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Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G Review: Laptop for Casual Gamers

HDD upgrade kit included. Acer relies on the brand-new Comet Lake hardware, an entry-level GPU from Nvidia and a matte, Full HD panel. Is this the perfect office all-round laptop for everyone who wants to game on occasion?
Sebastian Jentsch, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, T. Hinum (translated by Marius S.),
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE: Comet Lake all-rounder and entry-level gamer
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE: Comet Lake all-rounder and entry-level gamer

What exactly is an all-round laptop? As far as we are concerned, this includes cheap devices with a solid system performance, good display, large storage solution and an entry-level graphics card for casual gaming. For years, the Acer Aspire 5 series has been proof of the manufacturer's ability to produce budget laptops with solid components.

Most recently, we reviewed the 8th generation Whiskey Lake i7-8565U-based Aspire 5 A515-52G with the entry-level GeForce MX250 one year ago.

Since then, the manufacturer has not only upgraded to Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake architecture but also redesigned the chassis. Today, we will take a look at Acer's new Aspire 5 A515-54G model, which has been popular and most likely will be again thanks to its customizability both in terms of the price and the hardware. The price ranges from 690 to 1,000 Euros (~$746 to ~$1,081).

The competition includes 14- and 15-inch devices that are also equipped with a matte, Full HD display and a MX250 or MX230.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE (Aspire 5 A515 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 - 2048 MB, Core: 1519 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, Nvidia 430.90, Optimus Intel UHD Graphics
Memory
8192 MB 
, 4 GB soldered, 1x 4 GB module, 1 slot, up to 20 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Display LP156WFC SPD1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1, 512 GB 
, 364 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 364 x 250 ( = 0.7 x 14.33 x 9.84 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 7 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 720 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.739 kg ( = 61.34 oz / 3.83 pounds), Power Supply: 290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
04/2020
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250
1.7 kg17.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
01/2020
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250
1.9 kg17 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
04/2019
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
i5-8265U, GeForce MX230
1.5 kg19 mm14"1920x1080
83 %
04/2019
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
i5-8265U, GeForce MX250
1.9 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
08/2019
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
R7 3700U, Vega 10
1.8 kg19.5 mm15.6"1920x1080

Chassis & Features

Rigidity is not a strength of the lightweight plastic chassis. The base unit can be twisted by a fair amount and the same holds true for the lid. The hinges hold the latter firmly in place and prevent any teetering. Opening the laptop one-handed is just barely possible. The palm rests and the bottom plate yield under pressure in a few areas.

Regardless, the 15-inch laptop is well-built with even clearances and no protruding excess materials.

Acer has not only equipped its device with a wired networking interface (Gigabit LAN) but also brand-new AX Wi-Fi 6. In our test, the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 achieves good transfer rates of up to 929 MB/s and 837 MB/s for receiving and sending data, respectively.

With these transfer rates, the Acer outperforms most of its competitors that still rely on the older Wi-Fi AC.

Regrettably, there are not just upgrades, Acer has also downgraded a few things. For example, there is no more integrated card reader or TPM. Meanwhile, the USB Type-C port supports neither charging nor DisplayPort via USB Type-C.

While there is no maintenance hatch on the Acer laptop, the entire bottom plate can be removed. The RAM slot, Wi-Fi module, fan and the M.2 SSD slot are then exposed.

The included HDD mounting frame is a nice extra, since it allows users to install an additional, internal 2.5-inch drive (SATA SSD or HDD).

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE

Size Comparison

364 mm / 14.3 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.7 kg3.83 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.28 lbs359.1 mm / 14.1 inch 249 mm / 9.8 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs

Port Selection

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=105)
1216 MBit/s ∼100% +64%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
743 (462min - 930max) MBit/s ∼61%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
676 (636min - 689max) MBit/s ∼56% -9%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
616 (569min - 634max) MBit/s ∼51% -17%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼25% -58%
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Intel Wireless AC 9462
119 MBit/s ∼10% -84%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=105)
1085 MBit/s ∼100% +62%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
675 (561min - 737max) MBit/s ∼62% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
671 (233min - 843max) MBit/s ∼62%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
562 (507min - 591max) MBit/s ∼52% -16%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
290 MBit/s ∼27% -57%
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Intel Wireless AC 9462
122 MBit/s ∼11% -82%
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Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø743 (462-930)
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø616 (569-634)
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø676 (636-689)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø671 (233-843)
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX230; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø675 (561-737)
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø562 (507-591)
ColorChecker
3.4 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
15 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE: 9.45 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 18.8 ∆E

