Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Acer Aspire 7551 PC / 17.3-inch Laptop Review

Acer Aspire 7551 PC /  17.3-inch Laptop Review
Acer Aspire 7551 Laptop is providing an excellent blend of performance, size and wireless capability, the Aspire® 7551 is an exciting notebook. Accelerated AMD™ multi-core processing and high-performance graphics provide powerful multitasking and immersive entertainment on the 17.3" screen.

Your favorite fun comes to life on the Aspire® 7551. A cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and 8ms response time present sharp, bright visuals on the Acer® CineCrystal LED-backlit display. An HDMI™ port lets you hook up to TVs and projectors in full HD for awesome theater-style entertainment.

Stay connected via the latest communication technologies, including Acer® Video Conference featuring the Acer® Crystal Eye webcam for quality video chats. The WI-FI CERTIFIED™ network connection lets you get online from any hotspot.

The Aspire® 7551 is both cool-looking and practical. The unique mesh-patterned exterior is not only visually appealing but also protects against smudges and scratches. The Acer® FineTip keyboard features an independent numeric keypad, large keys for comfortable typing plus a multi-gesture touchpad that lets you easily scroll, pinch, rotate and flip through web pages, files and images.

Operating System
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

  • AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930(2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz) /
  • AMD Phenom™ II Triple-Core Mobile Processor N830(1.5MB L2 cache, 2.10GHz) /
  • AMD Turion™ II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P520(2MB L2 cache, 2.30GHz) /
  • AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core Processor P320(1MB L2 cache, 2.10GHz).

  • AMD™ M880G

  • Up to 4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAMUser upgradeable up to 8GB (one 4GB memory card in each slot) If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.


Up to 500GB* SATA hard drive, 5400RPMIntegrated variable-speed Blu-ray Disc™ drive / Super-Multi drive combo / Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive 5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™ Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.Acer Aspire 7551 PC /  17.3-inch Laptop ReviewVideo

Acer® CineCrystal HD+ 17.3" (1600 x 900) high-brightness (220-nit) TFT LCD
16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms response time, 60% color gamut, LED backlight, mercury-freeIntegrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 graphics
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 support /
Discrete ATI Mobility Radeon™ 5650 graphics
Microsoft® DirectX® 11.0 support
Up to 16.7 million colors
Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution
MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decoding
VGA and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports
Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitorAcer Aspire 7551 PC /  17.3-inch Laptop ReviewAudio

Two integrated Acer® 3DSonic stereo speakersIntegrated microphone
Microsoft® DirectSound® compatibility

Interface Ports

HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection)
Four USB 2.0

Card Slot

5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™


Acer® InviLink Nplify network connection supporting 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready. Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution

Included Software

Acer® Crystal Eye
Acer® eRecovery Management
Acer® Identity Card
Acer® Registration
Acer® Updater
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Adobe® Flash® Player
CyberLink® PowerDVD™*
Google™ Toolbar
McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
Microsoft® Office (60-day trial)
Microsoft® Silverlight®
Microsoft® Works
Norton™ Online Backup
NTI Media Maker™*
Windows Live™ Essentials*OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface

103-key Acer® FineTip keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, independent standard numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support, 1.8mm minimum key travel11 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys
Play/pause, stop, previous, next media control keys printed on keyboard
Multi-gesture touchpad supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

Dimensions & Weight

16.3" (415.0mm) W x 10.8" (275.0mm) D x 1.1" - 1.4” (27.1mm – 34.3mm) H7.3 lb. (3.3kg)
Size and weight may vary depending on configuration


Aspire® 7551 models:
65-watt AC adapterSix-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage

Aspire® 7551G models:
90-watt AC adapter

Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 2.7 hours life depending on configuration and usage, 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 80% charge in 1.0 hour


ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0
Energy Star®

Security Features

User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
Kensington® lock slot

Limited Warranty

One-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty***For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.

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