Acer Aspire 5553G Quad Core 2.1GHZ 6GB RAM 750GB HD - £549 @ Laptops Direct

Acer Aspire 5553G Quad Core 2.1GHZ 6GB RAM 750GB HD - £549 @ Laptops Direct

Found 16th May 2011

Processor family: AMD Phenom II
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Chipset: AMD RS880M
Processor Model: N950
Processor Clock Speed: 2100 MHz

Disk drive
Number of hard drives installed: 1
Total Storage Capacity: 750 GB
Hard disk interface: Serial ATA
Hard disk rotational speed: 5400 rpm
Hard disk drive capacity: 750 GB

LED back light: Y
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
Display brightness: 220 cd/m2
Display diagonal: 15.6 "
Display: HD TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Number of colours: 16.7 M

Memory layout: 3 x 2048 MB
Maximum internal memory: 8 GB
Memory slots: 2/3x SODIMM
Internal memory type: DDR3
Internal memory: 6144 MB

Storage media
Card reader integrated: Y
Compatible memory cards: Memory Stick (MS),MS PRO,MMC,SD,xD

Graphics adapter family: ATI
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
Integrated video adapter (UMA/GMA): N
Graphic adapter: Radeon HD 5650
Maximum graphic adapter memory: 4083 MB

Optical Drive
Optical drive type: DVD Super Multi DL

Built-in microphone: Y
Audio System: HD

TV Tuner
TV tuner integrated: N

Camera included: Y
Megapixel: 1.3 MP

3G network access module: N
Wireless LAN (WLAN) connection: Y
Wake-on-LAN ready: Y
Bluetooth: N
Ethernet LAN connection: Y
Cabling technology: 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Wireless LAN type: 802.11b/g/n
Internal modem: N

Operating system/software
Operating system architecture: 64-bit
Operating system provided: Windows 7 Home Premium

USB 3.0 ports quantity: 0
DisplayPorts quantity: 0
HDMI ports quantity: 1
ExpressCard slot: N
External SATA ports quantity: 0
Port replicator: N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity: 1
SmartCard slot: N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity: 0
DVI port: N
TV in port: N
TV out port: N
DC-in jack: Y
S/PDIF out port: N
Microphone, line-in jack: Y
Speaker/ headphone/ line-out jack: 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: 1
Modem (RJ-11) ports: 0
IEEE 1394/Firewire ports quantity: 0
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 4
PS/2 ports quantity: 0
Serial ports quantity: 0
Parallel ports quantity: 0
Infrared data port: N

Password protection: HDD,User,Supervisor
BIOS password: Y
Cable lock slot: Kensington

Weight & dimensions
Height (rear): 34.1 mm
Height (front): 25.5 mm
Depth: 250 mm
Width: 379 mm
Weight: 2600 g
Dimensions W x D x H: 379 x 250 x 25.5 mm

Energy management
External power adapter: Y
Battery life: 3.5 h
Battery recharge time: 2 h
Number of battery cells: 6 pcs
Battery performance:4400 mAh
AC adapter power dissipation: 90 W
Battery Technology: Lithium-Ion
Battery performance: 48.8 W

Energy Star certified: Y

Technical details
Colour of product: Black
Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wireless technology: Wi-Fi
Pointing device: Touchpad
Type: PC
Community Updates


For a casual user who also wants to play modern games in medium settings on the move with the Radeon HD 5650 1Gb and 6Gb of memory its not that bad. BUT I would go for the Sony Vio E series with the offer of a free I5 proccessor upgrade Link
Also add 1920 x 1080 screen and 5650 GPU total £628.99
Edited by: "darrengee" 16th May 2011
Don't forget to factor in the risk of having to deal with the abysmal customer service of the BuyItDirect company if anything goes wrong - either with your order or afterwards with the hardware!

Do they still charge for using Visa? I seem to remember them charging £20 to use it and I wouldn't pay any other way because of the protection Visa gives.
Help please! I need a 13" laptop, fast processor, plenty of RAM, no need for lots of storage, not a games player, mainly work. Any ideas? Thanks.
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