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Aspire 5 15
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 15
  • Good for general use
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the ASUS Zenbook 14
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

7.2
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.4
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
275.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.8/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 is good for general use, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 is only fair.

Software Development

7.2
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.4
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 is good for software development, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.7
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
275.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a better screen than the ASUS Zenbook 14 for software development, and content creation, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 has a better screen for general use, and engineering and design.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has 10 hours of battery life. The ASUS Zenbook 14 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
2.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has very good portability, while the Acer Aspire 5 15 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.5
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
7.4
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 5 15 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.1
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.0
3.6/10
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
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and ASUS Zenbook 14 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.4
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.3
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.7/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and ASUS Zenbook 14 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.2
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
6.8
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 5 15 to be good for content creation, while the ASUS Zenbook 14 is only fair.

Cost

$580
Aspire 5 15
Zenbook 14
$570
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The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a price of $580 and the ASUS Zenbook 14 costs $570.

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

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 5 15ASUS Zenbook 14
Acer Aspire 5 15ASUS Zenbook 14

GENERAL

Price
$580
$570
Release Date
June 1, 2023June 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''12.6'' x 8.3'' x 0.65''
Weight
3.53 lbs2.91 lbs
Width
14.3"12.56"
Depth
9.4"8.27"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7530UAMD Ryzen 5 5500U
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54
RAM Slots
00
Storage
512 GB256 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
50 WhUnknown

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
275 nits250 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.9/108.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/107.5/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
13
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 Zenbook 14

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Florian Glaser | August 2022
"Users who travel frequently and are looking for a portable laptop are in the right place with the Asus ZenBook 14. The sleek case is extremely light (1.2 kg) and surprisingly thin (1.5 cm). Outdoor use is also enjoyable thanks to the bright Full HD display, which is something that can rarely be said about laptops with TN or IPS panels. The excellent battery life complements this as well. Longer trips are no problem with the ZenBook 14. Another plus point is the high-performance Ryzen 7 5700U, which often leaves the Intel competition in the dust thanks to its large number of cores."

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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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