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Acer Aspire AS5251-1805 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • The Acer Aspire AS5251 Notebook offers powerful AMD V-Series performance, the latest connectivity technology and rich media features at practical price
  • AMD V-Series Processor and 3GB DDR3 Memory accelerate all your daily needs with the multitasking performance and responsiveness needed to download music, launch movies, chat and complete your daily tasks.
  • Enjoy today's best high-definition entertainment and stay productive on the cinematic 15.6-inch HD widescreen display with true 16:9 aspect ratio and hear movies and music come to life via built-in stereo speakers
  • Connect to the Internet anywhere, anytime; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED conveniently delivers rapid and reliable wireless connectivity from your home, at work or on-the-go
  • The Aspire notebooks modish yet practical design brings a slenderized look. The mesh-patterned cover bring a rich appearance and prevents fingerprints and scratches
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz AMD V Series
RAM3 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 4250
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon HD 4250
Graphics Card Ram Size256 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberAS5251-1805
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15 x 10 x 1.30 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB003NE5K50
Best Sellers Rank #7,035 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 6, 2009
  
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Acer AS5251: Everyday Multitasking

The stylish Acer Aspire AS5251 laptop (model AS5251-1805) offers powerful AMD V Series performance, the latest connectivity technology and rich media features at practical price. Starting from the gorgeous 15.6-inch widescreen LED-backlit display with integrated HD webcam to the full-size keyboard with dedicated numeric keypad, you have everything you need for efficient multitasking and smooth communication at home or away.



Enjoy today's best high-definition entertainment and stay productive on the cinematic 15.6-inch HD widescreen display with true 16:9 aspect ratio.

This Aspire laptop's modish yet practical design brings a slenderized look, and the mesh-patterned cover brings a rich appearance while also preventing fingerprints and scratches. The full size keyboard extends to a Dedicated Numeric Keypad making number key in's quick.

A Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables 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. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, an integrated webcam for video chats, and a SuperMulti optical drive that's compatible with double-layer DVD discs. You'll also be able to connect this laptop to your HDTV via the HDMI port.

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

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch CineCrystal LED-backlit widescreen display with native 720p resolution for high-definition viewing. Its widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio is designed to present websites without lots of left-right scrolling, as well as with a smoother line of sight.
  • 2.20 GHz AMD V Series V120 single-core processor with 512 KB L2 cache and 1066 MHz front-side bus for good multi-tasking. And with Vision Technology from AMD, you'll get a combination of cutting-edge processing and video power that allows you to experience vivid web and video content, sharp photos and crystal-clear music.
  • 250 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 3 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; expandable to 8 GB)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics (with 256 MB of discrete video memory) is equipped with 40 stream processors and an advanced 3D engine to provide support for hybrid graphics when paired with this system's Windows operating system. It provides up to 1919 MB of total shared system memory and is compatible with Microsoft DirectX 10.1.
  • 8x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive can also write to CD, DVD-RAM, and dual-layer (DL) DVD±R discs--which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data.
  • 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)
  • Crystal Eye webcam with a built-in digital microphone that helps keep background noise levels low and minimizes echoes. Acer Video Conference Manager software supports 640 x 480 resolution online video calls.
  • 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).
  • Fast 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.
  • 6-cell battery (4400 mAh)
  • Weight: 5.74 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty

What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire AS5251-1805 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions

It also comes with the following software: McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial version); NTI Media Maker; 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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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

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 AS5251-1805 Notebook comes with these specs: AMD V-Series Processor V120, Windows 7 Home Premium, 15.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal LCD Display, AMD M880G Chipset, 3072 MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory, ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics with 256 MB of Dedicated System Memory, 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive, 250 GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, Built-In HD Webcam (1280 x 1024), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, High Definition Audio Support, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), Up to 3 hours 20 minutes 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, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day insert).

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Overall, I am VERY pleased with this computer.
Supersuccessful
Acer laptops have issues with the screens dying, and their customer technical support is terrible.
Clif
The Acer Aspire 5251 is a good deal if you are looking for a basic, entry level laptop.
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331 of 337 people found the following review helpful By GadgetGeek on August 17, 2010
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I've been using this Laptop PC for more than a couple of weeks now and I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 ratings. Here are my findings and opinion about it-

Its a good starter / entry level Laptop that was sent well packed by Amazon. One can rightly term this LPC as "BIG BROTHER OF LITTLE NET-BOOK".

BUILD - It showcases a well-build body made up of tough Plastic with a contoured dotted touch which makes it non-glossy and fingerprint resistant. Extended numeric key-pad is an added advantage, though I feel that the keybaord would accumulate dirt very fast and would mis-operate. Missing are the LED indicators for Number / Caps lock key which a "kind-of-a" is compensated by an OSD (On Screen Display) indicators which informs the user about the current state of these Keys the moment these keys are pressed but still, LED indicators would surely be the first preference for many.

