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Acer Aspire 5500 Series

Acer Aspire 5500 Series
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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Acer Aspire 5500 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. There are some less positive comments about the battery. Comments are divided on the price.


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Expert review by : Stephen Tong (

Acer Aspire 5500


Gamers can definitely take a look at this Acer which provides great value-for-money.

Affordable ; Excellent gaming performance ; Great array of features

Sub-par battery life

Along with Windows XP Home Edition, the Aspire comes with CyberLink's PowerProducer Gold, NTI Backup NOW! 4 and NTI CD & DVD-Maker 7. The Backup NOW application gives a touch of user-friendliness in backing up your files. As for CD & DVD-Maker, the...

Aug, 2005

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Acer Aspire 5500


Acer has undoubtedly been a choice for users who want good features in an affordable package.

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

"Value for money"

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

"Resounding thumbs-up"


The Aspire 5500 has been available in Australia since July, but it has taken ages to get itself noticed. With a higher spec than similar models from Asus, BenQ and Samsung, the Aspire 5500 is at least $500 less expensive.

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Bursting with brilliant graphics and superb sound quality, speedy performance, and a spectacular Acer CrystalBrite screen, the Acer Aspire 5500 series is ideally suited for users who appreciate unmatched multimedia performance.


Audio system:Intel AC'97, Sound Blaster Pro & MS-Sound compatible / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):3 / 3.5
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:14.1
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:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Country Kits:Canada/Greece
Localization:English / Polish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


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


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


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


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


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:4
DVD write speed:8

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Intel AC'97, Sound Blaster Pro & MS-Sound compatible / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.2 x 9.45 x 1.34
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:Data/Fax V.92 / ITU V.92
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

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 / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.7GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.73
Processor front side bus:400
Processor Number:735/740/760
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eDataSecurity / eLock / ePerformance / eRecovery / eSettings / eNet / ePower / ePresentation Management, Acer GridVista, Acer System Recovery CD, Acer Arcade, Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerProducer, NTI CD Maker / Acer Empowering Technology\nAcer GridVista\nAcer Launch Manager\nAspire Arcade \nNorton AntiVirus (90 days) \nAdobe Acrobat Reader \nCyberLink PowerProducer\nNTI CD Maker
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition


Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X700/Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.26 / 1.34