Processor: AMD Phenom II N830 Triple-Core Processor, 2.13 GHz with 1 MB L2 Cache
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4250 graphics processor, 512 MB of DDR3 video-memory
Hard Drive: 500GB HDD, 5400rpm
Weight: 5.74 lbs (2.6 kg)
Display Size: 15.6-inches
This one is a good example of Acer’s everyday laptop series. This model doesn’t stand out in the appearance category, but its specs and price are among the best in its class. The Acer 5552 has an AMD Phenom II N830 Triple-Core processor(2.13 GHz), which has a 1.5MB L2 Cache, which is more than enough for any general purpose. It would be wrong to classify this laptop as one for general purposes, with its AMD Radeon HD 4250 video card, which is packed with 512 MB of GDDR3 video-memory and supports DirectX 10.1, so you’ll basically be able to try out any game on today’s gaming market. There is only one thing this video card might not support and guess what it is? It’s the 3D. Truthfully speaking, I really doubt that it is a necessity in a laptop such as this one. On top of everything, the 5552 is loaded with 4GB DDR3 RAM with 1066 MHz working frequency, therefore there shouldn’t be any further questions about its multitasking abilities. In addition, there is an opportunity to upgrade it up to 8GB.
With a 1.3 megapixel webcam and built in microphone, it is comfortable to use different voice and video chats such as Skype for example. Also there is a card reader that supports Secure Digital (SD) and a MultiMediaCard (MMC) to enable fast photos and video transfering from digital cameras to your laptop.
The 6-cell battery is enough for nearly three and a half hours of work. Of course, there is always possibility to prolong the working time using batteries with larger capacities.
The bottom line:
This is an everyday-computing laptop that brings with it lots of possibilities. With its 15.6 inch sized screen, it is comfortable to use the 5552 for working with documents or for watching videos. Its special features more than compensate for its basic design. We feel that this is one of the best laptops for a worker, student and even gamer!.