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Acer TravelMate 5520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Acer TravelMate 5520. 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. People are impressed by the sound and usability. The price and design also get good opinions, but comments about the keyboard and screen are mixed. The portability and battery get less positive comments.

performance, design, price, usability, sound

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 5520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Acer TravelMate 5520-5A1G12 review


Despite being the cheapest notebook here, Acer's TravelMate looks and feels expensive.

The TravelMate is excellently designed and well equipped. If you don't want to take on tough computing tasks, it's a good choice.

Aug, 2007

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Acer - TravelMate 5520C


The latest addition to Acer's TravelMate range of business notebooks is the 5520C and it's aimed at smaller businesses with tight budgets, as it comes with a sub-£400 price tag. As you might expect for that ...

If you are in a business working to a strict budget then Acer's TravelMate 5520C might well be worth looking at. It may not have the glamorous looks of some notebooks out there, but it does all the stuff that matters well and you have the strength of...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: rajufarhad123 (

woh!it is nice


Overall i think this is a very good laptop, it connects up to the internet quickly and i have never had any problems with this laptop so far. The screen is big and ... this is a modurn electronic device . it is helpful and it is also more convenient.i...

convenient and easy


Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: bekinewrick (

Satisfactory laptop


I have had this laptop now 6 month and this is the best laptop i have ever purchased and worth the money. The only problem with this laptop as is mine is a bit slow with all the programs that run on it so i would recommend this laptop to anyone who...

good quality


Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: giggitygiggitygoo (

Reply to Sayrah


Sayrah, there is no reason for this laptop to be good for games, it is a business laptop and for those functions it is good. Also, it has vista business and not premium which would explain your lack of colour schemes. Looks like whoever bought you this...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: bill (

Acer TravelMate 5520-402G16Mi


the specification is first class as is the 3 year warranty for the price paid.the screen and keyboard are a joy to use.

it felt a bit heavy initially but with the carrying case provided it now easier transport.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Sayrah (

Travelmate 5520


I recieved this item as a christmas present so i know i shouldn't really complain. However the fact it is a business laptop really effects its performance, basically for me (who uses it for MSN, gaming, typical teen stuff) its not ideal, the graphics...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Conor (

Acer TravelMate 5520G-402G16Mi


Very fast, efficient, smart looking laptop

Battery life is a slightly disappointing

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The TravelMate 5520 is the ideal productivity partner for business professionals who want great performance in a portable, aesthetically designed package. The installed Acer bio-protection fingerprint solution and enhanced Acer Disk Anti-Shock Protection (DASP) protect your computer from digital and physical threats. Its AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology processor delivers reliable multitasking performance. The TravelMate is also equipped with Acer InviLink, supporting Acer SignalUP wireless technology, and Acer video conference manager to ensure convenient, high-quality business communication even while on the move.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight


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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.384 / 0.896 / 1.024


Country Kits:Canada/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/English / French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Color:Black / Gray


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


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.9GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:TK-53/TK-57/TL-52/TL-58/TL-60
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Turion 64 X2 mobile technology


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

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.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1250