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Acer Aspire AS5560G-7809 Laptop: Quad Core A6-3420M 1.5GHz CPU,15.6" LED (1366x768), 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 6-Cell, Win 7 Home Prem EXPIRED

jeromynguyen 37 June 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM in Free Shipping (3)
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Promoted 06-24-2012 at 12:00 AM View Original Post
Tiger Direct has Acer Aspire AS5560G-7809 Notebook for $399.99. Shipping is around  $9. Thanks jrussmlr

Specs:
  • Quad Core A6-3420M 1.5GHz Processor
  • 15.6" LED-Backlit 1366x768 Display
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 7670M Graphics w/HDMI
  • 6-Cell Li-ion Battery
  • DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • 1.3MP Webcam
  • WiFi-N
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

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Acer Aspire AS5560G-7809 NX.RURAA.001 Notebook PC
AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M 1.5GHz,
4GB DDR3,
320GB HDD,
DVDRW,
AMD Radeon HD 7670M,
15.6" Display,
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit,
Black
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...180-156130

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#661
My laptop screen cracked, does anyone know if its easy to replace the screen myself after I order it from ebay ?
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#662
So post-half year assessment, how is everyone doing with their laptops so far on this model??

I only actively started using recently when I took a month and half trying to build my very first desktop and this has been a good replacement for time being....

No real problems so far, haven't done crazy gaming yet nor any live broadcasting on it yet but will do so along with my new desktop for a dual broadcast channel...
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#663
So it's been a good half-year since I purchased this computer. So far...everything seems to be going well. Gaming on this laptop is not a problem at all. I've played Batman Arkham Series, Devil May Cry (2013), Need For Speed, Borderlands 2, Skyrim, Hitman Absolution, and so much more. All of these games have performed flawlessly. I also have not done any mods to the laptop either. Overall its been great.

Quote from QuickStriker View Post :
So post-half year assessment, how is everyone doing with their laptops so far on this model??

I only actively started using recently when I took a month and half trying to build my very first desktop and this has been a good replacement for time being....

No real problems so far, haven't done crazy gaming yet nor any live broadcasting on it yet but will do so along with my new desktop for a dual broadcast channel...
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#664
I just did a clean windows 7 installation on my new Samsung 256gb 840 pro. A warning for people thinking about replacing their HDD w/ a sata III SSD - this laptop is sata II. Even with this limitation, however, I'm getting 30s boot times and near instant app loading.

I've been able to achieve stable cpu undervolts way below the stock voltages. Now the battery lasts much longer, temps have dropped considerably, and the fan is much more quiet. I'm hoping to do some light overclocking soon. Love this laptop!

Quote from QuickStriker View Post :
So post-half year assessment, how is everyone doing with their laptops so far on this model??

I only actively started using recently when I took a month and half trying to build my very first desktop and this has been a good replacement for time being....

No real problems so far, haven't done crazy gaming yet nor any live broadcasting on it yet but will do so along with my new desktop for a dual broadcast channel...
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#665
Quote from joshua28 View Post :
So it's been a good half-year since I purchased this computer. So far...everything seems to be going well. Gaming on this laptop is not a problem at all. I've played Batman Arkham Series, Devil May Cry (2013), Need For Speed, Borderlands 2, Skyrim, Hitman Absolution, and so much more. All of these games have performed flawlessly. I also have not done any mods to the laptop either. Overall its been great.
Quote from penguinin View Post :
I just did a clean windows 7 installation on my new Samsung 256gb 840 pro. A warning for people thinking about replacing their HDD w/ a sata III SSD - this laptop is sata II. Even with this limitation, however, I'm getting 30s boot times and near instant app loading.

I've been able to achieve stable cpu undervolts way below the stock voltages. Now the battery lasts much longer, temps have dropped considerably, and the fan is much more quiet. I'm hoping to do some light overclocking soon. Love this laptop!
Good to hear your laptops are doing well! I realized not many people who purchased this laptop have been back talking about it anywhere on the web so I got worried. I haven't used this laptop much since I recently build my first ever supercomputer but I think once I start going for a year long journey overseas, I'm going to carry this baby with me anywhere I go.... Also the fact that it's Windows 7 where all laptops/PCs nowadays come with Windows 8......

I even reinstalled it to Windows 7 Ultimate, replaced RAM to 8 GB and replaced HDD with Samsung 830 128GB SSD.

Though it gets me worried with a question mark if I want another laptop and replace it with this that's an Intel i7, better graphics and resolution than this before my possible going-away overseas trip in the summer.... Or maybe I carry two laptops with me wherever I go, one with this laptop + Windows 7, and my other more expensive laptop with better specs but Windows 8...

I never used Windows 8 so I wouldn't know how much better it is...
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#666
Well I have had no issues with this laptop since I bought it. I have had a Sandisk SSD (120 gb) in it, but the wife needed it more on her older system than me. I did have the SSD fail on me, so I got it RMA'd and they sent me the Extreme version back and it has worked fine in my wife's laptop. This laptop does everything that I ask of it (DVD burning, Games, Browsing, etc.). I probably use this laptop more than most people do, since it's my main PC. I do have a decent older desktop PC, but it's upstairs and only gets used for basic computing needs. I do plan on getting a 240-256 gb SSD to put in this laptop, since I found that the 120-128 gb SSD was a bit too small for my needs. My main restriction on size is that I rip DVD movies onto this laptop and that takes a bit of space each time (~4 gb each). I do eventually burn the DVD's and then wipe them off down the road (I stream them to my WiFi enabled TV, so that is a bonus).
I'm in the process of wanting to build up a HTPC or a data storage PC for my movie collection (>300 movies on DVD's), so this laptop is my main PC for now and will more than likely be until my next upgrade a few years down the road.
Sorry for the long post, but I thought that most people would like to know what this cheaper laptop can do.
So in short:
* I do some gaming on it (CSS, Everquest, TF2, and some older ones)
* I rip DVD's to HD and use for streaming and also eventually burn them to DVD's
* Do all office related tasks (Word, Excel, etc.)
* Surf the web and also watch/stream from the web my favorite shows.

Things that I will definitely get for upgrades:
* Upgrade the 5400 rpm HD to at least a 240-256 gb SSD (already tested a 120 gb SSD with no issues)
* I've already upgraded to 8 gb's of 1600 mHz RAM and have no more need to get more RAM.
* I will stick with Windows 7 (I have used the Ultimate version without issues - currently using the original Windows 7 that came with the system).
* I would consider using a HD Caddy, if I could keep it during boot up and not have to fiddle with it after boot up (read that the current BIOS version doesn't support a HD in the DVD slot during boot up, but will recognize it after boot up, if you have it initially disconnected - slid out of slot).
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#667
Quote from lunyone View Post :
Well I have had no issues with this laptop since I bought it. I have had a Sandisk SSD (120 gb) in it, but the wife needed it more on her older system than me. I did have the SSD fail on me, so I got it RMA'd and they sent me the Extreme version back and it has worked fine in my wife's laptop. This laptop does everything that I ask of it (DVD burning, Games, Browsing, etc.). I probably use this laptop more than most people do, since it's my main PC. I do have a decent older desktop PC, but it's upstairs and only gets used for basic computing needs. I do plan on getting a 240-256 gb SSD to put in this laptop, since I found that the 120-128 gb SSD was a bit too small for my needs. My main restriction on size is that I rip DVD movies onto this laptop and that takes a bit of space each time (~4 gb each). I do eventually burn the DVD's and then wipe them off down the road (I stream them to my WiFi enabled TV, so that is a bonus).
I'm in the process of wanting to build up a HTPC or a data storage PC for my movie collection (>300 movies on DVD's), so this laptop is my main PC for now and will more than likely be until my next upgrade a few years down the road.
Sorry for the long post, but I thought that most people would like to know what this cheaper laptop can do.
So in short:
* I do some gaming on it (CSS, Everquest, TF2, and some older ones)
* I rip DVD's to HD and use for streaming and also eventually burn them to DVD's
* Do all office related tasks (Word, Excel, etc.)
* Surf the web and also watch/stream from the web my favorite shows.

