Acer Aspire 5542 Laptop Review, Specs

Acer Aspire 5542 Laptop come with Windows® 7 64-bit, AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor M300, 320GB hard drive, 5-in-1 card reader,15.6″ (1366 x 768) TFT display, ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 graphics. The Aspire® 5542 features a superb media experiences and enhanced mobility. The 15.6″ CineCrystal display gives you a 16:9 aspect ratio. Loaded with a host of premium components, the Aspire® 5542 brings next-generation radiance to your multimedia.

Enjoy life-like viewing with the 15.6” high-definition display and ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 graphics. You’ll also relish fantastic acoustics via the optimized third-generation Dolby Home Theater® and two integrated stereo speakers.

Nothing beats face-to-face communication. Meet with family and friends via the integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam and microphone.

The multi-gesture touchpad lets you use simple two-finger motions to browse, manipulate images and zoom, while the touchpad lock prevents accidental cursor movement.

Operating System
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processor M300
    (1MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz)
  • AMD™ M880G
  • 4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM
  • 320GB* hard disk drive

    Integrated 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.

  • Acer® CineCrystal 15.6″ (1366 x 768) high-brightness (200-nit) TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio

    8ms high-definition response time

    60% color gamut

    Up to 16.7 million colors

    Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 graphics

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

    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

  • Dolby®-optimized surround-sound system with two integrated stereo speakers

    Integrated microphone

    Optimized third-generation Dolby® Home Theater audio enhancement

    True 5.1-channel surround-sound output

    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support, microphone, line-in and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content ports

    Microsoft® DirectSound® compatibility

Interface Ports
  • DC-in
    RJ-11 modem
    RJ-45 LAN
    Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
    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™
  • Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™

    Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready

    V.92 56Kbps* data/fax modem, PTT (postal, telegraph, telephone) certified in select countries, Wake-on-Ring ready

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

    *Download speeds are limited to 53Kbps. Actual speeds may vary depending on line conditions. Uploads travel at speeds up to 33.6Kbps. Requires compatible digital sources.

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

    *OEM, not full-featured, version.

User Interface
  • 103-key keyboard, inverted T cursor layout, independent numeric keypad, hotkey controls, 1.8mm minimum key travel, international language support

    11 function, four cursor, two Microsoft® Windows® keys

    Acer® Backup, touchpad lock, WLAN, volume up/down, user-programmable easy-launch keys

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

    Multi-gesture touchpad supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip

Dimensions & Weight
  • 15.1″ (383.0mm) W x 9.8″ (250.0mm) D x 1.0″ – 1.5” (26.0mm – 37.0mm) H

    6.2 lb. (2.8kg)

    Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

  • 65-watt AC adapter

    Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage; 2.5 hours recharge time with power off, 3.5 hours with power on

  • ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0
    Energy Star®
Security Features
  • User, administrator and hard drive 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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