Input Devices

The keyboard keys have a backlight with one brightness level and a fairly indistinct actuation point as well as a somewhat spongy feedback and a smooth surface. While the spacing between the keys is good, the small arrow keys feel cramped. We commend the manufacturer for including a numpad, since it is still preferable for users who work a lot with numbers. Unfortunately, its keys are narrow.

The ClickPad is large at almost 13 cm (~5.1 in) diagonally. The travel is very limited and almost reduced to zero in the upper half. Thus, the feedback of the clicks is not very distinct, even though the acoustic feedback is loud. Lastly, since the key clatter of the keyboard keys is quiet, the Acer laptop is well-suited to noise sensitive environments.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE - Input Devices
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE - Input Devices

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 15.6-inch LG Display panel offers a native Full HD resolution. The 16:9 screen has a non-reflective surface and its viewing angles are wide, which is typical for IPS.

We did not experience backlight bleeding and the illumination of the display is 86%. The response times are average and neither particularly fast nor particularly slow. However, the brightness is comparatively low and the HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng does a better job here.

233
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
220
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Display LP156WFC SPD1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 255 cd/m² Average: 237.6 cd/m² Minimum: 18.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 251 cd/m²
Contrast: 1078:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.05 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.76
ΔE Greyscale 1.37 | 0.64-98 Ø6
51% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 32% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
LG Display LP156WFC SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
BOEhydis NV156FHM-N61 (BOE06FB), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
AU Optronics AUO403D B140HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
BOE080D, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
LG Philips 156WFC, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-39%
-14%
-18%
6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (19, 17)
49.6 (22.4, 27.2)
-38%
40 (19, 21)
-11%
43 (22, 21)
-19%
28.4 (10.4, 18)
21%
Response Time Black / White *
25 (16, 9)
34.8 (18.8, 16)
-39%
29 (17, 12)
-16%
29 (16, 13)
-16%
27.2 (16.4, 10.8)
-9%
PWM Frequency
202 (99)
208 (90)
Screen
7%
14%
1%
-16%
Brightness middle
248
299
21%
267
8%
320
29%
253.6
2%
Brightness
238
278
17%
257
8%
293
23%
227
-5%
Brightness Distribution
86
87
1%
91
6%
86
0%
84
-2%
Black Level *
0.23
0.25
-9%
0.2
13%
0.26
-13%
0.27
-17%
Contrast
1078
1196
11%
1335
24%
1231
14%
939
-13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.05
4.32
14%
3.79
25%
4.5
11%
6.05
-20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.34
9.3
35%
8.18
43%
8.81
39%
14.03
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.76
2.58
46%
4.71
1%
4.97
-4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.37
4.21
-207%
1.49
-9%
4.71
-244%
3.2
-134%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.39 92%
2.48 89%
2.45 90%
2 110%
CCT
6592 99%
6799 96%
6659 98%
7085 92%
6820 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
32
57
78%
38
19%
58
81%
35.5
11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
51
86
69%
59
16%
88
73%
55.6
9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-16% / -0%
0% / 10%
-9% / -2%
-5% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

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
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 9 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. » 43 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17520 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Calman grayscale
Calman grayscale
Calman saturation sweeps
Calman saturation sweeps
Calman ColorChecker
Calman ColorChecker
Calman grayscale (calibrated)
Calman grayscale (calibrated)
Calman saturation sweeps (calibrated)
Calman saturation sweeps (calibrated)
Calman ColorChecker (calibrated)
Calman ColorChecker (calibrated)
Color space AdobeRGB 32%
Color space AdobeRGB 32%
Color space sRGB 51%
Color space sRGB 51%

The colors of the panel are not very accurate ex-factory with a DeltaE of more than 3. Even our calibration did not change this. By contrast, the initial grayscale DeltaE is already low at 1.6 with no blue tint.

