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Acer Aspire 5551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 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. Reviews about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Views about the connectivity and battery are different, while some have doubts about the 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5551 from 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 Reviewers really like the screen and reliability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but the keyboard and design get negative opinions.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5551, 15.6inch LED LCD Notebook, AMD Athlon X2 P320, 3GB, 320GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium - SilverAcer Aspire 5551, 15.6inch LED LCD Laptop, AMD Athlon X2 P320, 4GB, 500GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium - BlackACER WinPRO E277-SSD Laptop 17.3" laptop (Intel Core i5-3210M 2.6 GHz Dual Core Processor ,RAM 8 GB DDR3, SSD 256 GB, Intel HD 4000 Graphics VGA HDMI,

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Punchtotheface (

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: UMass Amherst - Leo (

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: Jim (

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


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / Radeon HD 4250


Chipset Brand:Acer / AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:M880G / RS880M / Unknown
Processor:ATHLON II / Athlon II X2 / Phenom II X3
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:320 / M320 / N830 / P320