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Acer Aspire 5560 Series

Acer Aspire 5560 Series
alaScore 85

243 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The keyboard and performance also get good views, but the reliability and energy efficiency get critical comments. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad.

value for money, performance, keyboard, screen, battery

energy, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5560 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5560 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5560 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, screen, usability

value for money

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5560G 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-3400M, 6 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6470M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Acer Aspire 5560G 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD Quad-Core Processor A8-3500M, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6650M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Acer Aspire 5560G 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-3400M , 6 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6650M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5560 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5560 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, keyboard, sound, design

reliability, screen

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AS5560-Sb659 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)LotFancy New keyboard for Acer Aspire 5250, 5251, 5252, 5253, 5336, 5349, 5551, 5551G, 5552, 5552G, 5553, 5553G, 5560, 5560G, 5625, 5625G, 5733, 5733ZAcer AS5560-SB835 15.6-Inch Notebook Computer - Red

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Acer Aspire 5560G review

 

Here at T3 towers, we're big fans of Acer's laptop but the strangely muted performance from this mid-range Acer laptop was a shame

Strong build quality ; Colourful widescreen ; 802.11n Wi-Fi support

Battery life ; Performance ; Price

It's a shame the Aspire 5560G suffers from mediocre performance and pants battery life, given Acer’s excellent track record. We’d have to recommend other mid-range laptops such as the Dell Inspiron 14z and the Lenovo Z570 instead. If you’d like an Acer...

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Acer Aspire 5560G review

 

Poor performance and battery life from this mid-ranger

Good graphics power ; Sturdy build quality ; 8GB or RAM

Battery life ; Office performance ; Sound quality

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Acer Aspire 5560G review

 

We aren't quite sure how Acer managed to squeeze a quad-core AMD A8 processor into a £500 laptop, but that's exactly what it's done with the Aspire 5560G. It's a mid-range machine with dedicated graphics that should be capable of playing modern 3D games.

It’s immensely powerful for the price, but is only best suited for certain tasks

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Video review: Acer Aspire 5560G review

 

The Acer Aspire 5560G takes one of AMD's new quad-core processors with integrated graphics, joined by an additional discrete graphics processor for gaming duties. See also Acer Aspire 5560G review

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Acer Aspire 5560G review

 

The strong graphics performance is down to the dual AMD Radeon HD 6740G2 graphics setup. This actually consists of a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6650M processor with 1GB video memory, and an integrated Radeon HD 6620G chip, configured together in a...

As a gaming laptop the Aspire 5560G is a decent bet, but we can't help but be disappointed by the application performance of the Acer in our benchmark tests. You probably wouldn't notice the lack of speed in most day-to-day applications but if you want...

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Acer Aspire 5560G

 

Acer's Llano-powered laptop delivers in the basic productivity and graphics departments, but falls woefully short on battery life.

Solid, basic performance ; Better graphics capability than a comparable Sandy Bridge-equipped system ; Full keyboard including number pad

Terrible battery life

Without solid pricing data, it's rather difficult to come to a complete conclusion about the Aspire 5560G. On the one hand, the entry-level "from" pricing suggests that the overall performance of this system might make it very worthwhile, if not that...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / RAD HD7670M / RADEON HD 6480G / Radeon HD6470M / RADEON HD6520G / RADEON HD6540G2 / Radeon HD6650M / RADEON HD6720G2 / RADEON HD7470M / Radeon X1400

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:945PM / A60M FCH / HM65 / Unknown
Processor:A4-SERIES / A6-SERIES / A8-SERIES / Core Duo / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:A4-3300M / A6-3400M / A6-3420M / A8-3500M / I3-2310M / I3-2328M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / T2300
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