Right then, I’ve had my Acer Aspire 5552 for a while now so I thought I’d throw an update on here about how its all going.
In short, its pretty darn good! The keyboard may not be the best thing in the world to type on but it has very little flex in it and I seem to be able to type quite accurately on it. The touchpad (with its multitouch possibilities) is very nice to use so no complaints there either.
The biggest bugbear has to be the screen on this thing. The vertical viewing angle is very narrow and pretty much everything appears washed out or lacking colour. I’m not too fussy so its not a major thing for me but it can get a little annoying, especially if you’re trying to show somebody something on-screen. Photo editing is impossible though so I connect to a monitor using HDMI for that.
Windows 7 has remained quite snappy on this and even HandBrake video conversions for my iPhone are bearable. All in all, you can tell this laptop was built to price but for the basics and even a couple of more advanced things, it does the job quite well.