Acer Aspire 5 A514-55
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5 A514-55
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The Acer Aspire 5 (A514-55) is a good budget daily driver and you can use it as an office device too. The build quality is solid for the class – the lid is aluminum and the overall sturdiness is on point. The only downside here is that you can’t open the lid with a single hand. However, the unit has a lever hinge that lifts the back of the laptop and this positively affects the cooling capabilities of this machine. The upgradability isn’t bad at all for this kind of price tag. You get up to 8GB of soldered RAM but there is a SODIMM for dual-channel mode so the maximum possible amount of RAM is 24GB of DDR4-3200 MHz memory. Storage-wise, you can rely on a single M.2 Gen 4 slot and there is even a SATA slot. So you can install a big (and relatively cheap) HDD or regular SATA SSD. The I/O includes four USB ports and one of them is a Thunderbolt 4 connector – alright, we like it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2023
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i3-1215U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 8 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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