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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
- Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50 or Turion 64 MK-36
- RAM: 1 GB / 4 GB using DDR2
- LCD Properties: 15.4"WXGA Acer Crystal Bright
- Hard Disk Drive: 40GB or higher
- CD-ROM Drive: 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer
- Battery: 44.4W 4000 mAH Lithium Ion (6-cell)
- Sound Subsystem: High-definition audio support
- Modem: 56K ITU V.92 PPT approved
- Dimensions: 14.1" x 10.6" x 1.33"
- Weight: 6.22lbs (with primary battery)
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Identification and Background ¶
The Acer Aspire 5100 has a 15.4" screen and a 64 bit AMD Turion X2 dual core processor. This laptop includes a double-layer DVD drive, a 5-in-1 card reader, built in wireless, optional Bluetooth module, Ethernet, four USB ports, Express Card, DVI-D, Fire Wire, and PC cardslot. For the Aspire's multimedia aspects this laptop has an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 graphics card with 128 MB dedicated memory and the bundled Acer Arcade software. The software allows the capability for listening to music, looking at pictures, watching movies, and even watching and recording live TV on certain models. This series of Acer Aspire laptops have 64 bit dual core processors and an integrated video chip providing a better multimedia experience then its predecessors.