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Acer Aspire 5530G

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5530G
Acer Aspire 5530G
Processor
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2 - 256 MB VRAM, DDR2 VRAM, 7.14.10.0597
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR2 PC2-5300
Display
15.40 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, glossy: yes
Mainboard
AMD M780G
Storage
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, WDC WD32 00BEVT
Soundcard
Realtek ALC888
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 56K ITU V.92 Modem, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headphones, microphones, line-in, Card Reader: 5in1 Cardreader
Networking
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit/s), Atheros AR5007EG (b/g/), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Optical drive
Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S ATA Device
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 44 x 272 x 365 ( = 1.73 x 10.71 x 14.37 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8V 4400MaH
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.96 kg ( = 104.41 oz / 6.53 pounds), Power Supply: 520 g ( = 18.34 oz / 1.15 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 68.14% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 51%, features: 71%, display: 65% mobility: 48%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5530G

79% Review Acer Aspire 5530G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Crossfire for Everyone. Even if the idea of two graphic cards in one notebook was primarily reserved for high performance bolides, gradually you find models with a dual graphic solution in low priced starting devices. Theoretically, the Crossfire technology from ATI makes it possible to operate two different GPUs parallel to one another. In the following review, you can read of which use the combination of two HD3470 graphic cards are.
Acer Aspire 5530G
Source: Inside HW English Archive.org version
With nice balance between price, possibilities, accessories and quality build Acer Aspire 5530G is solid purchase. When problem with disabling of integrated graphics card is corrected this notebook will become even better purchase option.
Preis gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% The Acer Aspire 5530G Reviewed (AMD Puma)
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
Unfortunately, the performance for the Acer Aspire 5530G isn't quite as good as we would have liked it despite the presence of AMD's new Puma platform. It's probably one of our main grouse that AMD has yet to catch up with Intel since the good ol' days where they stood toe to toe with its competitor. Intel's dominance in the mobile market can be attributed to their marketing success with the Centrino branding though the solid performance of their platform does play a part. AMD has always played it closer to the lower end of the budget spectrum, offering decent performance at a competitive price, and this is continued in the Acer Aspire 5530G. Acer is moreover quite well known for its competitively priced offerings and this Puma based Acer Aspire 5530G is no different.
4 von 5, Leistung schlecht, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40%

Foreign Reviews

79% Test Acer Aspire 5530G Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 79% display: 74% mobility: 68% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 80%
62% Ein Puma ohne Krallen
Source: Chip.de - 12/08 German
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 70% performance: 48% features: 90% display: 81% mobility: 41% ergonomy: 67%
71% Artenvielfalt - leistungsstarke Allrounder im Mittelformat
Source: PC Magazin - 11/2008 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 90% performance: 67% features: 77% mobility: 65% workmanship: 73%
36% Acer Aspire 5530G-703G32Bi
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 36% price: 25% performance: 16% features: 49% mobility: 14% ergonomy: 36%
70% Acer Aspire 5530G-703G32Mi
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 30% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2: Mobility Radeon HD3470 and chipset mGPU HD 3200 in Crossfire combination.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


AMD Turion X2: The Turion X2 (without 64) is based on the Turion X2 Ultra, but has only 1024 MB L2 Cache and is therefore slower (performance compareable to the old Turion 64 X2). Because of new parts from the K10 architecture, the CPU should be more energy efficient.


RM-70:

Griffin based entry-level dual core processor. The cores are still based on the old K8 architecture (memory controller is newer).

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


15.40":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


2.96 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


68.14%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Acer Aspire 5530G
Acer Aspire 5530G
Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)