A middle-of-the-road notebook with a top-of-the-line price tag seems a succinct description of Acer’s latest Aspire notebook.
The Acer Aspire 5755 notebook is nothing revolutionary yet for the basic configuration you will find yourself shelling out almost £900 and for that price there is a lot better options available – including the recently launched Acer TravelMate 8481 which is a lot better looking machine.
The Aspire 5755 comes with a choice of the latest Sandy Bridge silicon, up to the Core i7-2820QM, up to 8GB of memory, 1TB of storage, Nvidia's GeForce GT 540M graphics, and either a Blu-ray or basic DVD drive. The 15.6in CineCrystal LED backlit display boasts some form of power-saving tech which consumes 30 percent less power than regular panels but it also boasts a less-than-spectacular resolution of 1366 x 768.
Looks-wise the Aspire 5755 is again nothing special, with the glossy cover featuring a “stripy pattern modulated in several colour options.” The Aspire 5755 comes in brown, black, red and blue. The chiclet keyboard is backlit and comes with a full number pad – handy if use the calculator a lot.
What does make the 5755 standout is the possibility of having Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology included. This will let you stream content to your TV via an included adapter for the larger screen. If you don’t want to shell out for the wireless solution, then there’s a HDMI port to let you link up with your TV.
The Acer Aspire is now available with prices starting from £899 including VAT, though with added extras the price soon heads north of £1,000.