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Updated June 22, 2024·

For general use and better visual experience, the Acer Aspire Go 15 is the superior choice with its vibrant IPS display and improved color accuracy, which is great for everyday tasks and media consumption. It also offers better performance with its Intel i3 processor and double the RAM, ensuring smoother multitasking. However, if portability and silent operation are your priorities, the Acer Aspire 1's fanless design and lighter weight make it a convenient companion for on-the-go tasks, despite its more modest performance and TN display panel. The Aspire Go 15 is a bit pricier but justifies the cost with its overall better performance and display quality, suitable for more demanding applications, while the Aspire 1 is ideal for budget-conscious users who need a basic laptop for light work and browsing. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1
  • The Acer Aspire 1 has no clear advantages over the Acer Aspire Go 15.
Advantages of the Acer Aspire Go 15
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good speakers
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

5.8
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
6.8
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
200.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
284.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The Acer Aspire Go 15 is only fair for general use, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.5
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
6.4
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.9/10
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
4.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Aspire Go 15 is only fair for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Content Creation

5.9
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
7.1
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.9/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
4.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Aspire Go 15 is good for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 1 is poor.

Software Development

6.1
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
7.1
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.9/10
4.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Aspire Go 15 is good for software development, while the Acer Aspire 1 is only fair.

Screen Quality

5.2
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
7.3
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
200.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
284.0 nits
The Acer Aspire Go 15 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 1 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
9.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 1 has 6 hours of battery life. The Acer Aspire Go 15 has 9 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

5.5
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
7.4
The Acer Aspire Go 15 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 1 has poor build quality.

Cost

$215
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
$380
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The Acer Aspire 1 has a price of $215 and the Acer Aspire Go 15 costs $380.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

5.6
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
5.9
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Acer Aspire Go 15 and Acer Aspire 1 are both poor for gaming and AI.

Portability

Good
Aspire 1
Aspire Go 15
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
3.8 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Aspire Go 15 and Acer Aspire 1 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Acer Aspire 1 and the Acer Aspire Go 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 1Acer Aspire Go 15

GENERAL

Price
$215
$380
Release Date
October 1, 2022February 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.78''14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.74''
Weight
4.19 lbs3.86 lbs
Width
14.3"14.29"
Depth
9.4"9.44"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4500Intel i3-N305
RAM
4 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44
RAM Slots
00
Storage
128 GB128 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours9 Hours
Battery Capacity
36.7 Wh50 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
TNIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits284 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.6/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.5/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/108/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
5.4/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoN/A
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
01
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Joshua Goldman | May 2020
"There are no surprises and nothing's extraordinary here but this laptop's price. For those in need of an inexpensive Windows laptop for undemanding tasks, though, the Acer Aspire 1 offers just enough to get the basics done and a larger screen to do them on."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

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