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Acer Aspire 5551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Acer Aspire 5551. 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. Comments about the portability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the battery, while there are mixed comments on the connectivity and keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5551 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the keyboard and design.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5551, 15.6inch LED LCD Laptop, AMD Athlon X2 P320, 3GB, 320GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium - SilverAcer Aspire 5551, 15.6inch LED LCD Laptop, AMD Athlon X2 P320, 3GB, 320GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium - Silver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 5551G Notebook

 

Without airs and graces. 15.6" mainstream notebooks at attractive

Appealing design; Impressive touchpad; Relatively compact dimensions; Acceptable system noise levels

Weak gaming performance; Very warm under load; Meagre equippment; Awkward arangement of connections; Display (contrast, black level and viewing angles)

Other multimedia notebooks with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 like the Packard Bell TM87-JO-075GE, the Samsung R525 Eikee NP-R525-JS01DE, the Acer Aspire 5740G-434G32Mn, the Acer Aspire 5741G-334G50Mn, the Sony Vaio VPC-EC1M1E or the Dell Inspiron 17R.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Acer Aspire 5551G-4591 15.6-in AMD Turion II Notebook Review

 

I love small laptops as much as the next guy. The reality of laptops, however, is that most people don't end up buying cool, slim systems. Instead they buy larger laptops with 15.6” displays. Although large and somewhat clunky, these laptops offer a...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5551-P32G32Mn review

 

A laptop that's hard to fault - a fantastic choice for the first-time buyer

Good power ; Decent graphics ; Software suite ; Connectivity

Screen could be better

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire 5551

 

This affordable 15.6in laptop sports AMD's new tri-core mobile processor.

Textured, rugged lid, Tri-core CPU, Decent speakers

Expensive, Average screen, Inferior performance, Poor battery life

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5551 review

 

The Acer Aspire 5551 is an attractive laptop that's comfortable to use, but it's not especially fast and the screen is average.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Murphy's Law (newegg.com)

Great Bang for your Buck!

 

Great bang for the buck! my first acer computer i have dealt with but i have been using there screens for years and have always been happy! Oh and the click on the mouse pad is a bit noisy but thats just being nit picky and the touch pad is able to...

Great little laptop! Does what my mother wanted and more. Streams full rip of avatar in 1920X1080 form with ease and looks awesome on the screen! (High picture quality) decent battery life. light. supreme build quality! lots of cool features. not as...

The only reak thing that bugs me about this laptop would be that when it goes into sleep mode it makes a weird noise that could get on your nerves but no egg will be lost because i have not called tech support to try and fix it yet. i figure it might...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Yiesa (newegg.com)

Broke but awesome

 

I read in one of the reviews that there was no mic on this laptop. I was happy that i stood corrected after buying it. This laptop comes with a fully capable mic.

the laptop runs some games, runs sc2 on low perfectly. So far i love it. runs everything i need perfectly. and is upgradeable to 8 gigs of RAM, which i probably wont do. Mic is here

my first laptop that arrived had a broken pixel. I had called Acer and asked them about it and they told me that because the dead pixel wasn't in the middle of my screen that the warranty didn't cover it. i was pretty upset, so i gave newegg a call and...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: UMass Amherst - Leo (newegg.com)

Most Explosion For The Money

 

Obviously, there are better laptops out there, but for 500 american, you cannot go wrong with this! I don't shop that often, BUT when I do... I newegg.

Price is unreal ; Screen is incredibly vivid. Thankfully no burnt pixels ; Keyboard layout and style is well engineered ; 4GB RAM is great ; Dedicated video card ; Win7 performs great like XP but looks like vista, impressive ; Has webcam - Works pretty...

320GB is too low for me, would have preferred 500GB, but for the price, I will not complain; it is just personal preference ; On the right side of laptop, I would have put CD closer to user, then the USB slots. Not a biggie, again its just 'what I...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Punchtotheface (newegg.com)

Deal of a lifetime

 

Got this when it was on sale. At the price they were selling it for, this is the best computer hardware purchase I've ever made. Period ; The Radeon 4250 is such a good integrated card that I almost can't believe the performance I'm getting out of it....

I can't think of a single thing wrong with this laptop. At least not at the price I paid for it. Keep your eyes out for the occasional price drop on this thing

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Jim (newegg.com)

Pretty Good

 

When I got the laptop, I also bought a new hard drive that's 7400rpm for a little bit more performance and so that I didn't have to deal with the bloatware. It really does make a difference. There are plenty of laptop HD's on Newegg that are reasonably...

It's a pretty good laptop. It runs Windows 7 64-bit very nicely. It's able to run Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time without any problems! I wouldn't hold your breathe for gaming though. It won't play any current games, at least at an...

The battery life is pretty pathetic. You seriously can't do anything but surf the net without the battery dieing within an hour or two. Of course there is also bloatware like usual. I bought this laptop on sale for $400. I don't think I'd pay $500 for...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:3DSonic / HD / HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.3
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:1 / 2
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 4250 / AMD Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:11
Keyboard key stroke:0.0709
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 8
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5 / 8
DVD-RAM write speed:4 / 8
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:3DSonic / HD / HD Audio
Battery recharge time (off):2
Battery recharge time (on):1
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 9.96 x 0.984
Display:LCD
External display:N
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 Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Mouse included: No

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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8

Processor

Chipset:AMD M880G
Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Processor:N830 / N930 / P320
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 1.5 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II / AMD Phenom / AMD Phenom II
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor model:N830 / N930 / P320
System bus data transfer rate:3.6
System bus rate:3.6

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer ePower Management\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Adobe Flash Player 10\n- Adobe Reader 9.1\n- eSobi\n- Google Setup\n- Google Toolbar\n- Microsoft Office Personal 2007 (Service Pack 2)1 (Japan)\n- Microsoft Office Trial1 (Service Pack 2)\n- Microsoft Works SE 91 (Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, UK & US)\n- Microsoft Works 9\n- Microsoft Works 8.5\n- Norton Online Backup\n- Security\n- McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial\n- McAfee Virus Definitions\n- MyWinLocker\n- Cyberlink PowerDVD\n- NTI Media Maker\n- Oberon GameZone Acer Edition\n- WildTangent Acer Edition (US, Canada) / Acer Assist\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nCyberLink PowerDVD\neSobi\nGoogle Setup\nGoogle Toolbar\nMcAfee Virus Definitions\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Works\nNorton Online Backup\nNTI Media Maker\nWindows Live Essentials / Acer Backup Manager, Acer ePower Management, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe Reader 9.1, eSobi, Google Setup, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Works 9, Microsoft Works 8.5, Norton Online Backup, McAfee Virus Definitions, Cyberlink PowerDVD, NTI Media Maker
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Office

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 Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.96
Height:1.34
Height (front):0.984 / 1.34
Height (rear):0.984 / 1.34
Weight:5.73
Width:15