Review Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ480 $499.00

Review Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ480 $499.00

Posted by Raden Wijaya on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ480 $499.00 - Acer unveiled its newest product, the Acer Aspire 5253, with support from AMD Fusion mamiliki this product a long battery life and a relatively cheap price. Here's the full review.

For those of you who want to buy a new laptop with the price range of $ 500 does not need to worry, the article Acer has launched its newest product is the Acer Aspire 5253. This laptop will give you comfort and powerful performance. Because AMD's Fusion processors supported 1.6-GHz dual-core processor, with 15-inch screen will be easier for you to complete the office work.


Clad in all-black plastic, the Aspire 5253 would never be mistaken for a luxury machine. However, we like the textured crosshatch pattern on the lid, which makes the notebook easy to grip and helps resist fingerprints. A modest speaker grille and a few colored status lights are the Acer's only design flourishes. The overall look is plain but functional.

Measuring 15 x 10 x 1.3 inches and weighing in at 5 pounds, the Aspire 5253 is pretty portable for a 15-inch notebook. Still, it's clear this machine wasn't meant to leave the house much; slipping the laptop into our standard-sized laptop bag proved a tight fit.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Typing on the Aspire 5253 was an enjoyable experience. While it's not quite as comfortable as the setup on Apple or Lenovo laptops, this notebook features Acer's standard FineTip keyboard--flattened keys in an island-style layout--with large keys that provide deep travel. We also appreciated the full numeric keypad on the right-hand side.

The 3.2 x 1.8-inch touchpad on the 5253 is decently sized and provides smooth operation. It supports mutitouch gestures and scrolling within documents and web pages. Instead of discrete mouse buttons (which we prefer), there's a single bar, which felt cheap and was somewhat difficult to click.


On our heat tests, the Aspire 5253 stayed mostly cool. After playing a Hulu video clip for 15 minutes at full screen, we measured 93 degrees both on the touchpad and in the center of the keyboard. Things were even chillier under the laptop, with a recorded temperature of 87 degrees in the middle. That said, the area near the exhaust vent on the Aspire's left side registered a toasty 102 degrees. (We consider anything above 95 uncomfortable.)

Ports and Webcam

As you'd expect from a budget notebook, the Aspire 5253 has a standard port spread. Included are three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and headphone and microphone jacks. An SD Card reader sits on the front left side of the machine, while a DVD SuperMulti Drive occupies the right side.

Above the screen is the laptop's 1.3-megapixel webcam, which can record video at resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels. It was sharper than the usual VGA cameras found in low-cost portables, and we observed good image quality on Skype calls--even if colors were a bit muted.

Display and Audio

The 15.6-inch display (1366 x 768 pixels) on the Aspire 5253 was fine for viewing Hulu or YouTube videos and DVD movies, but colors and black levels weren't spectacular. Viewing angles were average, with image quality and brightness dropping off at 40 degrees off-axis.

The laptop's single speaker, located above the keyboard, didn't impress. It pumped out loud but tinny and abrasive sound devoid of any low end.

Table of Contents

* Design, Keyboard, Display, & Ports
* Peformance, Graphics, & Battery
* Software, Configurations, & Verdict
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* Specs / Manuals

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