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The Acer Aspire 5516 is an entry-level notebook computer, affordable but lacking advanced performance.

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Good sized hard drive for a laptop this price.

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Larger than average touchpad is comfortable to use.

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Pretty high MSRP considering Core 2 Duo machines usually sell for $500.

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Battery life isn't great especially considering the specs.

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The keyboard feels thin and flimsy, making it uncomfortable to use.

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Construction is mainly plastic, making it feel rather cheap.

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The Acer Aspire 5516 is an entry-level notebook computer, affordable but lacking advanced performance. Powered by a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon single-core processor, it features 2 GB of RAM and a 160 or 250 GB hard drive. To the 5515, the 5516 adds the 250GB storage option and features a larger, brighter, 15.6-inch 16:9 display. With a weight of 6.0 lbs and integrated Wi-Fi, the 5516 is fairly portable, although it lacks Bluetooth connectivity. With integrated ATI graphics, the Aspire 5516 is not designed for gaming. Other features include a DVD writer, 5-in-1 card reader, two USB ports, microphone, and optional built-in webcam. Windows Vista Home Basic arrives preloaded.

  • 15.6" TFT LCD display (1366 x 768)
  • 1.6GHz CPU
  • 2 GB RAM (upgradeable to 4 GB)
  • Up to 250 GB hard drive
  • Integrated graphics
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD read/write
  • 5-in-1 card reader
  • Two USB ports
  • Microphone
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • 6.0 lbs
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01/08/2012 03:01

I got this notebook as a hand me down. Was very underwhelming but it was free. I am in the computer industry so know a few things. I did some home work and upgraded the memory to 4gb, found you could extend the processor so I added a 2ghz dual core and found an apple wireless n card. Right now looking for an easy way to add Bluetooth with out taking up a USB. All in not a bad notebook. LCD screen do go bad don't knock a notebook because of defective hardware on one, that is why you pay for a warranty if it runs out that is just crappy timing.



01/08/2012 03:03

By the way, memory was left overs from an upgrade Lon a different system, proc was 11 dollars on eBay and wireless was from a trashed Mac book, so I spent only 11$ and 3 hours getting this to where I got it. Not a bad turn around for a free notebook if I don't say so myself

12/30/2010 04:48

Dont buy you will be dissapointed. i had it 6 months and the screen messed up i called the repair shop between 175 and 250 to fix. i only paid 198 for it

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