Colors are not a strength of the display, which at only 51% covers the smallest portion of sRGB compared to its competitors. However, none of its competitors are particularly good at displaying colors and an sRGB coverage of 88% is the best case (HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng).

Outdoor use of the panel is limited due to the relatively low brightness. Here, some competitors such as the HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng in particular with 320 cd/m² in the center of the display achieve better results.

Outdoor use of the matte display - the brightness could have been higher
Outdoor use of the matte display - the brightness could have been higher
Outdoor use of the matte display - the brightness could have been higher
Outdoor use of the matte display - the brightness could have been higher

Performance

DPC latency issues
DPC latency issues

The base clock of the Intel Core i5-10210U is 4x1.60 GHz with Turbo speeds of up to 4.2 GHz. Acer has soldered 4 GB of RAM onto the mainboard and 4 GB of additional RAM occupy the only available RAM slot. Thus, a maximum of only 20 GB is possible by installing a 16-GB module.

Combined with a 512-GB PCIe SSD and a GeForce MX250 (GDDR5), the laptop is a force to be reckoned with for office, entertainment and casual gaming purposes.

Let us take a closer look at the details.

Processor

The Intel Core i5-10210U can increase its clock speed to up to 4.2 GHz (or up to 3.9 GHz on all 4 cores) via Turbo Boost. Thanks to Hyper-Threading, it can process up to 8 threads simultaneously. As with most smaller laptops with this SoC, it has a 15-watt TDP.

The Turbo Boost analysis shows that the 10210U temporarily manages to run at 4.2 GHz in the single-core test, although it runs at 3.9 GHz most of the time. In battery mode, it reaches a peak single-core clock rate of 1.8 GHz.

The multi-core test shows a different picture and all four cores run at an average clock rate of 2.5 GHz.

By running Cinebench R15 in a loop for 30 minutes, we determine the Turbo Boost sustainability of the SoC and, implicitly, the effectiveness of the cooling solution. Weaker cooling solutions often cause throttling under continuous load, to keep the temperatures in check. In this case, our Aspire 5 A515-54G achieves an initial score of 586 points, after which it throttles and only scores 550 points on average. This translates to a performance deficit of only 6%. The Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ shows that the performance drop-off can be much more severe.

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø552 (546.91-585.69)
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø598 (545.52-671.6)
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø503 (492.9-621.35)
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø495 (482.45-528.56)
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø654 (639.01-676.19)

Thus, the CPU Multi 64 bit numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, since although the Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ is in the lead nominally, its long-term performance is slower. The Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML is a strong competitor, since it is able to squeeze more (long-term) performance out of the same 10210U CPU than our Acer (-13%). The Lenovo performs about 7% better in the single-core test.

Note: The Dell Inspiron 5585 tops the chart with a fairly stable 650 to 670 points.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
173 Points ∼75% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (154 - 174, n=28)
167 Points ∼73% +4%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
Intel Core i5-8265U
161 Points ∼70% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼70%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Core i5-8265U
157 Points ∼68% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼59% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 214, n=415)
133 Points ∼58% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼15% +15%
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
672 Points ∼15% +15%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
Intel Core i5-8265U
623 Points ∼14% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (478 - 790, n=28)
616 Points ∼14% +5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U
586 (546.91min - 585.69max) Points ∼13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (72.4 - 1815, n=435)
536 Points ∼12% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Core i5-8265U
528 Points ∼12% -10%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
586 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
99.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
161 Points
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System Performance

