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Acer Extensa 5220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Acer Extensa 5220. 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. Reviews about the screen and usability are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and battery. Views are divided on the sound.

performance, price, design, usability, screen

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Extensa 5220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer Extensa 5220 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on There are some negative opinions about the reliability.


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This summary is based on the products: Acer Extensa 5220 Notebook PC Celeron M (550) 2.0GHz 1024MB 80GB 15.4 inch WXGA TFT LCD DVD SuperMulti Modem LAN/WAN Vista HBAcer Extensa 5220 Notebook PC Celeron M (550) 2.0GHz 1024MB 80GB 15.4 inch WXGA TFT LCD DVD SuperMulti Modem LAN/WAN Vista HB

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Ronald Tiefenthäler (

Review Acer Extensa 5220 Notebook


Nice looking single core notebook The Acer Extensa 5220 (-100508)

Reasonable price; Nice look; Solid case; Good workmanship; User-friendly input devices; WLAN switch; Matte display coating; Bright display; Even luminance; Decent noise of the fan; Low temperature emissions

Low RAM capacity; Digital video out is missing; Loud touch pad buttons; Short battery runtime

Mar, 2008

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Acer Extensa 5220-101G08Mi review


A solid design that offers great value for the asking price

Solid build ; Bargain price ; Great software bundle included

Lacklustre performance ; Bulky

A competent laptop that is more than good enough for basic home or office tasks, and available at a great price too

Aug, 2008

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Acer Extensa 5220 Laptop


My youngest child's computer is an Acer Extensa 5220. My daughter did not want this laptop but since it would be too difficult for us to bring another laptop from Europe, my husband and I decided that we would just buy it locally. She originally

Jan, 2010

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Great, just like I thought it would be!


"I ordered a HP computer first and didn't like it. Not nearly the computer this one is. I just love this one. You can't go wrong if you order this computer. lots of software. I also have the Acer 8.1 mini netbook. I love it as well. Never any problems...

Oct, 2009

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Great purchase!!!


"I've had this laptop for little over three weeks now, I must say that I really love it's performance and clarity! The wireless capability is remarkable, and overall--I am really happy with this purchase! The only two issues I have is the fact that it...

Oct, 2009

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"My husband and I had decided to give this computer a try after being very disapoint with a HP touch. This computer is way better, it's faster you can see the screen because it's soo big! the price is afordable. All around it is just better."

Oct, 2009

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Was a Good Purchase


"Purchased this computer on 8/22/09 a Saturday received it sooner than expected. Everything was fine the first week, then it wouldn't work correctly. Not running as fast as it claims it can, screen would go white and would not come back. Could not...

Sep, 2009

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Love this laptop


"I have had this laptop for about a week now and I can't say enough good things about it. I was a little disappointed that it doesn't include the Windows 7 upgradge but with value you are getting you can buy the upgrade and still come out ahead. I had...

Sep, 2009

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Awesome purchase!!!


"I use a laptop daily... and am actually really hard on them, so I was kind of worried about purchasing this one! I have had it for a week now and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT... the speed, the feel of the keys, and just the overall performance were well worth...

Aug, 2009

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First laptop I love it.


"Okay, This is my first laptop and ive had it for a month now...i love it...ive seen no problems with it yet. At first i said i wast going to get a acer because my sister has one and hers isnt the best...but im glad i did...this laptop is freakin'...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

The Extensa 5220 series from Acer is well balanced to optimize your productivity and amplify your success. Powered with an Intel Celeron processor, it features a large 15.4" CrystalBrite widescreen display and integrated Acer CyrstalEye webcam. The Extensa 5220 series from Acer is well balanced to optimize your productivity and amplify your success, combining solid performance with wide-ranging functionality.


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio / Intel HD Audio / Intel HDA 3D
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):2.5 / 3
Battery performance:4000
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Certification:-DMI 2.0,\n-ACPI 3.0,\n-Mobile PC 2002,\n-Wi-Fi.
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:12.1 / 15.4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:16 / 8
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

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:65
Battery performance:44


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Xpress 1100 / Intel GMA 3100 / Intel GMA 950 / Intel GMA X3100 / NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.252 / 0.358 / 0.384


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Extensa

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard key pitch:0.0984
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard manufacturer:Acer
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:533
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


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


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio / Intel HDA 3D
Battery recharge time (off):2.5
Battery recharge time (on):3.5
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 10.5 x 1.69 / 14.4 x 10.8 x 1.32 / 14.4 x 10.8 x 1.69
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92 / V.92
TV in port:No / Yes
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65
Battery performance:44


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GL960 Express
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL960 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor:3600+ / 550 / 560 / TL-60
Processor cache:0.25 / 0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):0.95 - 1.30
Processor cores:1
Processor family:AMD Mobile Sempron / Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Celeron® M
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.73 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.13
Processor front side bus:1600 / 400 / 533
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:3600+ / 550 / 560 / TL-60
Processor Number:550/560
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:Socket 478
Tcase:100 / 72.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64: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:N / No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: 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
Processor ARK ID:34439
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite


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:120 / 160 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 10.8 / 14.2
Height:1.19 / 1.69
Height (front):1.19 / 1.32
Height (rear):1.68 / 1.69 / 1.7
Weight:6.06 / 6.35
Width:10.5 / 14.2 / 14.4