PROCESSOR - AMD V 120 single core with 2.2 Ghz clockspeed and 512 KB L2 cache is not a "Fast Enough" Processor compared to today's technology and customer demands, but, it well complements a Laptop thats priced below $400 (NOT $479.99). There heven't been any heating issues so far with the processor after prolonged usages ranging up to 5:00 Hrs of operation with Internet, Media player, PDF and MS Paint, Skype/Yahoo chat running in parallel.

LCD - This came to me as the most surprising feature, This laptop features a wide 15.6" LED-backlit LCD that is really very crisp, clear and bright . Another thing that impressed me a lot is the steadyness/stiffness of its LCD BEZEL, unlike Dell LPC's, it really holds to its place to what ever angle you may want to set.

ADD-ONs (WEBCAM/MIC/CARD READER/HDMI) - The LPC has an average performing integrated Webcam on the LCD bezel.
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185 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Craig6z on August 15, 2010
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This is not a $800 laptop, people need to keep that in perspective. Yet for $379 it is a fabulous buy. After a day of playing with it, two things stand out, the keyboard and the screen quality. The layout of the keyboard is similar to that of a much more expensive laptop, with a full numerical pad on the right. The positioning of the touchpad offset to the left takes a bit getting used to, but makes sense when one realizes that the keypad is only occasionally used. The feel of the keys is good, although after a couple of years I'm not sure they would hold up well with a typist who pounds the keyboard hard (such as a non-touch typer).

My expectations were the LCD would not have the most crisp picture, but so far the images are clear and bright. I have a two year old 20" Acer monitor, and the notebook has a better picture.

A few misc. comments:

-The wi-fi card seems faster than other devices I have on my home network. This is an anecdotal observation, not from a real through-put test.
-The touchpad needs a lot of configuring. Out of the box it seems slow to react. Playing around alot with the controls help, but so far I have not set it to personal perfection yet.
-The physical presence is quite attractive, but it has a pretty big footprint (due to the large keyboard). The specs say it weights about 5.8 lbs., which I have no reason not to believe, but it feels heavy.
-Written documentation from Acer is bare bones, and there is no backup disk.
-Connection ports on the sides of the notebook are too close to the front. If you were hooking up monitors (espcially to the HDMI port) and a bunch of USB devices the notebook would look like a rats nest. It would not interfere with typing, but ain't going to be pretty.
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful By foamyhead on August 15, 2010
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With a price tag of a netbook, this fully-fledged notebook is a steal. I purchased this notebook as a desktop replacement, and so far it has been a pleasure to use. The 15.6 inch display is very bright, which makes text and images a pleasure to view on the laptop. The build quality on the notebook is top notch. Nothing on the laptop feels cheap, and is what you would expect from a mid-range product. One feature I particularly liked about this product is that Acer opted for a non-glossy finish on the lid of the laptop. I can easily handle the notebook without worrying about greasy fingerprints covering my computer. The large keyboard with the much needed number pad makes typing a breeze.

I have no qualms on the other features of the laptop. The inclusion of HDMI and gigabit ethernet is a big plus. Wireless works flawlessly on the laptop. I can easily connect to the wifi network in the house. Sound quality on the Acer is better than I expected. Obviously, sound on the laptop lacks bass, but otherwise sounds great. The processing power of the Acer isn't anything to boast about, but is more than adequate for common activities such as web browsing, viewing movies, writing papers.

Pros:
-Nice design and build quality
-Value
-Plenty of features
-Keyboard

Cons:
-A tad bit on the heavy side
-Battery may be lacking for prolonged usage away from power source
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By T. Perez on October 12, 2010
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First of all let me preface this by saying this is not a $1000 laptop. This is a sub $400 laptop and worth every single penny.

I thought I was going to write a review but after thinking about it I figured pretty much everything that needs to be said has already been said. Dollar for dollar this laptop is AWESOME! If you want a more technical review then just go back to the old reviews. They were very helpful for me when I was shopping.

What I will do is provide the stuff that I didn't see in the old reviews. hopefully you'll find this as helpful. First, update EVERYTHING! Run Windows update and allow the OS to do its thing. I know you're anxious to jump on the web or start installing your software but please do the update first. I had over 30 missing updates when I ran Windows update on my laptop.

Next, visit ATI and update the driver for the video card. If this is too technical for you then ask a nerd to do this for you. Updating the driver will give you more performance. Believe me, I love this lil laptop but by no means is it a power house. At the time of this review the driver date for the video card (ATI Radeon 4250) was 03/10. The most recent driver I obtained from the vendors site was 08/10.

Un-install all the bloat-ware. This should be a no-brainer. Surprisingly there wasn't many on the laptop.

INSTALL a real web browser! Google Chrome and Firefox are your friends. 'Nuff said.

One thing I found helpful was to turn the screen brightness ALL the way down. You'll be surprised how well the screen still looks and you'll significantly improve the battery life. I've gained ~45min and in laptop terms that's a lot! Right now I average close to 4 hours of use.
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