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Acer Aspire V5-552G

Specifications

Acer Aspire V5-552G
Acer Aspire V5-552G (Aspire V5 Series)
Processor
AMD A8-5557M 2.1 GHz
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics - 2048 MB, Core: Radeon HD 8550G: 515-720; Radeon HD 8750M: 620-825 MHz, 12.104.1.3000, Crossfire
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3, single-channel, 4 GB soldered, one memory bank unoccupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, ChiMei N156BGE-EA1, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Bolton
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 420 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Hudson-2 High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.75 x 381.6 x 255.9 ( = 0.82 x 15.02 x 10.07 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 15 V, 3560 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam (1280 x 720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Clear.fi Media, McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial), Microsoft Office 365 (trial), Nero BackItUp 12 Essentials, Norton Online Backup, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 329 g ( = 11.61 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
499 Euro

 

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: 68%, display: 73% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 66%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire V5-552G

73% Review Acer Aspire V5-552G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Well-designed AMD all-rounder. Acer demands approximately 500 Euros (~$683) for its slim Aspire V5-255G all-rounder. The list of equipment sounds promising: Quad-core processor, AMD dual-graphics, matte screen, aluminum components, backlit keyboard. Our test report reveals whether the Aspire convinces in everyday use.
Acer Aspire V5-552G – Нестандартный Подход К Стандартным Вещам
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price with a nice design and good performance; compact size. Negative: Poor quality of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2014

Comment

Series:

The Aspire V5 has a plastics body and is slimmer and with 2 kg also lighter than the competition. Acer has targeted users looking for a portable machine. In many aspects, this device is average in its class and does not stand out. The 15.6 inch capacitive touchscreen features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and supports 10-point inputs, which is perfect for the pre-installed Windows 8. Colors are bright and crisp, and the viewing angles leave nothing to complain about. The full-sized chiclet keyboard with number pad offers a decent typing experience. In addition, it comes with an extra- large clickable touchpad with support for Windows 8 gestures.

Inside the Aspire V5 there is a 750GB hard drive, which is a decent amount of storage, and a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217U ULV dual core processor. The performance is sufficient when compared to competitors of the same price range. It can handle light multimedia tasks easily, but is not suitable for hardcore gaming. But, casual social games are not a problem. Considering how thin and light the build is, battery life is a concern. Unfortunately, the Acer Aspire V5 fares much, much worse than the competition here. Overall, this is a good looking, well designed machine for an affordable price. Battery life is its main shortcoming, but if that’s not an issue, the Acer Aspire V5 is great value.

AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8750M Dual Graphics:

Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 8750M  and a 8550G processor graphics card (in the processor core of the A-Series). Only in some cases faster than the dedicated GPU alone and furthermore it sometimes suffers from micro stuttering.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A8-5557M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8550G graphics card. BGA version of the A8-5550M.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-05-15 (Update: 2014-05-15)