At 6.5-pounds, Acer’s Aspire 5112 manages to pack an AMD Turion 64 x2 Dual-Core TL50 (1.6GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB SATA HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics, DVD Super-Multi drive, and a vibrant 15.4-inch WXGA display. Available here for $1299.99. Video demonstration (keyboard flex) after the jump. Here’s the bottom line:

If a Core Duo system with similar specifications were available for the same price, your choice would be an easy one: go with Intel. But to match the 5112’s features in a Core Duo notebook will cost a couple hundred dollars more. This notebook also offers a nice degree of future proofing. If you are looking for a notebook in this price range, you owe it to yourself to track one of these down and have a look at it

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I think the keyboard could be better. It is spongy for an enthusiastic typer like me (nice way of saying that I pound keys). But it isn’t horrible. See the below video for a demonstration of the keyboard flex

At 6.5-pounds, Acer’s Aspire 5112 manages to pack an AMD Turion 64 x2 Dual-Core TL50 (1.6GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB SATA HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics, DVD Super-Multi drive, and a vibrant 15.4-inch WXGA display. Available here for $1299.99. Video demonstration (keyboard flex) after the jump. Here’s the bottom line:

If a Core Duo system with similar specifications were available for the same price, your choice would be an easy one: go with Intel. But to match the 5112’s features in a Core Duo notebook will cost a couple hundred dollars more. This notebook also offers a nice degree of future proofing. If you are looking for a notebook in this price range, you owe it to yourself to track one of these down and have a look at it

[via NotebookReview]

I think the keyboard could be better. It is spongy for an enthusiastic typer like me (nice way of saying that I pound keys). But it isn’t horrible. See the below video for a demonstration of the keyboard flex