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Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

Mar 30, 2008 by     17 Comments    Posted under: Gadget

We just purchased an Acer Aspire 5520 as my reward to my children for being both top 2 in their respective class. Below are picture taken when we open the box.

I will try to make review about this new toy after 2 months of use. , My kids got a feedback that they love their new gadget since it has a load pack of games :). It also works fine using Internet flash games. Just press the below picture if you want to see bigger photo size.

Acer Aspire  5520 Box Acer Aspire  5520  Accesories

Acer Aspire  5520 Monitor Acer Aspire  5520 Keyboard


Specification as Follows :


Acer America Corp.


System Type


Built-in Devices

Stereo speakers, Wireless LAN antenna


14.4 in


10.8 in


1.7 in


6.2 lbs

Notebook type

Budget, Mid-size laptops (6-7.5 lbs.)

Screen type

High-gloss/Anti-glare screen, Wide-screen

Wireless capabilities

802.11g, 802.11b



AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology TL-58 / 1.9 GHz

Multi-Core processor technology


64-bit processor


Chipset type

NVIDIA nForce 630M

Cache Memory


L2 cache

Cache size

1 MB


Installed Size

2 GB / 4 GB (max)



RAM form factor

SO DIMM 200-pin

RAM configuration features

2 x 1 GB


Floppy Drive


Hard Drive

160 GB

Storage Removable


Hard drive type


Optical Storage


DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM – Integrated

CD / DVD read speed

24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD write speed

24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD rewrite speed

16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Optical Storage (2nd)

2nd optical storage type


Card Reader

Card reader type

5 in 1 card reader

Supported flash memory cards

Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, XD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Pro


Display Type

15.4 in TFT active matrix

Max Resolution

1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen Display


Color Support

24-bit (16.7 million colors)




Graphics Processor / Vendor

NVIDIA GeForce 7000M TurboCache supporting 896MB


Audio output type

Sound card

Audio output compliant standards

High Definition Audio

Audio Input


Notebook Camera

Camera Type


Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type


Input Device(s)

Input device type

Keyboard, Touchpad, 4-way scroll button



Fax / modem

Max transfer rate

56 Kbps

Protocols & Specifications

ITU V.92

Modem features

Wake on Ring



Network adapter

Networking / Wireless LAN Supported


Wireless NIC

Acer InviLink 802.11b/g

Data link protocol

Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

Networking features

Acer SignalUp

Networking standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays


Expansion Slots Total (Free)

2 ( 0 ) x Memory – SO DIMM 200-pin, 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54


4 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire), 1 x Infrared – IrDA, 1 x Audio – SPDIF output/headphones/line-out, 1 x Microphone – Input – Mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x Audio – Line-in – Mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x Network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T – RJ-45, 1 x Modem – Phone line – RJ-11, 1 x Display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)



Wake on LAN

Compliant Standards

ACPI 3.0


Power device form factor


Voltage Required

AC 120/230 V



6-cell Lithium ion

Installed Qty


Battery capacity

4000 mAh

Mfr estimated battery life

3 hour(s)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & support type

1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

warranty – 1 year, Limited warranty – Parts and labor – 1 year

Operating System / Software

OS Provided

Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


Acer Arcade, Acer GridVista, Acer Crystal Eye, NTI CD-Maker (OEM), Acer Launch Manager, Acer Empowering Technology, CyberLink PowerProducer (OEM), Norton Internet Security (90 days subscription)

So just wait for my review after 2 months.

17 Comments + Add Comment

  • […] I will post my review later. The Other Laptop shown above is my Kids Laptop. […]

  • Anytime. I currently have the 9410, save my email if you have any questions 🙂

    Dennis Edell’s last blog post..Never Stop “Pushing” Your Business Forward

  • @ Dennis Edell

    It is good to know to have some feed back from an ACER user.

    Dexter’s last blog post..Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

  • Enjoy it!

    I’m a huge Acer fan; had 2 so far. For one thing, they are the only ones left (I think) with the handy dandy right side # key pad. 🙂

    Dennis Edell’s last blog post..Never Stop “Pushing” Your Business Forward

  • @ lady,

    Oo nga eh, Sila may gusto nyan.. Kasi lagi nilang hinhiram yung laptop ko kaya na pwersa na akong ibili sila.. Ok naman sa budget eh..

    Dexter’s last blog post..Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

  • wow hanep! eh ako may honor din ako kaso walang ganyan eh… am sure your kids are super duper happeeee! hi-tech na talaga kabataan ngaun!

    lady’s last blog post..How Much Money I made in March 2008?

  • @ deric ,

    Makakabili ka rin yan..

    @ maki,


    @ Juler

    I do hope that they will use it wisely. Well sa ngayon even they are Grade 1 and Grade 3 . they already knew how to manipulate the deskstop.. Medyo minsan ako ligaw pa.. sila nag guiode sa akin ha ha ha 🙂

    Dexter’s last blog post..Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

  • Grabe naman, pwede bang mag apply maging anak mo? hehehe Hope that they will use it wisely and soon hope they will be blogging like you do…

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  • Awesome gift talaga! 😀 Nice specs

    Maki’s last blog post..My Graduation Day

  • nice. gusto ko rin nito. 🙂 sana makabili na rin ako ng bagong laptop.

    deric’s last blog post..Ubuntu Hit List

  • @ sylv3rblade

    Agaw attention.. No wonder why kids pick it ha ha .. Tama ka medyo di mukhang pang professional.. Pero mas takaw attention ang Mac.. peo kahit na Gusto pa rin ng mac he he he..

    Dexter’s last blog post..Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

  • @ Maki,

    Pray for it and it will be yours.. I have been thinking that Mac pro and it seems ok.. Maybe after my vacation I will buy mine.

    Dexter’s last blog post..Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

  • How I want to be your child now! Haha, how I wish my parents would give me a graduation gift like that! I made it to the dean’s list pa naman this year (1st honors pa :P)…hehe macbook na sana siguro to…tsk tsk 😛

    Maki’s last blog post..My Graduation Day

  • nice specs kaso I’ve always hated Acer’s design. Parang agaw atensyon.

    sylv3rblade’s last blog post..Do you know the CaramellDancen?

  • @ EntrepreNars

    Naku kailangan ay top 2 rin he he :), nagustuhan nila yung features..

    Dexter’s last blog post..Acer Aspire 5520 – My Kids Got Their New Notebook

  • Wow..astig..Kuya Dexter, I am your long lost son! just joking…:-)

    EntrepreNars’s last blog post..I fell asleep…

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