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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 3 14
  • Very good portability
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 15
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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Engineering and Design

6.1
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
7.0
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.7/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Acer Aspire 5 15 is good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.1
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
6.2
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
275.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 3 14 for content creation.

Battery

9.5 Hours
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
7.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has 9.5 hours of battery life. The Acer Aspire 5 15 has 7 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
3.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has very good portability, while the Acer Aspire 5 15 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$399
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
$633
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

The Acer Aspire 3 14 has a price of $399 and the Acer Aspire 5 15 costs $633.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.0
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
7.5
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
275.0 nits
9.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
8.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and Acer Aspire 3 14 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

5.9
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
6.3
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.7/10
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
7.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 5 15 to be only fair for gaming and AI, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is poor.

Content Creation

7.2
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
7.3
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and Acer Aspire 3 14 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.1
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
7.4
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and Acer Aspire 3 14 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 14
Aspire 5 15
6.5
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and Acer Aspire 3 14 both have only fair build quality.

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How the Acer Aspire 3 14 and the Acer Aspire 5 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 3 14Acer Aspire 5 15
Acer Aspire 3 14Acer Aspire 5 15

GENERAL

Price
$399
$633
Release Date
March 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 8.5'' x 0.74''14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.09 lbs3.97 lbs
Width
12.9"14.21"
Depth
8.5"9.4"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7520UIntel i7-1355U
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
00
Storage
512 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh50 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits275 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/106.5/10
Portability Score
8.4/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/107.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.3/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
12
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Sascha Mölck | November 2022
"The Acer Aspire 5 15 is a good value office laptop with reasonable battery life. The combination of slim exterior, relatively low weight (approx. 1.7 kg) and 8 hour real-life battery runtime makes the Acer Aspire a truly mobile laptop. The modest Tiger Lake processor supports this area and simultaneously ensures an affordable price point. The Aspire produces little noise and stays cool. The screen (FHD, IPS) might not win any prizes but is entirely appropriate for the price."

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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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