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Acer AS5560-Sb256 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)

by Acer
3.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • AMD A Series Processor 2.3GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6520
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

Acer AS5560-Sb256 Notebook comes with these specs: AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Accelerated Processor 1.4GHz with TurboCORE Technology up to 2.3GHz, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 15.6" HD Widescreen Cine Crystal LED Back-Lit Display, AMD A60M Fusion Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, AMD Radeon HD 6520G Graphics with 512MB of dedicated system memory, 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive, 1.3MP HD Webcam (1280 x 1024), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI Port, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 4-hours of battery life, 5.74 lbs.|2.6 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day trial)

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Processor 2.3 GHz AMD A Series
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor AMD Radeon HD 6520
Chipset Brand AMD
Card Description HD 6520G
Graphics Card Ram Size 512 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand Name Acer
Series Aspire
Item model number AS5560-Sb256
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7;
Item Weight 5.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 10 x 15 x 1.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.96 x 15 x 1.3 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand AMD
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Battery Type lithium_ion

Additional Information

ASIN B005J2JMJ4
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #34,420 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#7,539 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 8.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available October 2, 2011

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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By tk-421 on November 6, 2011
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I've had this laptop for over 24 hours now. First of all I would like to thank Amazon for the fast shipping, ordered it on Friday night around 9pm received it Saturday at 10am.
My first impressions are that even though its a plastic case, its sturdy and seems like it will withstand the abuse of being carried around in a backpack 5 days a week. I love the keyboard, and having a 10 key number pad on board is a big plus. Laptop boots up in about a minute maybe a little less. Web browsing is quick and responsive, watching videos on Hulu and Netflix in HD is great. Speakers are loud, not the greatest, but better then any other laptop I've owned. I don't play many games on computers, but I was able to play Fable at max settings, and WOW on medium settings with no issues at all. The Multi-Gesture touchpad works well. I manage to spend about 3 hours typing a few essays, connected to the internet while listing to music all on battery before I started this review and the battery is at 40% with almost 2 hours remaining.

The only cons I can find is the load of bloatware that comes on this baby. Also, the screen is bright, looks sharp, but colors looks a little washed out, but still crisp and clear enough for me to be satisfied. And if I really had to be picky, the lack of caps/num lock light is slightly annoying, and the cd drive button can be a little stubborn. None of these issues are enough to make me dock of a star.

I would strongly recommend this laptop for anyone looking for a good mid-range computer, capable of playing some games, multimedia tasks, and web browsing. I'll up date this review as time goes on

*UPDATE*
So I've had the As5560-Sb256 for a month now. I can say without a doubt I have no regrets buying this laptop.
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The way prices at amazon bounce around is getting a little out of hand. I paid an effective $409 after the mastercard $20 off promo and a Target 20% off Amazon gift cards deal. I looked at a lot of laptops prior to getting this one. The screen is nice, better than the 14 inch Timelinex model which has horrible viewing angle issues and an extremely glossy reflective screen to the point it was a pain to use. It also runs cool and quiet. It also seems to run a bit faster/smoother than that Timelinex model I tested with an I5 processor and 6 GB ram vs. this A6 with only 4 GB. The keyboard is less than perfect- I don't like it as much as the chicklet style on the Timelinex. Its not terrible- I suspect I will get used to it.

Out of the box the screen looks bad and the track pad blows. I was worried but adjusting the settings of each made a dramatic difference. Make sure you look for those settings and change to your liking. I have seen some complaints about the lcd and trackpads and I suspect the user didn't know how to adjust them.

Getting a laptop is a trade off with every option. This choice wins with the screen, performance and price. The downside is the keyboard and trackpad aren't wonderful. I'm pretty picky, so I grade the laptop like this:

Screen- 4 stars- I'm rather picky about lcd's- this one looks pretty good to me and the viewing angles are better than most.
Performance- 5 stars- Seems very nice- I don't play games so I can't help you there- but it is definitely snappy with general use.
keyboard- 2.5 stars- I don't like most though- I prefer Thinkpads, or the chicklet style on macs or the Timelinex Acer model.
Trackpad- 3 stars- A little unsure about this- It may be a case of getting use to it.
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I compared a lot of systems, and this one came up tops for power and features. It lasted less than a week, however, before I had to return it.

The only problems I had: the keyboard and the trackpad. The keys are flat. Completely. (Except for tiny bars on the F and J for touch-typists like me.) It's seriously easy to press two or more keys at once. Multiple Sclerosis makes my fingers kind of numb, and even though I can still touch-type on systems with slightly cupped keys, I can't feel the placement of the flat ones. I'm a writer, so I need a keyboard that doesn't hinder me like this one did. The other issue, for pretty much the same reason, is the trackpad, particularly the single button. It's a rocker, so if you press the right side of the button it's the right-click. If you press the middle, or close, nothing happens. Were my dexterity slightly better, that would be fine, but even Web surfing was a minor pain when I'd click a link and nothing would happen because my thumb was a millimeter or two away from where it should have been.

For most users, I think this would be an excellent computer. The speed was impressive, it's attractive and light, and it feels solid enough (physically and technically). Had it a keyboard better suited to my needs, I'd have kept this system for years.
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By ERat on November 23, 2011
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I bought this laptop for school & so far it seems like a good deal for the money I paid for it. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 comes on it & isn't a trial, so that was a plus. I searched and searched and searched and stumbled on this laptop. There are a lot of good features, which is exactly what I was looking for if I was going to spend a bunch of money at all. There is some bloatware, but not a lot at all. The only reason I'm giving 4/5 stars is because of the webcam. It's good quality, but when my boyfriend & I are on instant messenger he says it constantly messes up and the picture goes completely black. Overall, however, I'm extremely happy with this laptop. (:
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