Acer Aspire 5100: Review of Budget Notebook

Notebook Acer Aspire 5100 is a solution for users who want to have a powerful compact machine. The model became the pioneer of the company, having received Turion 64 X2 on 2 cores. A distinctive feature of the Acer Aspire 5100 is the cost, which relates the laptop to the initial class. "Filling" allows you to work with demanding programs, and a high-quality display - to watch movies. Not bad and the case of the Acer Aspire 5100. The characteristics of this laptop is really attracted to buying.


The device is made in the form-factor familiar from previous models of the line. The main emphasis of the developers did on the usability and strength of materials. The case is made of plastic. On the quality it can be called average. Yes, and see in the budget device more expensive material would be amazing. However, it can not be called bad. It is pleasant to the touch and resistant to scratches. The area on which the hands are located, quickly becomes dirty and loses its original appearance.

Assembled Acer Aspire 5100 soundly. Screams appear only when the parts are strongly compressed. In addition, they can not be avoided, given the presence of plastic. The display, surrounded by a frame, is mounted on two hinges. Here you can highlight the dignity of the model. Hinges allow you to deploy the cover to a very wide angle, which many competitors can not stand out. The attachments are moderately tight, there are no random discoveries. In addition, to keep the lid used, two locks prevent foreign objects from entering between the screen and the keyboard.

In general, the appearance is rather pleasant and does not repel the user. The quality of the assembly was affected by the low cost, as a result of which the owner of the device may encounter creaking and punching in some places.


The keyboard of the Acer Aspire 5100 is made with a typical notebook unit. The keys are separated from each other, located on the site. This design allows a quick replacement in the event of a breakdown. The buttons are large, have a pleasant stroke with a characteristic sound. Working with them is comfortable. Among the shortcomings can be identified the lack of a digital unit, which did not fit on the case.

Like its counterparts, the Acer Aspire 5100 has a touchpad. It is a small block, made in black. The touchpad is embedded in the case, which makes it easy to grope it. There are three buttons for control. Two of them are responsible for the function of the buttons of the mouse, and the third - for scrolling the pages.


A liquid crystal matrix with a diagonal of 15.6 inches is installed, resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels. The screen got a good contrast and rich colors. The device can not boast of wide viewing angles. Bad things are with work on sunny days - direct rays cause glare. This display is similar to those that are installed in laptops of competitors.


The laptop is positioned by the manufacturer as a model for solving everyday problems. The chip is installed from the company AMD, in order to save on the hardware. The 2-core Turion 64 X2 operates at a clock speed of 2 GHz. Today it can already be called obsolete. The machine does a good job with office programs, but with more demanding problems may arise. The laptop turned out to be not very energy-intensive, which is important for mobile devices.

The graphics processor is built into the chip - ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. The discrete video card did not acquire due to its budget class membership. You will have to forget about demanding games. With the rest of the tasks copes well.

The amount of RAM depends on the configuration. In the cheapest - 512 MB, in the expensive - 4 GB. Of course, the model with 4 GB of RAM will be more preferable. This volume allows you to install a 64-bit operating system. The manufacturer added the option of installing memory modules on its own. The standard version comes with a 100 GB hard drive. There are other configurations.

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