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Acer Aspire 5551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and screen also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the size, while views about the connectivity and battery are mixed.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5551

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 65 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, performance, usability, screen, battery

89% 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 Notebook, AMD Athlon X2 P320, 3GB, 320GB, DVD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium - SilverAcer Aspire 5551 Compatible Laptop DC Jack Socket With Cable

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5551 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, portability, usability, keyboard

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AS5551-4937 15.6-Inch HD Wi-Fi Laptop (Black)Acer Computer Aspire AS5551-2450 15.6" Notebook PC - BlackAcer AS5551-2805 15.6-Inch Notebook Computer

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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.

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

 

The Acer Aspire 5551G-4591 doesn't pack any surprises. It is the definition of a mainstream 15.6” laptop, which means that it will probably appeal to many readers. However, the laptop steps into a market that contains fierce competition. Does the Acer...

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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

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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

Like its specifications, this laptop's connectivity is adequate but not exciting. Three USB ports are joined by digital (HDMI) and analogue (VGA) video outputs, 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks (with the former doubling as a digital audio output),...

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Acer Aspire 5551 review

 

The Acer Aspire 5551 is one of the first laptops we've seen with a triple-core processor – most laptops have dual-core processors. The AMD Phenom II X3 N830 has a clock speed of 2.1GHz and is paired with 4GB of RAM. It didn't excel in our demanding...

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

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Acer Aspire 5551 review

 

The Acer Aspire 5551 offers good performance for a laptop at this price point, but it's not ideal if you put a premium on portability

Generally good performance ; Comfortable to use

Chunky and heavy ; Rubbish battery life

The Acer Aspire 5551 isn't exactly the sexiest machine we've ever clapped eyes on. With its chunky chassis and rubbish battery life, it's not exactly built for portability either. It does, however, offer decent performance for a laptop that costs under...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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