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Aspire 5 15
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Vivobook 15
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 15
  • Very good battery life
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 15
  • Good overall display quality
  • Good overall build quality

Key differences

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Engineering and Design

6.4
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
6.9
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
12.0 GB
The ASUS Vivobook 15 and Acer Aspire 5 15 are both only fair for engineering and design, though the ASUS Vivobook 15 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
7.8
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
275.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
388.0 nits
The ASUS Vivobook 15 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 5 15 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
6.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has 10 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook 15 has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$580
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
$765
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The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a price of $580 and the ASUS Vivobook 15 costs $765.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.2
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
7.0
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
275.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
388.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook 15 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
6.1
3.6/10
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
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook 15 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.2
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
7.2
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
12.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
The ASUS Vivobook 15 and Acer Aspire 5 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.2
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
7.0
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
8.0 GB
RAM
12.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook 15 are both good for software development.

Portability

Good
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and ASUS Vivobook 15 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.5
Aspire 5 15
Vivobook 15
7.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Vivobook 15 to have good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 5 15 has only fair build quality.

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How the Acer Aspire 5 15 and the ASUS Vivobook 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 5 15ASUS Vivobook 15
Acer Aspire 5 15ASUS Vivobook 15

GENERAL

Price
$580
$765
Release Date
June 1, 2023August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.53 lbs3.97 lbs
Width
14.3"14.13"
Depth
9.4"9.25"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7530UIntel i5-1135G7
RAM
8 GB12 GB
DDR Memory Version
54
RAM Slots
01
Storage
512 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
50 Wh42 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSOLED
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
275 nits388 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107/10
Portability Score
7.9/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/107.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Acer Aspire 5 15

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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."

ASUS Vivobook 15

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Sascha Mölck, | April 2022
"The Asus VivoBook 15 is a quiet office notebook with a strong screen. However, the VivoBook 15 still has room for improvement. Office and internet applications as well as simple games do not pose any major challenges for the VivoBook - this is ensured by the built-in combination of Ryzen 7 5700U APU and 16 GB of RAM. Heat and noise emissions are acceptable. But, the laptop has weaknesses that should not be present at this level: lack of keyboard lighting, a slow memory card reader, no fast USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Thunderbolt 4) with Power Delivery and DisplayPort. Battery runtimes can only be described as average."

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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.

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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