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Acer Aspire 1520
Athlon 64 Notebook







The Acer Aspire 1520 series of notebooks features everything you need to stay on top no matter where your work takes you. Designed for power users from small and medium businesses, and also for the self-employed professional, the Acer Aspire 1520 series offers cutting edge 64-Bit processors,
HyperTransport Technology, a high end video card and stunning performance to offer a future-proof mobile workplace that also provides spectacular home entertainment potential.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor & chipset
AMD Athlon 64 processor with 1 MB L2 cache, supporting AMD HyperTransport technology
Chipset: VIA K8N800 series
Athlon 64 3000+ Mobile Acer 1522WLMI - 1522LMI - 1522LMI-XPP
Athlon 64 3400+ Mobile Acer 1523WLMI
Athlon 64 3400+ Mobile Acer 1521LCI - Acer 1524 WLMI

Memory
512MB
DDR333 memory, upgradeable to 2GB using dual soDIMM modules

HDD
ATA/100 hard disc drive
40GB Acer 1521LCI - 1522LMI
60GB Acer 1522 WLMI 
80GB Acer 1523WLMI - 1524WLMI - 1522LMI-XPP

Storage
CD-RW DVD-ROM 1521LCI
DVD±RW 1522LMI - 1522LMI-XPP - 1522WLMI -  1523WLMI - 1524WLMI
4-in-1 card reader, supporting MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), SmartMedia, Memory Stick

Display
15" XGA TFT LCD 1280 × 800 pixels resolution 16.7 million colors (1521LCI - 1522LMI - 1522LMI-XPP)
15.4" WXGA Widescreen TFT LCD with 1280 × 800 pixels resolution 16.7 million colors

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700 with 64 MB of external DDR video RAM, supporting both 8X AGP and Microsoft DirectX 9.0b
External display at up to 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, 85 Hz
Simultaneous external display at 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, 75 Hz
Dual independent display support
MPEG-2/DVD hardware-assisted capability
S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) support

Multimedia
Audio system with built-in speakers
Sound Blaster Pro™
MS-Sound compatible

Communication
56K ITU V.92 modem (with international PTT certification), Wake-on-Ring ready
LAN: gigabit Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready
Integrated Acer InviLink™ 802.11g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution; supporting Acer SignalUp wireless

I/O Interfaces
1 x S-video-out (NTSC/PAL) port
1 x IEEE 1394 port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Type III or 1 x Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot
1 x RJ-11 jack for modem
1 x RJ-45 jack for Ethernet
1 x external VGA port
1 x microphone-in jack
1 x headphone-out jack
1 x DC-in jack for AC adapter
1 x Infrared (FIR) port
1 x Parallel port

Power supply and battery
ACPI 1.0b power management standard supporting standby and hibernation power-saving modes
3-pin 135 AC adapter
8-cell 4000 mAH Li-ion battery pack
2-hour battery life (actual battery life might vary, depending on usage and configuration)

Keyboard & special controls
Standard 84-/85-/88-key keyboard, inverted "T" cursor layout with international language support

Embedded numeric keypad
4 easy-launch keys: Internet browser, email with LED, Empowering Key, and  user-programmable button
Acer InviLink™ wireless button

Built-in touchpad with 4-way integrated scroll button

Weight & Dimensions
361 (W) x 292.5 (D) x 47.3 (H) mm (14.2 x 11.5 x 1.8 inches)
3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)

Quality & Reliability Tests

Temperature and humidity test
Electrostatic discharge test
Hinge life test
Weight pressure tests
Free drop test
Shock and vibration test
Keyboard Switch Life test
Acoustics test
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) test

Options
Additional Li-Ion battery pack
Additional 135W AC adapter
256-/512/1024MB soDIMM modules (optional 1024MB memory modules are subject to availability)
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Acer 1523WLMI
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Acer 1524WLMI
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