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Acer TravelMate 5520

Specifications

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: Chip.de 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%

Comment

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.


TL-58:

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":

15-16 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.


2.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Compaq 6715s
Radeon Xpress 1250, Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Samsung P500-Pro T7250
Radeon Xpress 1250, Core 2 Duo T7250
HP Compaq 6715b
Radeon Xpress 1250, Turion 64 X2 TL-60

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite L350-12Q
Radeon Xpress 1250, Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 17.0", 3.2 kg
Samsung R410
Radeon Xpress 1250, Core 2 Duo T5550, 14.1", 2.4 kg
Samsung R20 Aura
Radeon Xpress 1250, Core 2 Duo T7200, 14.1", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Aspire E5-573-3870
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Extensa 2508-C3QZ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-362Q
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-C3YS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-512-C8JU
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer TravelMate P256-M-55EG
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer TravelMate P645-S-530D
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.5 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 C910-54M1
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire E1-531-20204G50Mnks
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Pentium 2020M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-411-P5BD
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 14.0", 2.1 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2 kg
Acer TravelMate P256-M-385Y
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-32AS
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire E5-571-5552
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-39VM
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C09S
HD Graphics (Broadwell), Celeron 3205U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer TravelMate P236-M-57R4
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.524 kg
Acer Aspire E5-571-3205
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Travelmate P645-MG-54208G1.02ttkk
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 1.5 kg
Acer Extensa 2509-P3ZG
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire E5-511
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Extensa 2509-C052
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2930, 15.6", 2.275 kg
Acer Aspire E5-521-63U8
Radeon R4 (Beema), A-Series A6-6310, 15.6", 2.3 kg

 

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)