Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Aspire 5 15 is offered at a lower midrange price and is equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS screen with full HD resolution. It does not support touchscreen functionality. Powered by an Intel i5 processor with integrated Iris Xe graphics, it provides a balance of performance suitable for general use and can handle some light 3D and engineering tasks. It has a solid battery life but may not be ideal for intensive gaming, although casual gaming should be acceptable. With 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM, it's capable of multitasking efficiently. The laptop is fairly portable at under 4 pounds and 0.7 inches thick and comes with a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and a good array of ports including USB-C and HDMI. Its build and speaker quality are fair, while the keyboard and webcam are rated good. Overall, the Acer Aspire 5 15 well suits everyday tasks and modest design work. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good portability and battery life
  • Performs well for general use
  • Full HD screen with backlit keyboard
  • Number pad and USB-C charging
  • Fingerprint reader for security
Cons
  • Not suited for advanced 3D or engineering tasks
  • Mediocre speaker and webcam quality
  • Average build and heat management
  • Limited color accuracy for professionals

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.2
The Acer Aspire 5 15 offers a capable Intel i5 processor alongside 16GB of RAM ensuring smooth performance for everyday tasks, while the IPS screen provides decent visual clarity and color accuracy, important for general use. It also strikes a balance between portability with its moderate weight and thickness, and sufficient battery life for typical usage, making it versatile for users who need to work on the go.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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:
4.1
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.
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.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The Acer Aspire 5 15's performance for gaming and 3D tasks is fair because it has an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which doesn't offer the same power as dedicated gaming graphics cards. Moreover, its screen has a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, which is standard for most displays but not ideal for fast-paced gaming where higher refresh rates can provide smoother visuals.
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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$500
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335U
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 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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7.8/10
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
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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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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