Conclusion: It's easy to underestimate the Aspire 5749 when you look at the £400 pricetag and the all-plastic case, but when you cast your eye over the specifications and try it out it starts to look more attractive.
Pros: Decent performance, good battery life, plenty of storage, good build quality
Cons: Functional, slightly unimpressive design, low volume speakers, no USB 3
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire 5749 is a new entry-level laptop. The tried-and-tested plastic chassis design is starting to show its age compared to budget models from other manufacturers, but build quality is as good as ever.