Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Aspire 5 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.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.Here you have an almost perfect product.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. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7-10510U. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This Aspire 5 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. With this laptop Aspire 5 it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. 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 the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Aspire 5 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. 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. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1366×768, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.9 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Aspire 5. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i7-10510U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, 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.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Aspire 5 to use while travelling.
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this Aspire 5 from the point of view of nomadic use. 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.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
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, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
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, it is well designed with quality materials.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor Aspire 5, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Acer, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
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 induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.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.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Aspire 5 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
Aspire 5 the right choice 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. With these components, Acer puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
This model, Aceroffers an effective product without being too expensive.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. 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. 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. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
For the autonomy part, Acer proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
On the connection side, the Aspire 5i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Aspire 5 is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
Aspire 5 for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Acer in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Acer has also chosen a processor Intel Core i7-10510U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel HD Graphics 620, for a good result. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics 620 and the processor Intel Core i7-10510U are raised to a very good level.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Acer has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 512 Gb of Aspire 5 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Is the Aspire 5 adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisAspire 5 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with 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 1.9 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This Aspire 5 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Aspire 5.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it Aspire 5 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
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. It performs well in almost everything, the Aspire 5 remains reasonable in terms of price.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks