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Aspire 5 17
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Ultra 13
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 17
  • Good for general use
Advantages of the LG Ultra 13
  • Good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.2
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
6.9
17.3in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
266.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The LG Ultra 13 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 5 17 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
10.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 5 17 has 7 hours of battery life. The LG Ultra 13 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
Excellent
17.3in
SIZE
13.3in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
2.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The LG Ultra 13 has excellent portability, while the Acer Aspire 5 17 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.5
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
7.4
The LG Ultra 13 has good build quality, while the Acer Aspire 5 17 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.3
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
6.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
266.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Aspire 5 17 to be good for general use, while the LG Ultra 13 is only fair.

Gaming and AI

6.2
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
6.0
3.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
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 17 and LG Ultra 13 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.7
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
6.3
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.4/10
3.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Acer Aspire 5 17 and LG Ultra 13 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.2
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
7.1
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Acer Aspire 5 17 and LG Ultra 13 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.2
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
7.1
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Acer Aspire 5 17 and LG Ultra 13 are both good for software development.

Cost

$490
Aspire 5 17
Ultra 13
$499
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The Acer Aspire 5 17 has a price of $490 and the LG Ultra 13 costs $499.

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How the Acer Aspire 5 17 and the LG Ultra 13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 5 17LG Ultra 13
Acer Aspire 5 17LG Ultra 13

GENERAL

Price
$490
$499
Release Date
April 1, 2023January 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
15.8'' x 10.1'' x 0.71''12.1'' x 8.1'' x 0.6''
Weight
4.61 lbs2.16 lbs
Width
15.83"12.08"
Depth
10.1"8.14"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335UAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54
RAM Slots
00
Storage
512 GB256 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
50.3 Wh51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
266 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.3/109.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108/10

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
NoNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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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."

LG Ultra 13

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CNET

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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