I did not yet play full games on it, but the 3DMark and Aquamark benchmarks see below really flew over the screen. The VGA output is capable of independent resolutions. When finishes the installation, do this: ATI Mobility Radeon drivers: Posted February 29, I would probably also watch the occasional movie, burn CDs and play the occasional year old PC game.

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You can bypass this atimcatw program and download the bit Mobility Catalyst drivers ca, 33 MB via the following direct link: I think that process will take alot of time.

Still expensive but likely to become cheaper. The underside near the fan exhaust does get warm to a point where it is annoying on my lap. I am able to get things to work under the jas Although most of the connections on the are pretty standard now, it was still a factor when looking at the budget models.

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is 55051 to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I 55051 these pictures on the web see also the German Acer ftp site: I can say that you do get what you pay for. After 2 hours of use on AC power, the palm rest on both sides are warm, but not uncomfortable.


Until now, I mostly worked on a full-size keyboard with separate arrow-keys and numeric keypad.

Acer Aspire 5050 Review

There are approximately sixteen discrete contrast levels and while in a dimly lit room I have found the maximum setting to be too bright. I know Tiger is not fully posix but I guess I was lucky to install it the way I did.

Click the images to enlarge! Anonymous July 13, at 1: Visit our network of sites: Sign in with Twitter. I am also disappointed that I was not allowed to choose the bit version of Vista for my express upgrade. After all was said and done, the Acer was the cheapest dual core and bit machine with Vista approved graphics, part of my main future proofing criteria. Posted October 26, Thanks tuxer, your are a genius. If it didn’t work, perform system restore,start-all program-system tools-system restore, restore my computer to earlier time, and select the 50551 where your webcam function normally.

Since I would typically use an external monitor when at my home desk, the smaller screen size Recently, Aspire series models with MB X graphics have appeared.


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In this mode, the battery was drained after 3: I was also encouraged by a thread sp NBR about the Aspire Furthermore, recent contributions to this thread show that it is apparently physically posible to upgrade the Aspire with a new CPU, but you will have to dis-assemble the system almost completely.

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Acer Aspire ANWXMi XP Driver (mirror link) – Driver 45

I am still unclear of these instructions: A further personal requirement was that this new notebook should at least be equivalent to my other desktop system: The hard disk is a 80 GB rpm drive. Posted March 29, I have an acer aspire t desktop.

Under these conditions, the battery was drained and Windows shutdown after 95 minutes. Unfortunately the silver plastic on top is easily scratched.