Acer Aspire 1825PTZ Specification + Price Review

Acer Aspire 1825PTZ Specification + Price Review  - Having actually merely awarded the Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch our desired Recommended Honor, we're currently checking out the Acer Aspire 1825PTZ, an 11.6 in convertible tablet laptop computer in the same mould. And when we say "in the same mould" we mean that actually - as Packard Bell (PB) is essentially an Acer subsidiary, the Butterfly Touch and even 1825PTZ could have been divided at birth.

Acer Aspire 1825PTZ Specification and  Price

Nonetheless, while they share the exact same genetics these two devices are not quite twins. Besides a variety of fairly small cosmetic differences, Acer has opted for a various mixture of parts, making up a so much more powerful processor however a smaller sized hard disk and also less memory, and also adding ₤ 100 onto the starting price at the same time.

Thus, instead of the Butterfly Touch's 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Celeron cpu, the 1825PTZ has a 1.3 GHz dual-core Intel Pentium SU4100 at its heart, which depends on 20 percent much faster in our screening. In real world usage, however, the only point we could think about that this CPU can manage that the SU2300 could not (for the average consumer) would be requiring 1080p video, which is unloaded to the video card anyway when making use of compatible playback software under Windows 7. Still, much be it from us to grumble regarding a much faster CPU!

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Acer has actually endangered by only supplying 3GB of RAM, which seems a bit stingy when 4GB is practically the minimum basic these days-- at least at a ₤ 600 rate point. It's also odder taking into consideration that the business has actually chosen to go with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Residence Premium for the 1825PTZ, while the Butterfly Touch showed off 4GB yet featured a 32-bit OS. This should be other means around, certainly?

A 250GB disk drive is likewise on the little side, though various other specs continue to be the same as on the Butterfly Touch, consisting of the Intel integrated GMA 4500 graphics, Wireless-N Wi-Fi, and even the lack of Bluetooth. Connectivity is similarly identical, consisting of 3 USB ports, VGA as well as HDMI video clip outcomes, microphone and even earphone jacks, Gigabit Ethernet and even a multi-format card visitor.

Visually the piano-black lid of the 1825PTZ is relatively nondescript, as well as we favor the chromed inset on the Butterfly Touch. Both are just as vulnerable to fingerprints as well as dirt, though - a typical grievance among laptops nowadays.

It's the inside where we start seeing some actual style differentiation. Particularly, the display's bezel is greatly matt and even distinctive instead of shiny, with just a narrow glossy strip right around the screen's edge. We definitely favour this longer sturdy finish, as it indicates you'll get far fewer fingerprints compared to on the Butterfly Touch when utilizing the laptop in tablet method.

On the other hand, we definitely prefer the Packard Bell's softer, distinctive palm-rests to the difficult, smooth plastic ones found below. On balance, however, we would certainly claim Acer triumphes slightly in the appearances division, though there's very little in it actually.

Like the Butterfly Touch, the key-board on the 1825PTZ supplies a superb design and even is usually rather good to use. However, because of responses being simply a bit as well shallow - furthermore, strangely, to a little a lot more flex compared to we observed on the PB - it isn't our favored choice for long keying sessions.

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Furthermore the touchpad does not feel rather as responsive (in multi-touch gesture controls especially), however whether this results from its coating or various sensitivity settings is challenging to claim. Don't obtain us incorrect, though; it's still excellent to make use of as well as its switches are just as enjoyable and also good as those of its brother or sister.

On the audio front, the 1825PTZ carries out just as remarkably as the Butterfly Touch. Its Dolby Sound Room-enhanced sound speakers handle exceptional volume degrees for the laptop's size, with clear mid and even high-end or even some suitable bass.

Unfortunately Acer doesn't supply a matt screen alternative to go with its largely matt bezel, so any kind of ambient lights will lead to disruptive reflections. Other than this the convertible's 11.6 in display, with its 1,366 x 768 resolution, is decent. As usual with laptop panels, it's weak on vertical viewing angles and dark detailing, yet offsets this by providing even backlighting, good intensity as well as absolutely outstanding straight viewing angles, helping its tablet appeal.

Our encounter with touch, as well as utilizing the 1825PTZ in the special methods its swivel display permits, was essentially identical to that supplied by the Butterfly Touch, so if you intend to get the complete tale we recommend you give page three of that review a look.

In recap, however, the form aspect offers a few worthwhile advantages over a basic laptop computer. Particularly the ability to view records and also websites in picture method is quite beneficial, while the multi-touch enabled display itself is very accurate as well as sensitive to the touch. Its only downside is it can not be utilized with a normal digitiser pen, though you could purchase capacitive-enabled styli should you desire to utilize one.

Compared with the Butterfly Touch's slightly underpowered dual-core 1.2 GHz Intel Celeron SU2300, the Acer's dual-core 1.3 GHz Pentium SU4100 provides significantly much better performance across the board. Nonetheless, the PB equipment executes well enough for a lot of typical jobs and even applications, and even we dislike the concessions in memory and disk drive room Acer has actually had to make to fit the much faster processor.

Its faster CPU doesn't aid the 1825PTZ a lot in gaming either, as Intel's integrated graphics just took care of a pathetic 12.2 fps in TrackMania Nations Forever-- to puts it simply, a 3D gaming laptop this is not.

Nevertheless, its CULV CPU combines with the thrifty graphics to give this laptop identically excellent 7 and also a half hr battery life to its sibling-- hardly unusual considering it sports the same 5,600 mAh/63Watt-Hour battery. You would certainly have to be very demanding for the 1825PTZ not to last a whole day on a full-charge, which is a terrific feature to have from an equipment you'll want to bring about with you on a regular basis.

Obviously, the 1825PTZ's most significant rival is Acer subsidiary Packard Bell's Butterfly Touch, because as already discussed the equipments differ just in a couple of visual touches and even inner specs. Sadly, the Butterfly Touch has actually gone up in rate given that we assessed it, yet either way the 1825PTZ is still at the very least ₤ 50 a lot more costly.

Were all else the same, its faster cpu would certainly deserve this costs, yet unfortunately Acer has actually additionally cut back on the RAM and hard drive room. Considering the Butterfly Touch's CPU could take care of day-to-day applications and activities simply great, as well as with the fringe benefits of its softer palm relaxes as well as the pre-installed copy of Adobe Photoshop Aspects 8, it wins the shootout hands-down.


On its own merits, the Acer Aspire 1825PTZ is an excellent little exchangeable tablet laptop computer and even okay worth. However, the practically the same Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch just provides a lot more for the money, so unless a much faster CPU deserves more to you compared to additional RAM and also hard disk drive area, it's the much better option.

Not that it matters yet how would certainly the scores be affected if it had the 4GB RAM as well as 320GB HDD + the DVD/RW as well as a wireless computer mouse for under ₤ 600??;--RRB-.


Acer Aspire 1825PTZ-413G32iNotebook: Acer Aspire 1825PTZ-413G32i (Aspire 1825 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 400 euro

Acer Aspire 1825PTZ Specification + Price Review Rating: 4.5 Written By: Bieb Alfie

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