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Acer Aspire 5 A517 Series

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-87A7Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX130, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.878kg, 2.88kg, 2.9kg, 3kg
Price: 600, 850, 1000, 1089 euro
Average Score: 75.53% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 84%, features: 73%, display: 89%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 94%

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80LNotebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-80L
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.878kg
Price: 1089 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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84.7% Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G (i7-8550U, MX 150, Full-HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Fit primarily for work! The new Aspire 5 is based on Intel's 8th-gen Core series. On top of that, the 17-incher offers a dedicated graphics card. Unfortunately, it will only manage to impress casual gamers. In this review, you will learn how well the new CPU generation stacks up against the old guard.
Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51G) (Core i7-8550U + GeForce MX150) review – absurdly good 17-inch all-rounder
Source: Laptop Media English
The best in class multimedia 17.3-inch laptop. Period. It may have some unpolished edges here and there – we refer to the slightly flexible interior, lid and the wobbly touchpad – but it delivers exceptional multimedia experience and pretty powerful hardware for the asking price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2017
Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51G) (Core i7-8550U + GeForce MX150) review – absurdly good 17-inch all-rounder
Source: Laptop Media English
The best in class multimedia 17.3-inch laptop. Period. It may have some unpolished edges here and there – we refer to the slightly flexible interior, lid and the wobbly touchpad – but it delivers exceptional multimedia experience and pretty powerful hardware for the asking price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2017

Foreign Reviews

Acer Aspire A517 teszt – a nappali ura
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; solid workmanship; good cooling system; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Acer Aspire A517 teszt – a nappali ura
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; solid workmanship; good cooling system; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Ревю на Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51G) (Core i7-8550U + GeForce MX150) – абсурдно добър 17-инчов лаптоп за универсални цели
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; excellent display; good price / performance ratio; impressive battery life; large screen. Negative: Uncomfortable touchpad; no backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2017
Ревю на Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51G) (Core i7-8550U + GeForce MX150) – абсурдно добър 17-инчов лаптоп за универсални цели
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; excellent display; good price / performance ratio; impressive battery life; large screen. Negative: Uncomfortable touchpad; no backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2017

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-582X

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-582XNotebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-582X
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Acer homepage
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Acer Aspire 5 – Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
If you don’t mind missing out on those extras, those, this is an excellent workhorse for a reasonable price. It won’t break the bank, it’s fast in applications, and it’s solid elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2018

Foreign Reviews

Laptop de gaming Acer Aspire Nitro A517-51G
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good connectivity; backlit keys. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2017

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-54UG

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-54UGNotebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-54UG
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.88kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 5 review (A517-51-54UG, i5-8250U): Plainly a bargain
Source: Toptenreviews English
It may be unashamedly basic in design and build quality, but this is a good laptop with excellent performance for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-8433

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-8433Notebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-8433
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 65% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Acer Aspire 5 (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Aspire 5 shines with its fast, extensive drives; crisp, clear display; and elegant design, but falters when it comes to audio and price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51G-8433)
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Aspire 5 laptop offers a bright 17.3-inch screen, optical drive, and good array of parts and ports for a grand. It'll satisfy DVD watchers and glasses wearers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-5577

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-5577Notebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-5577
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% ▷[Análisis] Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-5577, el portátil de 17 pulgadas que estabas esperando
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Portátil multimedia 17,3": Acer Aspire A517-51-5577 [NX.GSWEB.003]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; large screen; nice display; good connectivity. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2018

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-508X

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-508XNotebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-508X
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 84% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

84% Acer Aspire 5 A517-51-508X
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 82% performance: 85% features: 85% mobility: 84%

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-87A7

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-87A7Notebook: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-87A7
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

60% Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-87A7
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.

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

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.

NVIDIA GeForce MX130: Mid-range graphics card for mobiles based on the Maxwell architecture. Renamed GeForce 940MX.

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


Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

i5-8250U: 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.


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


2.878 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3 kg:


75.53%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

HP 15-da1017ns
GeForce MX130, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-53G-888K
GeForce MX130, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Asus Vivobook X507UF-EJ171T
GeForce MX130, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 15.6", 1.68 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Swift 5 Pro SF514-54GT-54PK
GeForce MX250, Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 14", 0.99 kg
Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51-76LS
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-762S
GeForce MX250, Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14", 1 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-54PC
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Acer TravelMate X3 TMX3410-MG-59Z5
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer TravelMate P6 TMP614-51TG-792V
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14", 1.16 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-78U1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14", 1.35 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-7604
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54GT-70SY
GeForce MX250, Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14", 0.99 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52G-516T
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-56G-79D1
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer ConceptD 7 CN715-71-743N
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-7895
GeForce MX250, Core i7 i7-8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R1PR
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14", 1.22 kg
Acer Predator Helios 700 PH717-71-95MA
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i9 i9-9980HK, 17.3", 4.9 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79H8
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-C5QZ
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-57-57BN
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 14", 1.19 kg
Acer Chromebook 11 CB311-9HT-C783
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4100, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Acer Chromebook 314 CB314-1H-C54R
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, 14", 1.7 kg
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-53GH
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G4, 14", 1.5 kg
Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel
unknown, unknown, 15.6", 0 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G4, 13.5", 1.19 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-76PY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14", 0.99 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-76B3
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11-16 (Update: 2019-11-16)