Acer TravelMate 5520


Acer TravelMate 5520Notebook: Acer TravelMate 5520
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 66%, features: 72%, display: 54% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 5520

Acer TravelMate 5520 - Business-Notebook für den kleinen Geldbeutel
Source: Tom's Guide English
Das TravelMate entstammt ganz offensichtlich dem Einsteigerbereich, nicht nur preislich. Das äußert sich an verschiedenen Stellen. Die Batterielaufzeit ist gerade unter Last viel zu kurz, der Speicherausbau für Vista niedrig und bei der Grafik vertraut Acer auf eine integrierte Chipsatzlösung – wenn auch eine der schnelleren.
Das verspiegelte Display ist jedoch keine Frage des Preises – auch Geräte aus den gehobenen Klassen werden inzwischen vermehrt mit sogenannten Glossy-Panels ausgeliefert. Hier spalten sich die Lager, doch wer gegen ein verspiegeltes Display nichts einzuwenden hat, der findet im Acer ein sehr angenehmes Panel. Für Filme ist das Schwarz allerdings nicht kräftig genug – und außerdem sollte wegen der kurzen Batterielaufzeit der Film die 90-Minuten-Marke nicht überschreiten.
Mobilität mangelhaft, Leistung mäßig, Verarbeitung gut, Ausstattung zufriedenstellend, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2007
Rating: price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Acer - TravelMate 5520C review
Source: IT Reviews English
The latest addition to Acer's TravelMate range of business notebooks is the 5520C and it's aimed at smaller businesses with tight budgets, as it comes with a sub-£400 price tag. As you might expect for that price, some compromises have been made; it's not the lightest notebook around (it weighs 3.4kg with the power brick), it doesn't have the host of security features that the more expensive TravelMates have and, perhaps more significantly, it comes with an AMD processor instead of the usual Intel CPU. Having said all that, what you do get is a no-nonsense business laptop with most of what you need built in, combined with a reasonable battery life; just under two hours while watching a DVD. This machine is powered by an AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK; a dual core processor with both cores running at 1.7GHz, each with 256KB of L2 cache. Backing this up is 1GB of PC2-667MHz DDR2 memory in the form of two 512MB modules.
Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität zufriedenstellend, Ausstattung zufriedenstellend, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2007
Rating: performance: 50% features: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Travelmate 5520
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 40% workmanship: 90%
Notebook oder PC?
Source: PC Praxis - 1/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
72% Test: Acer TravelMate 5520-401G16
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 90% performance: 73% features: 89% display: 73% mobility: 53% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 73%
80% Acer TravelMate 5520-401G16 - Preiswerter robuster Office-Laptop
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%


ATI Radeon Xpress 1250: Chipset graphics based on the dedicated X300.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


In 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.9 GHz. The TL-58 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews

77.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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» HP Compaq 6715s
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Samsung P500-Pro T7250
Core 2 Duo T7250
» HP Compaq 6715b
Turion 64 X2 TL-60

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» Toshiba Satellite L350-12Q
Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» Samsung R410
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» Dell Latitude XT
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» LG E200
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» Samsung R20 Aura
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» Lenovo ThinkPad R500
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» MSI GX640
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)