With the holiday season upon us, many of you are pouring over the hot deal ads looking for a good price on a new notebook. A few of those deals will include Acer notebooks, which have never been featured at Legit Reviews until today. The notebook we are looking at is the Acer Aspire 1551. At first glance you could easily mistake this little power house for a netbook. Fear not the lack of CPU power though as the Aspire features a powerful AMD Turion II Neo Dual-Core Mobile Processor. The other important part in most computing today is the graphics processor, and Acer has endowed the Aspire 1551 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225. This grapics chip is powerful enough to do some light gaming on when you aren’t chatting up friends, working on a document, or checking up on Facebook news feeds.
Did we mention that Acer Aspire 1551 is small? At just 11.6″ wide, about 1″ tall, and weighing just over 3 pounds it is definitely encroaching on the netbook space. You might also be surprised to know it has a full-size keyboard.
There are three models in the Aspire 1551 series, the AS1551-4650, AS1551-4755 and the AS1551-5448. Pricing ranges from $389-$500. The differences are simple enough, AS1551-4650 comes with a 1.3GHz AMD Turion II Neo Dual Core Mobile K325 and 2GB of memory, while the AS1551-4755 has the same CPU with 3GB of RAM. The AS1551-5448 is the particular model we’re reviewing here, and as you might have guessed is the top of the line for the Aspire 1551 series. The AS1551-5448 features an AMD Turion II Neo Dual Core Mobile K625 CPU operating at 1.5GHz and can be purchased for $499. Below you’ll find the full list of technical specifications.