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Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 11.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)

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  • The ultra-mobile 11.6" Aspire AS1551 Notebook offers great performance features in a Netbook size and weight that lets you travel light.
  • With the AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core mobile processor and 4GB of Memory, you reap the benefits of multi-core processing that does more in less time.
  • ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics delivering the performance you need to take your high-definition experience to the next level
  • Coming in around 3 pounds and 1" thin, this notebook is big on usability beginning with the 11.6" HD LED-backlit Display perfect for watching movies
  • Multi-in-1 Card Reader and (3) USB ports provide convenient connectivity between a digital camera and other mobile devices.
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Product Information

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Screen Size11.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.5 GHz AMD Athlon
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 4225
Graphics Card Ram Size384 MB
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberAS1551-5448
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight3.1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.03 x 11.22 x 1.10 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
  
Additional Information
ASINB003N3A86C
Best Sellers Rank #16,703 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 20, 2010
  
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Acer Aspire 1551: Ultraportable Performance

Weighing just over 3 pounds, the ultra-mobile 11.6-inch Acer Aspire AS1551 notebook PC (model AS1551-5448) offers great performance features in a netbook-sized chassis and weight that lets you travel light. Premium usability features include a full-sized keyboard for more accurate typing and a multi-gesture touchpad that is perfect for scrolling, rotating images, zooming and browsing--all with fingertip convenience. And with up to 5-hours of battery life, you can mobile longer when not connected to an AC outlet.

Ultra-slim Aspire AS1551

The ultra-slim Aspire 1551 measures just 1.1 inches thin and weighs 3.1 pounds for light traveling.
Aspire AS1551 keyboard and multi-gesture trackpad

The AS1551's full-sized keyboard and multi-gesture trackpad. Click here for a larger image..
Aspire AS1551 cover

With the AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core mobile processor and 4 GB of memory, you'll enjoy the benefits of multi-core processing that does more in less time. And the impressive ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics delivers the performance you need to take your high-definition experience to the next level by combining the power of desktop graphics with mobility so you can experience smooth viewing of rich content built from popular sites like Hulu.com or YouTube.

Enjoy the next generation of video playback with the HDMI output, which allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video and audio to your digital TV or capable external monitor. Immerse yourself into your entertainment with Dolby Sound Room, delivering spectacular surround sound from any pair of speakers or headphones. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, and an integrated webcam for video chats.

This Aspire laptop comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).

Note that, because of its size, the Aspire AS1551 doesn't include a DVD drive, but you can connect an optional optical drive to the laptop via a USB port.

Key Features

  • 11.6-inch CineCrystal LED-backlit widescreen display with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution (native 720p for high-definition viewing), support for a 16.7 million color depth, and high brightness rating (200-nit).
  • 1.5 GHz AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor K625 (2 MB L2 cache) provides a full-featured PC experience, exceptional HD entertainment and long battery life rating so you can do more on the go.
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; maximum capacity)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics card provides exceptional features, performance and power-efficiencies that enrich what you see and do (256 MB - 1405 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory).
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites such as Google Earth. It also enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. (Learn more)
  • Built-in webcam and microphone delivers solid communication to all your family and friends.
  • Built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Sound Room, which combines a suite of technologies to deliver truly stunning virtual surround listening from your two laptop speakers, or on headphones for a more immersive private performance.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capability provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers). This laptop uses Acer InviLink Nplify technology that enables multi-stream input or output for faster and more reliable bandwidth, and it also offers Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD. It also includes a standard VGA video output.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process. (Learn more)
  • Pre-loaded software includes Microsoft Works SE 9.0 for word processing and spreadsheet work. Enjoy a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life (6-cell battery)
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.0 x 1.1 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty
  • Energy Star certified
What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions

It also comes with the following software: McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial version); Google Toolbar; Acer Recovery Management; Acer GridVista; Microsoft Works; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Trial (60 days); Norton Online Backup

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Acer multi-gesture trackpad
The Acer Multi-Gesture Touchpad

A Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites. The Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.

