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Acer Aspire AS5517-5086 Laptop with AMD Athlon 64

The Acer Aspire AS5517-5086 laptop has an AMD Athlon 64 processor, 15.6″ widescreen LCD display, and Microsoft Windows 7.

Acer Aspire AS5517 5086 Laptop with AMD Athlon 64

Acer Aspire AS5517-5086 Laptop

The processor inside is the single-core AMD Athlon 64 (model TF20).  This is a 64-bit processor running at 1.6 GHz.  It has 512 KB of L2 cache and a dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM memory controller.  This system comes with 2 GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM.  It can support up to 4 GB of memory.

The display is a 15.6″ HD Widescreen Acer CineCrystal™ LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.  This is a 16:9 aspect ratio which is good for watching widescreen movies.  Driving the disply is the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics engine.  It has 256 MB of dedicated video memory and up to 1663MB shared system memory.  This chip has a 500 MHz processor and supports Microsoft DirectX 10 for gaming compatibility.

For storage you get a 160 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400 RPM.  This is a small hard drive, and will get cramped pretty quickly if you have a large music or movie collection you want to store.  The optical drive is a
DVD Super-Multi Dual Layer. You also get a 5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™.

For networking you get an Acer InviLink and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi adapter for connection to your wireless network. For wired networking you can use the integrated 10/100 Ethernet port (RJ-45). Other external ports include 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA port for connecting an external monitor, 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone in jack. This system also has integrated stereo speakers.

The system comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition. Other software includes Acer® eRecovery Management, Acer® GameZone, Acer® GridVista, Acer® Launch Manager, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version), Microsoft® Works 8.5 (full version), Microsoft® Office Home & Student 2007 (60-day trial), and NTI Media Maker.

The laptop comes with a 6-cell Lithium ion battery back that can power the laptop for up to 2.5 hours. The laptop measures 14.7″ W x 9.7″ D x 1.1″ – 1.6” H and weighs 5.9 pounds.

You can find the Acer Aspire AS5517-5086 laptop for around $420.

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