Acer Aspire 4750Z review

Pros:

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).

Con:

In built speaker is poor(to watch movies, have to use VLC (Equalizer-Live)

Tips:

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:

>LAN and WiFi drivers

>Audio Drivers

>VGA -http://t.co/yfY8o2rQ (Lenovo VGA driver-compatible with Acer’s)

29 responses to “Acer Aspire 4750Z review

  1. Thanks for the link to the video driver! I just heard from Acer they don’t support XP on this laptop…

    • rakesh kumar

      sir thankx to your question of vga driver of 4750z
      kinldy let me know how we can take other xp drivers for
      the aspire 4750z notebook

  2. Zulkifli

    Hi Rakesh …. can this laptop Aspire 4750Z run on Windows XP 32 bit and where can I find the driver … Thanks

  3. Zulkifli

    I just completely installed XP but could not find the driver for Wifi.

  4. Zulkifli

    I’m using the Win 7 driver for the wifi and its work.

  5. Andrew

    Hello Guys,
    Thanks, I had similar problems but VGA drivers from link above has worked.
    However, I’m lacking Ethernet Controller and Network controller Drivers. Anyone with idea/link where to get them. Thanks Andrew

    • Zulkifli

      Hi Andrew,

      Same with me here, currently I’m still searching for these two drivers for XP.

      • Andrew

        Hey Zulkifli,
        Have you in any case gotten the ethernet and network controller drivers? I am really stuck, I am only able to use a dongle to access internet.

      • Zulkifli

        Andrew,

        I installed 2 windows (XP & 7) in my Acer 4750Z using the driver from the cd and also driver from the link given by Sunny22 for VGA for XP (Lenovo) and currently works fine. The problem is the wifi for both windows not so powerful enough.

      • Zulkifli

        For the ethernet & network controller for XP? .. I’ll try to get it for you, can I have your email .. mine is zulnoriman65@gmail.com.

      • Zulkifli

        I’ll send the driver through email

  6. sunny22

    Hi everyone,

    For installing drivers on XP ,use the Win7 drivers for all..except the VGA/Graphics.(use Lenovo’s driver-i have given the link in the post above).

    For LAN drivers or any other drivers which is not getting installed(except VGA/Graphics):
    Open device manager>>right click on the yellow ! marked>>browse the content of the driver cd..it will be done.

  7. Zulkifli

    Hi friend,

    Actually, all worked but for the wifi (Atheros ARB97) driver the signal strength in XP not so good compared to W7, left only 1 or 2 bars once away a bit far from the router but doing well if closer.

  8. amit

    How to install Ubuntu on ACER4750z ? and which version or release ?
    i want to install any Linux distribution on my ACER 4750z ?
    PLEASE ADVICE ME OR GIVE ME STEPS ?

  9. amit

    How to install Ubuntu on ACER4750z ? and which version or release ?
    i want to install any Linux distribution on my ACER 4750z ?
    PLEASE ADVICE ME OR GIVE ME STEPS ?

    • sunny22

      Hi ,
      You can install ubuntu from Windows only:
      Just download from following the WUBI(2.3 MB):

      http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer

      Then it will automatically download the required Ubuntu files.
      (for details read the step 1,2,3-of the link above)

      • TeddyXG

        i wish i would have known that 3 days earlier… i think i f*cked up my laptop… tried to install ubuntu (oneiric ocelot) besiedes windows on my laptop … live-cd worked well, but after the installation windows startet to pop up error messages, so i made another install, this time linux as the only system. now i only get blackscreen and it seems the recovery partition is gone as well
        (sorry for my bad english)
        any way to get linux running now with windows gone? my backup doesnt help much without the recovery… and i am no fan of windows to begin with

      • sunny22

        Hi TeddyXG,

        You can do a fresh installation of Linux-as you told your Windows is gone now.
        Use the live cd to use the whole hard disk.to install Ubuntu-it should work.
        If not ..i suppose you have to Change SATA controller to IDE from AHCI in BIOS settings (F2 while booting up) .

  10. sunny22

    Download XP drivers:

    >LAN and WiFi drivers – http://uploading.com/files/mea6da4m/LAN-Wireless_drivers_XP.zip/

    >Audio Drivers – http://uploading.com/files/8acc7f6b/Audio.zip/

    >VGA – http://t.co/yfY8o2rQ (Lenovo VGA driver-compatible with Acer’s)

    • dale

      does the (64 bit windows 7 drivers) compatible w/ (32 bit windows 7)?
      Pls. give me an advice because i want to change my operating system from 64 bit to 32 bit.

  11. Dale

    does the (64 bit windows 7 drivers) compatible with (32 bit windows 7)?
    Pls. give me an advice because i want to change my operating system from 64 bit to 32 bit.

  12. geraldine

    Hi! my acer aspire 4750z is currently running windows 7.. but i want to change my operating system with windows vista.

    My question is does the driver of for windows 7 is compatible with windows vista?

    pls. i want help.

  13. elsa

    i bought mine with a factory defect on the hard disk. they were able to make way of it though. but my launch pad manager (the box which appears if you on your bluetooth, change volumes, wife, capslock, etc. is lost. how can i regain it?) please help. thanks!

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