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Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 review: A laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 power but...

The lack of storage can be remedied. For about 600 Euros (~$687), the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 offers a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor. However, the rest of the configuration, including an AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and 8 GB of RAM, thwart the plans of the elegant, quiet, and cool laptop in terms of many benchmarks, as our test shows.

The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 (NX.A82EV.00H) is a high-quality-looking laptop with a recommended retail price of around 600 Euros (~$687), but at this price it doesn't include a preinstalled operating system. However, you can easily get and install this. The device is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor, which offers a clock speed of up to 4.3 GHz and includes the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) onboard graphics. This is accompanied by a meager 8 GB of RAM and a 512-GB SSD.

Alternatively, Acer also offers the Aspire 5 A515-45 in various other configurations, for example having weaker CPUs (AMD Ryzen 3 5300U or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U) or more working memory (16 GB) and additional storage configurations (256 GB and 1 TB).

In our test, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 in the NX.A82EV.00H configuration has to compete also against its 200-Euro (~$229) more expensive sibling, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A with an Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7 CPU model with Iris Xe G7 80EUs and twice as much RAM. Which version brings more power for the money? Other competitors in the test include the Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA and the HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr with the same CPU/iGPU combination.

NX.A82EV.00H (Aspire 5 A515 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 8 x 1.8 - 4.3 GHz, 27 W PL2 / Short Burst, 16 W PL1 / Sustained, Lucienne U (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) - 512 MB, Memory: 1200 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 SDRAM single-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, CEC PANDA LM156LF-CL13, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD, 512 GB 
, 410 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/Van Gogh/Cezanne/Rembrandt/Raphael - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, LAN
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 363.4 x 250.5 ( = 0.71 x 14.31 x 9.86 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Linux
Camera
Webcam: 1
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 45 Watt power supply, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.724 kg ( = 60.81 oz / 3.8 pounds), Power Supply: 273 g ( = 9.63 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
629 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
02/2022
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
1.7 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
81.4 %
02/2021
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
78.4 %
11/2019
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.8 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.1 %
07/2021
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
1.8 kg16.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.8 %
11/2021
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.7 kg19.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.4 %
05/2021
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
1.9 kg18.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
76.9 %
09/2021
HP 14s-fq1357ng
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case: An elegant laptop with a solid heft

The silver-colored case shows good workmanship and is made of a material mix of aluminum and high-quality plastic. Despite its relatively low price, it offers an elegant and haptically satisfying impression. The design varies slightly from the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A with the Intel CPU.

Thanks to the base having sufficient weight and its suitable hinges, the lid can be opened with a single hand. The display only wobbles briefly after the device is shaken.

The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 brings a good 1.7 kg (~3.7 lb) to the scale, which is completely okay for a 15.6-inch laptop. With this, it is one of the lightest laptops among the similarly-sized comparison devices. The power supply adds another 300 g (~0.7 lb), resulting in a total of about 2 kg (~4.4 lb) to take on the road.

With its 18-mm (~0.7 in) thickness, the test device is in the middle of our test field, and the same is the case for the width measurement. Only in terms of the depth, we see that all the other selected 15.6-inch comparison devices turn out 1 or 2 cm shorter (~0.4 - 0.8 in). However, for most buyers this probably won't be much of a deciding factor.

Size Comparison

364 mm / 14.3 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 250.5 mm / 9.86 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.7 kg3.8 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 239 mm / 9.41 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 236.5 mm / 9.31 inch 19.4 mm / 0.764 inch 1.7 kg3.81 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.9 kg4.1 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 233.8 mm / 9.2 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs

Equipment: LAN and HDMI but no Thunderbolt

While the amount of connections is anything but ample, it is probably sufficient for most users. An external monitor can only be connected via HDMI, and there is only a single USB-C connection (USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C) on the left side. We would have liked a bit more here, but at least the port remains usable, since the device is charged via a separate power connection.

The connection package is rounded by three USB-A ports, although only two of those support the faster USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard and one, only the USB 2.0 standard. In addition to WLAN, the Gigabit LAN connection is a practical feature. As in the predecessors, Acer continues to forgo any kind of storage card reader in the Aspire 5 A515.

Left: power port, 1x Gigabit LAN, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
Left: power port, 1x Gigabit LAN, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
Right: combined audio port, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, Kensington Lock
Right: combined audio port, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, Kensington Lock

Communication

While the Intel model of the Acer Aspire 5 includes the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module, our test unit with AMD CPU uses the almost identical Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 without CRF module. This also offers a really good performance, which is significantly above average. It even places first in the download test and gets third place among the comparison field in the upload test. So without a doubt, fast WLAN connectivity with 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 technology is a given.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1330min - 1712max) MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1359 (703min - 1463max) MBit/s ∼96% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1278 (677min - 1303max) MBit/s ∼90%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1138 (844min - 1286max) MBit/s ∼80% -11%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=127)
1104 MBit/s ∼78% -14%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1051 (828min - 1197max) MBit/s ∼74% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (277 - 1497, n=74, last 2 years)
1050 MBit/s ∼74% -18%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
588 (564min - 603max) MBit/s ∼41% -54%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
287 (152min - 308max) MBit/s ∼20% -78%
iperf3 receive AX12
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1684 (1604min - 1725max) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1478 (1347min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1328 (778min - 1391max) MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1276 (1239min - 1312max) MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1684, n=128)
1191 MBit/s ∼71% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (137 - 1684, n=74, last 2 years)
1148 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1115 (1034min - 1184max) MBit/s ∼66% -34%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
309 (278min - 319max) MBit/s ∼18% -82%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
296 (271min - 305max) MBit/s ∼18% -82%
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Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1684 (1604-1725)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1328 (778-1391)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1276 (1239-1312)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1256 (677-1303)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1422 (1330-1712)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1139 (844-1286)

Webcam

As in many other laptops, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 also uses only a webcam with a resolution of 0.9 MP / 720p, which is placed at the center of the top display edge. The image quality is mediocre, and with a Delta-E of 16, colors are reproduced badly and too bright.

ColorChecker
15.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
19 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
21 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
19 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1: 16.32 ∆E min: 2.75 - max: 23.24 ∆E
ColorChecker
14.7 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A: 13.99 ∆E min: 3.31 - max: 23.36 ∆E

Security

Besides a Kensington Lock connection and a fingerprint sensor in the touchpad, there is no other security equipment.

Accessories

In addition to a 45-Watt power supply, Acer also includes an HDD upgrade kit. Using this insertion frame with its connection cables, you can insert a 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD to expand the available storage space. The manufacturer also sells various other accessories on its website.

Maintenance

After removing 11 small Philips screws and the case bottom, you get access to the insides, where you can not only clean the fans easily, but also insert a RAM module (up to 16 GB) or an additional storage medium using the insertion frame we already mentioned.

The fan
The fan
Space for an additional SSD/HDD
Space for an additional SSD/HDD
SSD used (replaceable)
SSD used (replaceable)
Slot for an additional RAM upgrade
Slot for an additional RAM upgrade

Warranty

Acer offers buyers in Germany the usual 24-month warranty to laptops of the Aspire series. Optionally, you can also purchase three years of mail-in warranty.

Input Devices: A laptop with a number pad and fingerprint sensor

The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 is equipped with a keyboard that includes a number pad and a touchpad that is positioned to the side and almost right below the space key.

Keyboard

Aside from 2-cm (~0.8 in) edges on the left and right side, the keyboard takes the whole width of the device. At 17 x 15 mm (~0.7 x 0.6 in), the keys have a sufficient size, allowing for a fairly comfortable and speedy typing experience to be established quickly. The noise development is moderate.

To the right of the regular keyboard, Acer also squeezes in a number pad. At a width of 13 mm (~0.5 in), the keys of the number pad turn out significantly smaller.

The background illumination is distributed evenly across the whole keyboard and can be turned on or off via the F8 function key. There is no dimming. In addition, there are more of the usual special functions on the F1 to F12 keys, such as those for adjusting the brightness and turning off the display.

Keyboard illumination in the dark
Keyboard illumination in the dark

Touchpad

The touchpad measures about 10.5 x 8 cm (~4.1 x 3.1 in). Together with its comfortable haptics, this size is sufficient to ensure smooth operation. At the bottom of the touchpad are the two "mouse keys" that are not separated haptically and produce a clicking noise that is not particularly loud.

In the top left corner is the fingerprint reader. While it is noticeable when traversing it with your finger, the movement of the mouse cursor is not interrupted. However, this position is still not ideal for unlocking the laptop with your thumb.

Display: Unfortunately not particularly bright

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
IPS glow and slight clouding (amplified image)
IPS glow and slight clouding (amplified image)

The 15.6-inch display of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). This is an IPS panel that offers stable viewing angles as usual and can therefore be read even from very steep viewing angles. While the purely subjective impression during the test of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 is okay, the measurements show a few weak areas.

Among other things, the brightness is not particularly bright at about 230 cd/m². The brightness distribution is also not very even, and we measured a difference of around 70 cd/m² between the top left and bottom right corner of our test unit. The image brightness of our test unit limps behind that of the other comparison laptops fairly significantly in some parts. In addition, there is some slight clouding and IPS glow, but this is only noticeable when displaying a very dark image and looking closely.

The built-in panel does a significantly better job reproducing black values. In this area - as in the contrast - the device surpasses the competitors.

254
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
213
cd/m²
185
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CEC PANDA LM156LF-CL13
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 254 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 224 cd/m² Minimum: 17.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 73 %
Center on Battery: 230 cd/m²
Contrast: 1908:1 (Black: 0.12 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.76 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 4.44
ΔE Greyscale 3.01 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
39.35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
57.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
38.09% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.41
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
CEC PANDA LM156LF-CL13, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
LG Philips LGD065A, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
CEC PANDA LM156LF-CL07, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Chi Mei N156HCA-EAB, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
CEC Panda LM156LF-5L06, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AUOA08B, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AUO403D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
1%
4%
14%
9%
77%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
38.09
38.32
1%
39.53
4%
43.6
14%
41.6
9%
69
81%
38.11
0%
sRGB Coverage
57.3
57.5
0%
59.5
4%
65.2
14%
62.3
9%
99.1
73%
57
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
39.35
39.6
1%
40.84
4%
45
14%
43
9%
70.1
78%
39.37
0%
Response Times
-1%
6%
42%
-19%
-55%
-4%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 ?(18, 20)
37 ?(19, 18)
3%
36 ?(18, 18)
5%
18 ?(8, 10)
53%
44.8 ?(22.8, 22)
-18%
60.4 ?(28.8, 31.6)
-59%
41 ?(19, 22)
-8%
Response Time Black / White *
27 ?(14, 13)
28 ?(16, 12)
-4%
25 ?(14, 11)
7%
19 ?(10, 9)
30%
32 ?(17.2, 14.8)
-19%
40.8 ?(24.4, 16.4)
-51%
27 ?(15, 12)
-0%
PWM Frequency
178 ?(10)
Screen
-21%
-46%
-51%
-26%
19%
-17%
Brightness middle
229
285
24%
250
9%
289
26%
304
33%
337.2
47%
220
-4%
Brightness
224
255
14%
228
2%
267
19%
285
27%
337
50%
223
0%
Brightness Distribution
73
84
15%
83
14%
85
16%
89
22%
87
19%
85
16%
Black Level *
0.12
0.325
-171%
0.205
-71%
0.56
-367%
0.19
-58%
0.24
-100%
0.225
-88%
Contrast
1908
877
-54%
1220
-36%
516
-73%
1600
-16%
1405
-26%
978
-49%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.76
4.23
-13%
5.65
-50%
3.96
-5%
5.2
-38%
1.73
54%
4.16
-11%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.97
7.94
-33%
13.7
-129%
6.76
-13%
18.5
-210%
3.69
38%
7.43
-24%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
4.44
3.75
16%
4.5
-1%
1.61
64%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.01
2.51
17%
6.32
-110%
3.43
-14%
2.9
4%
2.3
24%
2.35
22%
Gamma
2.41 91%
2.57 86%
2.45 90%
2.28 96%
2.14 103%
2.19 100%
2.62 84%
CCT
6484 100%
6626 98%
7287 89%
7191 90%
6639 98%
6872 95%
6389 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
38
42
64.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57
59
65
99.6
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -13%
-12% / -27%
2% / -22%
-12% / -18%
14% / 21%
-7% / -11%

* ... smaller is better

The color space coverage of the display in the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 only achieves low values and is below-average compared to that of the competitors. With this, the device is not suited for professional graphics processing, but the low performance of the hardware wouldn't allow this anyways.

sRGB (57%)
sRGB (57%)
AdobeRGB (39%)
AdobeRGB (39%)
P3 (38%)
P3 (38%)

On the other hand, the color accuracy is relatively good, as is shown by a Delta E of less than 4. In this area, the device turns out better than many comparison devices, particularly since the reproduction can be further optimized by a calibration.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21819 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Even though the display produces a limited brightness at 230 cd/m², it does fairly well when using it outside. In the shade, the displayed contents can be recognized easily. Even in direct sunlight this still works fairly well due to the matte display and high contrast.

Acer Aspire 5 in the shade
Acer Aspire 5 in the shade
Acer Aspire 5 in the sun
Acer Aspire 5 in the sun
IPS panel with stable viewing angles
IPS panel with stable viewing angles

Performance: A solid CPU and disappointing iGPU performance

The configuration that we are testing here uses the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor in combination with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) iGPU. They are accompanied by 8 GB of soldered RAM. Optionally, the working memory can be increased up to a maximum of 24 GB. The built-in 512-GB SSD can also be replaced or expanded by another drive.

The following sections of our Aspire 5 A515-45 review show how this configuration and its separate components fare under load and in everyday operation.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo

Test Conditions

Acer keeps the processor on a short leash in mains as well as battery operation with 27 Watt PL2 (short burst) and 16 W PL1 (sustained). This is significantly lower than what Asus, for example, delivers to the CPU in the Vivobook S15 D533UA (35 W PL2 / short burst, 28 W PL1 / sustained).

The Acer Care software does not include different performance modes. Our tests were mostly run using the Windows "Best Performance" mode and "Standard" in the AMD Radeon software.  

Processor

The built-in AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU does not use the new Zen 3 architecture yet, bringing eight Zen 2 cores (octa-core CPU) instead. The processor, which has been manufactured in the 7-nm process, runs at a base clock speed of 1.8 GHz. It supports clock speeds of up to 4.3 GHz (Turbo) and SMT / Hyperthreading (16 threads).

In the configuration we have here, the laptop does not make full use of the CPU's capabilities, which are really fairly powerful. Most of the time, it remains slightly, but sometimes also significantly, behind the average of all the devices with this processor that we tested previously.

In most benchmarks, the performance of the AMD version is still sufficient to beat the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A with the Intel Core i5-1135G7, particularly in the multi-core benchmarks. In the single-core measurements, the Ryzen-equipped device remains minimally behind. In battery operation, the CPU performance is only slightly less by up to 10%.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1338 (1241.5-1374.76)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø636 (630.73-668.34)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø508 (460.33-641.41)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø505 (498.72-514.09)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1437 (1387.54-1534.27)
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø687 (670.58-787.77)
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1445 (1359.3-1484.95)
HP 14s-fq1357ng AMD Ryzen 5 5500U: Ø996 (940.2-1110.59)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
80.1 pt ∼80%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
78.1 pt ∼78%
Average of class Multimedia
 
76.2 pt ∼76%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
 
75.7 pt ∼76%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
71.4 pt ∼71%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
61.6 pt ∼62%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
54.8 pt ∼55%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A -2!
Intel Core i5-1135G7
54.6 pt ∼55%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW -12!
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
54.5 pt ∼55%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
9576 (8763.45min - 9575.51max) Points ∼100% +17%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
9051 Points ∼95% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (7438 - 10139, n=12)
8683 Points ∼91% +6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=88, last 2 years)
8201 Points ∼86% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8194 Points ∼86%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6394 Points ∼67% -22%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3610 Points ∼38% -56%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=82, last 2 years)
1397 Points ∼100% +10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1267 Points ∼91%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1264 Points ∼90% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1259 Points ∼90% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1237 - 1267, n=12)
1256 Points ∼90% -1%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1167 Points ∼84% -8%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1062 Points ∼76% -16%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3536 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3364 Points ∼95% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (2309 - 3877, n=13)
3279 Points ∼93% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3149 Points ∼89%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=99, last 2 years)
2950 Points ∼83% -6%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
2223 Points ∼63% -29%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1711 Points ∼48% -46%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1597 Points ∼45% -49%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=99, last 2 years)
523 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
521 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
492 Points ∼94%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
490 Points ∼94% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (478 - 494, n=13)
488 Points ∼93% -1%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
483 Points ∼92% -2%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
480 Points ∼92% -2%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
452 Points ∼86% -8%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1535 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1485 (1359.3min - 1484.95max) Points ∼97% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1196 - 1614, n=12)
1454 Points ∼95% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1375 (1241.5min - 1374.76max) Points ∼90%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=112, last 2 years)
1326 Points ∼86% -4%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1112 (946.23min - 1112.47max) Points ∼72% -19%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
788 (670.58min - 787.77max) Points ∼51% -43%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
668 (630.73min - 668.34max) Points ∼44% -51%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
614 Points ∼40% -55%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
604 Points ∼39% -56%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=95, last 2 years)
206 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
200 Points ∼97% +5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
198 Points ∼96% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
190 Points ∼92%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
188 Points ∼91% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (184 - 190, n=11)
187.2 Points ∼91% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
184 Points ∼89% -3%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
177 Points ∼86% -7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼69% -25%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Seconds * ∼100% -98%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
667 Seconds * ∼91% -80%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
490 Seconds * ∼67% -32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=97, last 2 years)
460 Seconds * ∼63% -24%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
371 Seconds * ∼50%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (302 - 402, n=12)
343 Seconds * ∼47% +8%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
323 Seconds * ∼44% +13%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
315 Seconds * ∼43% +15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
46127 MIPS ∼100% +30%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
42760 MIPS ∼93% +21%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (35448 - 46127, n=12)
40869 MIPS ∼89% +15%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
35448 MIPS ∼77%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=96, last 2 years)
34193 MIPS ∼74% -4%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
31060 MIPS ∼67% -12%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
20432 MIPS ∼44% -42%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19022 MIPS ∼41% -46%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=96, last 2 years)
5060 MIPS ∼100% +10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4846 MIPS ∼96% +5%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4686 MIPS ∼93% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4620 MIPS ∼91%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4618 MIPS ∼91% 0%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4588 MIPS ∼91% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (4476 - 4620, n=12)
4568 MIPS ∼90% -1%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4268 MIPS ∼84% -8%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
7326 Points ∼100% +46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=97, last 2 years)
6676 Points ∼91% +33%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (5017 - 7326, n=11)
6269 Points ∼86% +25%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
6254 Points ∼85% +25%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
5523 Points ∼75% +10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
5017 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4629 Points ∼63% -8%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3861 Points ∼53% -23%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=97, last 2 years)
1424 Points ∼100% +20%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1397 Points ∼98% +18%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1328 Points ∼93% +12%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1204 Points ∼85% +2%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1191 Points ∼84% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1175 - 1204, n=11)
1189 Points ∼83% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1183 Points ∼83%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1119 Points ∼79% -5%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
11.6 fps ∼100% +36%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
10.6 fps ∼91% +24%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (7.47 - 11.6, n=12)
9.89 fps ∼85% +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=96, last 2 years)
9.24 fps ∼80% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8.55 fps ∼74%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
7.23 fps ∼62% -15%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.59 fps ∼48% -35%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.13 fps ∼44% -40%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
67.3 s * ∼100% -10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
61.4 s * ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (52.4 - 61.9, n=12)
58.8 s * ∼87% +4%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
58.5 s * ∼87% +5%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
57.2 s * ∼85% +7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=94, last 2 years)
53 s * ∼79% +14%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
51.5 s * ∼77% +16%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.7 s * ∼74% +19%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.645 sec * ∼100% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.629 sec * ∼98% -5%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
0.622 sec * ∼96% -4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.599 sec * ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=97, last 2 years)
0.598 sec * ∼93% -0%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (0.567 - 0.603, n=12)
0.589 sec * ∼91% +2%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.585 sec * ∼91% +2%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.567 sec * ∼88% +5%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1375 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
48.5 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
190 Points
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Performance Rating
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
98.5 pt ∼99%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
92.2 pt ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
 
86.7 pt ∼87%
Average of class Multimedia
 
78.2 pt ∼78%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
67.8 pt ∼68%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
61.3 pt ∼61%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
53.6 pt ∼54%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A -9!
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
11585 KRay/s ∼100% +100%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
11097 KRay/s ∼96% +91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (5798 - 12152, n=12)
10214 KRay/s ∼88% +76%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=71, last 2 years)
8661 KRay/s ∼75% +49%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
7628 KRay/s ∼66% +32%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6208 KRay/s ∼54% +7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
5798 KRay/s ∼50%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
65501 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
62186 Points ∼95% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (49225 - 65501, n=12)
59042 Points ∼90% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
57094 Points ∼87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=71, last 2 years)
44354 Points ∼68% -22%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
41815 Points ∼64% -27%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
25801 Points ∼39% -55%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=71, last 2 years)
2205 MB/s ∼100% +100%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
2140 MB/s ∼97% +94%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
2039 MB/s ∼92% +85%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (1103 - 2140, n=12)
1866 MB/s ∼85% +69%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1741 MB/s ∼79% +58%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1354 MB/s ∼61% +23%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
1103 MB/s ∼50%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
96146 Points ∼100% +69%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
92131 Points ∼96% +62%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (57016 - 99178, n=12)
88830 Points ∼92% +56%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=71, last 2 years)
69735 Points ∼73% +22%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
68309 Points ∼71% +20%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
57016 Points ∼59%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46550 Points ∼48% -18%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
13630 Points ∼100% +99%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
12997 Points ∼95% +90%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (6837 - 13847, n=12)
11991 Points ∼88% +75%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
9007 Points ∼66% +32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3124 - 12542, n=71, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼54% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
6837 Points ∼50%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4425 Points ∼32% -35%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
34277 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
32615 Points ∼95% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (25889 - 34371, n=12)
30732 Points ∼90% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
29498 Points ∼86%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=71, last 2 years)
24468 Points ∼71% -17%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
21894 Points ∼64% -26%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15640 Points ∼46% -47%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
64646 MB/s ∼100% +89%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
63921 MB/s ∼99% +87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13739 - 147249, n=71, last 2 years)
62104 MB/s ∼96% +82%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
61705 MB/s ∼95% +81%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (34176 - 64646, n=12)
56320 MB/s ∼87% +65%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
41342 MB/s ∼64% +21%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
34176 MB/s ∼53%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
718 MB/s ∼100% +18%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
681 MB/s ∼95% +12%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (540 - 776, n=12)
658 MB/s ∼92% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
608 MB/s ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=78, last 2 years)
511 MB/s ∼71% -16%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
478 MB/s ∼67% -21%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
340 MB/s ∼47% -44%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
6389 KRay/s ∼100% +97%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
6088 KRay/s ∼95% +87%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (3247 - 6533, n=12)
5537 KRay/s ∼87% +71%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=72, last 2 years)
4726 KRay/s ∼74% +46%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
4183 KRay/s ∼65% +29%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3380 KRay/s ∼53% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
3247 KRay/s ∼51%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=72, last 2 years)
24084 MPixel/s ∼100% +139%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
21625 MPixel/s ∼90% +115%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
21222 MPixel/s ∼88% +111%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (10062 - 21222, n=12)
16497 MPixel/s ∼68% +64%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
16149 MPixel/s ∼67% +60%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
10062 MPixel/s ∼42%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
9143 MPixel/s ∼38% -9%

System Performance

In the end, the fact that the CPU performance isn't fully taken advantage of, the low amount of RAM equipment, and a relatively slow SSD lead to results in the lower half of the comparison field in the system benchmarks. Our test unit remains below the CPU/storage average by sometimes a larger, sometimes a smaller amount. However, it is still sufficient for a direct competition with the Intel version of the Aspire 5.

On the other hand, in everyday operation the rather mediocre benchmark results are usually hardly noticeable with low demands. But if you pose higher demands by running or starting two or more programs at the same time, the operation may start to show some significant stutters. Then the low RAM equipment becomes noticeable. This means that the device is more suitable for surfing and streaming but less suitable for more demanding and extensive work tasks.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5492 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=81, last 2 years)
5433 Points ∼99% +12%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5402 Points ∼98% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4861 - 5518, n=7)
5321 Points ∼97% +9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
4861 Points ∼89%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
4809 Points ∼88% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
4527 Points ∼82% -7%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4506 Points ∼82% -7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3496 Points ∼64% -28%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
9510 Points ∼100% +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 11019, n=81, last 2 years)
9483 Points ∼100% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (8824 - 10091, n=7)
9379 Points ∼99% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
9282 Points ∼98% +5%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9270 Points ∼97% +5%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
9242 Points ∼97% +5%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
8850 Points ∼93% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
8824 Points ∼93%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6690 Points ∼70% -24%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
8111 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
7928 Points ∼98% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (7707 - 8111, n=7)
7911 Points ∼98% +3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=81, last 2 years)
7792 Points ∼96% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
7707 Points ∼95%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
6622 Points ∼82% -14%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
6234 Points ∼77% -19%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6190 Points ∼76% -20%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5610 Points ∼69% -27%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=81, last 2 years)
6028 Points ∼100% +32%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5964 Points ∼99% +30%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5691 Points ∼94% +24%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4583 - 5964, n=7)
5520 Points ∼92% +20%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
4934 Points ∼82% +8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
4583 Points ∼76%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4533 Points ∼75% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
4353 Points ∼72% -5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3089 Points ∼51% -33%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4159 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5443 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5304 points
PCMark 10 Score
4861 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Average of class Multimedia
  (20927 - 67871, n=72, last 2 years)
40982 MB/s ∼100% +95%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
39326 MB/s ∼96% +87%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
39127 MB/s ∼95% +86%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
34718 MB/s ∼85% +65%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (20983 - 39326, n=12)
34519 MB/s ∼84% +65%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
20983 MB/s ∼51%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
18424 MB/s ∼45% -12%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
47190 MB/s ∼100% +97%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
47024 MB/s ∼100% +97%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 67758, n=71, last 2 years)
44704 MB/s ∼95% +87%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
43584 MB/s ∼92% +82%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (23920 - 47190, n=12)
42030 MB/s ∼89% +76%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
23920 MB/s ∼51%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
21776 MB/s ∼46% -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
44158 MB/s ∼100% +85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 66728, n=71, last 2 years)
43734 MB/s ∼99% +83%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
41223 MB/s ∼93% +73%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
39295 MB/s ∼89% +65%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (23866 - 44158, n=12)
38263 MB/s ∼87% +60%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
28752 MB/s ∼65% +20%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
23866 MB/s ∼54%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
99.9 ns * ∼100% -18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  (84.9 - 113, n=12)
97.2 ns * ∼97% -14%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
96.1 ns * ∼96% -13%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
95.5 ns * ∼96% -12%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
85.7 ns * ∼86% -1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
84.9 ns * ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0 - 119, n=78, last 2 years)
75.4 ns * ∼75% +11%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

In our standardized test, which always only represents a momentary snapshot, the maximum DPC latency turns out solid. There shouldn't be any problems with real-time audio, and the device isn't suitable for video editing anyways.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
Task Manager while playing a 4K YouTube video
Task Manager while playing a 4K YouTube video
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
2489 μs * ∼100% -83%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1429 μs * ∼57% -5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1363 μs * ∼55%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1161 μs * ∼47% +15%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1092 μs * ∼44% +20%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
587 μs * ∼24% +57%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The built-in 512 GB M.2 SSD from Micron isn't one of the faster representatives of its kind. The read and write rates as well as the access times are only sufficient for a place in the lower half of the comparison field in the various benchmarks, and they also always remain below the average for the storage module.

Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1859 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1158 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 534 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 391.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1663 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1154 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 62.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 149 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Multimedia
 
85.1 pt ∼85%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
84 pt ∼84%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
76.5 pt ∼77%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
71.4 pt ∼71%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
59.8 pt ∼60%
Average Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
 
59.5 pt ∼60%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
58.9 pt ∼59%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW -8!
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
58.7 pt ∼59%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
57.8 pt ∼58%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average of class Multimedia
  (816 - 4480, n=84, last 2 years)
2079 MB/s ∼100% +61%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1821 (1812.78min - 1820.54max) MB/s ∼88% +41%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1771 (1738.54min - 1770.84max) MB/s ∼85% +37%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1732 (1703.47min - 1732.35max) MB/s ∼83% +34%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1711 (1702.94min - 1711.13max) MB/s ∼82% +32%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1527 (1517.61min - 1527.15max) MB/s ∼73% +18%
Average Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
  (915 - 1935, n=7)
1444 MB/s ∼69% +12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1295 (1286.45min - 1294.85max) MB/s ∼62%
seq write
Average of class Multimedia
  (240 - 4457, n=84, last 2 years)
2121 MB/s ∼100% +91%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1939 (1916.53min - 1939.03max) MB/s ∼91% +75%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1843 (1050.25min - 1843.1max) MB/s ∼87% +66%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1678 (1641.44min - 1678.14max) MB/s ∼79% +51%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1595 (1557.97min - 1595.26max) MB/s ∼75% +44%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1110 (1098.59min - 1109.52max) MB/s ∼52%
Average Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
  (886 - 1156, n=7)
1082 MB/s ∼51% -3%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1058 (1034.94min - 1058.01max) MB/s ∼50% -5%
seq q8 t1 read
Average of class Multimedia
  (970 - 7028, n=83, last 2 years)
3383 MB/s ∼100% +133%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2488 (2343.78min - 2487.64max) MB/s ∼74% +71%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2488 (2200.54min - 2487.7max) MB/s ∼74% +71%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
2462 (2341.89min - 2461.64max) MB/s ∼73% +69%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
2238 (2000.46min - 2237.94max) MB/s ∼66% +54%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1909 (1605.3min - 1908.62max) MB/s ∼56% +31%
Average Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
  (989 - 2213, n=7)
1704 MB/s ∼50% +17%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1453 (1335.26min - 1452.88max) MB/s ∼43%
seq q8 t1 write
Average of class Multimedia
  (241 - 5089, n=84, last 2 years)
2600 MB/s ∼100% +125%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1967 (1958.53min - 1966.92max) MB/s ∼76% +70%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
1945 (1935.46min - 1944.59max) MB/s ∼75% +68%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1821 (1807.07min - 1820.75max) MB/s ∼70% +57%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1818 (1777.55min - 1817.81max) MB/s ∼70% +57%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1158 (1150.7min - 1157.63max) MB/s ∼45%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1137 (1124.34min - 1137.08max) MB/s ∼44% -2%
Average Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
  (86.2 - 1158, n=7)
959 MB/s ∼37% -17%
4k q1 t1 read
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA1T0QFD
66 (36.59min - 66max) MB/s ∼100% +5%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
63.9 (62.84min - 63.93max) MB/s ∼97% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
62.7 (62.4min - 62.68max) MB/s ∼95%
Average Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
  (47.8 - 80.4, n=7)