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Acer Aspire 5538

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Acer Aspire 5538. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and usability are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback.

portability, screen, performance, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5538 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5538

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5538 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The performance also gets good feedback.

portability, performance, usability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5538

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Aspire 5538 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the sound and keyboard are generally positive. The design and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the screen.

portability, design, keyboard, sound

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Acer Aspire 5538G

 

How do you get a full-featured notebook to clock in under six hundred bucks? Toss an AMD processor in it.

Barely more expensive than a netbook. Full selection of ports (4 USB, HDMI SD card) and features (dual-layer DVD writer, 802.11n wireless). Fancy keyboard-mounted DVD eject button

Lacks any compelling new features. Stripped-down performance, battery life and screen brightness

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Christian Zibreg (geek.com)

Review: Acer Aspire 5538G notebook, an affordable mobile HD entertainment solution

 

The 15.6-inch Aspire 5538G notebook that AMD sent us for review is a pretty interesting machine. The hardware specs are hardly Earth-shattering in this age of Intel Core notebooks, but it has other perks. Featuring a 1.2 GHz AMD Athlon X2 dual-core...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Magee (techeye.net)

Acer Aspire 5538G with AMD Vision

 

Machine: Acer Aspire 5538G (specs)Price: About £400 - it variesThe last time we were in Austin TX, the guys and gals at AMD were pushing the Vision idea. AMD is still pushing Vision and no doubt bugging Intel at the same time.

AMD/ATI display is lovely, 1.9Ghz chip has more than enough beef

Portability

AMD clearly wants to tread on the tiger's tail. If this machine is anything to go by, Intel clearly has a fight on its hands. This PC is no netbook and the price ain't half bad.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Liam (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5538-313G25Mn

 

A very neat well laid out laptop, ideal for student usage etc.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Jason (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5538-313G25Mn

 

Well I would be able to review it if I hadn't had to return it because of a scratched screen.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: PHILIP (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5538-313G25Mn

 

ITS FARST AND GOOF VALUEV4 THE MONEY

NONE

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5538-313G25Mn

 

long battery life, slim, nice colour, good screen

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Acer Aspire 5538-313G25MN

 

long battery life, slim, nice colour, good screen

Reviewer left no comment

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Reward yourself with the 15.6" Acer Aspire 5538 - an extra-thin, eye-catching notebook that redefines mobile computing with superior portability, great performance and technologies friendly towards the environment and your wallet!

Audio

Audio system:Dolby / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:2.5
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Brown

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Battery performance:48.8

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 4330
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.792 / 2.048 / 2.304

Keyboard

Keyboard easy keys:Y
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:103 / 4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby / HD Audio
Battery recharge time (off):2.5
Battery recharge time (on):3.5
Compatible operating systems:Vista Home Premium\nVista Home Basic
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.2 x 1.04 / 15 x 10.2 x 1.21
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/Draft-N / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Battery performance:48.8

Processor

Chipset:AMD M780G
Motherboard chipset:AMD M780G
Processor:L310
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.6
Processor front side bus:667 / 800
Processor model:L310

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:-Acer Arcade Deluxe (Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia),\n-Acer Crystal Eye,\n-Acer GridVista,\n-Acer GameZone,\n-Acer Game Console,\n-Acer Backup Manager,\n-Acer eRecovery Management,\n-Adobe Reader,\n-Adobe Flash Player,\n-Google Toolbar,\n-Google Desktop,\n-NTI Media Maker. / -Acer Arcade Deluxe con Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia.\n-Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer GameZone.\n-Acer Game Console.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer eRecovery Management.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-Adobe Flash Player.\n-Google Toolbar.\n-Google Desktop.\n-NTI Media Maker. / -Acer Arcade Deluxe\n-Acer Crystal Eye\n-Acer GridVista\n-Acer GameZone\n-Acer Game Console\n-Acer Backup Manager\n-Acer eRecovery Management\n-Adobe Reader\n-Adobe Flash Player\n-Google Toolbar\n-Google Desktop\n-NTI Media Maker / Acer Arcade Deluxe featuring Cinema, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer GameZone, Acer Game Console, Acer Backup Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, NTI Media Maker
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:-CyberLink PowerDirector.\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite.\n-Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007. / -CyberLink PowerDirector\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007 / -Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007,\n-CyberLink PowerDirector,\n-McAfee Internet Security Suite. / CyberLink PowerDirector\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 / Microsoft Works 9.0 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial \nCyberLink PowerDirector trial version\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day trial version

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2
Height:1.21
Height (front):0.969 / 1 / 1.04
Height (rear):1 / 1.21
Weight:4 / 5.29
Width:15