.