Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, with 15.6″ FHD IPS & i5-10210U, A515-54-59W2 Review

Acer Aspire 5 Laptop, 15.6″ FHD, i5-10210U, A515-54-59W2 

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Silver Acer Aspire 5 (A515-54-59W2) is a slim laptop that comes with the high level specs and features like the tenth generation Intel i5-10210U processor, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, Windows 10 Home operating system, fingerprint reader supporting Windows Hello, backlit keyboard, and modern connectivity options including the WiFi 6 802.11ax.

The average customer rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1697 users for all the configurations of Acer Aspire 5. Your other options for CPU is the Intel i3-10110U and i5-8265U and i7-8265U processors with the Nvidia MX250 graphics card and different memory and storage sizes. The tenth generation ultra low voltage quad-core Intel i5-10210U processor (6MB smart cache) with hyper-threading (4 cores and 8 threads) has a base speed of 1.6GHz that goes up to 4.2GHz as needed by the very complex tasks.

8GB DDR4 SDRAM is average size by any means and ensures decent multitasking ability on a day-to-day computer use. 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD is again not big in size for local storage space but offers lots of speed that you’ll feel in all you do on the laptop. The average CPU mark rating is 6895 for the power efficient Intel i5-10210U CPU. And the typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is just 15 watts despite the advanced processing power on this machine and this will help with a longer battery life of up to 9.5 hours from its lithium ion battery.

15 6″ Full HD widescreen LED-backlit display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and IPS panel with the very large horizontal and vertical viewing angles. The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 is the same as the previous generations. You can get just the notebook or with backpack or mouse or projector. The sound quality is decent with the Acer Harmony through the two integrated stereo speakers. There are two microphones and the Purified Voice for when you want to speak to people live on the HD Webcam with the 1280 x 720 resolution.

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Acer Aspire 5 weighs 3.97 pounds with the dimensions of 14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches. There is no optical drive and you can hook one up easily through one of the USB ports or Bluetooth. Connectivity options include the WiFi 6 AX201 802.11ax dual band wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, RJ-45 connector for Gigabit Ethernet LAN, an HDMI output with HDCP support, 2 x USB 3.1 gen 1 ports (one of them with power-off charging), a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port and Media Card Reader.

It is not a gaming machine and with the UHD 620 graphics with a benchmark score of 1059 and a performance level between the dedicated GeForce 910M and 920M it shall be fine with casual games like the Team Fortress 2. It supports up to 20GB of memory, so you can add 12GB more on this specific model. There is also an SSD slot but these are not easily accessible by the user unless they take out the bottom case. Please note that this laptop has a traditional clamshell style, and is not a convertible 2-in-1 that can be used as a tablet. And the screen doesn’t have the touch functionality. For the lower price level it seems to be great value for the dollar overall.

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