Reviews > Acer Aspire > 5672WLMi
5672WLMi is powered by Intel Core Duo T2300 processor running at 1.66GHz,
comes with 1GB of DDR2 system memory and a 100GB SATA HDD. It's also endowed
with ATI's good X1400 Mobility Radeon controller. The screen is a 15.4"
WXGA TFT LCD featuring Acer's proprietary CrystalBrite technology.
While it may not have the stylish carbon fiber cover and the 15.4"
WSXGA display of the 8204WLMi, this notebook does come with a cool slot-loading
DVD-Dual Layer drive, a 1.3MP "OrbiCam" CMOS webcam built into
the cover and a host of connectivity options that include the latest Bluetooth
and WiFi options. You also get a 5-in-1 card reader that reads just about
all the leading memory card formats and a cool Media Player/Volume panel
for quick access to multimedia content on the 5672WLMi.
The unit features a silver color scheme with black trim for the keyboard,
display bezel and side panels. Similar to the 8204WLMi, the 5672WLMI comes
with handsome speaker grilles located on the front edge of the unit. Between
the two speakers you'll find the 5-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth and WiFi
on/off switches, infrared sensor and audio options. Apart from all the
usual I/O ports, there's also a DVI connector, ExpressCard slot and four
USB 2.0 ports. While not as stylishly curved as the 8204WLMi's keyboard,
the 5672WLMi's is both, full-featured and functional and you still get
ample palm rest area and a large touchpad with its mouse buttons.
For a lower price than the 8204WLMi, the 5672WLMI still gives you a pretty
good bang for your buck. The only area you'll find a noticeable drop in
performance is in the 3D graphics department. Still, the 5672WLMi is no
slouch and will give you much better performance than most other notebooks
especially those with integrated graphics chips. Battery life was also
noticeably lower than the 8204WLMi with the 5672WLMi managing only 2 hours
on a single charge under average use. This of course can be easily rectified
with a higher capacity battery. Lowering the display brightness and turning
off the WiFi can push the standard battery up to 2.5 hours.
Although the 5672WLMI does not have flagship aspirations, it is still
a top-notch desktop replacement unit that touts the latest notebook tech
in an appealing package. It's a great choice for mobile warriors on a
tighter budget wanting to make the transition to the high-end Core Duo