Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop Review

Here we give the Acer Aspire 5 Slim laptop review because Every gamer tries to get a laptop that is high in specifications and less in price. If you are a gamer and looking for something special at a reasonable price tag then don’t worry. Acer launched a machine keeping in view all your requirements, with deep care about your budget.

Acer has launched the Acer Aspire 5 Slim laptop for gamers and multitasking workers. This device is high in specs with the latest and powerful processors and the latest GPU. Keeping in view all customer concerns and making improvements from the previous model, Aspire 5 is designed and modified with special care.

Acer Aspire 5 Slim laptop review

Keeping in view all your confusion GadgetsTour has made this review to update you about each and every aspect of this Acer Aspire 5 Slim laptop model. This review is a part of our best gaming laptops review series. Hopefully, it will be an informative review for our valued readers.

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop Review Design and Outer Look

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop Review

This elegant design Aspire 5 laptop is launched with a very thin size and lesser weight keeping it totally adaptable in every aspect. Its thickness is 0.7 inches and its weight is approximately 4.25 pounds.

This weight and thickness make it really feel lighter and acceptable for every type of user. It never feels heavy to take it with you during traveling or any fieldwork. With a dimension of 14.31 × 9.74 × 0.71 inches, Acer Aspire 5 gives a glossy look and elegant design.

Acer design this model with an aluminum top cover which gives strength to the product’s outer look and quality. When you open the aluminum covered lid, there will be a 15.6 inches larger IPS display screen. Very thin bezels on both the right and left sides.

The bottom hinge is a little wide with an Aspie logo in it. The lower portion is of silver color carrying a keyboard with black colored keys and a touchpad. The top lid is adjustable at different angles and you can open the lid up to 180 °. It means that you can lay down your Aspire 5 completely on the floor or table keeping the lid open.

If you turn the laptops bottom side up you will find speaker grills on both front lower ends. In the mid-lower side, an extra bracket is provided for additional hard drive installation with a warning note mentioned on it.

It quotes “If you open the chassis by yourself it will damage the warranty of this product” it means you have to consult Acer customer service representative for your hard up-gradation.

Cooling fan grills are placed at the bottom side just below the lid. 11 screw holes are present at the bottom of different locations for the opening of the chassis.

Display of Acer 5 Slim

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Acer 5 with a screen size of 15.6 inches and a screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels provides a Full HD display. Its IPS (In-Plane Display) display screen makes it viewable from all sides and it provides the same brighter and readable display from all angles. For comfortable use under sunlight in open places, Acer provides a “Comfy View” design to avoid glare.

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One thing quite noticeable is that its screen display in the outside atmosphere under direct sunlight is dim. As you go outside while using Acer Aspire 5, you will notice that its brightness feels less. But nothing to worry about that it’s not as dimmer as other devices. Its display and brightness is excellent in indoor. So this laptop can’t be ignored due to this little issue.

Specifications With AMD processor

Processor

is the most important thing in a laptop or computer and almost performance is totally based on the quality of the processor installed in a device. Gaming laptops require high performing, strong processor for a resistance-free gaming experience. Keeping in view this factor Acer launched Aspire 5 in 3 different variants with different processors. These are AMD Ryzen 3-3200U with 3.5 GHz speed, AMD Ryzen 5-3200U with 3.7GHz speed, and AMD Ryzen 7-3200U with 4.0 GHz speed. In a low price range, this laptop comes with a very strong mobile processor which gives you the ultimate gaming experience and allows you to do all types of creativity or multitasking works. You can choose any of the available variants as per your budget.

Graphic chipset

A graphic chipset is the second most important thing in a laptop, especially for a gaming laptop. Acer Aspire 5 is provided with Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics. Integrated chipset is provided and it’s AMD graphic coprocessor which provides ultimate gaming experience and powerful speed. It’s not an extraordinary chipset but very good in the low price range laptops.

For boosting speed and performance system RAM and internal storage hard drive play an important role. Aspire 5 comes with 4GB RAM in the AMD Ryzen 3-3200U variant and 8 GB DDR4 RAM in the other two variants. Internal storage also varies for all 3 variants as 128 GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage is provided for AMD Ryzen 3-3200U, AMD Ryzen 5-3200U, and AMD Ryzen 7-3200U respectively.  For good speed and better experience, this RAM size is reasonable depending on your usage and requirements. Internal storage hard disk according to price and variant is also enough for storing game data and files. If you want you can upgrade the internal storage hard drive as per your requirements and data storage needs.

Ports and Connectivity Options

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop Review

Acer Aspire 5 comes with the latest connectivity and port options which makes it a unique device in low price range laptops. On the left side of Aspire 5, you will find a Type-C USB 3.1 Generation 1 port, two ports of Type-A USB 3.0, an HDMI port, and a modified thin Gigabit Ethernet port. This Gigabit port is specially designed having inside springs that expand while connected.          On the right side of Aspire 5, you will find an audio jack (Combo) and a USB 2.0 Type-A port.

One thing missing in this model is the Card Reader slot. Aspire 5 is not provided with the Card Reader option and it’s not a good thing for data transfer from a memory card.

Aspire 5 is provided with the latest connectivity options having 2×2 MIMO technology 802.11ac WI-FI option and a 4.0 Bluetooth option for easy connectivity.

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Other Features

Aspie 5 is provided with a beautiful 10 key numeric keypad with backlit keys. Typing on this keypad provides you a good feeling due to its reasonable springy rebound and bump. Many high price laptops can’t even provide this type of comfortable keypad.

The touchpad is provided with a reasonable size and its sensors also perform excellently. Cursor speed and palm sensing speed is fast which allows you to do hassle-free quick tasks. On the top left side of the touchpad, fingerprint reader is provided. This option makes you capable to sign in to your windows or do any task without numeric or alphabetic passwords and this of course saves time and makes it easy.

Two stereo speakers with speaker grills placed at the bottom side of the laptop are a good quality speakers in this low price range. You can play sound with high volume and a little base. They will provide you good sound experience but never expect too much in this range.

Acer always provides a battery with good power backup. This model comes with 1 Lithium Polymer battery which can provide a power backup of up to 7.5 hours. It’s a good battery timing but always keep in mind that it may vary as per your use.

Aspire 5 Performance

As we have already discussed that this model is a low-price model so never expect too much high performance from this laptop but you rarely find these specs in this price range. All its specifications and features are excellent and they can perform all tasks with elegance. You can do all office working, home use, business use and normal to average gaming on this laptop without any hassle or disorder.

So this device is good option for you if you like a laptop with normal price range and good performance statistics.

Pros
  • Good device in low price range
  • Excellent quad core processor
  • Elegant design and light weight
  • Long battery power backup
  • Finger print reader option
  • Comes with dedicated numeric keys
Cons
  • Memory card reader slot is missing
  • Dim display under sunlight
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