Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-37JF
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-37JF
Source: Tom's Guide
When shopping for a budget-friendly Windows 11 laptop, the goal is less to find a device that truly excels in any specific category—since that’s unlikely at a sub-$500 price point—but rather to choose a notebook that gets the job done without any glaring deficiencies. The Acer Aspire 5 mostly matches that description. It’s not the sleekest or most stylish laptop on the market, nor will the entry-level model’s Intel Core i3 processor blow anyone away with power. But after testing the A514-54-35LK model extensively, I found the Acer Aspire 5 to be a solid device at a compelling price—with just a couple of annoyances onboard. It's nearly one of the best laptops under $500 you can buy, but a few key weaknesses keep it from greatness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Ultrabook Review
The Aspire 5 series proves to be a competitive option in its budget-oriented segment, but it must be judged for what it is, as an affordable laptop built on Tiger Lake hardware, snappy with daily use and capable of occasional gaming, as long as you're going with one of the Iris Xe configurations. The hardware is paired with a fair chassis, IO, typing experience, screen-quality, and battery life for its price segment, but the laptop is definitely not without its quirks, as you'll find out from the detailed review down below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; great built quality; high performance; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2021
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; beautiful design; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2021
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; tough device; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/27/2020
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: High performance; compact size; light weight; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: No backlit keys; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2020
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 48 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i3-1115G4: Tiger Lake based dual-core processor for thin and light laptops. The two CPU cores are clocked at 3 GHz - 4.1 GHz and the integrated UHD Graphics Xe GPU can run at up to 1.25 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
76.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.