Aspire V5-552G, The Minimalist Budget Gaming Laptop!

Acer Aspire E1-470G with Intel Core i3

ACER makes a variety of laptop series, of which reinforced Intel and AMD processors. The model of Acer Aspire E1-470G with Intel Core i3 introduced last year, in April 2014 Acer announced the Aspire V5-552G series is supported on AMD chips.

Acer Aspire E1-470G with Intel Core i3The two laptops seem aimed at PC gamers. This is evident from the support hardware graphics capable runway. However, with the release of more recent devices usually have more power than previous models.

Aspire V5-552G has a larger screen, which is 15.6 inches. From the size of the screen you can see that the attention Acer visual enjoyment to its users. Although it looks a bit troublesome giant and taken away, but the Taiwanese company is designing a superior form of laptops, weighing 2 pounds, and the thinness of 20mm.


Acer convince users that the big screen brings a better visual satisfaction. Available in two colors, Black and Silver and aluminum top cover that wraps around the device as well as the sides of the touchpad.

The screen size is roomy aligned with wide touchpad. Laptop design is made compact as possible (ultrathin), despite having to remove the optical disc features which are usually located on the side.

Acer laptop accidentally summarize the side, where there are only one each USB port on the left and right side. Hidden power button on the right side, which is rather difficult to look for when you turn the laptop on for the first time touched the Aspire V5-552G.

There are two indicator lights on the top of the laptop, which is a sign that indicates the laptop is lit and one more sign that the laptop battery is being charged (charging). Both of these indicator lights can be seen because there is a gap between the two hinges, either on a laptop in a position when the cover is closed or opened.

While in the back, there are several ports such as HDMI, one USB 3.0, Ethernet (LAN) as well as power for battery charging. Acer also provides SD card expansion slot and audio jack on the left side of the laptop.

Performance Of Game

Performance Of GameSince this laptop is designed with AMD processors and graphics support Richland APU Radeon HD 8750M, which is claimed to be suitable for playing 3D games, then we review of the performance of the Aspire V5-552G from the comfort of playing.

Using Fraps application, you can find out how many FPS (frames per second) of the game that you run on your PC. FPS rate will be seen in the upper right corner of the PC screen.

To get comfort while playing games, especially games that require quick reactions gamers, generally frame rates or average FPS ranging from 30 to 60 FPS. The higher the number of frames per second, the movement of objects in the game will be fine without halting.

To get a high FPS rate, is supported by the strength of the existing graphics engine on the runway PC device. Gamers can still adjust the level of detail the game graphically. The lower level of detail (low), then the workload of the graphics processing unit (GPU) is not too heavy or ultra high settings instead.

3DMark06 applicationIn tests using 3DMark06 application, with a resolution of 1280×768, acer laptop is getting a score of 6082. While to test 3DMark (Ice Storm), the scores obtained 36540.

Aspire V5-552G provides Crossfire features. This feature combines the graphics power of APU (HD 8650G) as well as an add-on GPU (HD 8750M). If the laptop is running 3D games that require a heavier workload, then the system will activate the GPU add-on.

games like Battlefield 4 and Watch DogsWhen running games like Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs, setting maximum resolution of 1366 × 768 and a low or low-level graphics, FPS numbers in the upper right corner of the screen is not up to 30 FPS. With graphics performance offered, although the numbers fluctuate FPS runs with an average of 15 FPS – 20 FPS (Battlefield 4), the game is still playable.

As for the game Watch Dogs, with a low level graphics settings and a resolution of 1366 × 768, the numbers ranged from 12 FPS. For certain conditions, such as the game being quiet environment, it can be produced 15 FPS, or even more than 15 FPS.

For battery life, when the full battery position. The indicator shows the estimated 1 hour 46 minutes (99 percent). This device can remain alive for nearly two hours when users use it to play games.

full battery position for game laptopConclusion

The performance offered by the Aspire V5-552G can be said to be in accordance with the budget buyer. Given this time, there are gaming laptops are sold dozens to tens of millions of dollars that would offer more performance qualified.

Not only for playing games, users can still use this laptop to support a wide variety of jobs. With 4GB of RAM which can be upgraded to 12GB, this laptop does not have a problem when multitasking.

Acer provides 1TB HDD storage, a 15.6-inch screen and stereo sound of Dolby Digital Home Theatre with four built-in speakers, making the Aspire V5-552G suitable as home and mobile entertainment tool. 1TB HDD can be used to store a lot of HD movie files. Issued and the speaker maximum volume setting remains clear and powerful sound.

In terms of user experience, Acer seems to understand well packed Aspire V5-552G with attention to user comfort while typing. Touchpad allows you more flexibility to control the cursor on the laptop screen is roomy. Keyboard keys also feel light when a button is pressed and the availability of number pad.


  • The graphics are powerful enough to play PC games
  • Roomy 15.6-inch screen
  • Audio is crystal clear and powerful


  • Non-availability of optical disc
  • Only one available USB 3.0 port
  • The location of the power button which appears hidden on the right side of the laptop

Specifications Of Acer Aspire V5-552G

  • Processor: AMD Quad-Core Elite A10-5757M APU (2.5GHz Turbo Core up to 3.5GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR3, Upgradable to 12 GB
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Storage: Hard Disk 1TB 2.5 inch
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon ™ HD 8750M with 2GB VRAM
  • Screen: 15.6 inches
  • Resolution: HD 1366 × 768 resolution
  • Connectivity: IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n (WiFi) and Bluetooth V4.0
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 (two pieces) and USB 3.0 (one piece)
  • Audio: 1 Headphone / speaker jack
  • SD Card reader
  • Display Port
  • HDMI with HDCP support
  • Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Battery 53 Wh 3560 mAh 15 V 4-cell Li-ion
  • Dimensions (mm) 381.6 × 255.95 × 20.75 mm
  • Weight: 2 pounds
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