Acer Aspire 4750Z is an awesome budget laptop (21,600 INR on 1st Oct 2011) with all the necessary hardware features.This laptop is unique-as it has a latest Pentium dual core processor B940 (http://t.co/tGHhaH0G) launched in June 2011 by Intel.
Triple booting Win XP SP2 32 bit,Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit(Windows Experience Index out of 7.9 :
Processor – 5.8
RAM – 5.5
Graphics – 4.6
Gaming Graphics – 5.9
Primary hard disk -5.8
) and Ubuntu Linux worked as a charm.
The processor doesn’t heat at all ,battery backup of 3+ hrs(though in specifications it is mentioned 4.5 hrs).
In built speaker is poor(to watch movies, have to use VLC (Equalizer-Live)
1>Change SATA controller to IDE from AHCI in BIOS settings (F2 while booting up) before installing any OS
2>Windows 7 drivers are there in CD supplied or here.
Almost all device drivers for Windows 7 is backward compatible for Windows XP too(use device manger>update driver>browse for driver files,in case of any problem).Only Graphics driver isnt compatible.
Download the following Graphics driver for XP:
http://t.co/yfY8o2rQ (Lenovo VGA driver-compatible with Acer’s)
3>To boost volume on win 7(on XP it is somewhat fine):
Right click on the speaker icon in the task bar and select Playback Devices .The Sound dialog box opens up- From the Playback tab select the Playback device >Properties>Speaker Properties>Enhancements tab Disable All Sound Effects
Also use VLC (Equalizer-Live)
So this one is cheap though power buy!
Available on Flipkart .
<Update 7th Dec’2011>
Uploaded XP drivers:
>VGA -http://t.co/yfY8o2rQ (Lenovo VGA driver-compatible with Acer’s)