As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on Acer Aspire 5 to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Aspire 5 adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Aspire 5, Acer is well positioned in relation to other competing models.This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i7-10510U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. 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. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Aspire 5 the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Aspire 5 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. 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.
Acer has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1366×768, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. 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 1.9 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Aspire 5 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Intel Core i7-10510U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 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.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Aspire 5 to use while travelling.
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the Aspire 5. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Aspire 5 of 1.9 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
The keypad Aspire 5 is equipped with backlighting. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Thanks to its processor Aspire 5, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
All in all, this Aspire 5 is an interesting product for travel.
The Aspire 5 to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Aspire 5, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This model, Aceroffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
In terms of autonomy,the Acerkept it simple. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A result in the average of the competitors.
On the connection side, the Aspire 5i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Aspire 5, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Aspire 5- the right model to play with?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Aspire 5 is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
With its graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i7-10510U, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i7-10510U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it Aspire 5 has high quality Wi-Fi. 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 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Aspire 5 the right choice for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Aspire 5 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Aspire 5.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
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.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks