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First Look: Acer Aspire AS7741Z
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First Look: Acer Aspire AS7741Z

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The Acer Aspire AS7741Z-4643 does an admirable job for an entry level big-screen laptop, assuming you can live with the corner cutting.

I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a look at the Acer Aspire AS 7741Z. That mouthful actually kind of caught my eye because this is pretty much the least expensive desktop replacement, 17-ich laptop that I have seen for the holiday season 2010. You can actually find this guy in retail exclusively at Walmart; although there are similar versions you may be able to find at other retailers. The reason why they can cram this big 17.3-inch screen into a system that's under $500 is because inside, it's actually pretty much the same as a lot of these super inexpensive 14 and 15-inch laptops you're gonna find usually, but the 17-inch model is getting more powerful processors, bigger hard drives, more bells and whistles. What they've really done here is take one of the super low and mid-size laptaps that use the Double Dore Intel Pentium P60100 CPU. I'm just giving it-- It's actually a bigger screen and a separate number pad and dress that up in a body that's mostly plastic. It's got some kind of plastic that looks like [unk] metal right here. The construction, a little bit again on the plastic side. The keyboard and too much flex for me right there on the middle but it's not a terrible keyboard. I do get an HTMI output for outputing high definition videos to big screen TV. If you feel like doing that, the screen itself has actually got a 1600 x 900 resolution. We were a little afrad when we first saw this based on the price that it was gonna be a 1366 x 768 screen. Fortunately, that is not the case. You know, for under $500 and the 17-inch laptop, I guess that 's about as good a resolution as you're gonna find. It's got 3 Gigs of RAM. Again, it's got that very basic Intel Double Core CPU which means it's good for web surfing and email, and we were able to play, you know, high definition video files back without a problem and watch them online streamining video. You're not gonna be able to do a heck of a lot more than that; maybe set this up in the corner of [unk] room. It's like a little low power media center. Of course, the key thing to remember, 498 bucks if you want a big screen. Don't spend big money, pretty much the only thing that we've seen this holiday season. I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the Acer Aspire AS7741Z

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