Acer TravelMate 5520
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 5520
Source: Tom's Guide Archive.org version
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%
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 40% workmanship: 90%
Source: PC Praxis - 1/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
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.
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.
15-16 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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
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.