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Acer Aspire 5040 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Acer Aspire 5040 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and portability. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the battery. The energy efficiency and usability get mixed reviews.

price, performance, screen, portability, sound


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5040 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Remco Degooyer (

Acer Aspire 5043 WLMI Series Laptop


Acer is a Taiwan-based company who, in 2004, had grown to be one of the top five PC manufacturers in the world. Second only to Asus, it has the second largest computer retail chain, Acerworld, in Taiwan. Acer produces a large number of mobile PCs...

The laptop also comes with a robust 100 GB of hard disk space in such a slim and small package. The presence of that much storage will provide you with the ability to travel with plenty of stored music, movies, or documents with plenty of room to...

Aug, 2006

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Acer Aspire AS5040-3810 NoteBook AMD Turion 64 ML-37(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 512MB Memory DDR333 80GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW ATI Radeon Xpress 200M IGP


If you're the kind of user that frequently plugs in your laptop, then this is the laptop for you. EXCELLENT price/performance ratio. Clock for clock, the Turion ML-37 is the equivalent of the 2 Ghz Pentium M but it costs less and has 64-bit capability.

Very fast. Didn't purchase for gaming power but it holds its own in FarCry and HL2. Nice screen. Very pretty laptop. The Turion ML-37's 1mb of L2 cache is ENTIRELY sufficient for anything you do. I am a professional audio engineer and I edit multitrack...

Battery life. If you're doing anything more than browsing the internet, do not expect to get more than 1 1/2 hours from the battery. I'm accustomed to the Pentium M's low power comsumption

Oct, 2006

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Acer Aspire 5044WLMI


Good spec at the priced

Too much uneccessary software

Nov, 2006

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Acer Aspire 5044WLMI


This a nice compact laptop and comes with some great software installed on it by acer and is perfect for most needs

advertised as 1.8ghz but when you look in system it says 1.6ghz but when you look in bios it says 2.00ghz baffled?me to still not sure what clock speed it is and cant get any straight answers from anyone.

Nov, 2006

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Acer Aspire 5044WLMI


Great Display + looks good

Poor software bundle. Not even basic Works package supplied.

Nov, 2006

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Acer Aspire 5044WLMI


Cheap & easy to use, good spec for the price

Two hour batterry life is annoying

Nov, 2006

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Acer Aspire 5044WLMI


fast and can handle alot of programs running at the same time.

speakers arent as loud or pwerful as hoped

Oct, 2006

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Acer Aspire 5044WLMI




Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Packing admirable performance and battery life into Acer's chic Folio design, the Aspire 5000 series features high on the list of value-centric computers that offer powerful processing capabilities and thinner-lighter mobility.


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

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Xpress 200M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Country Kits:Mexico/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1600MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other Features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.3 x 11 x 1.18
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Processor cache:0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor front side bus:400
Processor Number:ML-32/ML-37
Type:Turion 64 mobile technology


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition


Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard drive speed:4200
Total Storage Capacity:80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

Weight & Dimensions