Acer Aspire V5-552P-X617 Touchscreen Laptop Review

Acer Aspire V5-552P-X617 Touchscreen Laptop Review

Cool Steel Acer Aspire V5-552P-X617
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Acer Aspire V5-552P-X617 is a lightweight and slim 15.6 inch touchscreen notebook with amazing performance of AMD A10 processor, plenty of storage space and memory, a 10-finger high definition touchscreen, immersive sound through its four built-in speakers.. Acer has changed a lot over the years and is known to be making great quality computers now- this shows on this new Acer Aspire too, despite its relatively low price.

AMD A10-5757M accelerated processor at 2.5GHz speed- up to 3.5GHz with TurboCORE technology, 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM memory, 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed and Windows 8 operating system.. AMD A10 is quite a powerful and energy efficient quad-core processor that is great for pretty much anything that you'd do on a daily basis- internet surfing, watching movies, playing games and working on memory intensive and heavy software.

4 GB is the standard RAM size so you have 2 GB more RAM here for even better multitasking, same could be said for the hard drive- 500 GB is the most common size and you have 50% more space on the Acer Aspire so that you don't run out of space easily. Windows 8 OS may not be every customer's favorite but it is a different story when you have a responsive touchscreen which makes it so much more user friendly and you can easily upgrade it to the latest Windows 8.1 on the Microsoft store for free.

15.6 inch high definition LED-backlit Widescreen 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio CineCrystal 10-finger multi-touch display with 1366 x 768 maximum pixel resolution and AMD Radeon HD 8650G graphics card with 512 MB memory size that is put directly onto the main CPU chip offers sharp visuals with beautiful colors with a performance equal to NVIDIA graphics card on an Intel i5 processor or higher.

Acer Aspire V5-552P-X617 Touchscreen Laptop Review
It comes with a 1280 x 720 pixel HD webcam with integrated microphone for those great live chats and videoconferencing. For sound, you have a total of four built-in stereo speakers and the optimized Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement system. The result is really impressive whether you're playing videos and music or playing games and you have full control of the computer's sound settings with the Dolby Control Panel.

Cool Steel Acer Aspire weighs only 4.8 pounds, with measurements of 15.02 x 10.80 x 0.90 inches- definitely slim (thinner than 1 inch) and lightweight. Its 4-cell lithium ion battery (3560mAh) offers an average of 4 to 5 hours of battery life, so it is not too bad but could be better. The keyboard is rather comfortable to type on, with its separate 10-key numpad for quick data entry and the intuitive Acer ZoomPerfect touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures.

Connectivity options include 802.11bgn wireless, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port power-off charging, Digital Media Card Reader - Secure Digital, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, an Acer converter port to connect to an external VGA monitor without problems, an HDMI port with HDCP Support to a HDTV through a single cable. There is no DVD drive on this one, being such a slim and light machine.

Conclusion: Acer Aspire V5-552P-X617 touch screen laptop comes with some higher level technical specs and features such a fast and powerful AMD A10 processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, multi-touch clear HD screen, AMD Radeon graphics, four stereo speakers, sturdy build, a good range of connectivity options despite its slim body.. So it is not just a computer for simple daily tasks, it performs well and looks good. It is criticized for not having a very long battery life, not super high screen resolution and the touchpad not being very easy to use due to being textured. These are not really cons or faults though, they are just the normal features you'd expect from a computer at this price range. It is certainly good value for money, build quality, speed and performance and great looks.

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