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Acer Aspire 5600 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Acer Aspire 5600 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and image quality get mixed views, while some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5600 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5600 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5600 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and durability. The screen and usability also get good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the image quality. There are some negative comments about the price and portability.

performance, usability, screen, durability, sound

portability, price

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AZ5600 Desktop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 Processor, 2GB+2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) 23 inch TFT (Full HD)Acer AZ5600 Desktop PC (Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 Processor, 2GB+2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium) 23 inch TFT (Full HD)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5600 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5600 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 15.4" Notebook PC AS5601WLMI (Intel Core Duo T2050, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive)Acer Aspire 15.4" Notebook PC AS5601WLMI (Intel Core Duo T2050, 512 MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire Z5600-U1352

 

When we last left the Acer Aspire Z5610, this all-in-one system was suffering from the dreaded "really good-but-not-great" designation. General speeds were excellent, but the system's other omissions--including a less-than-appealing 320GB of storage...

Impressive quad-core performance for an AIO ; Beautiful display

No included hi-definition support ; Performance virtually identical to predecessor

Despite a roomier hard-drive and a few extra cores, the Z5600-U1352 does little to stand apart from Acer's preexisting Aspire Z5610 all-in-one.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

Acer Aspire Z5600 Review – Multi-touch capable All-in-one PC

 

Windows 7 touchscreen PCs are slowly growing in number, but the all-in-ones we've generally seen have used notebook components rather than desktop ones. That makes for a more compact machine, certainly, but it does mean you miss out on processing...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: 31337 (NotebookReview.com)

Acer Aspire 5602WLMi Review

 

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Oct, 2006

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

This 23-inch touch-screen PC looks great, does well with productivity tasks, and has lots of storage space. It's a good family PC, but demanding games are not its forte.

Stylish design, Wireless peripherals, Better CPU, bigger hard drive than previous model

Weaker graphics than predecessor, Touch software can't compete with HP's TouchSmart line

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Aspire 5602WLMi laptop

 

If you've ever tried buying a notebook from PC World or even Dixons on the high street, then you'll have come across Acer notebooks. True, they aren't the most attractive machines you'll see, being little more than grey boxes for the most part but the...

Powerful, affordable

Poor battery life

If you ignore the rather poor battery life of the Acer Aspire 5602WLMi, what you have is a great machine for the family. It’s powerful, well specified and at the price will more than satisfy most buyers.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5602WLMi review

 

Strong performance, but poor mobility

Superb performance for its class

Battery life less than impressive

It performs well, but sub-standard battery life will keep it mostly house-bound

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire Z5600-GB1 review

 

Acer's Aspire Z5600-GB1 all-in-one touchscreen PC is a genuinely beautiful piece of design. Although its metallic silver colour scheme looks a little science-fiction inspired, it could fit comfortably in any living room. It consumes remarkably little...

This all-in-one touchscreen PC is beautiful to look at and lovingly designed, but you can get more powerful all-in-one computers for a similar price.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Acer Aspire Z5600 All-in-One

 

With a 23-inch multi-touch screen, the Acer Z5600 is showing others how to play the all-in-one game.

Excellent screen, wireless keyboard and mouse, good sound.

No screen adjustments on the panel. no HDMI, could have done with more games, some of the programmes still needs some attention,.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Acer Aspire Z5600

 

An impressive touchscreen PC at a very attractive price. A fine alternative to the A-Listed Sony.

Despite these irritations, the Acer Z5600 still offers enough quality elsewhere to offer a creditable alternative to the A-Listed Sony. Its touchscreen is responsive and looks great; it boasts a decent range of features; and it looks great to boot. And...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: dcgsailing (newegg.com)

all in one computer

 

this is the 2nd all-in-one I've had and the LCD failed on both. would never buy another

Looked good...... easy to use

worked fine 1st 13 months then tv card failed ; at 18 months LCD failed... Repair shop est $425 to $500 to repair

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

With dual-core processors, wireless connectivity and powerful graphics driving a brilliant 15.4" CrystalBrite wide screen, the Aspire 5600 Series is a cost-efficient notebook designed for stunning multimedia and entertainment. Power, style and connectivity wherever you want.

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / Intel HDA / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Supported audio standards:Sound Blaster Pro, MS-Sound

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):2.2 / 3
Battery performance:4000
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2.2hour(s)/3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:PC 2001, ENERGY STAR, FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, C-Tick, ETL

Design

Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:1.4in
Weight:6.6lbs
Width:14.3in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.4 / 23 / 23.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:16
HD type:Full HD
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90
Battery life power off:2
Battery life power on:2.5

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1300 / AMD Radeon HD 4530 / Intel GMA 950 / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500HD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 0.224 / 0.5
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Switzerland/United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:5601AWLMi/5602WLMi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard key pitch:0.0984
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 0.5
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking speed:10/100 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:4x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other Features

Audio Input:4
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HDA / Intel HDA / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
BIOS ACPI:2.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T(X) / 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.3 x 10.8 x 1.1 / 14.3 x 10.8 x 1.42
Display:Full HD TFT LCD / LCD / LCD TFT / TFT
Display included: Yes
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1024
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:Data/Fax ITU V.92 / ITU V.92 / V.92
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power Requirements:120/230 V; 50/60 Hz
Power supply:250
Speakers:2
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/Draft-N / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Intel PRO 3945 a/b/g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer TouchPortal, Microsoft Touch Pack, CyberLink PowerCinema, CyberLink YouCam, Oberon TouchGames, MyWinLocker, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Reader, eSobi / Adobe Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90
Battery life power off:2
Battery life power on:2.5

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel G45 Express
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 7
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel G45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 456
Processing die size:164 / 90
Processor:Q8200 / T2050
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor code:SLG9S
Processor codename:Yonah / Yorkfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Core Duo / Intel Core Solo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™ Solo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66 / 1.8 / 1.86 / 2.33 / 2.4 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.93
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:Q8200 / T2050
Processor Number:T2050/T2300E
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / R0
Tcase:71.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31 / 95
Tjunction:100
Type:Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27231 / 36547
Processor code:SL9BN / SLG9S
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Acer Empowering Technology:\n- eNet;\n- ePower;\n- ePresentation;\n- eDataSecurity;\n- eLock;\n- eRecovery;\n- eSettings;\n- ePerformance Management.\nAcer GridVista\nAspire Arcade \nAcer Launch Manager \nAdobe Acrobat Reader \nCyberLink PowerProducer \nNTI CD Maker / Acer Empowering Technology\nAcer GridVista\nAspire Arcade \nAcer Launch Manager \nNorton AntiVirus (trial) \nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nCyberLink PowerProducer\nNTI CD Maker\n
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009, Microsoft Office 2007 + Microsoft Works / McAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Office 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / MMC, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Serial ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:EIDE/ATA / SATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 1000 / 120 / 500 / 60 / 640 / 750 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1300/Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 19.1 / 3.33
Height:1.1 / 1.42 / 1.43 / 19.1 / 3.33
Weight:6.5
Width:14.3 / 22.4