• CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Decent input devices
  • An IPS display without aggressive PWM brightness adjustment (BOE NV156FHM-N48)
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Light and compact 15-inch device

Cons

  • Wobbly keyboard plastic
  • No keyboard illumination
  • Lags behind the competition in thermal management
  • A huge downgrade in battery life, compared to its predecessor

Acer Aspire (A515-52G) - Specs

CPU Performance #44
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 1.3%
  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-4700MQ 0.8%
GPU Performance #69
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560 (4GB GDDR5) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (4GB GDDR5, GM107) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (4GB GDDR5) 0.1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
BOE NV156FHM-N48
Color accuracy 4.2 -> 3.9
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10
Battery
48Wh
Dimensions
363 x 248 x 18 mm (14.29" x 9.76" x 0.71")
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name BOE NV156FHM-N48
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 287 cd/m2
sRGB 51%%
PWM frequency 21000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1220:1
dE Color Checker 4.2 3.9
PWM Rating 5.1: (undesirable)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8265U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2
quality
average
94 fps
77 fps
54 fps
44 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
117 fps
96 fps
74 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
82 fps
33 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
50 fps
44 fps
40 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
39 fps
29 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
31 fps
29 fps
22 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
104 fps
98 fps
66 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
90 fps
26 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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