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Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z


Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z (Aspire 5 A515 Series)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6 x 2.1 - 4 GHz, Lucienne-U (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, DDR4
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.95 x 363.4 x 250.5 ( = 0.71 x 14.31 x 9.86 in)
48 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 99%, features: - %, display: 99% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z

60% Acer Aspire 5 (2022, A515-45-R74Z) Review
Source: PC Mag English
It's not a fool's errand to find a reasonably capable 15.6-inch Windows laptop with a street price under $500, but the AMD-based Aspire 5 brings no pleasant surprises except perhaps its wide array of ports. Its performance, keyboard, and especially its screen are all underwhelming for all but the most basic tasks, outdone by contemporaries that don't cost too much more. If your budget simply won't stretch to a better-equipped model, like the Core i5 unit we tested recently, you might want to consider a Chromebook instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% A515-45-R74Z is [NOT] Low-End
Source: PCR English
Overall, for under 500 bucks (when this review was published), this laptop is capable to run like a $900 laptop with almost similar specs. We highly recommend this A515-45-R74Z Acer Aspire 5 Ryzen 5 5500U model, especially when the chipset supply is pretty low like now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 99% display: 99%
76% Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z Review
Source: PC Verge English
The latest Acer Aspire 5 laptop isn’t a game-changer, but it gets the job done well (with reason). Its design is all too familiar and its Ryzen 5 processor, though new in the market, won’t blow you away with its performance. But the Acer Aspire 5 price is a boon for most budget buyers looking for Full HD screen, and it serves up a solid design and has enough power to get the job done. Anything from writing up a report, video chatting with family or Netflix binge, it won’t disappoint at all. However, if you’re looking for more power, longer battery life and a better screen, the LG Gram 17Z90P is a great choice, with a WQXGA (2560×1600) screen, over 17 hours battery life, an intel evo 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD and includes Thunderbolt 4. You’ll pay slightly more for the sleek design and added power, but it’s worth every dollar you spend. That said, if all you need is a laptop that can handle remote or in-person learning and work, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z is a good choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 76%


AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1,600 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

R5 5500U: A hexa-core APU designed for use in ultra-thin, upper mid-range laptops. The Ryzen features six Zen 2 CPU cores running at 2.1 GHz to 4.0 GHz alongside the Vega 7 graphics adapter (448 unified shaders running at up to 1,800 MHz). One could be forgiven for thinking Ryzen 5 5500U is a renamed Ryzen 5 4500U - which is not the case. Ryzen 5 5500U is most similar to Ryzen 5 4600U, the most noteworthy difference between the two being the faster iGPU model of the former.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.

75.33%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-06-12 (Update: 2022-06-12)