Acer AS4530-6823 14.1-Inch Blue Laptop

Acer AS4530-6823 14.1-Inch Blue Laptop
From Acer

Price: $499.99

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by Electronica Direct

Average customer review:

Product Description

Acer AS4530-6823 Notebook

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #66 in Personal Computers
  • Color: black
  • Brand: Acer
  • Model: AS4530-6823
  • Dimensions: 16.70" h x 4.30" w x 13.30" l, 6.00 pounds
  • CPU: AMD Athlon 2 GHz
  • Memory: 3000MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Hard Disk: 320GB
  • Processors: 2
  • Display size: 14.1


  • Multimedia-focused laptop with 14.1-inch CrystalBrite screen for HD playback and immersive 3D gameplay; integrated webcam
  • 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 dual-core processor, 320 GB hard drive, 3 GB RAM (4 GB max), dual-layer DVD-R drive
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Gigabit Ethernet; NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G graphics (up to 1633 MB total)
  • Connectivity: 3 USB, 1 VGA, ExpressCard 54/34, 5-in-1 memory card reader
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-Bit) with SP1

Editorial Reviews Product Description Featuring Acer's eye-catching, award-winning Gemstone design the Acer Aspire AS4530-6823 presents a cool, confident look and delivers powerful mobile computing. Designed for high-definition multimedia entertainment at home or on the go, the Aspire 4530 boasts a 14.1-inch CrystalBrite screen and an NVIDIA GeForce 9100M graphics card for excellent HD video playback and immersive 3D gameplay (with full support of Microsoft DirectX 10 games). The built-in Crystal Eye Webcam provides face-to-face online communications and even snaps still photos and video clips to share with friends and family.
The cover is shaped to resemble a precious stone, with the Acer logo floating on a polished midnight sapphire sublayer. The palm rest area has a matt grey finish that gives remarkable tactile feedback, while contrasting with the gleaming cover. Easy-to-use media keys allow access to frequently used functions and allow total multimedia control.

Key Features

  • 14.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD screen with Acer CrystalBrite Technology (Learn more)
  • AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 dual-core processor with 2.0 GHz CPU speed and 1 MB of L2 cache (Learn more)
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive
  • 3 GB of installed DDR2 RAM with 667 MHz speed, expandable to 4 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G Graphics with up to 1919 MB of TurboCache (256 MB of dedicated system memory; up to 1633 MB shared system memory) (Learn more)
  • 8x Multi-format DVD±R/RW drive can also write to CD, DVD-RAM, and dual-layer (DL) DVD±R discs--which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data. (See speeds)
  • Crystal Eye Webcam provides face-to-face online communications and even snaps still photos and video clips to share with friends and family.
  • 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi networking with expanded wireless features to get more done in more places
  • Ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet wireed networking (10/100/1000)
  • VGA video output
  • Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers with high-definition audio support
  • Windows Home Vista Premium 32-bit operating system (Learn more)
  • Up to 3-hour battery life with 6-cell lithium-ion (4400 mAh) battery
  • Dimensions: 13.35 x 9.57 x 1.14/1.54 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 5.29 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year hardware warranty
Networking, Connectivity & Expansion Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated quad-mode Wi-Fi chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots). This laptop comes with the following expansion ports:
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • Analog video output: 1 VGA
  • 1 ExpressCard 54/34 slot for adding advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and xD Picture Card media
  • 1 headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF digital audio support
  • 1 microphone jack
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 56K modem port (V.92)
  • 1 Kensington lock slot
What's in the box This package contains the Acer Aspire AS4530-6823 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions It also comes with the following software: Microsoft Works 8.5; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day trial); McAfee Internet Security Suite (with 60 days of live update); NTI Media Maker; Acer GridVista; Acer GameZone; Acer Launch Manager

Learn More

Acer CrystalBrite Technology

Acer's CrystalBrite display technology guarantees the best possible visual experience by preventing the diffusion of surrounding light and internal ray. Compared to normal TFT LCDs, Acer CrystalBrite technology is able to read color coordinates more accurately, thus minimizing distortion and creating high-fidelity colors in all environments. It's great for sophisticated professional applications, photo manipulation, and immersive 3-D games.

