Acer Aspire 5534-5410 Review

**UPDATE**
Those of you that uses Internet Explorer(not sure why you don’t use Firefox/Opera/Chrome as alternative to a safer environment) that experiences “screen flashes” download the driver from here, install it and you should should be golden!

Don’t like glossy laptops you scratch or attach finger prints so easily? Need something mobile and light, yet having a big enough screen for web browsing? don’t have the budget of more then $500USD? Aspire 5534 sounds just about right!

Fortunately, I get to get my hands on one of these babies, I took my friend to shop for his first laptop, this is what we came across, $399.99CAD with AMD Turion 64bit, 3GB, ATi Radeon HD3200, 250GB HDD, pretty nice for the price I say! Thanks to David, my friend, we get to take a peek at this product!

Here is the boxing for it,
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Little logo for Olympic partner I think,
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Looks nice doesn’t it? I am even jealous comparing my Aspire 5920 to such elegant design!

The lid is finished nicely with brushed texture
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Here are some comparisons between my 5920 and the 5534:
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My 5920 literally looks like a tank comparing to 5534! it weights like one too, unlike the 5534, it is so light, when it was in an empty laptop shoulder strap, it felt like nothing but a bag with a small binder.

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The inside:

Keyboard is not the cool water lily design you seen on some recent models of the laptop, but I prefer the bushed surface of the keyboard keys, fingers have better precision in typing.

Another of my jealousy:
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Media keys are accessed using function keys:
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Something not that useful comparing to the media keys on the 5920G with direct access.

Here is the first screen
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Another one of my jealousy!
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I have enabled multi-touch on the Aspire One as well, I will be uploading my modded driver when I finish my exams, along with a simple guide.

Here are some extra things you might want to see:

The battery looks like the ones made for the Timeline series, 6 cell, should last to 3-4 hours according to Windows Battery indicator
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even though the battery does not last 8 hours+, we have a small charger so light weighted!
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CPU: AMD Turion 1.6Ghz
RAM: 3GB DDR2
Graphics: ATi Radeon HD3200
HD: 250GB HDD
Bluetooth: Not included in this model
Drive: DVD Burner
Wireless: Atheros a/b/g/n wireless
Sound: unknown ATM
Keyboard: Not sure, but with a number pad merged with the Home, Page up, down, End button
Battery: 6 Cell

Time to bring David on board with The Acer Guy and the facebook fan page!

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One Response to “Acer Aspire 5534-5410 Review”

  1. Sudhakar Rao K Says:

    How to use the extra features on the keys which are not functioning when used along with the shift button. For example when we want to use the & function on on numeric key 6 (on top), I could not get the & sign on the screen instead it is displaying the other function. There are three functions on the numeric key (on top), for which only two are functioning.


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