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Acer Aspire E (E5-551G)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Acer Aspire E (E5-551G). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and size. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency. Views are divided on the battery.

reliability, performance, usability, size, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire E (E5-551G) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (

Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW Notebook Review Update


Too thirsty. AMD's new FX-7500 APU wants to show what it is capable of. The combination of a dedicated Radeon GPU, a Full HD screen and 1 TB hard drive, turns the Aspire into a game-suitable all-rounder.

Matte, Full HD screen, High-capacity storage, Decent keyboard, Mostly quiet operation, Gaming suitable

Middling battery life, No maintenance cover, Relatively high idle power consumption

The Aspire E5-551G-F1EW is a 15.6-inch all-round laptop. It has enough computing power for everyday use, and can render games smoothly. There is no lack of storage thanks to the 1 TB hard drive. In addition, the laptop usually runs quietly. The matte,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (

Acer Aspire E5-551G

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

Five Stars


Ultimate laptop......specially designed for gamers

Consumer review (

Great Config


Awesome laptop, I would have prefered it if it even had 500GB HDD with 160GB or 80GB SSD :)

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:2500 / 4400 / 4700 / 5000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery life (max):2.4 / 2.5 / 5 / 7
Battery recharge time:1 / 2
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 1.3
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam:N / No
Video capturing speed:30


Certification:ACPI 3.0 / ACPI 5.0
Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon R7 M260 / AMD Radeon R7 M265 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:533
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / AMD Radeon R7 / No / Not available


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard function keys:11
Keyboard language:Spanish
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:104
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:CD-RW/DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:AMD
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


GPS (satellite):N / No
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:11.1 / 19
AC adapter power:48.8 / 65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8


ECC supported by processor: No
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:AMD A76M / AMD A76M FCH / AMD M880G / SiS M672
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 4
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Athlon II / AMD FX / AMD Phenom II
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 3.1
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:28
Processor Model:A10-7300 / A8-7100 / FX-7500 / N830 / P320
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Socket:Socket FP2 (µBGA-827) / Socket FP3 / Socket FT3
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:3.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 19 / 20

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor


Bundled software:Cloud, Backup Manager, ePower Management, Recovery Management / Office Home and Business 2010
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Linpus / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:8
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:8
Hybrid-HDD cache type:SSD
Hybrid-HDD capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:8
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 25.3 / 25.6 / 256
Height :2.53 / 3.03 / 3.15 / 30.3 / 300
Height (front):2 / 2.45 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 25
Height (rear):2.03 / 3 / 3.03 / 3.15 / 3.4 / 30
Weight:2 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3
Width:38 / 38.1 / 38.2 / 381 / 381.6