The Core 2 Duo laptop that blogging bought: Acer 5583WxMi Review

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Meet my new toy, an Acer 5583WxMi. Happy Holidays, everyone. Thanks for supporting Thanks for your comments. Thanks for your Pageviews. Thank you.

Acer 5583WxMi Review
Thanks to the good folks over at Silicon Valley Alabang Town Center for the laptop. I was already considering a Toshiba with a Core Solo, X700, 15″ screen plus a copper outer case but decided to go for the Core 2 Duo, 1GB Ram, 120GB HDD, Super Multi Drive RW and 7300 Go equipped Acer 5583WxMi.

I had a ftp client, Internet Explorer 7 with multiple tabs, a couple of IM and disk management apps in the background plus World of Warcraft running simultaneously and i didnt experience any slowdown whatsoever.

World of Warcraft is definitely playable and runs smoothly, The Acer’s screen does wonders to already beautiful games. Civilization 4 and Warlords runs excellent as well on High Settings, even zooming in and out of the world is a breeze compared to my old lappy with an integrated GPU. The 7300 has native DirectX 9c and Shader Model 3.0 support, Perfect for Vista as well.

Here are the 3DMark scores and Super Pi 2M score of the Acer 5583WMXi:

3DMark01: 11500 points
3DMark03: 3750 points
3DMark05: 1600+ points
3DMark06: 700+ points

Super Pi 2M: 1 min 20secs

I like the fact that the exhaust port and expansion ports are on the right instead of the left. Plus the widescreen is just fantastic. The power supply has a small footprint which is always nice plus the Acer 5583 is well built. No cheap casing here, folks.

Full Acer 5583WxMi specification plus images after the jump.

Intel Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology – Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66Ghz, 2MB, 667FSB)
1024MB DDR2 Dual Channel I (Upgraded)
Display Screen
14.1″ WXGA TFT Crystalbrite LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
Video Type
NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7300 with up to 256MB TurboCacheTM
Video Memory
128 Dedicated Memory
Hard Disk
120 GB HDD
Optical Drive
Built-in Super Multi Double Layer Drive
2.4 kg
Operating System
Windows XP Home Operating System
Network Interface
Built-in 56K Modem, Built-in 10/100 Mbps LAN
Wireless LAN
Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
Card Reader
Built-in 5-in-1 Card Reader
Built-in Bluetooth
Battery Type
6 Cell Battery, 44.4W Li-ion battery pack
Battery Life
2.5 hour Battery Life

Oh, BTW i named the laptop: “Adsense” =)

Author: Kiven
Kiven originally started this blog back in 2004 to document his forays into Half Life 2 and World of Warcraft. For more Play to Earn gaming news, Add me on Twitter: @Kiven and Like my Page on Facebook:

12 thoughts on “The Core 2 Duo laptop that blogging bought: Acer 5583WxMi Review

  1. Wow!(Pun intended)

    You’ve been quite busy! Ang dami mo nang raket hehehe… Congrats Kivz on all your successes. I’m sure you will be up there with the best of them probloggers (if you’re not yet there).

    More power and hope to see you again! Madampian man lang ng kaunti ng Codamon energy =)

    Kiven says: Thanks a lot, Jun. More power to you and =)

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  3. Awesome! Nice toy :) It would probably take me yearsss before I could buy a laptop from what I earn from my blog :P.

  4. hey

    we are planning to buy one of these, so bottomline is, its well worth your money yung laptop is that right?

    we’re going to get this one for 69k, pansin ko rin browsing other laptops comparing price and specs, this is definitely the way to go.

    let me know.


  5. oops sorry david ngaun ko lang nakita comment mo –

    well worth my money especially when upgraded. hope you ended up with a nice model!

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