The Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop is a laptop that is almost perfect in every way. It comes with all the basic, basic hardware that any laptop should come with, and it also comes with a fantastic choice of applications that range from the ultra-simple to the very complex.
However, the Aspire 5 Slim also comes with an addition bonus: a huge range of more advanced applications for downloading and installing. Some of these applications can be useful for many people, but some are completely useless. That's why we've written this Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop review to let you know how you can tell if a particular application is useful or not.
For example, there's a personal blog which you can set up in this laptop. However, while the software used to create this blog is exceptionally simple, it's also extremely limited - you're not able to add images and videos, so other kinds of media cannot be included.
Your blog can be configured to send out SMS text messages, too. If you want to, you can also get notifications sent out to your cell phone.
You can also create an Asus Zenpad, which is basically an all-in-one personal assistant that acts as your personal Asus ZenPad when you're away from your computer. It can help with your banking, store data, take care of errands, and so on. All the data that is stored on the laptop will be in the form of zips, which are then backed up and available at any time.
It can also act as an antivirus, which can keep it safe from impostor websites, which then lead to further problems with your system. If this doesn't sound like a great use of your money, maybe it should be renamed 'One Time AsusZenPad Protector'. Anyway, the point is, the Asus ZenPad can do all sorts of neat things, but it's not for everyone.
The Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop also has a brilliant tool called the Hub. What's the Hub? Well, it's a software tool which will let you watch movies on your Aspire Laptop without actually having to purchase DVDs. The Hub, when installed and configured correctly, lets you stream movies from your computer to your TV, or let your TV set play movies on your computer.
The best part about the Hub is that you don't have to download anything to get started - it works on its own and also will work with the included Acer Media Center. That means that you don't have to find a DVD burner or DVD player for your TV, or go into a shop and buy one for your television set. It works for you.
One of the most important parts of the Hub, though, is the Sound and Vision. This is the great part of the Hub, and what makes it one of the best things you can have on your laptop.
It gives you access to some incredible tools that can let you set up surround sound in your environment, which is very cool. But it also has a very simple interface, and it is easy to adjust the settings so that you can get everything just right - but we wouldn't recommend altering these settings unless you know what you're doing.
The hub also includes some apps that will let you watch movies on your laptop with a TV that has an ultra wide aspect ratio. You'll see a little arrow on the screen that points to the media files that will be coming to your laptop, and then you simply click on the folder to start playing.
With all the settings configured to work together, this Asus ZenPad isn't just a personal assistant. It's a fully functional PC all on its own.