Acer TravelMate 5520


Acer TravelMate 5520
Acer TravelMate 5520
Graphics adapter
15.4 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



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.

15-16 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: 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.

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", 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 Chromebook 315 CB315-2HT
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), Bristol Ridge A4-9120C, 15.6", 1.72 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R96P
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32-P60X
UHD Graphics 605, Pentium N5000, 14", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-73Q7
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 0.99 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52TP-812J
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-33-C3JA
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C50S
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 14", 1.65 kg
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-C5NW
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 14", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-524Y
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.45 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30PS
HD Graphics 620, unknown, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-38W3
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8130U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52TP-546Q
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 0.971 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-54LB
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT-P099
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, 15.6", 1.95 kg
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-C1YA
UHD Graphics 600, Celeron N4000, 14", 1.65 kg
Acer Aspire E5-576-392H
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8130U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Swift 7 Sf714-51t-m64v
HD Graphics 615, Core i7 7Y75, 14", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-5577
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-39
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8130U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-4098
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), Bristol Ridge A4-9120, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Chromebook 14 CP5-471-C0EX
HD Graphics 510, unknown, 14", 1.45 kg
Acer Aspire E5-476-50SZ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.85 kg


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)