Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56 / A515-56G / A515-56S / A515-56T) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 20GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Pro, Linux, No OS
Dimensions
363.4 x 238.5 x 17.9 mm (14.31" x 9.39" x 0.70")
Weight
1.65 kg (3.6 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56 / A515-56G / A515-56S / A515-56T) configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

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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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56 / A515-56G / A515-56S / A515-56T) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$411.99
price
511.00
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56 / A515-56G / A515-56S / A515-56T) series.

 

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56 / A515-56G / A515-56S / A515-56T) in-depth review

Today, we are seeing perhaps one of the biggest changes in the Aspire series in years. Not only are we expecting an improved performance, but a significant overhaul of the visuals, including the lifted backside, which more and more manufacturers are fitting their devices with. Nevertheless, the Aspire 5 (A515-56G), comes equipped with Intel's Tiger Lake processors. We are eager to see whether the cooling will be good enough to enable the full 28W TDP, or if Acer has settled for the 15W one, [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Thin and light design with decent upgradeability
  • Tige Lake processors combined with decent low-voltage GPU solutions
  • Good battery life
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)

Cons

  • Not very good build quality
  • Its keyboard is a bit finicky
  • Poor color coverage (LG LP156WFC-SPD5)
  • Underwhelming cooling solution

Inside Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
47
fps
37
fps
25
fps
 
-10%
42
fps
33
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
65
fps
56
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
110
fps
45
fps
23
fps
12
fps
-65%
48
fps
19
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-3%
527
fps
43
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
158
fps
128
fps
105
fps
 
-40%
117
fps
79
fps
39
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
38
fps
29
fps
24
fps
26
fps
-25%
37
fps
28
fps
23
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
308
fps
77
fps
37
fps
 
-44%
174
fps
41
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
219
fps
195
fps
176
fps
 
-6%
231
fps
183
fps
142
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
53
fps
30
fps
18
fps
12
fps
-29%
36
fps
25
fps
19
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
135
fps
93
fps
74
fps
61
fps
-35%
94
fps
63
fps
45
fps
34
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
42
fps
34
fps
25
fps
18
fps
-33%
33
fps
25
fps
22
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
101
fps
61
fps
40
fps
 
-50%
46
fps
34
fps
22
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
51
fps
38
fps
36
fps
27
fps
-65%
30
fps
23
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
65
fps
39
fps
 
 
-13%
53
fps
37
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
41
fps
35
fps
29
fps
20
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
129
fps
70
fps
 
 
-26%
103
fps
44
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
228
fps
237
fps
49
fps
 
-20%
182
fps
170
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
226
fps
90
fps
 
 
-56%
97
fps
43
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
109
fps
64
fps
 
 
-36%
71
fps
40
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
117
fps
105
fps
 
 
-24%
119
fps
49
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
33
fps
27
fps
24
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
57
fps
24
fps
14
fps
 
-9%
32
fps
28
fps
26
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
83
fps
56
fps
42
fps
36
fps
-26%
54
fps
38
fps
37
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
57
fps
37
fps
16
fps
-
-45%
36
fps
25
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
96
fps
86
fps
76
fps
 
-45%
53
fps
47
fps
41
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
78
fps
51
fps
42
fps
40
fps
-57%
41
fps
27
fps
23
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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