Acer Aspire 5552G: Good Performance at a Better Price

11 September 2011

Acer Aspire 5552G is an amazing laptop that offers almost everything you’ve ever wished for. We recall here the Dual-core AMD Athlon™ II X2 P320 – 2.2GHz, Radeon 5470 video card with 512 MB dedicated memory, 3GB DDR3 and complete list of specifications can be found just below.

This model has a 15.6 inch display, HD+ resolution of 1366 x 768 and is glossy. Not recommend it for outdoor activities, especially when the sun shines in all its glory, and you do not stay in the shade. You will have the surprise and see that everything reflects in the screen. But for office work, student or spend free time in bed, it’s very good.

The hinge area seems uncertain at first, but you know that is not so. To raise the cap, you need both hands – to keep the laptop, the other to take up the cover. Yes, it’s not like the Mac, but I think this is a serious problem. Plus the hinge structure provides a maximum opening angle of up to 160 degrees, enough for your laptop to be used even on your knees.

Raising the cap, we find an ergonomic keyboard, acceptable, with large keys and well defined. It’s comfortable and you can get used to it quickly. I am sure that you will really like how fast the typing is and you will not tend to push other buttons or any mistakes. But the arrow keys are too small and very crowded. Someone with thicker fingers may have problems.

The touchpad is smooth, with a generous surface and well defined. You will meet a little discomfort to press them, requiring a slightly higher pressure. Basically, when you’re in a hurry and want to use the touchpad, you may get irritate by the rigidity of the buttons.

The extension and connection ports for Acer 5552G are as follows:

- Left: AC, VGA, Ethernet, HDMI, USB 2.0, microphone, headphones

- Right: 2 USB 2.0 ports, DVD, Kensington

- Front: Card reader 2in1, SD, MMC

- Back: Nothing


As you can see, Acer Aspire 5552G enjoys standard equipment, perfect for a classic use without too many complaints. You can connect multiple peripherals, a monitor or a TV. The HDMI port is one of its pluses. But the ports like USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire are missing. The charger for Acer Aspire 5552G is a 65W type and the connector sits firmly in the socket while charging the battery.

Acer Aspire 5552G has a configuration based on AMD Vision Premium platform. According to AMD Vision technology, Premium is the second level and especially for media consumption. This category is dedicated to those concerned about video conversions, interested in entertainment and multimedia, streaming video and TV, offering everything VISION offers, plus:

- A balance between the CPU and video card performance;

- Seamless multitasking – simultaneously running up to 3 applications;

- Mainstream games;

- Convert CD to MP3;

- Basic photo editing;

- View movies in HD/Blu-Ray;

- Using a webcam;

- Live TV directly on your laptop

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