As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We’ve put this Aspire 5 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Aspire 5 adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this Aspire 5, Acer is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors AMD Ryzen 7 3700U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Aspire 5is a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. Here, Acer provides with this Aspire 5 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Aspire 5 for videos?
High quality, the engineers of Acer have chosen to make this Aspire 5 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
The laptop from .Acer is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.9 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Aspire 5 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end AMD Ryzen 7 3700U. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With AMD Radeon Vega 10, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Aspire 5 to use while travelling.
It Aspire 5 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Aspire 5. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Aspire 5 of 1.9 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The backlit keypad of this Aspire 5 is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Aspire 5 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Aspire 5 on holiday.
The Aspire 5- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this Aspire 5, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 512 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
On the connection side, the Aspire 5i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It Aspire 5 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Aspire 5- the right model to play with?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Aspire 5 is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The graphics AMD Radeon Vega 10 card and processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card AMD Radeon Vega 10 and the processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, it Aspire 5 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Aspire 5 the right choice for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Aspire 5 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In short, it Aspire 5 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
What about the Aspire 5 ?
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Aspire 5 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks