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The Acer Aspire 4730 is a mid-grade laptop designed for portable and home consumer use.

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Ethernet connection is consistently very fast

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light weight easy to carry around

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multitasks with a large number of applications quickly

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Cons

battery life is relatively short, tends to wear out

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touch pad is overly sensitive at times, mouse pointer jumps around

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heats up quickly with moderate use

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dust and other particles can easily accumulate under the keys

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The Acer Aspire 4730 is a mid-grade laptop designed for portable and home consumer use. The hardware included in the 4730 is average, and was chosen to keep prices down. The Aspire 4730 is part of Acer's Aspire notebook line of products and is not to be confused with the similiar Acer Travelmate 4730. The 4730 includes first and foremost, a 14.1" (1280x800) TFT LCD screen equipped with Acer CrystalBrite technology, an Intel Pentium Dual-core processor (T4200, T3400), a mobile Intel GL40 express chipset, and up to 3GB installed DDR2 667Mhz memory.

The Acer Aspire 4730 also includes additional features such as an integrated Intel graphics Media Accelerator (4500M) with full Microsoft DirectX 10.0 support, MPEG-2/DVD decoding, WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) acceleration, up to 320GB hard drive space depending on model chosen, two USB 2.0 ports, integrated stereo speakers and microphone, and ExpressCard 5-in-1 media card reader, Acer 802.11 b/g/n wireless support, and a Gigabit Lan.

Technical Specs
  • Processor Technology
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core
      • T4200- (1MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB)
      • T3400- (1MB L2 cache, 2.16GHz, 667MHz FSB)
    • Mobile Intel GL40 Express
  • Memory
    • Up to 3GB DDR2 667MHz installed SDRAM (2 slots- support for up to 4GB total)
  • Storage
    • Up to 320GB SATA hard drive
    • Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive: 
      • -Read – 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM 
      • -Write – 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
    • 5-in-1 card reader
      • MultiMediaCard
      • Secure Digital Card (SD)
      • Memory Stick
      • Memory Stick Pro
      • xD- Picture Card
    • External USB 1.44MB floppy drive (optional)
  • Video
    • Acer CineCrystal 14.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT LCD
      • Up to 16.7 million colors
      • 16ms response time
    • Graphics Processor
      • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
    • Microsoft DirectX 10.0 support
    • MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows Media Video 9, VC-1 standard) and H.264/AVC decoding
    • VGA port
    • VGA port
  • Audio
    • Microsoft DirectSound compatibility
    • Two integrated stereo speakers
    • Integrated microphone
    • Headphones/speaker/line-out, microphone and line-in ports
    • Microsoft DirectSound compatibility 
  • Interface Ports
    • DC-in
    • RJ-11 modem
    • RJ-45 LAN
    • VGA
    • Headphones/speaker/line-out
    • Microphone
    • Line-in
    • Two USB 2.0
  • Communications
    • Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N WLAN wireless LAN, Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED
    • Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready
    • V.92 56Kbps data/fax modem, PTT (postal, telegraph, telephone) certified in select countries, Wake-on-Ring ready
    • Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite technology
  • Included Software
    • Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery, eSettings Management, ePower) 
    • Acer Crystal-Eye
    • Acer GridVista
    • Acer Launch Manager 
    • Acer Video Conference Manager
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
    • McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    • NTI Media Maker
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • 13.4" (340.4mm) W x 9.7" (247.0mm) D x 0.9" - 1.7” (22.9mm – 42.3mm) H
    • 5.3 lb. (2.4kg)
  • Power
    • 65-watt AC adapter
    • Battery Type
      • Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage (may be reduced if Windows Vista Aero is enabled); 2.5 hours recharge time with power off, 3.5 hours with power on
  • Warranty
    • One- or two-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty
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