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Acer Aspire 5520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the sound and design are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and touchpad, while comments about the energy efficiency and portability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Acer Aspire 5520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer Aspire 5520-503G16Mi Grey UK Replacement Laptop Keyboard

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AS5520-5908 15.4" Laptop (1.8 GHz Amd Athlon 64 X 2 Dual Core TK-55 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)Acer Aspire 5520-5537 15.4-Inch LaptopAcer Aspire 5520-5201 15.4-Inch Laptop

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DOOM 3 mid-range, low-end, and vintage gfx comparo

 

WE'VE ALREADY examined DOOM 3's performance on the newest generation of high-end...

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DOOM 3 high-end graphics comparo

 

DOOM 3 HAS ARRIVED, and it's already turning the PC hardware world on...

Well, we've seen some striking performance differences and practically no substantial variances in image quality between the various cards we've tested in DOOM 3. In HQ mode, DOOM 3 looks spectacular on any of these cards.

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Excellent laptop for the price

 

I am very impressed with this machine. It's my first laptop and I'm not a wizard, but for my use (photo editing, games, internet, email, etc) I really don't think I could beat the Acer Aspire 5520 for the price. Maybe for $800, but I payed half ......

An incredible deal or under $500 this is an incredible deal. I got it for $399 and love it. Upgrade the memory to at least 2.5gb. Mine really flies now. It's the perfect size, weight, and has worked flawlessly since I got it about 3 months ago

Touchpad is WAY too sensitive. Function key + F7 disables it. The best solution is a wireless external mouse, which was perfect. It tends to get stuck booting up at times. Just holding in the start button turns it off and then restart normally

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Not for Pros

 

Affordable. Stylish

It might be stylish but the performance is very weak. Not recommended to professional users. Not even good for online gaming. like miniclip.com

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not the best thing on the market ever

 

over all worst laptop ever never buyin a acer again

verry sleek looking

slow booting,slow loading pages, very noisy

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Excellent laptop for the price

 

I am very impressed with this machine. It's my first laptop and I'm not a wizard, but for my use (photo editing, games, internet, email, etc) I really don't think I could beat the Acer Aspire 5520 for the price. Maybe for $800, but I payed half that...

An incredible deal or under $500 this is an incredible deal. I got it for $399 and love it. Upgrade the memory to at least 2.5gb. Mine really flies now. It's the perfect size, weight, and has worked flawlessly since I got it about 3 months ago

Touchpad is WAY too sensitive. Function key + F7 disables it. The best solution is a wireless external mouse, which was perfect. It tends to get stuck booting up at times. Just holding in the start button turns it off and then restart normally

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I love my ACER !

 

HOTkeys and the quick launch keys and it has launch manager software to program the quick launch keys(INTERNET,E-MAIL, AND EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGY keys) and it does not come with a lot Junkware on it

It is hard to get the memory bay open

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Amazing

 

I won't really use this laptop for gaming (thats what desktop PCs are for), so I can't really say how well it runs games. It runs simple games like cards and popcap games (peggle, zuma, stuff like that). There is a lot of great hardware in this for the...

An extremely high quality product, as I have come to expect from Acer. Everything runs fast and smooth right out of the box. Has the look and feel of a laptop from a much higher price bracket. I don't usually care for integrated speakers, but the one...

It only comes with trial Microsoft Office so I had to buy a copy. That is to be expected with almost all new laptops and desktops

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Pretty good

 

Gets pretty hot after gaming for a few hours, but with a few lego bricks under the back feet it gets more air. :)

Widescreen, built in webcam, graphics card and the other things mentioned. Pretty good for running Call of duty 4, almost no lag on medium settings

The USB ports on the right side are very annoying (mousing) when all the ones on the left are used up. Of course the HDD had two partitions, but what really grinds my gears is the wireless, I'm dropped quite frequently. With my tower I almost never get...

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Excellent! As expected and more!!!

 

I was also throughly pleased to find out, I also like other users who purchased this laptop, Received a unit with a 512mb 8400m graphics card. This unit also comes pre-overclocked by 8%. the GPU clock default is 400Mhz. And my unit came pre-clocked at...

Has everything I need! Card reader, 160gb hard drive, DL DVD writer, Dual core cpu, dedicated graphics card (instead of the prefab integrated style they usually put in laptops), Plays UT2003 flawlessly, 2gb of memory, XP drivers are available so I...

Bluetooth button but no bluetooth hardware. Not really a con, just very odd to reuse a shell for a particular series and miss a detail like that. usually the manufacturer would relabel the key and give it a new function of some sort ; Thats just weird

Product Specifications

Boasting powerful yet affordable AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology, the Aspire 5520 series is ideally suited to any home computing or entertainment environment. Impressive NVIDIA graphics, a 15.4" Acer CrystalBrite widescreen, and ultra-realistic Dolby Surround sound provide alluring audio/video playback, gaming and more. Plus, the Aspire 5520 series presents Acer video conference, an exciting communication solution for face-to-face video chatting from anywhere in the world.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:1.7in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:14.4in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:5520-5155/5520-5281/5520-5334/5520-5537/5520-5908/5520-5912
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad

Modem

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

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.7GHz/1.8GHz/1.9GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:TK-53/TK-55/TK-57/TL-56/TL-58/TL-60
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Turion 64 X2 mobile technology

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
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