Laptop market could be attractive due to the fact that it’s a multibillion dollar market, but it is also a very competitive market. To attract more customers, companies are manufacturing improved, faster, lighter version of same laptop that their rivals are unveiling. For instance, Acer Aspire AS5250-BZ467 which is equipped with latest AMD E series E-450 accelerated processor and features 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive. In terms of memory, disk space and processor capacity, it can be easily compared with HP 2000-239dx. Here is a brief review of specifications of Acer AS5250-BZ467
Starting with processor, Acer aspire AS5250-BZ467 is powered by AMD E series E-450 accelerated processor. The E-450 APU is a successor to AMD E-350. The processor is a dual core processor and operates with 1.65GHz frequency. Since the processor belongs to AMD fusion series as well, the processor cores, graphics and memory controller are fused into a single chip. 1 MB L2 cache memory is associated with processor core. The graphics integrated in the chip is AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics. Performance wise, E-450 is expected to perform better than E-350, as processor cores operate at higher frequency. Also, graphics will offer better performance due to integration of Turbo Core technology, but not very significantly, as basic frequency of graphics of E-350(AMD Radeon HD 6310) and E-450 are same. The graphics is DirectX 11 capable and 256MB of system memory is used as buffer. In addition to this, it uses system memory, as per processing requirement. However, if you are going to play some most recent games like COD blackops on your new laptop, then, this one is not for you. You can play older games of call of duty, in low details and settings. As it supports HD playback up to 720p, you can watch HD movies, videos on your laptop
Acer AS5250-BZ467 offers 4GB DDR3 memory in two slots. User can upgrade memory up to 8GB. The type of memory used is DDR3-1066. It offers 500GB hard drive which is more than enough. The hard drive spins with 5,400 rpm speed. The laptop comes installed with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
The display of Acer AS5250-BZ467 is of standard size which means 15.6 inches when measured diagonally and features HD Widescreen CineCrystal LCD display with native resolution of 1366*768
When comes to ports and connectivity, Acer Aspire AS5250-BZ467 includes 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, audio jacks and 2-in-1 media card reader. But it doesn’t have HDMI output. Supported network connectivity options are Fast Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n wi-fi. No Bluetooth support available though.
The laptop comes with 0.3MP webcam and a DVD burner.
It offers 4.5 hrs of battery life with its 6 cell 44mAh battery pack.
The original price of Acer Aspire AS5250-BZ467 is around $500, which seems to be overpriced, even if we consider its 500GB hard drive and 4GB memory. However, there is nothing to do with the original price, as most of the resellers are selling it at discounted price. Anything under $400 could be considered a decent price for the laptop.
Another interesting point to note is that Aspire AS5250-E454G50Mikk Notebook and Acer Aspire AS5250-BZ467 are the same model.