|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.4 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A6|
|RAM||4 GB SDRAM|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon HD 6520G|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||512 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4 hours|
Acer Aspire AS5560-7402 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
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- AMD A Series Quad Core A6 Processor 1.4GHz (4MB Cache)
- 4GB SDRAM RAM
- 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 6520G
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 4 hours Battery Life
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And I chose this laptop.
This is the first laptop I've owned. Right out of the box, WEI rates the memory, desktop graphics and hard drive at 5.9, "gaming" graphics are rated at 6.5 and the processor is rated at 6.7; thus the overall system rating is 5.9.
Like most laptops, this one also has bloatware. This was a nonissue for me since I did a clean installation of Windows 7.
Note that the processor actually comes clocked at 1.5 GHz and not 1.4 GHz as Amazon has stated in the specifications.
The laptop has 4GB of memory; there are two sticks of 2GB RAM. The model is Samsung M471B5773CHS-CH9. 512MB of memory is shared with the APU, leaving 3.47GB for the rest of the system.
The 1.3 MP camera works. Nothing much else to say about this.
Its design is sleek and simple. Nothing gaudy and that's how I like it.
The laptop has a glossy screen which may present glare problems if you use it outdoors. There is no glare when used indoors unless you're in exceptionally bright lighting. The monitor's viewing angle is decent; people sitting next to you shouldn't have a problem viewing your screen. There's no indicator light for when the webcam is activated.Read more ›
-Powerful for the price
-No noise when on for hours even in games
-Keys are nice and quiet
-Sleek and attractive design
-Speakers are not the greatest, but not a huge enough flaw to worry about in my opinion
-Can't think of anything else!
So yes, I must give it a 5 out of 5! This laptop is worth every penny! If you are on a tight budget but desire a laptop for gaming, this is the laptop for you!
Be aware that there is a lot of "bloat-ware" installed from the beginning. I was rather vicarious and uninstalled a little too much in the beginning which caused some issues with the wireless. I ended up having to do a complete system restore, and I was lucky that Acer had such an option. Essentially it was a big reset button. So I'm just saying be careful with what you uninstall in the programs menu.
Also, another thing that confused me a bit in the beginning was the mention of "Turbo CORE technology" which clocks the CPU up to 2.4Ghz. I thought that there would be a some software that would give the the option to "Turbo" or Overclock your CPU, but found no such thing. After some research, Turbo Core Technology essentially Overclocks for a few Milliseconds, only when it is needed most (during a stressful in-game match for example). I'm not sure how much of a difference that makes, but it sounds pretty cool. Just be aware that you really are purchasing a laptop with a 1.5Ghz quad-core CPU, not 2.4Ghz. (Only for fractions of a second).
The games I have played are all online: World of Tanks, Diablo 3, and Team Fortress 2. I keep them on a low to medium graphical setting, because I prefer a silky smooth frame rate. I have played for a couple hours straight while running Skype without any complaints from my new laptop.
Rock solid gaming performance.
The Laptop Microphone works surprisingly well.Read more ›
CONs: The price fluctuates madly, must check other comparable laptops and websites before making a purchase. Many bloatware, took me almost a day to uninstall all.
Highly recommended if you need a little more than a word processor and a web browser but not looking for a monster gaming laptop.
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I'm cheap. I don't like to spend money on stuff that dies in a year & a half. Thus this Acer 5560, which my son was going to use for grad school . . . Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nils Young
First one died (hardware failure, covered under warranty, fixed with no issues what so ever). I will buy from Acer again, good customer service and they honor their warranties!Published 21 months ago by Anon
for the cost it does the job. Its fast and light but the battery dont last as it says it does but for what I paid its okPublished on February 6, 2014 by Kyle Kim
This computer lasted less than 3 months. We bought it refurbished, used it for 3 months or so and now it has been recycled. HUGE waste of $$$$!!!!Published on December 11, 2013 by mamak
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