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Included is standard Ethernet and 802.11b/g WiFi for cable-free networking.

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display is clearly visible, handles glare well

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outer shell and keyboard feel solid and durable

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screen is larger than on most laptops

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handles multiple applications quickly, can multitask without slowing down

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a little heavy to carry around

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battery doesn't go very long between charges

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speakers are tinny and don't get very loud

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comes with a large collection of software nobody will use

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can't handle video games at high-end settings

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The Acer Aspire AS5517-1208 is an all-purpose notebook featuring an AMD Athlon dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card with 256MB of vRAM. Included is standard Ethernet and 802.11b/g WiFi for cable-free networking; an 8X DVD drive for burning CDs and DVDs; a memory card reader for quick photo transfers; and a microphone/webcam combo set for keeping in touch with others via video messaging. With the graphics card, users can also employ the AS5517-1208 to play high-definition video games with Shader Model 4.0 — the highest shader model in operation at the time of its release (2009). Additional features include a 15.6” widescreen display, a 320GB hard-disc drive, and built-in HD audio support.

  • All-Purpose Notebook
  • AMD Athlon Dual-Core
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • 320GB SATA HDD
  • Wired/Wireless Networking
  • Shader 4.0 Compliant Graphics Card
  • Multi Memory Card Reader
  • Microphone/Webcam Combo
  • CD/DVD Burner
  • HD Audio
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Brand: Acer
  • Model: AS5517-1208
  • Connections: USB, VGA
  • Power: Li-ion battery, AC Adapter
  • Battery: Lithium Ion, 4400 mAh, Rechargeable
  • Display: HD Widescreen 15.6” (1366x768)
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Hard Drive: 320GB 5400rpm SATA HDD
  • Speakers: Built-in, HD Audio Support
  • Processor: AMD Athlon 1.2GHz
  • Data Bus Speed: 800MHz
  • Ethernet: 10/100
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g
  • Optical: 8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer
  • Card Reader: Multi-in-1 Digital
  • Supported Cards: SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3200 (256MB)
  • RAM: 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, 667MHz
  • Communications: Webcam/Microphone
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