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Aspire 5 15
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 15
  • Good for general use
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
Advantages of the LG Ultra 13
  • Good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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General Use

7.5
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
6.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
275.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.3/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 is good for general use, while the LG Ultra 13 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
6.4
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Aspire 5 15 is good for engineering and design, while the LG Ultra 13 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
6.9
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
275.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a better screen than the LG Ultra 13 for software development, and content creation, while the LG Ultra 13 has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
10.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has 7 hours of battery life. The LG Ultra 13 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
Excellent
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
3.9 lbs
WEIGHT
2.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The LG Ultra 13 has excellent 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
Ultra 13
7.4
The LG Ultra 13 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

6.4
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
6.1
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
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
8.0/10
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and LG Ultra 13 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.3
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
7.0
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Aspire 5 15 and LG Ultra 13 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.3
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
6.9
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 5 15 to be good for software development, while the LG Ultra 13 is only fair.

Cost

$510
Aspire 5 15
Ultra 13
$499
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The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a price of $510 and the LG Ultra 13 costs $499.

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How the Acer Aspire 5 15 and the LG Ultra 13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 5 15LG Ultra 13
Acer Aspire 5 15LG Ultra 13

GENERAL

Price
$510
$499
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''12.1'' x 8.1'' x 0.6''
Weight
3.97 lbs2.16 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335UAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
Graphics
Iris Xe Vega 6
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
50 Wh51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
275 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.8/109.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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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."

LG Ultra 13

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Joshua Goldman | April 2017
"The 13.3-inch LG Gram is a fine fit if you need to travel as light as possible for as long as possible without spending a fortune to do it. It might not be particularly sturdy or have an eye-catching design and its webcam is less than ideal, but with its sharp touch display, comfortable backlit keyboard, responsive touchpad and a fingerprint reader for extra security, the Gram makes a respectible everyday laptop for business or school work."

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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 LG

LG is a South Korean conglomerate company. While LG is mainly known for various products outside of technology, LG also develops laptops. Within the laptop industry, they are known for their thin-and-light Gram series, as well as their value-oriented Ultra series. LG laptops offer very thin and light laptops with phenomenal battery life, and are often on sale.

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