|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.2 GHz AMD V Series|
|RAM||3 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||250 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon HD 4250|
|Card Description||Radeon HD 4250|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||256 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||3 hours|
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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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
-Nice design and build quality
-Plenty of features
-A tad bit on the heavy side
-Battery may be lacking for prolonged usage away from power source
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ok and a good buy but already on the trash heap of dead screen and it served its purpose over several years.Published 10 months ago by faker on the learning curve
Love this laptop! Thin, light, and super stylish. Love the back lit keyboard and the picture quality is excellent. It's fast and more than enough memory for me. Highly recommend!Published 18 months ago by CaliMommy01
Acer Aspire 15.6 Inch Laptop, very nice, works well, Shipping and Condicion Good.Published 20 months ago by jerry
I bought this laptop due to the features it had and based on the price. It worked very well for about the first year I owned it. Read morePublished 24 months ago by butterfliiesinFL
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