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Acer introduces the Travelmate 5520 as a step up from the entry models.

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lots of video output options - S-Video TV-Out, VGA

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solid performance for basic productivity tasks

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integrates a nice keyboard and touchpad

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comes loaded with trialware

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gawdy looking two-tone color scheme

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poor documentation - the included manual is difficult to read for the average user

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aging product - laptops with greater value are now available

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manufacturer warranty - only 1 year

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both memory slots come occupied - an upgrade requires two completely new SODIMMs

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Acer introduces the Travelmate 5520 as a step up from the entry models.  The processors used are AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology at 2.0GHz, or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core at 1.9GHz.  2GB of memory are installed however with two memory card slots, 2GB of upgradable memory is easily installed. Screen size of the Travelmate 5520 is 15.4”, while the graphics card is Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 supported by Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and PCI Express. The TravelMate 5520 is equipped with WI-FI CERTIFIED with Acer’s SignalUp Technology for added antenna signal. In addition, Acer Video Conference with an integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam is provided.  This model supports many interface ports, notably S-Video TV-Out, VGA and Four USB 2.0. The card slots are customizable, all supported by Type ll PC Card slot, and a 5-in-1 card reader. Depending on usage, Travelmate 5520 provides 2.4 hours of battery life and fully charges with power off in 2.5 hours.  

  • Windows XP Professional, Vista Buniness, Vista Home Premium
  • ATI M690G Chipset
  • Type ll Pc Card slot, ExpressCard 54 slot
  • 88 Key Acer FineTouch keyboard, Front Access WLAN button
  • 15.4" screen, 6.4 lbs
  • Acer Bio Protection fingerprint reader
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