PCMark 10
PCMark 10

In PCMark 10, the Acer cannot claim the pole position and instead represents the lower end of the spectrum together with the Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ. The reasons for this are unclear: The SSD is not the slowest and it is faster than the one inside the VivoBook. However, the base performance level of the Core i5-10210U appears to be a contributing factor, since the Lenovo Ideapad S540 beats our test device in all PCMark benchmarks despite being equipped with the same SoC. As mentioned earlier, Lenovo manages to squeeze more performance out of the i5-10210U.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 9234, n=141)
3860 Points ∼30% +26%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3604 Points ∼28% +18%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3067 - 4461, n=3)
3583 Points ∼28% +17%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3581 Points ∼28% +17%
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3220 Points ∼25% +5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3067 Points ∼24%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
2685 Points ∼21% -12%
Productivity
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7217 Points ∼69% +15%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (6298 - 7217, n=3)
6852 Points ∼66% +9%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
6755 Points ∼65% +7%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6604 Points ∼63% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 8339, n=142)
6424 Points ∼62% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
6298 Points ∼60%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5859 Points ∼56% -7%
Essentials
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9236 Points ∼81% +17%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
8394 Points ∼73% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (7861 - 9236, n=3)
8320 Points ∼73% +6%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
7981 Points ∼70% +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=142)
7900 Points ∼69% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
7864 Points ∼69%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7692 Points ∼67% -2%
Score
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4292 Points ∼53% +12%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3825 - 4497, n=3)
4205 Points ∼52% +10%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4190 Points ∼52% +10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 6514, n=143)
4130 Points ∼51% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3903 Points ∼48% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
GeForce MX250, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3825 Points ∼47%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
3764 Points ∼46% -2%

Storage Solution

The Kingston SSD performs well overall and better than most of the competitors' drives in this small comparison. Particularly the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 and the Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T perform worse with their WDC and Kingston SSDs, respectively.

In case the 512 GB SSD does not suffice, an additional 2.5-inch SATA drive can be installed. Acer has included the appropriate mounting frame.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
53%
-58%
-3%
-19%
-4%
-5%
Write 4K
100.4
170.7
70%
55.04
-45%
149.3
49%
105.9
5%
87.6 (54.6 - 108, n=3)
-13%
102 (0.76 - 213, n=148)
2%
Read 4K
47.16
49.51
5%
28.79
-39%
52.73
12%
36.56
-22%
40.3 (28.2 - 47.2, n=3)
-15%
36.4 (0.29 - 148, n=148)
-23%
Write Seq
992.5
1156
16%
307.5
-69%
666.9
-33%
1165
17%
941 (840 - 993, n=3)
-5%
973 (64.8 - 2910, n=147)
-2%
Read Seq
1176
1136
-3%
430
-63%
818.1
-30%
423.2
-64%
1070 (905 - 1176, n=3)
-9%
1114 (65.9 - 2820, n=147)
-5%
Write 4K Q32T1
354.7
420.5
19%
149.5
-58%
332.1
-6%
332.1
-6%
418 (355 - 491, n=3)
18%
315 (0.84 - 1707, n=148)
-11%
Read 4K Q32T1
473
526.7
11%
207.2
-56%
467.1
-1%
229.3
-52%
428 (292 - 518, n=3)
-10%
349 (0.417 - 1015, n=148)
-26%
Write Seq Q32T1
1034
2984
189%
389.2
-62%
984.8
-5%
1460
41%
1035 (1033 - 1038, n=3)
0%
1189 (65.6 - 3349, n=148)
15%
Read Seq Q32T1
1635
3550
117%
497.1
-70%
1454
-11%
472.5
-71%
1629 (1607 - 1644, n=3)
0%
1834 (65.7 - 3568, n=148)
12%
AS SSD
67%
-196%
-123%
-19%
-10%
-779%
Copy Game MB/s
901.9
542
451 (12 - 1824, n=194)
Copy Program MB/s
457.04
262
256 (8.81 - 984, n=194)
Copy ISO MB/s
861.55
655
705 (10 - 3182, n=195)
Score Total
2695
4790
78%
782
-71%
1822
-32%
2279
-15%
2372 (1786 - 2695, n=3)
-12%
1634 (20 - 5355, n=260)
-39%
Score Write
961
2142
123%
153
-84%
649
-32%
1155
20%
821 (601 - 961, n=3)
-15%
622 (7 - 2992, n=260)
-35%
Score Read
1153
1753
52%
411
-64%
780
-32%
721
-37%
1037 (804 - 1154, n=3)
-10%
685 (8 - 2132, n=260)
-41%
Access Time Write *
0.044
0.027
39%
0.4
-809%
0.233
-430%
0.047
-7%
0.0533 (0.044 - 0.072, n=3)
-21%
1.802 (0.019 - 34, n=288)
-3995%
Access Time Read *
0.051
0.072
-41%
0.432
-747%
0.421
-725%
0.072
-41%
0.0417 (0.051 - 0.074, n=3)
18%
2.21 (0.031 - 33, n=285)
-4233%
4K-64 Write
772
1753.41
127%
87.19
-89%
461.38
-40%
984.63
28%
654 (483 - 772, n=3)
-15%
428 (0.27 - 2716, n=294)
-45%
4K-64 Read
958.6
1430.77
49%
325.38
-66%
618.48
-35%
646.86
-33%
852 (644 - 959, n=3)
-11%
498 (0.36 - 1823, n=294)
-48%
4K Write
93
145.29
56%
26.46
-72%
114.11
23%
82.07
-12%
82.2 (52.7 - 101, n=3)
-12%
71.8 (0.24 - 195, n=294)
-23%
4K Read
54
58.03
7%
36.4
-33%
46.51
-14%
34.54
-36%
45.1 (26.7 - 54.6, n=3)
-16%
29.1 (0.23 - 69.1, n=294)
-46%
Seq Write
952.7
2432.84
155%
392.72
-59%
735.84
-23%
884.4
-7%
848 (653 - 953, n=3)
-11%
632 (29.7 - 2742, n=294)
-34%
Seq Read
1404.5
2642.24
88%
487.61
-65%
1152.69
-18%
398.93
-72%
1398 (1336 - 1454, n=3)
0%
976 (48.7 - 3015, n=294)
-31%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
60% / 61%
-127% / -138%
-63% / -73%
-19% / -19%
-7% / -7%
-392% / -453%