Things that I will definitely get for upgrades:
* Upgrade the 5400 rpm HD to at least a 240-256 gb SSD (already tested a 120 gb SSD with no issues)
* I've already upgraded to 8 gb's of 1600 mHz RAM and have no more need to get more RAM.
* I will stick with Windows 7 (I have used the Ultimate version without issues - currently using the original Windows 7 that came with the system).
* I would consider using a HD Caddy, if I could keep it during boot up and not have to fiddle with it after boot up (read that the current BIOS version doesn't support a HD in the DVD slot during boot up, but will recognize it after boot up, if you have it initially disconnected - slid out of slot).
Any problems with 1600mHz RAM? What brand and how long have you been using them (if you don't mind me asking)? I remember someone in this thread mentioning problems with the 1600mHz corsair vengeance. Anyone know if there's there a noticeable performance improvement from 1333 to 1600mHz? I'm still using stock sticks and have been waiting for a cheaper deal for awhile. RAM prices are insanely high right now...
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#668
No issues with the G.Skill set
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820231472
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ

CPUz lists them at 1333 mHz speed w/8,8,8,23 timings.

I'm not sure if there is really any noticeable difference, but I bought these with the mindset that if I could use them in a later laptop I would.

Currently I'm running back on the 120 gb SSD only. I don't know if I'll go with a HD caddy just yet, since I use the DVD for ripping of movies and also to backup some things (under 4.7 gb).

The only thing I wish I had was a bigger resolution screen, but at this price point I'm fine with it. I can always output to a bigger screen, but sorta defeats the point when I'm mobile Smilie
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#669
Anyone out there have any updates to report? I have installed a 256 gb Corsair SSD into the laptop and have been using it for about 2 weeks (no issues to note). I find myself needing this bigger SSD to support all of the things that I do with my laptop, which is 99% used for everything that I need a computer for (I have a light gaming desktop, but it's upstairs and I don't use it much when I'm home).
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#670
Anyone have any luck with the Mobility AMD drivers? When I try and download/install them it says that I don't have a compatible chip or something like that. BTW I have Acer's one and only video drivers installed.
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#671
Quote from lunyone View Post :
Anyone have any luck with the Mobility AMD drivers? When I try and download/install them it says that I don't have a compatible chip or something like that. BTW I have Acer's one and only video drivers installed.
Were you trying to use AMD's "Mobility Radeon™ Driver Verification Tool"? I had the same issue where it doesn't recognize the 7670m. Apparently the 7670m shuts off during light loads, so that may be why. I installed the latest beta 13.6 driver [amd.com] anyway and has been working great (up to 10 fps increase in BFBC2 over Acer's drivers). 13.6 beta supports A6 APUs and is 7600m series compatible, so it should work for you too.

Btw, thanks for the info on the RAM. I slapped in 8gigs ADATA 1600mhz and got ~15 fps increase. I'm so glad these APUs benefit so much from such a simple upgrade.
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#672
Quote from penguinin View Post :
Were you trying to use AMD's "Mobility Radeon™ Driver Verification Tool"? I had the same issue where it doesn't recognize the 7670m. Apparently the 7670m shuts off during light loads, so that may be why. I installed the latest beta 13.6 driver [amd.com] anyway and has been working great (up to 10 fps increase in BFBC2 over Acer's drivers). 13.6 beta supports A6 APUs and is 7600m series compatible, so it should work for you too.

Btw, thanks for the info on the RAM. I slapped in 8gigs ADATA 1600mhz and got ~15 fps increase. I'm so glad these APUs benefit so much from such a simple upgrade.
Thanks for the update, I'll try them out soon (at work at the moment). Yeah the RAM was a no brainer for an APU setup, so I made sure that I had the 8 gb's of RAM and at the time the 1600 mHz set was like $5 more.

Did you do the driver cleaner and then install the 13.6 drivers?
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Quote from lunyone View Post :
Thanks for the update, I'll try them out soon (at work at the moment). Yeah the RAM was a no brainer for an APU setup, so I made sure that I had the 8 gb's of RAM and at the time the 1600 mHz set was like $5 more.

Did you do the driver cleaner and then install the 13.6 drivers?
I always refer to here [overclock.net] whenever I remove old graphics drivers. Most thorough method I know to avoid conflicts. Be sure to download the new drivers beforehand though.
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#674
just curious, how is the performance for bf3 multiplayer for some of you guys?
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#675
^ I'm interested in this too. Hoping this laptop can at least run BF4 on low when it comes out. Appreciate it if anyone can leave FPS, and overclocks if any, while running BF3.
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