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The Acer Extensa 5230 is a compact and stylish laptop released in late 2008 for gamers and professionals alike.

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easily upgradeable, accepts a wide variety of CPUs and memory

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reliable operation without lockups, even when performing heavy multitasking

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shipped with just 2GB of memory, forces constant access to the hard drive for swap files, adds to wear and tear

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on-board video is competitive with mid-range PCI-E video cards, can handle moderate gaming needs gracefully

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multimedia playback is smooth and stutter-free

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missing features that have become laptop standards, such as webcam and card reader

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ships with a fairly slow Celeron processor

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The Acer Extensa 5230 is a compact and stylish laptop released in late 2008 for gamers and professionals alike. It features an Intel Celeron processor, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and a S-ATA hard-disc drive with Acer's "Disk Anti-Shock Protection" (DASP). It is especially entertainment friendly, as it hosts a large 15.4" WXGA LCD display and an advanced Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (4500M / 1759MB) integrated graphics chip. Included also are two built-in 3DSonic stereo speakers with support for high-definition, multi-channel audio output. Signature to the 5230 is its Acer Video Conferencing technology, which offers Voice and Video over Internal Protocol (VVoIP) support with an included Crystal Eye webcam, integrated microphone, and WiFi/Gigabit connectivity. Due to its early release, the Acer Extensa 5230 comes with Vista, but a Windows 7 upgrade is available.

  • Compact Laptop
  • Intel Celeron Processor
  • DDR2 RAM
  • WXGA Display
  • Integrated Graphics
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Video Conferencing
  • VVoIP Support
  • Webcam/Mic
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Windows Vista
I/O Interfaces
  • 1x ExpressCard™/54 slot
  • 1 x PC Card slot (Type II)
  • 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x External display (VGA) port
  • 1 x Headphones/speaker/line-out jack
  • 1 x Modem (RJ-11) port
  • 1 x Ethernet (RJ-45) port
  • 1 x Microphone-in jack
  • 1 x Line-in jack
  • 1x DC-in jack for AC adapter
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