* ... smaller is better

Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1635 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1034 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 473 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 354.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1176 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 992.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 47.16 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 100.4 MB/s

GPU Performance

There are 25-watt and 10-watt variants of the GeForce MX250 (Pascal). Acer has installed the GDDR5 solution, which carries the device ID 1D13 and is rated for 25 watts. This is good news, since it means that the memory can run at 3.5 GHz instead of 3.0 GHz.

Since both the HP Pavilion 15 and the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 also have the 25-watt version of the MX250 on board, the 3DMark results are very similar.

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 cannot keep up and the MX230 inside the VivoBook falls behind even further.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-10210U
10669 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-10210U
10578 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
9316 Points ∼87% -13%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-8265U
9219 Points ∼86% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3409 - 13225, n=27)
9088 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Multimedia
  (399 - 22069, n=453)
6955 Points ∼65% -35%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
6489 Points ∼61% -39%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-10210U
3824 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-8265U
3690 Points ∼96% +1%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-10210U
3660 Points ∼96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2939 - 3885, n=28)
3521 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 19655, n=455)
3193 Points ∼83% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
2999 Points ∼78% -18%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2369 Points ∼62% -35%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-10210U
3501 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-8265U
3318 Points ∼95% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-10210U
3315 Points ∼95%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2726 - 3567, n=27)
3188 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (302 - 17053, n=462)
2840 Points ∼81% -14%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
2694 Points ∼77% -19%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2202 Points ∼63% -34%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3315 points
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Gaming Performance

Gamers will have to compromise due to the MX250 and current AAA titles cannot be played at high quality settings and Full HD. Often times, the quality in games from 2018 and 2019 will have to be reduced to 720p resolution and low detail settings. Only a few titles such as FIFA 2019 can be played at medium settings and Full HD. Since the situation is even worse for the MX230 and Vega 10, we do not recommend these graphics cards to ambitious casual gamers.

Instead, those with an interest in gaming should stick to our test device, Lenovo's IdeaPad S540-15IML or the HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng.

