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Acer Aspire 5560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Acer Aspire 5560. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5560

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5560 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. Comments about the portability and reliability are mixed.

performance, price, usability, design, sound

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire AS5560-7402 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)Acer Aspire AS5560-7402 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Spatry (newegg.com)

Perfect Linux Machine

 

If you want a good bang for your buck and you are looking for a great computer to run Arch or Manjaro GNU/Linux on THIS IS THE MACHINE TO GET!

I purchased this computer from a small tech shop with the intention of running Linux on it. I was amazed at how fast this machine works. Great for gaming (Steam and WINE), video editing, 3d modeling and anything else I can throw at it. Great battery...

You will need to obtain a WIFI driver for your Linux distribution. Ethernet is supported out of the box

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Do not buy

 

My daughter is off at college. This computer never even made it through the second semester! Turns off suddenly and will not restart. Save your money!

Cheap

Died

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

This laptop is awesome.. It will do everything you want it to.. I have played World of Warcraft on it for 6 hrs straight and it runs like a dream.. As long as you have a good utility program to get rid of unwanted stuff this computer runs like a pro.....

Only 1 con and not really because I don't like mouse pads anyway.. mouse pad isn't all that great so you will need a mouse if your going to game on it.. Otherwise mouse pad is fine

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: HKFB (newegg.com)

Outstanding build quality, fast and beautiful.

 

The laptop is wider than similar spec'd machines, great key spacing, flat semi-chicklet style yet comfortable keyboard, wide touch pad, minimal bloatware installed, great looking and perfect size, weight and speed for many types of scenarios, buy it if...

The LED display is gorgeous ; The build quality of the screen, outer casing and keyboard is impressive. Very solid and sturdy feel ; Lightweight, enough ; Fast, quad core with ample cache, 6GB DDR3 and a pretty decent graphics processor giving options...

No usb 3.0, doesn't effect me ; No Esata, nice to have but again didn't matter to me..and would only use occasionally ; No Bluetooth, didn't matter to me either ; No egg taken because 2nd day shipping was a waste of money since it didn't ship out til...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: poke40g (newegg.com)

More than I expected

 

This laptop has taken any game I've played on it from Crysis to Borderlands2 and played it well. Everything on medium to high settings. Connecting to 42 inch HD Tv works great. Great inexpensive replacement for my busted gaming machine. Upgraded to 8...

Nothing

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Lenisimo (newegg.com)

Your My Boy Blue!

 

Reformatted and added Win 7 Pro. Upgraded to 8 gigs of Ram and it will support G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) even though some said would not work with Mushkin Memory. Now it has some pep to it! Over all its a great...

Great Laptop for the price cant complain especially for under 400. Has a great AMD processor with plenty of Kick

Bloatware, slow HD, and 4 gigs of ram

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Rob (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

Absolutely stellar performance from a laptop less than $400! The AMD APU is fast, and allows my kids to play their games. The Office Starter package that is included works great as well, and is not a "trial version". This thing has been rock solid from...

None

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Chad. (newegg.com)

Magical.

 

3

Looks cool

It forces you to activate Mcafee

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Jimbobjohnbrown (newegg.com)

Great deal, very nice all around laptop

 

All in all a great laptop for the money! I paid $379 with free shipping, which is a great deal for what I got. My friend bought a similar model a year ago, and it's still going strong. She uses it as a primary computer, leaves it on and plugged in 24/7...

Great battery life ; Runs cool thanks to apu technology ; Fast response, hard to over-tax this thing ; Speakers sound good ; webcam is good ; Hard drive is not fast but sufficient enough for my needs

I'm not a fan of the screen viewing angles, the lcd looks washed out too easily ; The keyboard keys seem a little flimsy ; The video graphics could be better ; The unit is a little heavy ; Bloatware, but that is easily remedied

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Dare Lee (newegg.com)

Best specs under $400.

 

I've had this for almost a month and I'm very impressed. It's fast, smooth and just works at a level above it's price. Had a chance to play Sims 3 on it and it handled it very well on high settings. I use this and my Xbox for all of my TV, The HDMI out...

Good Processor and all around good specs for the money ; Keyboard is not as bad as some make it out to be ; Did I mention it's under $400 ; Good sound compared to some laptops ; APU is better than anything Intel is offering in this price range or even...

Touchpad is annoying in many ways, just use a wireless mouse ; Acer Customer Service, lets just say hard to follow ; Could use more indicator lights, like for caps lock(does have option to make a sound when you hit caps.) ; Camera not as good as I...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Aspire 5560 is a 14.1-inch portable multimedia notebook furnished with lightweight and rugged magnesium alloy casing. Acer's CrystalBrite technology presents a richer, better contrast and more vivid onscreen cinematic excellence. A compact slot-load DVD-Super Multi double-layer optical drive allows users to write up to 8.5 GB of media while the large capacity of Serial ATA hard disc drive allows excellent content reading and storing performance.

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6520G / AMD Radeon HD 6520M / No
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6480G / AMD Radeon HD 6520G / AMD Radeon HD 6620G / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

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
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:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Chipset:AMD A60M / AMD A70M
Compatible processor series:AMD A
Motherboard chipset:AMD A60M / AMD A70M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A4-3300M / A4-3305M / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / A8-3500M / A8-3520M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.9
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:A4-3300M / A4-3305M / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / A8-3500M / A8-3520M
Processor socket:Socket FS1 uPGA
Processor threads:2 / 4

Processor special features

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Microsof Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.96
Depth (imperial):10
Height:1.3 / 1.31
Height (front):0.992
Height (imperial):1.3 / 1.31
Height (rear):1.31
Weight:5.73
Width:15
Width (imperial):15