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Acer TravelMate 5520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 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. Reviews about the sound and usability are generally positive. The price and design also get good views. Views about the keyboard and screen are different. Many are critical about the portability and battery.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:HD Audio / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4
Battery recharge time:2.5
Number of battery cells:6 / 8
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB


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


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
LED backlight: Yes

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

Battery performance:71


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT / AMD Mobility Radeon HD X2400 XT / AMD Mobility Radeon X1250 / AMD Mobility Radeon X2400 XT / AMD Radeon X1250 / AMD Radeon Xpress 1250 / NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G / NVIDIA GeForce Go 7000
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.384 / 0.896 / 1.024
On-board graphics adapter model: No


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


Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard number of keys:88
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Color:Black / Gray


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


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / G / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol: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: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

Other Features

Audio system:High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:ACPI 3.0, Mobile PC 2002, DMI 2.0, Wi-Fi / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 11 x 2 / 14.2 x 10.5 x 1.69 / 14.4 x 10.8 x 1.69
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
TV in port:No / Yes
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi / 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
DVI port:No / Yes
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
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Battery performance:71


64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset:Intel GL960 Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.9GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL960 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:TK-53 / TK-57 / TL-56 / TL-58 / TL-60 / TL-64
Processor cache:0.512 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor model:TK-53 / TK-57 / TL-56 / TL-58 / TL-60 / TL-64
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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Acer Bio-Protection Acer Empowering Technology (eLock, eRecovery, eSettings, ePower, ePresentation), Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, Norton Internet Security, NTI CD-Maker, NTI Shadow / Acer eNet, ePower, ePresentation, eDataSecurity, eLock, eRecovery,\nAcer GridVista \nAcer Launch Manager \nAdobe Reader \nCyberLink PowerDVD\nMicrosoft Office Ready 2007\nNorton Internet Security \nNTI CD Maker\nNTI Shadow
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 Premium / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied: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 / 250 / 80

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 10.8 / 11 / 14.2
Height:1.19 / 1.2 / 1.69 / 2
Height (front):1.09 / 1.19 / 1.32
Height (rear):1.68 / 1.69 / 1.7
Weight:6.06 / 6.31 / 6.35 / 6.39 / 6.61 / 6.66 / 7
Width:10.5 / 14 / 14.2 / 14.4