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Acer Aspire AS51005033 AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Processor

This Acer Aspire 5100 has a bright 15.4-inch WXGA LCD has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels that takes advantage of Acer’s CrystalBrite set of display technologies, which provide great color saturation and excellent contrast in all environments.with dual-core 1.6 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 processor is ready to handle the demanding 64-bit applications that are coming down the pipeline, and will speed you through your work today.

Other features include a large 120 GB hard drive (5400 RPM) , 1 GB of built-in memory (2 x 512 MB, 533 MHz), multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It offers the following write speeds: 4x for dual-layer DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL; 8x for single-layer DVD-R and DVD+R; 8x for DVD/RW; 6x for DVD-RW; 5x for DVD-RAM; and 24x/16x for CD-R/RW., 5-in-1 memory card reader, and integrated 54g wireless LAN (Acer InviLink) that’s compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks.


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  1. notebook hardware

    I’ve had mixed results with the machine. The hardware is fine, but the bundled software, which includes Vista and Acer’s proprietary ’empowerment’ software, is questionable.

    I broke my own rule by purchasing hardware that came bundled with a new operating system release.

    The machine would be better with XP, since Vista fails on two counts:
    1) imposes mandatory DRM restrictions on hardware
    2) requires newer, ‘beta’-quality drivers
    Many of these weren’t even available by May 2007
    (Vista shipped in January 2007)

    No other hardware else I purchased with the machine worked day 1. Acer should have provided an XP ‘downgrade’ option.

    I purchased the machine to get an AMD chipset that could be upgraded to 4G of RAM. The hardware itself has held up reasonably well in 9 months of light-duty usage. The iBook that preceded this started losing key caps after 18 months.

    I primarily run Ubuntu Linux, which is OK except for the Wifi headaches caused by the Broadcom chipset (familiar to Apple “airport extreme” users as the non-open source friendly chipset.) You have to extract the Broadcom firmware file while running another OS, then make that file available to Ubuntu Linux.