Comprehensive information regarding the MX250 can be found in our GPU comparison. Our games list shows which games are playable on which mobile graphics cards.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Multimedia
  (2.9 - 80.8, n=129)
21.7 fps ∼100% +50%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
14.5 fps ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (9 - 16, n=24)
11.6 fps ∼53% -20%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Multimedia
  (3.8 - 138, n=137)
33.2 fps ∼100% +83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (16.3 - 23.1, n=26)
20.1 fps ∼61% +11%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
18.1 fps ∼55%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Multimedia
  (5.2 - 210, n=131)
50.3 fps ∼100% +60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (30 - 40, n=26)
35.3 fps ∼70% +12%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Intel Core i5-10210U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
31.5 fps ∼63%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 31.5 18.1 14.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 108 94.4 60.8 56.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 58.8 33.1 43.8 fps

Emissions & Energy Management

System Noise

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

Although the 15-inch laptop can become quite noisy, this is thankfully not an issue while idling. Here, the fan only occasionally starts to spin and the device is silent most of the time. When under low to high loads, the Aspire 5 A515-54G makes a ruckus. Under these conditions, we measured 37 dB(A) to 40 dB(A). However, the Pavilion 15-cs2019ng and the IdeaPad S540 can become even louder.

Noise Level

Idle
29.8 / 29.8 / 29.8 dB(A)
Load
37.3 / 40.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.8 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.931.131.92531.931.331.93131.130.231.14031.12931.15030.328.730.36326.927.126.98026.925.526.910025.324.225.312524.32424.316022.42322.420022.322.422.325021.821.421.831520.220.120.240019.719.319.750018.518.818.563017.818.517.880017.317.617.3100017.216.917.2125016.617.116.6160016.516.516.5200016.816.716.825001716.91731501717.217400017.317.317.3500017.417.717.4630017.517.717.5800017.717.917.71000017.817.817.81250017.617.817.61600017.71817.7SPL29.629.729.6N1.31.31.3median 17.7median 17.8median 17.7Delta1.71.81.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE

Temperature

The temperatures are a strength of the Acer laptop, since it only reaches 41 °C (105.8 °F). Meanwhile, the palm rests always remain cool. The same can also be said for its HP and Lenovo competitors.

Max. Load
 41.3 °C
106 F
41 °C
106 F
28.6 °C
83 F
 
 38.4 °C
101 F
40.6 °C
105 F
24.4 °C
76 F
 
 23.4 °C
74 F
23 °C
73 F
22.8 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 41.3 °C = 106 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
23.3 °C
74 F
35.4 °C
96 F
40 °C
104 F
23.2 °C
74 F
29.3 °C
85 F
31.4 °C
89 F
22.6 °C
73 F
23.2 °C
74 F
23.7 °C
75 F
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 28 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  47.3 °C = 117 F | Room Temperature 22.2 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.3 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 38.9 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.8 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 23.4 °C / 74.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (+5.6 °C / 10.1 F).
Heat development idle (top)
Heat development idle (top)
Heat development idle (bottom)
Heat development idle (bottom)
Heat development stress test (top)
Heat development stress test (top)
Heat development stress test (bottom)
Heat development stress test (bottom)

Speakers

There are two speakers on the bottom of the front edge of the device. They produce a very decent sound, although they lack bass.

Furthermore, the maximum volume level of the speakers is relatively low. We recommend using headphones or external speakers for a better audio experience.

Pink noise graph
Pink noise graph
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203231.1322529.331.329.33132.330.232.34027.92927.9502828.7286327.627.127.68027.225.527.210024.824.224.812525.42425.416031.12331.12003722.43725045.821.445.831554.920.154.940060.319.360.350054.418.854.46306118.56180070.117.670.1100068.516.968.5125061.717.161.7160062.316.562.3200063.516.763.5250064.516.964.531506417.264400067.917.367.9500060.117.760.1630062.117.762.1800063.117.963.11000062.317.862.31250059.717.859.71600053.31853.3SPL76.629.776.6N38.61.338.6median 61median 17.8median 61Delta7.11.87.133.440.540.342.635.138.633.139.830.737.929.237.62934.324.130.725.234.629.44423.849.221.264.320.665.319.568.320.365.518.268.41874.11875.31871.417.668.417.766.717.766.617.56317.163.717.260.617.163.617.165.516.963.917.161.716.958.430.280.61.449.5median 18median 64.31.85.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XELenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 64% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Consumption

