• CPU: Intel Core i3-8145U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 128GB SSD
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • GeForce MX250 and an IPS display at a great price
  • Its display doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness (AUO B156HAN02.1)
  • Thin and light chassis

Cons

  • Plasticky body
  • Uneven tactile feedback and short key travel from the keyboard
  • Covers only 54% of sRGB (AUO B156HAN02.1)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-54) - Specs

CPU Performance #96
  • Intel Core i3-10110U 1809%
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ 5.7%
  • Intel Core i3-8145U
  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  • Intel Core i3-1005G1 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7500U 0.8%
GPU Performance #179
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Intel UHD Graphics G1 0.4%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.3%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 0.4%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.4%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN02.1
Color accuracy 4.4 -> 3.7
HDD/SSD
128GB PCIe NVMe SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
4GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 S
Battery
3220 mAh, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
363 x 251 x 17 mm (14.29" x 9.88" x 0.67")
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAN02.1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 290 cd/m2
sRGB 51%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1310:1
dE Color Checker 4.4 3.7
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

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Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

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Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

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Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-54) in-depth review

Acer's Aspire 5 series is bringing some sort of premium looks and feel to the lives of ordinary people, that don't want to spend a great deal of their budget for a laptop. In fact, it is not marketed as a business laptop, and by no means, the A515-54G is not a gaming device. However, the versions with "G" after the model number feature a graphics card - in our case the GeForce MX250. While it is totally up to you, to get the graphically enhanced model, we can't miss saying that the Aspire 5 [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i3-8145U

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2
quality
average
86 fps
39 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
61 fps
33 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
129 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
35 fps
30 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
117 fps
90 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
31 fps
20 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
67 fps
28 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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Hi,
Are you sure it has HDMI 2.0? There is no information about that in datasheet.