Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Fair6.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.9/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Aspire 5 15 is a budget-friendly laptop with an Intel i3 processor and Intel UHD graphics, designed for basic tasks like web browsing, office applications, and streaming media. With its 15.6-inch IPS display, you'll get a decent screen size for productivity and entertainment, but it lacks touch capabilities. The device is relatively thin and light, making it fairly portable, but remember that higher performance or gaming may require a more powerful device. It includes a number of useful ports, including USB-C, though it doesn't support Thunderbolt or USB4. It comes with Windows 11, a backlit keyboard, and additional slots for RAM and storage upgrades. If your needs are more demanding, such as for 3D modeling, machine learning, or engineering software, you may want to consider a laptop with a stronger CPU and GPU. The Aspire 5 is suitable for general use cases and those who need a number pad included. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good keyboard quality
  • Comes with Windows 11 Home
  • Has backlit keyboard
  • Good general performance
  • Fair screen for general use
Cons
  • Poor 3D and machine learning performance
  • Fair build and speaker quality
  • Poor engineering performance
  • Only fair screen for fast motion

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.
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.
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.
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.
Software Development:
3.4
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.
General Use:
3.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
3.3
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.2
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has an integrated Intel UHD Xe G4 graphics card that may handle basic gaming but struggles with demanding 3D games, and the standard 60Hz screen refresh rate isn't ideal for the fast-paced visuals often needed in gaming.
Engineering & Design:
3.0
The Acer Aspire 5 15's performance is moderate for engineering and design use due to its basic Intel i3 processor and integrated Intel UHD graphics, which are sufficient for basic tasks but not ideal for demanding software often used in these fields.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$380
Release Date
November 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.88 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i3-1115G4
Graphics
UHD Xe G4
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
Unknown

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
234 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
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
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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