Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51) will sport the new Intel Core i7-8550U CPU (detailed specs + price)

Yesterday we shared information about the new Core i7-8550U CPU which gives us a lot of information about Intel’s upcoming eighth generation Coffee Lake processors. We ran a few benchmarks and even tested the CPUs real life performance. Without spoiling you the whole article too much, we can say that the now quad-core i7 ULV chip is almost as powerful as the  Intel Core i5-7300HQ.

Moving on to the point of this article, the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51) will be one of the first models to ship with the new Core i7-8550U and a chip from the new generation at all. The Aspire 5 will set you back $699 but it will provide you the earliest experience of the new generation. The Core i7-8550U is a quad-core chip with Hyper-Threading. It has a base frequency of 1.80 GHz and 8 MB of cache. It features the same iGPU as the previous generation – the HD Graphics 620. The Aspire 5 will not feature a dedicated GPU so you will have to rely on the integrated one.

Details and full specs of the new Acer Aspire 5:

Other than that, the Acer Aspire 5 has generic specs. You get a 15.6-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution. 8 GB of fast DDR4 RAM is set to your disposal as well as 1 TB of HDD storage space. The Aspire 5 is fairly portable with its 22mm (0.87″) profile and 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs) weight.

You also get all the necessary connectivity options and ports. In addition to the dual-band Wi-Fi ac, you get Gigabit Ethernet for fast Internet connection no matter the source. The ports include one USB Type-C, one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI and an SD card reader.

You can check Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51)’s availability over here:

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