Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

Acer Aspire 5 15

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.2/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.9/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Acer Aspire 5 15 is a budget-friendly laptop that is suitable for general use. It offers a solid 15.6-inch IPS display with a standard resolution ideal for everyday tasks and media consumption. Equipped with an 8th Gen Intel i5 processor and integrated Iris Xe graphics, it’ll handle daily work and light multimedia editing, but it may struggle with intensive 3D rendering, machine learning, or heavy engineering software. It’s relatively thin and lightweight for a 15-inch laptop, enhancing portability. Its keyboard is backlit and it includes a number pad, a plus for productivity. For connectivity, it has a variety of ports including USB-C, but it lacks higher-speed Thunderbolt options. The Aspire 5 offers modest battery life, which may necessitate carrying a charger for longer days. It’s a sound choice for users seeking an affordable laptop for general purposes, light multitasking, and media playback, but it’s not tailored for high-end gaming or rigorous professional applications. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Affordable with solid CPU
  • Decent general use performance
  • Good port selection
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Windows 11 Home installed
Cons
  • Average screen color coverage
  • Limited 3D and engineering performance
  • Average battery life
  • No touch screen

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.
General Use:
4.1
The Acer Aspire 5 15 is generally good for everyday tasks due to its adequate processor, sufficient RAM, and a display with decent quality. However, its portability is less favorable with a moderate weight, and its battery life is good but not exceptional, which may limit extended use away from power sources.
Content Creation:
4.1
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.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Software Development:
4.0
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
3.6
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.2
The Acer Aspire 5 15 has a fair performance for gaming and 3D tasks primarily because it is equipped with an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which can handle less demanding games and 3D applications but may struggle with high-end gaming or professional 3D work. Additionally, its screen has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz which is adequate for casual gaming but not optimized for the smoother visuals that more serious gamers often seek.
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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$490
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.88 lbs
Width
14.29"
Depth
9.36"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1235U
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
1
Storage
512 GB

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
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10

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
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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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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