Acer Aspire 5 is a mid-range laptop series that comes in 14-inch, 15.6 inch, and 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display and powered by either Intel processors (up to 11th Gen) or the latest AMD Ryzen CPU coupled with Intel UHD Graphics, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, AMD Radeon Graphics, or NVIDIA GeForce MX350 and up to 24GB RAM memory. It also comes with slimmer chassis, sleek design with a redesigned keyboard, and a couple of other interesting features that complement the laptop.
The Acer Aspire 5 also comes with a rich, crystal-clear audio experience, a responsive fingerprint reader for quick sign-ins. There is also a 720p HD IR webcam, a Wi-Fi 6 for wireless future-proofing and a long-lasting battery backed up by a safe fast-charging technology.
The Acer Aspire 5 comes in the A514, A515, and A517 series with 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch displays respectively.
Acer Aspire 5 Key Specifications
- 14-inch, 15.6 inch, 17.3-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) Display
- Touchscreen Option
- Windows 10 Pro
- Up to 11th-Gen Intel processors / AMD Ryzen CPU
- Intel UHD Graphics or NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU
- up to 24GB RAM
- Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD
- 720p HD IR webcam
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless / Bluetooth 5.0
- Up to 10 hours long-lasting Battery Life
Acer Aspire 5 is a thin laptop with slim, lightweight and stylish design. This compact laptop comes with an elegant yet durable all-metal chassis which measures a dimension of around 14.3 x 9.4 x 0.71 inches and weighs around 4.19 pounds for the 15.6-inch A515 models.
The 14-inch A514 models are more compact measuring around 12.9 x 8.8 x 0.71 inches and weighing around 3.7 pounds. The biggest in the series is the 17-inch A517 models that measures around 15.9 x 10.4 x 0.78 inches and weighs around 5.73 pounds.
The lid has a sleek finishing with polished Acer logo on the back and when opened there are thin bezels around the screen, although, the bottom bezel is slightly thicker than the sides and top bezel which host the 720p webcam.
There is also a thin, wide hinge with “Acer” perfectly inscribed on it, thus giving it a sophisticated look and feel.
At the base is a full backlit Chiclet-style keyboard which sits above the touchpad with curved rounded corners, thus, adding to the sleek feeling of the Aspire 5.
The smooth and functional touchpad comes with multi-touch gesture support. The pad accommodates the fingerprint sensor positioned at the top left hand side for quick and easy logins with Windows Hello. Also at the bottom panel, there is the speaker cutouts, as well as the ventilation grill.
Acer Aspire 5 has four USB pors: one USB 2.0 port and an HDMI 2.0 port and two SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps Type A ports. There is also a microSD card reader, an Ethernet port, a Kensington lock and jacks for a headset and power.
Acer Aspire 5 features a 14-inches, 15.6 inches, or 17.3-inches Full HD IPS display with a narrow border, thus, measuring 81.61% screen-to-body ratio. This display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which delivers sharper images with more details in immaculate natural colors.
This laptop also sports up to 65% sRGB, hence, offering vibrant colors, and brightness to make up for an excellent display for gamer, and other users. It also has up to 258 nits brightness, hence your screen can adjust to any brightness, be it you’re working outdoors or in direct sunlight.
The Acer Aspire 5 is available in various configurations, both with up to 11th and 10th generation Intel processors and the latest AMD Ryzen architecture.
The 11th Gen Intel core processor offers up to core i7 CPU, backed up by the Intel Iris Xe Graphics, hence, offering ultimate experiences in productivity, creativity, gaming, entertainment, and collaboration.
The base configuration is powered by an Intel Core i3-1115G4 chipset with 2 cores, and 4 threads. It clocks at up to 3 GHz. There is also models with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor clocking at 1.0 GHz – 3.6 GHz with Turbo Boost and has 6 MB cache with 4 cores.
In addition, the premium model has an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, a power-efficient quad-core SoC with 4 cores, 8 threads, and clocked at 1.8 GHz – 4.6 GHz using Turbo Boost. The Intel based CPU is paired with an Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
There is also a model equipped with the AMD Ryzen 3 3350U, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, and AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU which offers up to 4 cores, 6 cores, and 8 cores respectively and clocks at 2.3GHz and up to 4.0GHz Max boost. This processor is backed up by NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU.
Furthermore, Acer Aspire 5 features ultra-fast storage, with up to a 1 TB SSD accelerated with 24GB RAM. It also run on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) or the Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit operating system out-of-the-box
Acer Aspire 5 comes with a rechargeable 48Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery which, can last 8 hours on in light usage, minimal brightness, and other factors. This laptop also support fast charging technology, thus, requiring only 49 minutes to charge a near-flat battery.
This laptop also comes with two front-mounted speakers designed to offer immersive audio experience. It also equipped with Acer’s True Harmony Gen 2 which according to Acer offers a wider frequency range, lower distortion and headphone-like sound quality, thus, provides three different surround sound modes: music, movie and game. The laptop also has a dual array microphones.
For ultra fast connectivity, Acer Aspire 5 also comes with a dual band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) that improves the average network by up to 3 times and reduces latency by up to 75% compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). There is also the Bluetooth version 5.0 which takes wireless speeds to the next level, for super-smooth connections to the world.
Acer Aspire 5 Price and Availability
Acer Aspire 5 price starts at around $349.99, depending on the configuration of the laptop.
It is available on Acer official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
Acer Aspire 5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Acer Aspire 5 (A514, A515, and A517):
- OS: Window 10 Pro, Window 10 Home
- Processor: 11th-gen Intel processors up to core i7 / AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU
- GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU
- Memory: up to 24 GB SDRAM
- Colours: Silver, Gray
- Dimension: 14.3 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches (15.6-inch)
- Weight: 3.7 pounds
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch,15.6-inch, 17.3-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) Display
- Keyboard: Chiclet Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB PCIe SSD, up to 1TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: 720p camera
- USB Ports: 1 x Type-A USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 port(s), 2 x USB 2.0 ports.
- HDMI: Yes 1 port
- Thunderbolt Ports: –
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Touch Fingerprint Reader
- Dual Speakers with Microphone
- Acer’s True Harmony Gen 2
- Acer Cooling Intelligence
- Battery: 3 -Cell 48 Wh Battery
- Use Time: Up to 10 hours (Depends on Configuration).