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Aspire 5 17
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Vivobook 16
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 17
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 16
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good overall build quality

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
6.4
17.3in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
266.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
295.0 nits
The ASUS Vivobook 16 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 5 17 for general use, engineering and design, and software development.

Cost

$490
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
$850
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The Acer Aspire 5 17 has a price of $490 and the ASUS Vivobook 16 costs $850.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.3
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
7.5
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
266.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
295.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
7.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Aspire 5 17 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.3
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
6.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Aspire 5 17 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.8
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
7.2
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Vivobook 16 to be good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 5 17 is only fair.

Content Creation

7.1
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
7.5
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Aspire 5 17 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.0
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
7.2
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Aspire 5 17 are both good for software development.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
6.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 5 17 has 7 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook 16 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
Good
17.3in
SIZE
16.0in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Acer Aspire 5 17 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.5
Aspire 5 17
Vivobook 16
7.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Vivobook 16 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 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 5 17ASUS Vivobook 16
Acer Aspire 5 17ASUS Vivobook 16

GENERAL

Price
$490
$850
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.8'' x 10.1'' x 0.71''14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.61 lbs4.14 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335UIntel i7-13700H
Graphics
Iris Xe Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
50.3 Wh42 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
266 nits295 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107/10
Portability Score
7.3/107.5/10
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
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

Shopping

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Acer Aspire 5 17

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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."

ASUS Vivobook 16

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, Yannick Khong | May 2023
"The ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) is a budget Windows laptop. It's available with various AMD Ryzen 5000 and 7000 U-series CPUs and integrated graphics. You can only get 8GB of RAM; however, there's an empty SO-DIMM slot if you want to upgrade it. It has an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 16:10 IPS display, a full-size keyboard with a Numpad, a 720p webcam, and Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity. Ports include three USB-As, one USB-C, an HDMI, and a headphone jack. The USB-C supports charging but no video output."

Get a great deal on the Acer Aspire 5 17 or the ASUS Vivobook 16

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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