The TouchPad can also be disabled with a one-touch button, eliminating accidental cursor movement with palms and wrists when using an external mouse.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium logo

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

Product Description

Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 Notebook comes with these specs: AMD Athlon II Neo Dual-Core Mobile Processor K625, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 11.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display, AMD 880G Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics with 384MB of dedicated system memory, 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, Built-In Webcam 1.3MP (1280 x 1024), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, High-Definition Audio Support, Dolby Sound Room, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, Gigabit Ethernet, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI Port, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 5 Hours of Battery Life, 3.09 lbs. | 1.4 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, McAfee Internet Security Suite (60-day trial)

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The screen size is better than the 10 inch notebooks.
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I bought this laptop for my husband (I'm the geek in the family, so I do the electronics shopping) and he's quite happy with it.
K. Salinger, MSN, FNP, RN AHN-BC
Other Thoughts: --------------- This machine looks great and is the perfect size for carrying it around.
Keeufs

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Goldshteyn on July 5, 2010
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This review applies to both the 721 and the 1551 (I own the 1551, but the cons mentioned are common to both)

Vertical Viewing Angle
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One MAJOR shortcoming of these Acers (AO721/AO1551) is the vertical viewing angle. In fact if you look at a black, but still backlit screen, at the optimal viewing height/angle, you will see that the only part that is actually black is a horizontal stripe which is about 1/3rd of the vertical height of the screen. Above and below this stripe (i.e., the upper and lower thirds of the screen) are basically a dark gray. As you move your head up and down and/or tilt the screen, the image changes brightness dramatically in the vertical direction. Fortunatelly, the horizontal viewing angle is pretty good, but you almost have to tilt the thing perfectly to maximize vertical viewing and brightness falloff. I can see this happening with a 24-27" LCD screen at small viewing distances, but with a tiny laptop screen that measures approx. 5 5/8" vertically, this is plain embarassing for a 2010 run of LCD panels. In my opinion, one star should be taken off for Acer taking the cheap route with something as important as the screen. Fortunatelly, at 200 nits the screen is relatively bright at its maximum brightness, giving one some consolation to the non-uniforum vertical brightness issue.

Cheap Plastic Hinge Arms that Hold the LCD Panel
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Not much to say here. The arms are hollow molded plastic and do not seem sturdy at all. As you open and close the panel, there is some give, and one constantly fears that these things will break in a year. A friend of mine has an older model Acer netbook whose swivel arms and mechanism feels much more sturdy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PJ on August 14, 2010
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6 MONTH UPDATE: Batteries are available at acer site.

3 MONTH UPDATE: Before you purchase this, please be aware that I have unsuccessfully located a manufacturer that sells replacement batteries for the Acer 1551.

2 MONTH UPDATE: A couple complaints to add to my original review: 1) I would like the battery to recharge a bit quicker than it currently does. Also, while the overall noise from the laptop is low, fan noise is not an issue, I am a bit bothered by the high frequency noise coming from the motherboard. It's a common problem for laptops, especially ones without good sound insulating material (plastic vs aluminium). Unlike say Apple Macbooks which use aluminium bodies, and do well to dampen motherboard noises. It's highly likely that older laptop users wont hear the high frequency noise as our ears tend to lose the ability to hear higher frequencies as we age. But as soon as I focus on the noise, I cant help but notice it. This is only an issue in very quiet rooms.
I'm a student who travels with his laptop daily. These are my impressions after a few weeks of heavy use:

Strengths:
- Bright screen, I generally have brightness set below 50%
- Fast: the dual core AMD processor with ATI graphics is light years ahead of netbooks and comparable to full-sized laptops.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Logan5 on July 30, 2010
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I did a lot of research and comparisons to other devices out there.

Cost wise this out performs others of the same price range with some of it's unique features.

It is a netbook but it has a dual core processor. Not as powerful as most dual core desktops but each is 1.5 ghz which is pretty nice. It also has a built in video card for extra performance.

I never had a laptop before and was reluctant to buy, not having a great need for one. This has really surprised me. At first, I thought it was okay, but the more I use it the more I like it. Also, talking to people with netbooks and laptops, this out performs any netbook I've seen and can do everything a laptop can and even outperforms a good number of laptops out there.

The reason for it, is the dual core processors, a real video card instead of an 'onboard' card, and 4 gigs of ram, and a 5 1/2 hour battery. I can actually play call of duty modern warfare 2 with good frame rates (720x480 works best) and starcraft 2 (1366x768). Some other really interesting features are the HDMI cable. I hooked this up to our big screen TVs and was amazed at the quality and some of the neat things you can do with that. You can use Office programs, surf the net, or play a game on there, very nice!

Overall, for something that fits into backpacks, and duffle bags easily, this is quite zippy. It can do any of the business work I need with ease, and it can play any of the cutting edge games that are out there as well. It's a good balance with features to make it all work.
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