Unlike the most laptops, Acer equips the Aspire E5-553-T5K4 with AMD A10-9600P processor, one of a quad core CPU from AMD. It has a clock base of 2.4 GHz and 2 MB of L2 cache size. The CPU from AMD may not be the same with i3 or i5 processor but the benchmark test shows that its level is between the CPUs, i3 and i5 and it is going speedy enough for most user.
This Acer’s laptop has 8GB of DDR4 SDRAM which are installed on 2 memory slots and it is allowed to extend up to 32GB. For me, I will not extend it up to the limit since it may be a waste of money. The default amount actually will be adequate for the most users. It is enough for multitasking such as simultaneously browsing many open tabs while running programs like Photoshop and all of them will work smoothly.
A 1TB hard disk drive is also provided as the storage space. It is sufficient to keep all your photo, video and other media collections. As an advice, if you plan to improve the performance better to be better and to make the system suitable to the increasing demands of software developers, then you need to consider replacing the hard drive with a SSD. As we know, SSD is faster, lighter and energy efficient compare to HDD.
Acer Aspire E5-553-T5K4 is not equipped with a dedicated video card but an integrated one. It uses AMD Radeon R5 graphics. It will work smoothly when playing HD/4K content, as well when editing photos. However, since this card is not oriented for gaming, then playing game on this laptop will be hard.
For the display, Aspire E5-553-T5K4 surprisingly features a 15.6″ ComfyView LED-backlit FullHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is a great screen for an entry level to mid-range consumer laptop. Although it is not an IPS display, the reproduction of color is quite good to fulfill the most people needs. It is very useful for heavy multitasking, watching media contents or just editing documents.
To satisfy the users’ needs of peripherals, this Acer’s laptop has plenty of interface options available. There are :
• 1 x USB-C port
• 2 x USB 3.0 ports
• 1 x USB 2.0 port
• 1 x HDMI-out
• 1 x VGA
• 1 x COMBO audio jack
• 1 x RJ-45
• 1 x SD card reader
• 1 x DVD-Writer
Concerning the connectivity options, Acer has equipped the Acer Aspire E5-553-T5K4 with a 802.11ac wireless card which enables the transfer speeds to reach up to 3 times faster compared to the old one. Thanks to the MU-MIMO technology which increases the transfer rate and signal quality through wireless. Aside, there is the option to get a more stable wired connection by using Ethernet LAN via the RJ-45 port.
The weight of Aspire E5-553-T5K4 is about 5.1 pounds and the dimension is 9.6 x 13.5 x 1.01 inches. For an entry level laptop, it is quite heavy and bulky and quite thick as well. Both of measurement results show that this device is more ideal to be a desktop replacement laptop or a working station or a home multimedia center. And it is certainly not to be a travel device.
The battery pack is a 6-cell 2800mAh Li-Ion. No explanation about the battery life, however I predict that it will last up to 9-10 hours of normal use.
Final words, Acer Aspire E5-553-T5K4 is a quite inexpensive which have many benefits in its price tag. This device is powerful and affordable however it is quite heavy and thick so it is not ideal for traveling. It is more ideal for being a desktop replacement laptop or a working station or even a home multimedia center.
This Acer’s laptop will perfectly meet your needs of browsing the internet, writiting and reading emails and documents and playing Facebook games.
ACER ASPIRE E5-553-T5K4 LAPTOP
|Processor||AMD A10-9600P/Quad Core/2.4GHz/2MB|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||1TB Hard Disk Drive|
|Graphics Processor||AMD Radeon R5|
|Display||15.6″ ComfyView LED-backlit FullHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Interfaces||•1 x USB-C port
•2 x USB 3.0 ports
•1 x USB 2.0 port
•1 x HDMI-out
•1 x VGA
•1 x COMBO audio jack
•1 x RJ-45
•1 x SD card reader
•1 x DVD-Writer
|Communications||•802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
|Battery Life||up to 9-10 hours|
|Dimension||13.5 x 9.6 x 1.01 inch|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||Acer Aspire E5-553-T5K4 has many benefits in its price tag. It is powerful and affordable device. However it is quite heavy and thick. Not ideal for traveling but suited for being a desktop replacement laptop or a working station.|
|Cons||If the display comes with IPS tech, surely it will be better.|