Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.2/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.7/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Aspire 5 15 is a good choice if you're looking for a laptop with a lower midrange price, offering decent value for everyday tasks like browsing, working with office applications, and media consumption. It has ample storage space and a solid main processor for general use. The battery life is average, suitable for short periods away from a power outlet. Its weight is moderate, making it somewhat portable, though there are lighter options available. The full-sized keyboard with a number pad and backlit keys enhances productivity in different lighting conditions. However, for more demanding tasks like 3D rendering, machine learning, or intensive gaming, it may not be the best fit due to its integrated GPU and performance limitations. The overall build is fair, but it may not be as premium or durable as higher-end models. If you need a laptop primarily for more robust activities like engineering applications or high-end gaming, you might want to consider other options with stronger dedicated graphics and processing capabilities. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Affordable price
  • Good performance
  • Decent display quality
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited port selection
  • Standard build quality

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
4.1
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
3.5
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a capable processor and integrated GPU that can support engineering and design software, though it may not be the most powerful for demanding tasks. The screen offers decent color and brightness, but professionals might find the color accuracy and contrast ratio lower than desired for precision work.
Build Quality:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
3.2
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has an integrated AMD GPU which is modest for gaming and 3D applications, and its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, not ideal for fast-paced gaming where higher rates are beneficial. Additionally, the screen's color accuracy is mediocre, as indicated by its low color space coverage percentages, affecting the visual experience in color-intensive tasks.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$580
Release Date
June 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.53 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
Graphics
Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
50 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
275 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.5/10
Portability Score
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7.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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