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Acer Aspire 5720 / Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz / 2GB / 80GB/ 15.4 inch / DVD-SM / Vista Home Premium / Laptop / Notebook (LX.AVG0X.177)

Released on 01 November 2007

Manufacturer: Acer

4.0 out of 5 (10 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Twice the machine with, 2 gigabytes and Intel's Core 2 Duo T5250 processor chip
The new Aspire 5720 is a clear example of Acer's new Gemstone design philosophy and is the choice for consumers that are looking for state-of-the-art technology and multimedia features. Available with either shared graphics or the latest powerful ATI graphic cards with up to 256MB of dedicated memory the Aspire 5720 offers fantastic value for money. Complete with a 15.4" Acer CrystalBrite display, integrated Acer CrystalEye camera and Dolby Digital Live audio it will be the perfect companion for your everyday entertainment needs.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5250 1.5GHz
  • Memory:2GB
  • HD Capacity: 80 Gb
  • Display: 15.4"
  • Graphics Card: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Operating System: Vista Home Premium
  • Optical Drive: DVD Super-Multi
  • Networking: GLAN, WiFi
  • Size (WxDxH): 366 (W) x 274 (D) x 33.6/42.6 (H) mm
  • Weight: 3.36kg

Full Specifications:

  • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Chipset: Mobile Mobile Intel PM965 Express Chipset

CPU Section:

  • Microprocessor Full Name:Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5250
  • Microprocessor Manufacturer:Intel
  • Microprocessor Speed (GHz):1.5
  • L2 Cache (KB):2 Mb
  • Frontside Bus (MHz):667


  • Memory Speed (MHz):667
  • Memory Type:DDR2
  • Memory Size (MB):2048 Mb
  • Max Memory Size:2Gb

Hard Disk Drive:

  • Hard Drive Capacity (GB):80 Gb
  • Hard Drive Type:S-ATA

Optical Drive:

  • Optical Drive Type:8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
  • Optical Drive Fitting:Built In
  • Optical Drive Speed Read:24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Optical Drive Speed Write:24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM


  • Display Type:Acer Crystalbrite
  • Diagonal Size (in):15.4"
  • Resolution Format:1280 x 800
  • Resolution Type:WXGA


  • Graphic Card Full Name:Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Memory:Upto 358MB


  • 4 Pin i.LINK (IEEE1394), 400 Mbps:YES
  • DC in:YES
  • Card reader:5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
  • Audio out:YES
  • Audio out Type:Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
  • Microphone Jack:YES
  • RJ-11 Direct Port (Modem):YES
  • RJ-45 Direct Port (Network):YES
  • USB Port (quantity):4
  • VGA Connector for Monitor:YES
  • Express Card Slot:YES
  • Express Card Type:ExpressCard/54


  • Battery Type:53.3 W 4800 mAh Li-ion battery pack (6-cell) - 2 hour battery life


  • Built-in Modem: YES, 56K ITU V.92 with PTT approval8, Wake-on-Ring ready
  • Integrated Wireless LAN:YES, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g)
  • Ethernet network:Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready


  • Intel High Definition Audio compatible:YES
  • Built-in Stereo Speakers:YES
  • 3D Surround:Dolby Digital Live
  • Windows Sound System Compatible:YES


  • Special Buttons:Easy Launch Buttons: WLAN, Internet, Email, Acer Arcade, Empowering Key, Volume Wheel

Supplied Accessories

  • AC Adaptor:Yes
  • Battery:Yes
  • Power Cord:Yes

customer Reviews

 Average rating (10 reviews)

 Cant beat it for that price...

| | See all Fireflyni's reviews (1)

I splashed out on this machine after considering a number of different laptops from different suppliers. To get this spec from any other manufacturer would cost quite a few more of your hard earned pounds. I was dubious about going to Windows Vista due to compatibility issues but I actually like it and haven't had any problems so far, plus with a dual core processor and 2GB RAM it runs a treat. The build quality in this new Gemstone range seems to be quite good, although I don't know how it would stand up to heavy usage. Overall, I'd definitely recommend it, in fact I already have to 2 of my friends..

 Great product for the money

| | See all opus100's reviews (1)

Was not entirely sure if the Acer was my laptop. I have been proven wrong! I am loving it. Core 2 Duo, 2GB internal memory and 2M Cache L2 make a huge difference!

Entirely satisfied on what comes in the box, although the bluetooth should have been included ...... couple of quid nowadays, but a bit of an unpleasant surprise when you press the bluetooth button on the keyboard .... no bluetooth device found ....

Would buy again!

 Great Laptop

| | See all Steve1969's reviews (54)

As the reviewer before me stated, this laptop looks big, even the screen looks bigger somehow than the 15.4" screens i looked at in various shops.. Neat looking machine with good specs for everyday use.. the speakers are weak but you cant expect deep powerful bass thru tiny speakers, the dolby digital live just seems to make the sound weaker but tweak the settings and im sure you will find a sound that you can live with..

The screen is stunning, mine suffers quite a bit from backlight bleed but its nothing i cant live with and you only notice it on dark screens or scenes in movies.. where the screen really shines is on bright pictures or bright colourful parts of movies, its gorgeous.

This machine is fast and handles multi-tasking with ease but there is a lot of bloatware (bundled programs) which take up hard drive space, i uninstalled alot of these things and jusr kept the acer software that could be useful.

this version does have a web cam and it works great.


Gorgeous screen

Backlight bleed on my screen
Faint clicking sound can always be heard (probably the hard drive)
too much bloat ware
small hard drive and its split into two parts

if you want a good laptop for very little money then this is worth thinking about, im so happy with this machine and would buy another for this price without hesitation

 Fantastic value for money

| | See all Colnuman's reviews (1)

Brilliant Vista laptop with a great spec. Will do almost everything (apart from playing the latest games).
Got mine just after Christmas but there was a slight fault with the display, however Play.com were great about it and replaced it immediately.
If you aren't wanting to play top games then I would seriously consider this as not only does it look great, but for under £400, it is serious value for money.
The lack of Bluetooth might disappoint some, but if you can live with that then buy this today!

 Excellent Laptop

| | See all timboUK's reviews (2)

I was bought this by my wife for Christmas; she certainly did her research!

Fabulous machine, very nippy to use. The 2GB of RAM certainly makes Vista more usable. The built in graphics are not suitable for hardcore gamers (the embarrasinly slow 3d mark score of about 200 shows this!) BUT for normal everyday use (and possibly older games) its fantastic. Leaving the pc to run in "balanced power" mode you really do get 2 hours use from the battery; yet it still fires the CPU to full power if needed.

The integrated webcam is a bonus, nice and clear in most lighting conditions.

Dont worry about the cual core CPU being "only" 1.5Ghz, this machine feels so responsive.

I agree with the other reviewer that the missing bluetooth module is a penny pincher; I noticed the Bluetooth button in the front and though "BONUS", pressed it and got the message on screen that it was not fitted. Searched the net for a retrofit module, but none yet listed for this model.

Overall a very well balanced specification for this machine; and delivered to your door at under £430 its a bargain!

Watch out if comparing this model with other retailers; the 5720 is available in many different configurations.

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