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Acer Aspire M5620 Series

Acer Aspire M5620 Series
alaScore 77

81 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Acer Aspire M5620 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability and reliability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire M5620 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Extensa 5620 notebook

 

Acer creates a wide range of notebooks for both the business and consumer markets but we're not too sure where the Extensa range fits in to the scheme of things. For instance, the design is clearly a business-like one, after all it's based on the old...

Solid design, nice keyboard

Design is getting old, poor graphics

The Acer Extensa 5620 won't blow you away in the style or performance stakes, but for less than £400 (inc. VAT) it's good enough for every day tasks, especially if your needs are basic, but don't consider it if you're looking for a multimedia machine.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Kirill Kochetkov (ixbtlabs.com)

Acer TravelMate 5623WSMi – Inexpensive 17-Inch Notebook On Intel Core 2 Duo

 

The release of Microsoft Windows Vista has brought a deluge of products that use this operating system. Lots of announcements sound like "Now with Vista!" Indeed, despite the new hardware requirements, the only significant requirement for computers...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Acer Aspire AM5621-EQ9300A Core 2 Quad Q9300(2.50GHz) 8GB DDR2 1280GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (English / French)

 

great pc for the money, just wish it was a little bit more stable running crysis.

Great gaming rig. A major upgrade from my previous pc and the $699 price tag can't really be beat, even if i were to try and build one myself. runs Crysis on med-high settings at well over 30 fps. can run it on very high at about 20 fps. As far as...

My main con has been some issues with the graphics display driver randomly stopping while playing Crysis. I've got everything updated to the most recent drivers but occasionally the game will crash and i'll get an error about the display driver failing...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

More info

 

Fast, Cheap, Couldn't build my own for that much less

Airflow is horrible, don't get something for the pci slot, the heat from the graphics card will break anything in that slot ; If you decide to get this buy 1 80mm case fan, 1 pci slot fan, some cheap copper sinks for the ram, some zipties, and a very...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Cost effective but hot/dusty

 

Fast processor, 8 gigs ram, 9800gt

Can accidentally shut down vista cuz of awkward power button. Runs really hot even with an extra case fan (processor is idling at 55 celcius and gpu is at a blazing 75 celcius). Because of the horrible stock fan for the processor, the heatsink gets...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: vidclerk16 (newegg.com)

Awesome Netbook

 

I love the small features that are very subtle. My personal favorite is "pinching" the touchpad to zoom in and out while in Firefox.

Extremely portable and runs very cool. The Battery life normally lasts around 5-6 hours as I cruise the internet and watch videos, listen to music, and other things

No disk drive (but its a netbook and I didn't deduct points)

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Mye (newegg.com)

Good keyboard, fantastic battery life

 

I ordered this and a 2GB RAM upgrade from Newegg, and I'm happy with my purchase. I've been running the Windows 7 Ultimate beta on it, and it's very responsive.

Solid build, gorgeous matte exterior

It came with XP Home, which I had no use for

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Disappointed (newegg.com)

Update After 4 Months of Use

 

This computer runs apps well and the screen size is perfect for a small portable computer. I use Excel spreadsheets on it without troubles. Being that I bought it to be very portable, I am extremely disappointed with its wireless capability. Who cares...

Nothing has changed about the pros of this machine after 4 months of use. Battery life is awesome. Screen and keyboard are still the best of the bunch

WiFi card stinks. I bought this for ultimate portability, but could not lock and hold on to a signal the other day. 10 of my friends with various Apple, Windows-based, and netbook machines had no problem holding the signal. I was left listening to...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Happy Girl (newegg.com)

My new love!

 

If you've been searching and waiting for a perfect netbook, don't hesitate to buy the Samsung NC10!!!

Oh my gosh...I am in LOVE! "Sam" is absolutely perfect! He is always ready for me, fires up quickly, and never disappoints. The size and weight of the netbook and clarity of the screen is perfect. I can't wait to travel with my new love! The optional...

I can't think of a single thing. Okay, maybe one, but it is a matter of my adjusting to it. The touch pad is little (duh...it's a little computer). I'm adjusting to it rapidly. It isn't anything that would prevent this purchase

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: mrsmegz (newegg.com)

2 Minor defects.

 

For an owner who is not comfortable taking apart a laptop to fix it like mine, this would have required 2 RMA's in 3 months. However the laptop does disassemble and reassemble very easily, and I now can take the laptop apart and have it back together...

1) Keyboard is Excellent

1) Speakers suck, but are functional for what it does

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Experience a level of digital home entertainment with the Aspire M5621 desktop system. Designed with Intel Core 2 Quad processor with Viiv technology - the standard in home entertainment - the Aspire M5621 is the ultimate digital home centerpiece. Supporting Intel Core 2 Quad processor and Intel G33 chipset, fastest DDR2 memory architecture, and Serial ATA hard disk drives, users can easily multi-task across entertainment and productivity applications. A cost-effective graphics solution, ample expansion opportunities, and complete I/O connectivity make the Aspire M5621 the heart of digital home leisure.

Audio

Audio system:High Definition Audio / Intel High Definition Audio / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:4MB/6MB

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Chassis type:Tower
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.9in
Height:14.6in/7.2in
Width:14.6in/7.2in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.4 / 17
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Matt

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1300 / AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro / Intel GMA 950 / Intel GMA X3100 / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 0.224 / 0.256 / 0.384 / 0.4 / 1.024 / 1.279

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Localization:English / French
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:AM5621-EQ9300A/M5621-U5631A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Charcoal black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:High Definition Audio / Intel High Definition Audio / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 10.5 x 1.69 / 14.3 x 10.8 x 1.42 / 15.7 x 11.6 x 1.57
Display:LCD
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b/a/g / IEEE 802.11b/g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Intel Viiv, Intel Matrix Storage Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, eSobi, Yahoo/Acer ToolBar, Symantec NIS 2007, Acer Arcade Live, NTI CD/DVD Maker Gold, NTI Backup Now!, Empowering Technology - Aspire
Display included: No

Performance

Audio system:High Definition Audio 7.1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel 945PM Express
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.5GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel 945PM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 582
Processing die size:143 / 286
Processor:Q6600 / T5250 / T5500 / T5600 / T7200
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Kentsfield / Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):0.85 – 1.5 / 1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.66 / 1.663 / 1.833 / 2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:Q6600 / T5250 / T5500 / T5600 / T7200
Processor Number:Q8200/Q9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B2 / G0
Tcase:B3=62.2; G0=71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34 / 65, 35 / 95, 105
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Quad

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27253 / 27254 / 27255 / 29765 / 30786
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

Installed Size:6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 1000 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 500 / 750 / 80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1.28TB/640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100/NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Interface Type:PCI Express x16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 11.6 / 17.4
Height:1.57 / 1.69 / 14.4
Weight:6.35 / 6.61 / 8.07 / 8.36
Width:14.2 / 15.7 / 7.09