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Deal | Acer Aspire 5 A515 with AMD Ryzen 5 5700U, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD on sale for only $630 USD

Acer Aspire 5 A515 with AMD Ryzen 5 5700U, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD on sale for only $630 USD (Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5 A515 with AMD Ryzen 5 5700U, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD on sale for only $630 USD (Source: Acer)
The 15.6-inch laptop is an excellent all-rounder for multimedia, school, and even light gaming so long as you aren't looking for the most accurate colors or brightest display.
Allen Ngo,

Acer is now selling its midrange 15.6-inch Aspire 5 laptop for $170 USD off the original launch price of $800. The deal is notable for its respectable specifications relative to the sale price as many models would typically come with slower Intel Core i5 options and/or less RAM than what is offered here.

In our review of the Aspire 5, we praised its excellent Ryzen 7 5700U CPU performance and overall build quality when compared to other inexpensive alternatives like a Lenovo IdeaPad 3 or HP Pavilion. Unfortunately, the IPS display on the Acer is not particularly bright and its colors are only limited to just 57 percent of the sRGB standard. Thus, while overall performance is above average for its price range, the display is more reflective of a budget laptop.

The spacious 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD add a lot of value to the deal especially since RAM is limited to a single SODIMM slot. The integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU in particular gets a sizable boost in performance when jumping from 8 GB to 16 GB. Users can learn more about the Aspire 5 from our full review here.

  • Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, AMD Zen 2
  • Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU
  • 15.6-inch FHD, 16:9
  • 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 1 TB M.2 2280 SSD
  • HDMI, 3x USB-A, Gigabit RJ-45, AC adapter, 3.5 mm combo audio, Kensington Lock, USB-C 3.1 Gen. 1
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 18 x 363.4 x 250.5 mm
  • 1.73 kg
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
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Allen Ngo, 2022-03-11 (Update: 2022-03-11)