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Acer Aspire 5 (15.6-Inch, 2017) Series

Acer Aspire 5 (15.6-Inch, 2017) Series
alaScore 93

612 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 612 reviews of Acer Aspire 5 (15.6-Inch, 2017) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback. Views about the energy efficiency and battery are different, while there are some negative opinions about the touchpad and sound.

performance, portability, design, usability, price

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 5 (15.6-Inch, 2017) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Aspire 5 review

 

The Acer Aspire 5 is a do-it-all laptop that won't bust your budget.

Solid processor performance ; Low price for a solid state drive ; Decent build quality for the money ; Plethora of ports

Screen is dim and seriously lacks in colors and contrast ; Battery life could be better ; Keyboard isn’t backlit

Build quality, lightweight gaming performance, and productivity chops are what separate the Acer Aspire 5 from some other budget laptop alternatives. The display sets it back, though, with a dimness and lack of contrast that makes using it far less...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Acer Aspire 5 review: a $549 laptop that doesn’t completely suck

 

It gets the job done.

Affordable ; Good port selection ; Great audio ; Comfortable backlit keyboard

Bad battery life ; Off-center touchpad ; Feels like a budget laptop ; Bloatware

The Acer Aspire 5 is a portable and affordable Windows laptop powered by Intel’s Core i5-1035G1. It’s a decent purchase for its low price, but you’ll get better performance and battery life if you can get your hands on an AMD model.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Nitro 5 (2018, AMD Ryzen)

 

If you think making an under-$1,000 gaming laptop is tough, try an under-$700 one: The AMD-based Acer Nitro 5 grabs the bottom rung of the 1080p gaming ladder and delivers decent value.

Low price. Satisfactory screen. SSD boot drive in a budget gaming laptop. Easy to add a second SSD or hard drive. Right on the edge of playable 1080p performance at high detail settings.

256GB SSD won't hold many games. Hard-to-read keyboard legends. Balky touchpad. Marginal battery life.

Bottom Line: If you think making an under-$1,000 gaming laptop is tough, try an under-$700 one: The AMD-based Acer Nitro 5 grabs the bottom rung of the 1080p gaming ladder and delivers decent value.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51-58HD)

 

Intel's Optane Memory perks up the 1TB hard drive of Acer's $500 Aspire 5 laptop, but a dim screen and tepid performance will keep it off budget buyers' short lists.

Intel Optane Memory boosts hard drive speed. 1080p resolution. Comfortable keyboard.

Dim, dark display. Scanty 4GB of system RAM. Lackluster battery life. No SSD, backlit keyboard, touch screen, or Windows Hello support.

Bottom Line: Intel's Optane Memory perks up the 1TB hard drive of Acer's $500 Aspire 5 laptop, but a dim screen and tepid performance will keep it off budget buyers' short lists.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost

 

While it's thicker and heavier than we'd like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers impressive quad-core performance for hundreds less than its ultraportable competitors.

Optane memory delivers impressive boost to HDD performance ; Solid quad-core performance given its budget price ; Springy, tactile keyboard

Dim display with poor viewing angles ; A little heavier and thicker than competing ultraportables ; No keyboard backlighting

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire 5

 

The Acer Aspire 5 is a 15.6-inch desktop-replacement laptop that gives you a lot for your $629, but tops it with something you should never settle for at this price: a 1,366-by-768 non-IPS screen.

Ample memory and storage including SSD. USB-C port. Great battery life.

Dismal display.

Are we being overly fussy, insisting that you should insist on a full HD and IPS display in this price range? Maybe, but we know that such a screen will make you a lot happier than having 12GB versus 8GB of RAM or a hard drive in addition to an SSD....

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 5 review: Intel's Ice Lake CPUs come to the budget Aspire line

 

The latest of Acer's budget-minded Aspire 5 laptops is here, now with Ice Lake on board.

Sleek-looking shell ; Solid single- and multi-core performance ; Impressive array of ports ; Wi-Fi 6 support

Mediocre battery life ; Weighs 3.75 pounds, and feels like it ; No memory card reader

The Acer Aspire 5 delivers a robust selection of ports for a budget laptop, with one notable exception.

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ review: Slim and inexpensive, but middling quad-core performance

 

If you're looking for an inexpensive quad-core laptop that's less than three-quarters of an inch thick, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ might fit the bill.

Inexpensive ; Plenty of mainstream productivity power ; Impressive battery life ; Fingerprint reader

Dim display ; No memory card reader ; So-so quad-core performance

Another benchmark that pushes a CPU to its limits, Cinebench measures how long it takes for a given system to render a 3D image in real time. It’s another multi-core torture test, and again, we should look for laptops with the most processor cores to...

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-30BQ review: A dual-core laptop that's slim, light, and priced to move

 

It won't win any speed records, but the slim Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-30BQ makes for a compelling bargain-priced laptop all the same.

Inexpensive ; Slim, relatively light design ; Solid dual-core performance ; Impressive battery life

Cramped solid-state drive ; Just 4GB of RAM ; No integrated memory card reader

The Core i3-powered version of the Acer Aspire 5 offers middling speed, and we wish it had more storage, but this still manages to find the sweet spot between size, power, and price. For $400, you get a slim and relatively light chassis, smooth...

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-43-R19L) review: A budget AMD Ryzen 3 workhorse with middling battery life

 

There's a lot to like about this inexpensive Ryzen 3-powered Acer Aspire 5, but its middling battery life is tough to overlook.

Bargain price tag ; Solid productivity performance ; Slim and relatively light design

Middling battery life ; Cramped solid-state drive ; No USB-C ports

You can’t expect much in the way of gaming performance from a laptop with an integrated graphics core, but we put the Aspire 5 and its integrated Radeon Vega 3 graphics to the test anyway.

Price comparison for Acer Aspire 5 (15.6-Inch, 2017) Series

  Store     Price
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS...
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor (Up to 3.5GHz); 4GB DDR4 Memory; 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD
$364.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-56VK, 15.6" Full HD IPS...
10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor (Up to 3.6GHz)| 8GB DDR4 Memory | 256GB NVMe SSD
$549.00 TO SHOP
2020 Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD 1080P Laptop...
15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED backlit IPS Display; AMD Radeon Vega 3 Mobile Graphics
$499.00 TO SHOP
2021 Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD Laptop Computer...
【Powerful Performance with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core】AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor (Up to 3.5GHz...
$599.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-73AP, 15.6" Full HD IPS...
Get high performance, responsiveness and long battery life with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor - up to...
$799.00 TO SHOP
2020 Newest Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS...
15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED backlit IPS Display; AMD Radeon Vega 3 Mobile Graphics...
$499.00 TO SHOP
Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-378V, 15.6" Full HD Display...
10th Generation Intel Core i3-1005G1 Processor (Up to 3.4GHz) | 4GB DDR4 On-Board Memory | 128GB NVMe SSD
$535.00 TO SHOP
Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD IPS 1080P Laptop...
【10th Gen Intel Quad Core i5-1035G1】Powerful 10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor runs from 1.0...
$639.00 TO SHOP
2020 Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD 1080P Laptop...
15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED backlit IPS Display; AMD Radeon Vega 3 Mobile Graphics
$499.00 TO SHOP
2021 Newest Acer Aspire 5 15.6" FHD 1080P Laptop...
【Powerful Performance with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core】AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor (Up to 3.5GHz...
$589.00 TO SHOP

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