The Aspire A515 does not consume an excessive amount of power. During idle, we measured a maximum power consumption of 9.2 watts. During the stress test, the consumption increases to up to 59 watts. This represents a normal value for the underlying hardware platform. The included power supply is rated for 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 6.4 / 9.2 Watt
Load midlight 38 / 59 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our real-world Wi-Fi test, the Aspire achieves a runtime of 8:54 h. During this test, we simulate accessing web pages. We selected the "balanced" profile and set the display brightness to about 150 cd/m² before running the test. Competitors tend to have shorter runtimes with the Lenovo S540 being the exception, although its 12 hours of battery life can be traced back to its thick 70-Wh battery. The latter is partially responsible for the 15-inch device's weight of 1.9 kg, whereas our Acer test device only weighs 1.74 kg.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250, 70 Wh
724 min ∼27% +36%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
i5-10210U, GeForce MX250, 48 Wh
534 min ∼20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
R7 3700U, Vega 10, 42 Wh
421 min ∼16% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (96 - 942, n=293)
376 min ∼14% -30%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
i5-8265U, GeForce MX230, 37 Wh
331.3 min ∼13% -38%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
i5-8265U, GeForce MX250, 41 Wh
297 min ∼11% -44%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 54min

Pros

+ decent gaming performance
+ upgradeable with a 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD
+ good runtimes
+ lightweight

Cons

- low maximum brightness, inaccurate colors
- processor not used to its full potential
- no card reader
- poor ClickPad feedback

Verdict

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE

Acer's 15.6-inch laptop can be purchased for just under 700 Euros (~$756). The inexpensive device offers decent gaming performance. Additionally, Wi-Fi 6 is supported and the storage can be expanded with a 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD. On top of that, the runtime is good at over 8 hours, the weight is low and the display has a matte layer. What more can you ask for?

Due to the low maximum brightness, the visual experience suffers under direct sunlight. The display's inaccurate colors would primarily concerns creative professionals who are not the Aspire 5's target audience. Unfortunately, Acer has cut the card reader that was still present on the last generation of the Aspire 5. The keyboard is acceptable and comes with both a numpad and backlighting. On a 15-inch laptop, a numpad cannot be taken for granted. Unfortunately, the cooling solution does not allow the Comet Lake processor to exhaust its capabilities. The ClickPad's travel is too short, which makes for an overall poor feedback.

While the Acer does not achieve peak Comet Lake performance, there is an SSD upgrade option and Wi-Fi 6.

We see an alternative: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15. It is equipped with an identical 25-watt MX250. However, the Lenovo device offers significantly longer battery life and is able to better take advantage of the Comet Lake SoC, although it costs 100 Euros (~$109) more as well.

By contrast, the HP Pavilion 15 should be disregarded due to its PWM, older processor and lack of maintenance options - it is also more expensive. Overall, there are a lot of good reasons for purchasing the cheaper Aspire 5 A515.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE - 05/14/2020 v7
Sebastian Jentsch

Chassis
77 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
79%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
48 / 80 → 60%
Weight
66 / 20-72 → 89%
Battery
85 / 95 → 89%
Display
83%
Games Performance
63 / 90 → 70%
Application Performance
83 / 90 → 92%
Temperature
94%
Noise
95 / 95 → 100%
Audio
69%
Camera
25 / 85 → 29%
Average
73%
82%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Jentsch, 2020-04- 4 (Update: 2020-04- 6)
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Editor of the original article: Sebastian Jentsch - Managing Editor Consumer Notebooks
Computers interested me early on. With 14 I put together the first PCs for the relatives, with the 90's these were 80286's to 486's up to Pentium 1's. What was closer to becoming a product tester? Since 2007 I have been following the world of Windows laptops and convertibles. Today I also want to separate the wheat from the chaff in vacuum cleaner robots, bread baking machines or irrigation computers, which is why I am also on the road as a freelance editor for other test websites.