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Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onAspire 5…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Aspire 5 to surf the Internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the Aspire 5, Acer offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. It’s a shame because, when you get this Aspire 5 on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
The materials used for the screen, keyboard and touchpad still seem to be of good quality. After all Acer, has accustomed us to design quality products, just like this model, which will serve you for a long time to come.
As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7-10510U. 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. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Acer provides with this Aspire 5 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Aspire 5 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Aspire 5 the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Aspire 5 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Acer decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.8 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
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. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i7-10510U. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce MX250, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 4 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.
It Aspire 5 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Aspire 5 compatible with on the move use ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the Aspire 5. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Aspire 5 of 1.8 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this Aspire 5 do not generally have touch screens. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Aspire 5, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, Acer definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
All in all, this Aspire 5 is an interesting product for travel.
The Aspire 5 for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Aspire 5 can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Aspire 5 has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The autonomy of this Aspire 5 is of 5 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point Acer could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire 5 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
Aspire 5 the right choice to play online?
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Aspire 5, Acer has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Equipped with a graphics car NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. Playing abilities are increased. Acer has chosen some of the best components on the market to ensure smooth image flow and fast display.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this Aspire 5 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 14 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Aspire 5 is an excellent choice for video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 5 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
Aspire 5 for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisAspire 5 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Aspire 5 – in summary
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Aspire 5 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks