A laptop for gamers: Aspire 5 – Ryzen 3 3200U from Acer.

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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.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Aspire 5 enough for internet use?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is in this spirit that Acer has developed this Aspire 5.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Ryzen 3 3200U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point about the autonomy. the Aspire 5 can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. 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.

The Aspire 5- the right model for streaming and videos ?

This Aspire 5 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Acer has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. 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, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Aspire 5 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Ryzen 3 3200U is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 3, 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.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
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. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. 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 ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Aspire 5 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Aspire 5 weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
The keypad Aspire 5 is equipped with backlighting. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
At the same time, the laptop processor Ryzen 3 3200U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 5 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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.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.
With this model, Acer definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Aspire 5 is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
Acer provides 3connectors on this model. It’s one of the average laptops.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Aspire 5 on holiday.

The Aspire 5 to make audio or video editing. 

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Aspire 5 can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Ryzen 3 3200U does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Aspire 5 has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The autonomy of this Aspire 5 is of 5 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Acer could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Aspire 5has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
A quality product, designed by Acer with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.

Aspire 5 the right choice to play online?

Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this Aspire 5, Acer has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Acer like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Aspire 5 is an excellent choice for video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. 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. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisAspire 5 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. 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.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Aspire 5.
About storage, this model has average space . About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the Aspire 5 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.

The Aspire 5 – in summary

Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Aspire 5 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– playing video games
– office tasks