Acer Aspire 4540 Laptop Review, Specs

 Aspire 4540 LaptopThe Aspire® 4540 come with AMD Turion™ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor M500, Acer® CineCrystal full HD 14.0″ (1366 x 768) high-brightness (220 nit) TFT display with LED backlighting, and provides high-quality visuals and pleasurable surround sound for your entertainment enjoyment. Built to empower, the Aspire® 4540 is light enough to carry with you and easily fulfill your everyday computing and entertainment needs.

Operating System
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Processor & Chipset
  • AMD Turion™ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor M500
    (1MB L2 cache, 2.2GHz)

    AMD™ M880G chipset

Memory
  • 3GB (2/1) DDR2 667 SDRAM

    User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)*

    *If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.

Storage
  • 320GB* 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), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
    -Write – 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

    5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

    Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive

    *When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

Video
  • Acer® CineCrystal full HD 14.0″ (1366 x 768) high-brightness (220 nit) TFT display with LED backlighting

    Up to 16.7 million colors

    8ms high-definition response time

    16:9 aspect ratio

    Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 graphics

    Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite technology, which consists of a premium sensor, firmware and lenses to provide superior video performance under low-light conditions

    MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decoding

    Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 support

    VGA and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support ports

    Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor

Audio
  • Acer® PureZone technology with two integrated stereo microphones featuring beam forming, echo cancellation and noise suppression technologies

    Dolby®-optimized surround-sound system with two integrated stereo speakers

    Optimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancement

    True 5.1-channel surround-sound output

    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support, microphone and line-in ports

    Microsoft® DirectSound® compatibility

Interface Ports
  • DC-in
    RJ-11 modem
    RJ-45 LAN
    VGA
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    Microphone
    Line-in
    HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection)
    Three USB 2.0
Card Slot
  • 5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
Communications
  • Acer® InviLink Nplify network connection supporting 802.11b/g/Draft-N 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, which consists of a premium sensor, firmware and lenses to provide superior video performance under low-light conditions and Acer® PureZone technology

    *Download speeds are limited to 53Kbps. Actual speeds may vary depending on line conditions. Uploads travel at speeds up to 33.6Kbps. Requires compatible digital sources.

Included Software
  • Acer® Backup Manager
    Acer® Crystal Eye
    Acer® Launch Manager
    Acer® PowerSmart Manager
    Acer® Recovery Management
    Acer® GridVista
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe® Flash® Player
    eSobi™
    Google™ Toolbar
    McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    MyWinLocker®
    Norton™ Online Backup
    NTI Media Maker™*
    Oberon Gamezone
    WildTangent

    *OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface
  • 86-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, independent standard numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support

    10 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys

    WLAN, programmable easy-launch buttons

    Acer® Backup, volume up/down, touchpad lock keys

    Play/pause, stop, previous, next media keys (printed on keyboard)

    Multi-gesture touchpad supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip

Dimensions & Weight
  • 13.5″ (342.0mm) W x 9.4″ (239.0mm) D x 0.9″ – 1.5” (23.0mm – 38.6mm) H

    5.1 lb. (2.3kg)

    Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

Power
  • 65-watt AC adapter

    Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.5 hours life depending on configuration and usage

Compliance
  • ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0
    Energy Star®
    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Security Features
  • User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
    Kensington® lock slot
Limited Warranty*
  • One-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty**

    *For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.

    **Valid only in countries where Acer has an authorized repair facility. For a list of those countries go to http://global.acer.com/support/itw.htm. or call 800-816-2237. Services and response times may vary in countries outside the U.S. and Canada.

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