• CPU: Intel Core i3-7100U
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Fairly good build quality
  • Decent keyboard
  • Generally good IPS display for the asking price
  • The display doesn't use PWM for regulating brightness above 22%
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Extra long battery life

Cons

  • Wobbly and stiff touchpad
  • No keyboard illumination
  • GPU gets a bit hot under heavy and extended workload

Acer Aspire 5 - Specs

CPU Performance #114
  • Intel Core i5-4310U 0.1%
  • Intel Core i5-3210M 0.1%
  • Intel Core i3-7100U
  • AMD FX-9800P
  • Intel Core i5-5200U 0.1%
GPU Performance #181
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R7 M260 (2GB DDR3, 64-bit) 0.2%
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R5 M430 (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo-L)
Display
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 slot See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
2-cell 4810 mAh
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
382 x 263 x 22 mm (15.04" x 10.35" x 0.87")
Weight
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo headphone/mic jack
Features
  • Web camera 720p
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN

Name 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)

 

Acer Aspire 5 in-depth review

Acer just released its new Aspire 5 and 7 lineup but the market responded shortly due to the great value these notebooks offer. And despite some obvious drawbacks, the 17-inch version of the Aspire 5 quickly became our favorite choice in the budget 17-inch segment thanks to its excellent price/performance ratio, ideal screen and fairly robust design. But for a little less, you can get the 15-inch Aspire 5 that we are reviewing here so we expect similar if not the exact same user experience. [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i3-7100U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 620

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