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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Acer Aspire 5 17 offers a larger screen and more storage, ideal for multitasking and media consumption, but it's heavier, less portable, and typically costs more. On the other hand, the ASUS Vivobook 14 is more affordable, with a smaller screen and less storage, but it's lighter, making it better suited for frequent travel. Both have similar processors and RAM, ensuring good general performance, but if portability and budget are priorities, go for the Vivobook. If screen real estate and storage take precedence, and the price isn't an issue, the Aspire 5 is the better option. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 17
  • Good for general use
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 14
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
6.3
17.3in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
266.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
The Acer Aspire 5 17 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 14 for software development, and content creation.

Portability

Good
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
Very Good
17.3in
SIZE
14.0in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook 14 has very good portability, while the Acer Aspire 5 17 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$490
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
$456
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The Acer Aspire 5 17 has a price of $490 and the ASUS Vivobook 14 costs $456.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.3
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
6.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
266.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
7.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 5 17 to be good for general use, while the ASUS Vivobook 14 is only fair.

Gaming and AI

6.3
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
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
7.5/10
The Acer Aspire 5 17 and ASUS Vivobook 14 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.8
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
6.4
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Aspire 5 17 and ASUS Vivobook 14 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.1
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
6.7
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
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 17 to be good for content creation, while the ASUS Vivobook 14 is only fair.

Software Development

7.0
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
6.6
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 5 17 to be good for software development, while the ASUS Vivobook 14 is only fair.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
7.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 5 17 has 7 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook 14 has 7 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

6.5
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 14
7.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Vivobook 14 to have good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 5 17 has only fair build quality.

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How the Acer Aspire 5 17 and the ASUS Vivobook 14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 5 17ASUS Vivobook 14
Acer Aspire 5 17ASUS Vivobook 14

GENERAL

Price
$490
$456
Release Date
April 1, 2023March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.8'' x 10.1'' x 0.71''12.8'' x 8.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
4.61 lbs3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335UIntel i5-1235U
Graphics
Iris Xe Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
50.3 Wh42 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
266 nits250 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107/10
Portability Score
7.3/108.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

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

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Marcus Schwarten | March 2021
"The Acer Aspire 5 17 laptop shows the expected strengths in the test. Besides the usual high build quality, the configuration convinces in most benchmarks and tests. The combination of CPU, GPU, and RAM is absolutely sufficient for the everyday office and browsing tasks of a laptop. It also renders the odd game passably if the requirements aren't too high. We liked the matte display in the test as well as the fairly manageable dimensions despite the screen size. It can also be used outdoors, even if it's certainly not a laptop designed for mobility."

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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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