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Acer Aspire 5551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 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. People really like the portability and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the battery. Opinions about the connectivity and keyboard are mixed.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability


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 60 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 People really like the battery and reliability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the keyboard and design.

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87% of the reviews on 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

Jun, 2018

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 (

Good qaulity


Got on sale for under $400, well worth the price. Even worth the price at $100 more. The keyboard is wider than all other laptops I've used. After just a day of using this, I got used to keyboard, but I make a LOT of typos switching between laptops. ...

Web cam, bright screen, longer battery life. Windows 7 is better than Vista and computer runs faster and smoother. No need to upgrade

No mic. Poor location for power cord and UBS ports, they get in the way, A LOT

Jul, 2010

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One Step Up


Has everything my sister is ever going to need to play Farmville and do video chat. Even has some features she may get around to using later, such as putting the card reader or HDMI out to good use. Other than the graphics card, stands pretty...

The cheapest option that offers all the one-step-up's from bargain basement cheap. Graphics card half way between typical Integrated and low-end Dedicated. A Dual-Core processor that wasn't designed purely for Netbook use. DDR3 instead of DDR2, and 4...

I didn't go through Newegg this time, shipping turned into a bit of a pain ; The poor speakers have already been touched on by others ; Plenty of bloatware to deal with if re-installing W7 isn't an option. Shame it doesn't come with the discs ; For...

Jul, 2010

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great laptop


after swapping out the stock hdd and having a fresh install of windows 7 i am very pleased with the performance of this laptop. highly recommended.

swapped out the 5400rpm hdd with a 7200rpm equivalent and its noticeably faster loading windows and various applications. also reinstalled windows 7 home premium to get rid of all the bloatware and start clean (great thing to do if you know how). very...

no bluetooth, and loaded with bloatware.....but for $400 you can't complain

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Excellent laptop at a great price


Excellent value for the money. I was lucky enough to find this one when it was on sale for $400, with free shipping. Setting it up on my wireless network was a breeze. Very bright screen and plays DVDs with decent quality. Touch pad is very accurate

As others have noted, the speakers won't blow anyone away. But this is a minor point for me. I've been happy with everything else

Jul, 2010

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Best Laptop for it's price


The Acer Aspire AS5551-2450 is a fantastic low budget laptop, and I highly recommend it to anyone who isunsure about which laptop near 500 dollar price range to get. Now if only I can keep from hitting the touch pad xD

I got it on sale and it's great, good power for what it is, great screen quality, games like freelancer work perfectly fine, even runs Earth Eternal with all graphics on except AA with very little slowdown. In fact the only game I've tried on this...

The keyboard is a bit awkward at first due to it's button style and left-set base due to the awfully great to have number pad. Once used to it the keyboard isn't a problem though. Other than that the speakers aren't the highest quality, but the...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


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


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


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


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver


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

Energy Management

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


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 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


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


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
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
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


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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


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


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


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


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

Height (front):0.984 / 1.34
Height (rear):0.984 / 1.34