Acer Extensa 5420 Laptop Review

If you are looking for a fundamental to medium end laptop that will offer quality performance for some specific applications and games, you can opt for the Acer Extensa 5420 laptop.

Some specifications of the Acer Extensa 5420 laptop are:

  • 2GB DDR2 Ram
  • AMD Turion 64×2 Mobile Technology TL-58 (1.9GHz)
  • 250GB (5400rpm) S-ATA HDD (dual drives)
  • ATi Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT Video Chipset (256MB Discrete Ram)
  • DVD-Super Multi Optical Drive
  • 15.4″ WXGA CrystalBrite LCD
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • S-Video output
  • D-sub output
  • DVI-D output
  • Analog modem
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Firewire
  • Infrared port

Some pros of the Acer Extensa 5420 laptop are:

  • Decent Processing Power: Though you can’t expect to get a top end processor which will allow you to play the latest games, Acer Extensa 5420 has decent processing power that will let you perform your usual activities without a hitch.
  • 2GB of RAM: Against several systems that offer just 1GB, this is a welcome change.
  • Twin Drive Partitions: This laptop is partitioned into two drives of 125GB. The Windows installation is included in one while there is another hidden partition that consists of a backup illustration of the laptop when you purchased it. You can re-image from this partition should you ever face any problem in the future. If you do this, you will lose just the Windows installation drive.
  • 4 USB Ports: The backside of Acer Extensa 5420 laptop has 3 USB ports on the right corner while another USB port is placed on the left side at the front.
  • Dedicated Video Card: This will help in case of photo editing, games, video playback and editing.

The Acer Extensa 5420 laptop has some cons too like speakers that don’t have good quality, crammed layout of the keyboard and absence of Bluetooth. Nevertheless, it is worth your money.

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