Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi

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Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi

The Aspire 5050 is ideal for the entertainment enthusiast who requires reliability and performance. The Aspire 5050 will saturate your senses in an en...

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Review of "Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi"

published 26/08/2008 | Selfish
Member since : 26/08/2008
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About me :
Pro Extremely reliable, good value for money, has a nice feeling keyboard.
Cons Feels cheap, not so good processor, a laughable battery life.
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"Reliable is the keyword here"

I've had this laptop for over a year now (A year and a half) and have encountered no significant problems whatsoever. Let me just fill in some detail here:

I use this laptop for around 5 hours (usually more) every day. That's a lot of usage for a year and a half. I have gotten chocolate in the motherboard, cracked the plastic surrounding the screen in the bottom left corner so that it won't close properly (Quite hard to explain), and I have hoovered up exactly 6 keys from the keyboard while trying to clear it out.

I run multiple programs (Firefox - 15 tabs, uTorrent, WinSCP, Mirc UPP, Windows Live messenger, NOD32, KeyScrambler, and Magic Disk is what I am running at the moment, while typing this review on the same laptop).

I think this is fairly amazing for a 'budget' laptop. It's extreme reliability by far makes up for the not exactly high speed processor or the lack of RAM. The screen isn't that big either, but what are you expecting? For me, this has done its job perfectly and carried it out with a little bit of flair.

I have encountered no crippling problems, but one issue I'd like to point out is the huge heat this laptop produces. The exhaust output is hot enough that you cannot have your hand in the way for more than 5 seconds. However, I'm sure this problem can be solved easily with a laptop cooling pad, although I have yet to try one.

I really enjoy using this laptop and feel it is exceedingly good for the money.

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Product Information : Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi

Manufacturer's product description

The Aspire 5050 is ideal for the entertainment enthusiast who requires reliability and performance. The Aspire 5050 will saturate your senses in an enriching multimedia experience.

Product Details

Product Description: Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi - 14.1" - Turion 64 MK-36 - Win XP MCE 2005 - 512 MB RAM - 60 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP MCE 2005, Win XP Home - Dutch / English / French

Processor: AMD Turion 64 mobile technology MK-36 / 2 GHz / 512 KB Cache

Memory: 512 MB DDR2

Storage: 60 GB HDD, 60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 14.1" 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: 6-cell - up to 2.5 hours, 4-cell - up to 1.5 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 34.1 cm x 25.1 cm x 3.5 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg

Localisation: United Kingdom, Netherlands

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: LX.AG30J.056, LX.AG305.048

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - Dutch / English / French

Processor / Chipset

CPU: AMD Turion 64 mobile technology MK-36 / 2 GHz

Cache: L2 - 512 KB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100

Features: PowerNow! technology, HyperTransport technology, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, Enhanced Virus Protection


RAM: 512 MB, 512 MB ( 1 x 512 MB )

Max RAM Supported: 4 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1


Main Storage: 60 GB HDD, 60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - fixed, DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)


Type: 14.1"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Colour Support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100

Memory Allocation Technology: Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Max Allocated RAM Size: 128 MB

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster Pro

Audio Features: High Definition Audio


Type: Keyboard, touchpad, 4-way scroll button


Wireless: 802.11b/g

Wireless Controller: Acer InviLink 802.11b/g

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Features: Acer SignalUp


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Features: Wake on Ring


Technology: 6-cell Lithium Ion, 4-cell Lithium Ion

Run Time: Up to 2.5 hours, Up to 1.5 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ¦ 1 x PC Card ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 3 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones/line-out ¦ 1 x audio - line-in/microphone - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone 3.5mm

Memory Card Reader: 5 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card )


Software Included: Norton AntiVirus, Acer Launch Manager, NTI CD-Maker, Acer GridVista, Acer Arcade, Adobe Reader, Acer Empowering Technology


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, wake on LAN

Compliant Standards: ACPI 2.0

Localization: United Kingdom, Netherlands

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 34.1 cm

Depth: 25.1 cm

Height: 3.5 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Traveller warranty - 1 year


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