Acer Aspire 5538 Laptop Review, Specs

Acer Aspire 5538 Laptop come with AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor L310, win 7,  ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 graphics, 15.6″ (1366 x 768) TFT display. Reward yourself with the Aspire 5538. This extra-thin, eye-catching notebook redefines mobile computing with superior portability, great performance.

The Aspire® 5538 is the streamlined travel companion you’ve been looking for with a stylish aluminum chassis.

Enjoy the sound of Dolby® Sound Room® audio enhancement.

The Aspire® 5538 is equipped with an 802.11b/g/Draft-N wirless LAN and integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam.

Operating System
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Processor
  • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor L310
    (1MB L2 cache 1.20GHz)
Chipset
  • AMD™ M780G
Memory
  • 4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM
Storage
  • 320GB* hard disk drive, 5400RPMIntegrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive:
    -Read – 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
    -Write – 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

    5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

    Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive

    *When referring to storage capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes and MB stands for one million bytes. Some utilities may indicate varying storage capacities. Total user-accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

Video
  • Acer® CineCrystal HD high-brightness (200 nit) 15.6″ (1366 x 768) TFT displayUp to 16.7 million colors

    LED backlight

    16:9 aspect ratio

    Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 graphics, 256MB VRAM

    Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite technology, which consists of a premium sensor, firmware and lenses to provide superior video performance under low-light conditions

    MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decoding

    Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 support

    VGA and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support ports

    Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor

Audio
  • Integrated microphoneOptimized second-generation Dolby® Sound Room® audio enhancement

    High-definition audio support

    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support and microphone ports

    Microsoft® DirectSound® compatibility

Interface Ports
  • DC-in
    RJ-45 LAN
    VGA
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    Microphone
    HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support
    Four USB 2.0
Card Slot
  • 5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
Communications
  • Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N WLAN wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready

    Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer® PrimaLite technology

Included Software
  • Acer® Arcade Deluxe
    Acer® Backup Manager
    Acer® Crystal Eye
    Acer® eRecovery Management
    Acer® GridVista
    Acer® Video Conference Manager
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe® Flash® Player
    eSobi™
    Google™ Toolbar
    McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
    Microsoft® Works 8.5 (full version)
    Microsoft® Office Home & Student 2007 (60-day trial)
    MyWinLocker®
    Norton™ Online Backup
    NTI Media Maker™*
    Oberon Gamezone*
    WildTangent

    *OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface
  • 103-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, independent standard numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support10 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys

    Acer® Backup, WLAN, touchpad lock easy-launch buttons

    Play/pause, stop, previous, next media control keys printed on keyboard

    Multi-gesture touchpad supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip

Dimensions & Weight
  • 15.0″ (380.0mm) W x 10.2″ (259.0mm) D x 1.0″ – 1.2” (26.4mm – 30.8mm) H5.3 lb. (2.4kg)

    Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

Power
  • 65-watt AC adapterSix-cell lithium ion battery: up to 4.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage; 2.5 hours recharge time with power off, 3.5 hours with power on
Compliance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
    Energy Star®
Security Features
  • User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
    Kensington® lock slot
Limited Warranty*
  • One-year parts and labor limited warranty* with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty***For a free copy of the standard limited warranty end-users should see a reseller where Acer products are sold or write to Acer America Corporation, Warranty Department, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503. TFT displays commonly exhibit a small number of discolored dots, so-called “nonconforming pixels.” This phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect and, as such, is not covered by the limited warranty or by the upgrade programs.
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