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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer Aspire 5 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Aspire 5 to surf the Internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the Aspire 5, Acer offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s a shame because, when you get this Aspire 5 on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
Nevertheless, it remains a quality product with an easy to use trackpad. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is Acer paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i7-10510U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Is Aspire 5 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this Aspire 5 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The computer proposed by Aceris of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.8 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Aspire 5 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
With a processor type Intel Core i7-10510U, Acer offers a high performance solution. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With NVIDIA GeForce MX250, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Aspire 5 may not be suitable. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The Aspire 5- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this Aspire 5 from the point of view of nomadic use. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
It Aspire 5 weights 1.8 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this Aspire 5 do not generally have touch screens. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its Intel Core i7-10510U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Aspire 5 is an interesting product for travel.
The Aspire 5- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Aspire 5 may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Aspire 5 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Acer could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire 5 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
Aspire 5 for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this Aspire 5, Acer has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Equipped with a graphics car NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. Playing abilities are increased. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de Acer have designed an efficient cooling system.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this Aspire 5 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.8 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 5 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the Aspire 5 adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisAspire 5 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.8 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Acer chose the matt tile option for thisAspire 5 that does not reflect light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Aspire 5 in conclusion
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Aspire 5 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks