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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD (Aspire 5 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LED
Storage
,  GB 
, 1TB HDD
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.6 x 381 x 263 ( = 0.85 x 15 x 10.35 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 315 g ( = 11.11 oz / 0.69 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD

50% Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51-58HD)
Source: PC Mag English
Intel's Optane Memory perks up the 1TB hard drive of Acer's $500 Aspire 5 laptop, but a dim screen and tepid performance will keep it off budget buyers' short lists.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost
Source: PC World English
While it’s thicker and heavier than we’d like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers impressive quad-core performance for hundreds less than its ultraportable competitors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost
Source: Good Gear Guide English
While it’s thicker and heavier than we’d like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers impressive quad-core performance for hundreds less than its ultraportable competitors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2018
50% Acer Aspire 5 (2018, 15-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Aspire 5 offers solid performance for the price, but that simply isn't worth the trade-offs you're stuck with.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%

Comment

Model: Acer laptops have been historically known for their affordable price tags and overall solid value for the money, albeit with a few cut corners here and there, perfectly normal for budget devices. The Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD is a budget laptop that manages to squeeze quad-core power into a reasonably slim-and-light design. It is one of the best budget full-size laptops users can find in stores. It checks most of the right boxes: well built, slim and fairly light, decent keyboard, IPS screen and modern hardware, performs well, runs cool and quiet and lasts for a long while on a charge. For starters, it’s thinner and lighter, weighing in about 2.09 kg (4.6 lbs) with an HDD and SSD included, while the older models weigh around 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs). Second, while the construction is still mostly plastic, the interior (palm-rest and area around the keyboard) is made from a sheet of aluminium with beveled edge, which feels more premium when touched or looked at. Speaking of the hinge, it’s capable of swiveling a little more than 180 degrees, meaning a user can lay it completely flat with the lid open, although it won’t swivel all the way around like a true convertible laptop. As for the screen, the FHD IPS panel on the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD isn’t the best IPS option user could find on a 15-inch laptop for sure, but it’s good enough for a budget laptop, with up to 250 nits of brightness, great contrast and good viewing angles, but rather lacking in terms of color coverage.

For the hardware specifications, it comes with a quad-core, eighth-generation Core i5-8250U processor, a 1 TB hard drive, integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics (meaning don’t expect much in the way of gaming), and a somewhat meager 4 GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to up to 20GB). With these specs, users have a reasonably powerful laptop for handling everyday computing chores. As far as IO goes, all the ports are lined on the right and left edges. Even the arrangement is pretty good, with the PSU, two USB Type A 2.0 slots and the audio jack on the left, while all the others are on the right: Kensington Lock, LAN, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type A and USB 3.1 Type C gen 1, as well as the card reader. As a conclusion, users who are on a budget and don’t mind the bulkiness of the laptop can definitely consider this model. While it’s thicker and heavier than competitors and suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers an impressive quad-core performance for less than its ultraportable competitors.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. 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.
8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-18 (Update: 2018-09-18)