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

by Acer
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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

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)

The Acer® Aspire AS5560-Sb256 Notebook offers powerful quad-core processing performance, the latest connectivity technology and rich media features for a fast, responsive PC experience. Watch movies, play realistic PC games and more in stunning HD! This PC delivers everything you need to stay connected to social networks, power through all your daily tasks and multitask with ease.


Key Features

  • 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display:(1366 x 768) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • AMD quad-core  A6-3400M Accelerated Processor 1.4GHz with TurboCORE Technology up to 2.3GHz
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G Graphicswith 512MB of dedicated system memory
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet LAN
  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio® v2 audio enhancement
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • 3- USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1- HDMI™ Port with HDCP suport
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Dedicated Numeric Keypad
  • Media Control Function Keys
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery
  • 5.74 lbs.| 2.6 kg(system unit only)

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Powerful Quad-Core Performance!


The new AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Accelerated Processor with VISION technology delivers seamless multitasking for greater productivity while advanced graphics and visuals help you get the most out of your favorite games and videos.

Liberate the senses with vibrant audio that brings movies and music to life via two built-in stereo speakers and high definition audio support.

Connect to the Internet reliably with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ and Gigabit Ethernet LAN conveniently delivering rapid connectivity from your home, at work or on-the-go.

Conveniently transfer files from your digital devices with integrated Media Card Reader and save on the massive 500GB Hard Drive or burn onto DVDs and CDs to share with friends.

Brilliant HD Entertainment


The brilliant 15.6" HD CineCrystal™ widescreen LED-backlit Display with a true 16:9 aspect ratio offers plenty of screen space for both work and play while conserving energy by cutting electricity costs, thanks to power-saving LED technology.

AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G Graphics delivers exceptional performance and power-efficiencies that enrich what you see and do. Take your media to a big screen HDTV or external LCD through a single cable thanks to the HDMI port! Watch movies and more in full HD glory.

Whether you want to relax and listen to soft music, watch an action movie, or engage in heart-stopping games, Dolby® Advanced Audio® v2 thrills you with vibrant sound over any pair of speakers or headphones.

Advanced 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam provides high pixel density for amazing video image quality and 24 frames per second! Chat with friends and family in crystal-clear viewing or snap superb still pictures all in HD!

Superior Enhancements

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The textured mesh black cover is not only stylish but practical! The mesh design protects against fingerprints and smudges.

The large keys on the Acer FineTip keyboard make typing comfortable while the Dedicated Numeric Keypad provides convenient and accurate data input.

Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the Multi-Gesture Touchpad for an intuitive navigation of web pages, photos and more.

Windows® 7 Home Premium makes the things you do every day easier and with Office Starter 2010, experience new ways to deliver your best work! Buy Microsoft® Office 2010 to activate a full-featured Office suite preloaded on this PC.

Acer™ allows you to manage, store, share, and enjoy media between any enabled devices, in any room throughout your home.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


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** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz AMD A Series
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6520
Chipset BrandAMD
Card DescriptionHD 6520G
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberAS5560-Sb256
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.96 x 15 x 1.30 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Battery Typelithium_ion
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #31,590 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2011
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful 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

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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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bigriff on December 3, 2011
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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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 10, 2011
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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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful 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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