Dual-Core Processing Power

AMD's Athlon X2 QL-62 dual-core processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. Dual-core technology is like having two processors working together, each one taking care of different applications, so power-users actually experience greater performance when multiple applications are running. Digital media enthusiasts will appreciate the enhancements while simultaneously working in high-definition video and photo editing and audio mixing programs. It includes such AMD features as HyperTransport Technology (which increases the communication between integrated circuits) and Enhanced Virus Protection. This 2.0 GHz processor offers a system bus with speeds up to a blazing 3600 MHz and each core offers a 512 KB L2 cache--for a 1 MB total. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

Video Power

This laptop's video and graphics are powered by the integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G, which provides 256 MB of dedicated video memory and up to 1633 MB of total video memory as allocated by the system. With support for Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 and High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDR), it lets you rip through all of today's most advanced and cutting-edge games and applications. The advanced NVIDIA PureVideo HD engine provides the processing power that you need for premier movie watching on your notebook PC. So, whether you're relaxing at home or on the other side of the world, you can experience picture quality with breathtaking details. And the built-in NVIDIA CUDA processor accelerates next-generation applications and games, enabling you to transcode videos to your portable media player faster as well as experience realism in games or social networking virtual worlds.

8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive

This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD±R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It offers the following read/write speeds:

Windows Vista Home Premium Operating System

Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi. Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Customer Reviews

Excellent laptop for the price5 I bought this laptop about a month ago (April 2009) and so far it has been a great computer. This is my first ACER, I think it is worth mentioning that my HP dv6000 gave me 2 years of pain since the very first 3 months, so, after the HP did not want to turn on I was on an emergency situation. I also want to mention that I have had VAIO, Compaq and ASUS between my wife and I. Normally I sell them used, in very good condition -excepting the last HP... I consider these brands very good, but for the sake of evaluating this device I might compare them with the performance of the other brands. For reference I paid more than $1200 for the less expensive of the brands mentioned above, and less than $550 for this one. What I like about this ACER Aspire: 1.- The computer has a full size keyboard, so that is a good start. 2.- It does not come with lots of bundled software (normally I delete most of it anyway) 3.- It boots fairly quickly, compare to HP and VAIO more expensive laptops. 4.- The screen is clear, fairly bright, not reflective, and, to my preference, it has a 150° or so angle of view. 5.- It is fairly light weight, (actually lighter than a 14 inch HP or VAIO) 6.- It does not get hot at all, and those of you who have tried the HPs know what it feels to burn the fingers while using the mouse. 7.- The fan is low, actually so far I have not heard it yet. Now, although I keep it turned on for most of the day and part of the night, I normally don't place it over soft surfaces like beds or couches, since that covers the vents. 8.- For those of you who know about the Windows Experience Index, it scores 4.0, what is fairly fast for the price. 9.- The webcam is really sensitive to low light conditions, so you can chat with the lights off in your room and illuminate yourself with the light of the screen. Microphone is good. 10.- Speakers are loud, forget about HP or VAIO or ASUS low volume ones What I dislike (but still acknowledge that I paid less than $550): 1.- Keyboard feels less solid than Vaio or Asus 2.- Battery life is around 2 - 2:30 hours 3.- Does not have bluetooth (I bought a little IOGear Bluetooth 2.0 USB Micro Adapter) 4.- Honestly I don't have any other dislikes so far... So bottom line, I am very impressed with this laptop, and although hesitant at the beginning for the price "too good to be truth", I would definitely recommend this computer to anyone; it is fast, lots of memory, good ram and great video experience. Good, Solid Machine4 I bought this machine based on several criteria: 1) Light weight. It's a nice, full-featured laptop that won't cause me to drag my knuckles while carrying it. 2) Smaller size. I wasn't interested in 16:9, screaming DVD playback, etc. I was interested, again, in reasonable size and weight, not a desktop replacement like my work laptop. 3) Price. I didn't want to pay more than $500 for something that would either die or be badly out of date in a couple of years. I like this machine. I've had numerous laptops for work from HP (and Compaq), IBM, and Dell. For the money and the features I wanted, plus the ports it has available, I'm pleased. Would I have preferred a better machine with more horsepower and bells & whistles? Sure. But I'm happy, and I'd buy it again. My only quibbles are: 1) It's light enough (not flimsy; just light) that the bottom of the case rocks slightly when it's sitting on an absolutely flat surface. It's not a problem because the weight of my hands pins it to the work surface as I type and it doesn't rock. 2) The two-speed fan is noisy. The low speed is almost inaudible, but the high speed can get pretty annoying in a quiet environment. And, unfortunately, the high speed seems to be on quite a bit. This is a much better product than the eMachines eMD620 that I purchased for my wife a few months back. Acer Aspire 4530 Laptop Is A 5 Star Winner!5 Acer has done it's homework with the Aspire AS4530 Laptop. Great value for the money! I whole heartedly recommend to anyone looking for top value for your dollar to purchase this line of laptop. Great features too numerous to mention here. You will just have to look over the spec's and see what they offer for your money! This little PC has a great video display and the wi-fi/webcam combo are next to none. This laptop is built on an extremely stable hardware system and gives a 100% stable start-up and operation every time. I would not own anything else. This affordable laptop beats out ALL THE COMPETITION.... Give yourself some happiness...give yourself this Acer.
Calipso Store | Shopping Cart