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Acer E5-551-89TN Notebook AMD A-Series A8-7100 (1.80GHz) 6GB Memory 1TB HDD AMD Radeon R5 Series 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • AMD A-Series A8-7100 (1.80GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon R5 Series
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
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Acer Aspire E Notebook


Ultimate Portability

Thin and with an easy grip, it's an ideal partner to go anywhere and work anytime. With seven hours of battery you stay connected all day. And with AcerCloud™ you stay in sync with everything you need, automatically. The E Series allows you to do a touch more and travel a touch further.

Sensational Fun

Whether you're playing a game, recording a song or streaming a movie, the high-definition LED display and graphics capabilities enhance every multimedia experience. Choose one of the lively yet sophisticated body colors to brighten your world.


Operating System
Operating System Windows 8.1
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer AMD
Processor Type A-Series
Processor Model A8-7100
Processor Speed 1.80GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4-Core)
Standard Memory 6GB
Maximum Memory 16GB
Memory Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Hard Drive Capacity 1TB
Optical Drive Type No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.6"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Built-In Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Operating System Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture 64-Bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
Battery Information
Number of Cells 6-Cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2500mAh
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 65W
Physical Characteristics
Height (Front) 1"
Height (Rear) 1.19"
Height 1.2"
Width 15"
Depth 10.1"
Weight (Approximate) 5.51 lbs
Package Contents
  • Aspire E5-551-89TN Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Additional Information Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n
    Warranty Limited Warranty agreement applies.


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    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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    • Jeffrey L.
    • 1/25/2015 6:11:39 AM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: good sound, lightweight

    Cons: Application crashes

    Other Thoughts: Stay away from Acer. Bought this as an Xmas gift. the recipient is a light user meaning email, browsing and MS Office apps. right away error messages displayed from an ACER application. I think it was for a file synch but in any case we weren't going to use the feature so i uninstalled it. Now we get intermittent application crashes (iTunes). since we passed the return policy I'll have to deal with Acer or correct issues on my own. I've owned my Toshiba Satellite for years without issue.

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    • David
    • 11/18/2014 9:52:16 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop for the Price

    Pros: Price was a steal, got it for $350.
    6GB of RAM is awesome, most laptops only have 4.
    The keyboard is very nice, and includes numeric keypad.
    Battery life is good, about 6-7 hours, but that can get cut to around 3 under load.
    The processor and graphics preform admirably: can run some somewhat old games at full settings, newer games at pretty good settings, as well as adobe programs without a hitch.
    The display is great for the price.
    Windows 8.1 is a little annoying, but I got used to it pretty quickly, now I think it's fine.
    The wi-fi is perfectly fine (though only 2.4 GHz), and it has bluetooth!
    Looks really nice, it's all matte black except for the acer logo on the back, which is shiny silver.
    Good size, not much wasted space around the keyboard and display.
    Good weight, not too heavy.
    Finally, the sticker with the product information comes off easily without leaving a bunch of gunk.

    Cons: The trackpad is annoying, but I got used to it. However, the right click is sill hard to preform. I would recommend buying a mouse--a bluetooth one wouldn't take up a port.
    This is just me, but I don't really like how there is a gap between the screen and the body where it is not connected. Here the
    plastic frame can be pushed in a little bit, separating from the display.
    The exhaust port gets hot under load, but it's not bad at all.
    Quite a bit of bloatware from acer, but easy to get rid of.

    Other Thoughts: Not many: I have been using it the last few weeks at school, it has been great. The battery will usually last the whole day, and it easily runs office and the adobe suite, as well as some games. Additionally, the keyboard is good for word processing and coding.

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    • Daniel M.
    • 11/17/2014 5:48:56 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsWOW!

    Pros: The price is low.
    Light weight.
    Tons of drive space.
    Sleek look.
    Screen size and look is awesome.

    Cons: Runs a tad warm on the bottom but its AMD so that's to be expected.
    WINDOWS 8 is pure junk but oh well you deal with it.

    Other Thoughts: I paid well under 400 bucks and it does everything I need. Sure I hate windows 8 but not enough to dock an egg and basically use this for weekends at work or when I am traveling. Seems durable even tho it is light and I love the black metal housing around the keyboard and pad its just to bad the entire notebook was not done like this. Graphics are pretty sweet as I can run Diablo 3 and WOW with no issues. Over all just surprised I can get a nice looking laptop like this for such a low price. Nice Job ACER I am digging this thing :)

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    • Matthew S.
    • 11/14/2014 4:17:21 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: less than 1 day
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

    Pros: * Specs are nice for a sub $500 machine

    Cons: I used it for one day, and then left it to charge overnight. The next morning I woke up and it would not power on. I checked the wall socket with a meter to make sure I had 120v which I did.

    The machine bricked after one day of use, and I am very displeased.

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    • George M.
    • 11/8/2014 3:19:51 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggsMostly good but let down by the trackpad

    Pros: Solid computer with decent performance and low power consumption.

