Product Review: Acer Aspire AS5560-8480 15.6-Inch Laptop
Price Range: $450 – $500
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for an entry-level laptop that is fit for entertainment purposes and can handle basic computer tasks, including light gaming.
- Feel the power of a quad core laptop. The 1.6 GHz A-Series Quad-Core processor has the capability to run several programs seamlessly without straining. For those who love games, movies and HD videos this machine will display them just the way you want. 4 GB of DDR3 RAM on board provides enough memory to run most of the latest software titles and still allow you to multi-task.
- Get the best high definition entertainment experience. It has a 15.6 inch LED back lit display which offers the capability to view your movies or games in HD and at the same time saving the electricity costs because of the LED technology.
- Integrated graphics are provided by an AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G chipset which is capable of delivering a reasonable frame rate on most modern games on the lowest settings. View benchmark scores at http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6620G.54675.0.html
- Looking at the black cover, it is a hard textured mesh cover which is not that stylish, but offers the protection that a laptop needs against smudges and fingerprints.
- The keyboard is designed with large keys for extra comfort so it’s ideal for those people who do a lot of typing daily. Also, with the multi-gestured touch pad, you can do a lot to make navigation so much easier such as flicking, pinching or even swirling.
- Enjoy rich, clear sound when using the hottest multimedia titles and games via the built-in stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio® V2 technology.
- The built-in 1.3 Mega pixel web cam with HD capabilities will be your ultimate friend when it comes to Skype or just taking personal photos.
- Although this laptop can play the majority of the latest games, it can only handle them on low-medium settings so hardcore gamers are advised to pass on this.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
Value for money?
The Acer Aspire AS5560-8480 15.6-Inch Laptop is unlikely to be picking up an award for its looks anytime soon. However, it makes up for its lack of style with its solid specifications and quality components. Those needing a basic laptop from a respected manufacture that can handle everyday computing tasks will be happy with this machine.