This laptop is powered by the 64-bit AMD Athlon single-core processor running at 1.6 GHz. It has a 667MHz system bus with Cool’n'Quiet and HyperTransport™ technologies and Enhanced Virus Protection for Windows. It also has 512 KB of L2 cache on-board. The AMD64 technology provides simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing, including today’s 32-bit applications.
With 3 GB of DDR2 memory, that gives you plenty of memory for multitasking with applications. You also get a 160 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive to put your photo, music, games and apps. The other drive that comes standard is a multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support which records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
This system sports a 15.6″ CineCrystal LCD high-definition widescreen display running at 1366 x 768 resolution. The CineCrystal technology gives you stunning clarity on this LCD display. To power the display the system has the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics which features up to 1919MB of HyperMemory for graphical processing power.
The Multi-in-1 media reader supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats. This makes it easy to import your digital photos and movies from your digital camera and camcorder, or for transferring files easily to other computers when a network isn’t available. Other external ports include 2 USB 2.0 high-speed connector for your peripherals, and a headphone and microphone jack.
When a network is available you can connect to it using the RJ-45 connection on the built-in 10/100 fast Ethernet LAN. Or, use the built-in InviLink high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/Draft-N) for wider range and faster speeds on a wireless network using the Draft-N specifications.
The laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system. Windows 7 makes it easy to set up a home network for sharing your files with other computers in your home.
Other software installed includes NTI Media Maker, Acer Arcade Deluxe, Adobe Reader a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and more.
You can get up with 2.5 hours of unplugged power using the 6-cell battery pack, or when plugged in you’ll use less power because this system is Energy Star approved. The system weighs 6 lbs. and is only 1.5″ thin.
The Acer Aspire (AS5532-5535) laptop with AMD Athlon single-core processor can be found for around $330.
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