Summary: At last shiny black all over is not what all notebook s seem to be. Here a 15.6inch screen offering with a quad core Intel i3 processor. While the base is matt black the lid is patterned grey, sadly the screen surround is still shiny black.
Summary: The Acer Aspire 5749 offers an interesting design, a good screen and relatively swift performance for a very reasonable price. It won't tackle the more hardcore of tasks, but it's a great choice for general computing on a budget.
Excerpt: Not everyone wants to pay for all the latest and greatest extras on a laptop. From USB 3 to WiDi, and audiophile sound to slim brushed metal design, the top-end laptops now offer outstanding features at what can quickly add up to a serious hole in your bank balance.
Pros: Decent performance, good battery life, plenty of storage, good build quality
Cons: Functional, slightly unimpressive design, low volume speakers, no USB 3