Acer Travelmate 5520 - Doing Business on a Budget?

Acer Travelmate 5520

15” notebooks offer a good compromise between portability and an ergonomic workspace. Their pricing also adds to their overall attractiveness. In this bracket, Acer offers its very affordable TravelMate 5520 as an entry-level business notebook for the small and home office at around €650 / £670. That’s not a bad price at all, but in the end, is an offering such as this really inexpensive – or just cheap?

ProFile Design

Acer divides its product lines strictly into business and home user products, with the TravelMate line, to which the 5520 belongs, belonging to the business camp. Unlike some of the older TravelMate models, the 5520 already sports the new ProFile design, which relies on darker, serious tones. Black and anthracite dominate the design both inside and out. On the whole, the styling is certainly not what we would call bold. Nonetheless, the dark styling gives the unit a certain appeal that qualifies as its own chic. Another benefit of the new ProFile design is its magnesium-alloy chassis. According to Acer, the alloy is twenty times more robust than plastic while at the same time being much lighter.

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  • MrRimmer
    €650 / £670?!
    has something happened to the exchange rate that I don't know about, or are we being ripped off in the UK? Let me think...
  • Daviddv
    Just what I was going to say. Shouldn't it be around £480?....
  • stom
    The explanation is in the article, pages 5 and 8:


    Acer sells different versions of this notebooks in different countries. The equivalent model sold in the UK comes with 2GB of RAM and an integrated webcam in the top of the Frame, explaining the higher price.
  • KeithP
    So, in the UK, we are paying £200 for a web cam and a gig of RAM!
  • Anonymous
    i got that acer travelmate and u won´t believe how i earned it
    at church just buying a US 3.00 three dollar ticket to help the community ans i bought it 5 minutes before event started and guess what?
    the winner is my babe
    it´s an excellent laptop
    for me is the best cause it cost US$3.00
  • Anonymous
    considering i´m living at dominican republic which is an island next to puerto rico
    with 700 dollars u can get a sony vaio