• CPU: Intel Core i3-8130U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Decent build with small exceptions
  • Best in class display - bright, vibrant and with wide sRGB coverage
  • No PWM at any brightness level
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Impressive battery runtimes for a budget 17-inch laptop

Cons

  • Wobbly touchpad
  • No keyboard LED illumination
  • Just a few flexible areas - the lid and interior

Acer Aspire 5 - Specs

CPU Performance #112
  • Intel Core i5-6200U 2.4%
  • Intel Core i7-7500U 1%
  • Intel Core i3-8130U
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 0.2%
GPU Performance #143
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB GDDR5) 0.7%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 0.4%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
Display
17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot (2280)
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Plastic exterior, aluminum interior)
Dimensions
423 x 290 x 28 mm (16.65" x 11.42" x 1.10")
Weight
2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Audio jack
Features
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Microphone
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN

Name 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 106.11 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1600 x 900
Becomes "Retina" from 33 inches (83 cm)

 

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i3-8130U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)

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