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Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 Review

If you are AMD fan and looking for budget notebook which can able deliver notable performance in both home computing as well as multimedia, then Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 will be a good choice. With price tag of $550, you can enjoy home computing, home office computing, watching HD video and able to enjoy low to medium end game. Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 belongs to Acer’s 1551 family and has 11.6” screen.

Let us see what specs it equipped with-

Specification of Acer Aspire AS1551-5448

Processor- The Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 is supported by AMD’s energy saving Turion II K625 processor has a 2 MB L2 cache and clocked at 1.5GHz. The TDP of the AMD Turion II K625 is 15 watts. The processor is based Nile platform comes in combination with the AMD M880G chipset has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics boarded onto it . Performance wise the processor is equivalent to 1.3-1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processors.

Graphics- The Aspire AS1551-5448 comes with The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 which is incorporated in M880G chip set with 384MB dedicated memory DDR2, rest it utilizes system memory.

Display- The 11.6” screen of the Acer 1551 model comes with HD display has resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The display is LED back lighted.

Memory- The Acer 1551-5448 notebook comes with 4GB DDR3 memory incorporated in 2 slots. Maximum memory 8GB of memory can be installed.

HDD- The notebook comes with 320GB SATA HDD with 5,400rpm on which Windows 7 home premium preinstalled.

Extra features it includes are  3USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, HDMI port, RJ 45 connector, 5 in one card reader, 802.11b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN, webcam

Audio- Audio comes with HD audio format and Dolby Sound Room Audio Enhancement,

Battery – The Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 comes with 6 cell li-ion battery has 5 hours of battery life( claimed)

Build and Design

When comes to build and design, the Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 is very light weight, weighing about 3.1 Lbs and easy to carry. The keyboard comprises of 84 keys. Keys are big in size. No dedicated numeric keypad. It has multi-gesture touch pad. The Mesh black cover has elegant design which is impressive one. The matte surface doesn’t attract finger prints.

Pros of  Acer Aspire  AS1551-5448

HDMI support , the ATI graphics can decode 1080p content

Ultra thin and portable

Power saving processor

Budget priced

Cons of  AS1551-5448

No DVD drive

Glossy display though Acer’s matte display doesn’t support HD content

Final thought

At $550 you can’t expect a gaming giant but Acer Aspire AS1551-5448 wouldn’t disappoint you. You can still enjoy High definition videos can able to play low to medium end game flawlessly. Only thing there should be a DVD burner.

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