    Cons: Smallish battery which does not truly take advantage of the system's power efficiency. I detest the trackpad as it has one button which is built into the pad. Click and drag is very limited. I generally like to use trackpads but have become one of those guys who drags around a mouse.

    Other Thoughts: I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and it is running very well. 14.04 had problems with the trackpad but since I don't like the way it operated anyway, I didn't worry about it too much. I hope that Acer didn't pay too much for Windows 8 as I tried it briefly but didn't like it so it was stripped off quickly. Not the computer's fault but I wouldn't have minded paying 10 buck less to get it without an OS.

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    • Yuriy D.
    • 11/4/2014 9:00:18 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsGreat budget laptop.

    Pros: First pro is the price, for the hardware you get in this it is really a bargain in my opinion. The CPU is quad core and lets me multitask without lag. Graphically the R5 iGPU is fast enough to run some newer games on their lowest settings without dropping below 30fps. Battery life is above average and is about 6-7 hours if you are just reading and doing office stuff, it gets cut in half if you are watching video's or gaming.

    Cons: Painfully slow hard drive, Id much rather have less space and a faster drive. Quite a bit of bloatware. BIOS update needed if you wish to upgrade the graphics drivers to the latest AMD driver.

    Other Thoughts: I recommend upgrading this laptop with an SSD drive which I will be doing, also be aware that for some reason trying to run gpu-z would almost always freeze the computer completely forcing me to reset it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • MEL S.
    • 10/30/2014 3:14:51 PM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsHard to beat combo

    Pros: Specification criteria all match - fast and powerful.

    Cons: None found yet

    Other Thoughts: I build my own desktops and have for years. I always look for the best price/performance ratio I can find. Price has always lead me to AMD cpus. This package combines all the pieces I would select for a desktop - CPU, memory, and disk at close to the same price I would pay for a home build with the same specs. Windows 8, oh well, you always have to move forward. There is the thing - it is a complete package that uses a small amount of energy. I am not saying it is green but as a laptop it has to be efficient.
    By matching the main components I have been impressed with its speed.
    I read some peoples questions - guys read the specs, it is all there. It does not have an optical drive but maybe you heard - computers are moving to networking. (Sorry about that.)
    I consider this an all around good buy.

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    • Michael A.
    • 10/7/2014 6:04:13 AM
    • Tech Level: High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsNice Kaveri laptop

    Pros: Great Laptop for the money.
    AMD's New Kaveri Quad core CPU
    6 GB Memory where most others only come with 4GB
    Large HD for this class of computer
    The screen is good
    Relatively light weight for a 15.6" laptop.
    Dedicated numeric keypad

    Cons: Nothing here would cause me to deduct from my overall rating:
    Ram: 4GB x1 + 2GB x1 probably not ideal dual channel solution.
    Glossy plastic is a smudge magnet
    Construction could be a little more sturdy
    Little to no documentation

    Other Thoughts: This laptop was purchased to replace my wife's old Gateway Turion powered laptop. Great for browsing, word, etc. Have not tried gaming just yet.

    I wish they made a more upscale model with an SSD and 8+ GB memory. I will have to make those upgrades myself which will definitely enhance the overall performance of the machine.

    ** Make sure you update the BIOS before updating to newest video drivers. Otherwise your graphics will freeze when booting into Windows. BIOS notes show there was a problem that new BIOS fixed.

    ** There is NO optical drive. This was not an issue for me and figured it would also cut down on weight and price a little bit. For as often as we used it on our old laptop it won't be missed.

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    • Leonora A.
    • 10/5/2014 8:09:10 AM
    • Tech Level: Average
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsGreat Notebook

    Pros: Powerful, 6GB, Light, good screen

    Cons: None so far

    Other Thoughts: I chose this for my mother-in-law. She isn't going to do video editing or detailed 3-d cad. Its for internet & word docs. Absolutely perfect for that and probably would do fine for more challenging tasks

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    • Logan D.
    • 10/3/2014 11:51:07 AM
    • Tech Level: Somewhat High
    • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggsFantastic laptop for the price

    Pros: - The quad-core processor is very fast.
    - Great price for the powerful processor and slightly more memory than a standard laptop.
    - Not too much bloatware from Acer.
    - Good for light gaming, League of Legends runs at 60 fps on low settings.
    - Also good for college use and programming, keyboard feels very nice in my opinion.
    - The screen looks great, not terribly glossy.
    - Simple and minimal laptop.
    - Acer has a great repair center.

    Cons: - Had a small issue with it freezing when I first got it. Acer's awesome repair center fixed this right away.

    Other Thoughts: The plastic surrounding the screen wasn't completely on so there is a small gap between the screen and the plastic on the lower left corner. This hasn't caused any issues however.

    I use this for college, programming, and light gaming and it's been much better than my previous laptop which was twice the cost.

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