Acer Aspire 5 in review: Casual gamer with an upgrade kit
Acer's Aspire 5 A515-54G delivers solid gaming performance and a brand-new Comet Lake processor on your desktop for a cheap price. However, we have some complaints in terms of the performance and the display.
Acer's 15.6-inch laptop is an inexpensive device with decent gaming performance thanks to its GeForce MX250. Additionally, the recent standard Wi-Fi 6 is on board. The storage can be expanded with a 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD. On top of that, the battery life is good at more than 8 hours, the weight is low and the display non-glossy. What more can you ask for?
For one, more performance, since the cooling solution is incapable of allowing the Core i5-10210U to unleash its full potential. Here, the competition from Lenovo, which delivers the same gaming performance, pulls ahead.
Computers always had an important place in my life, starting with an Intel 80286 microprocessor in the early 1990s. I became interested in the productive side of technology, especially in campus radio, while studying at TU Chemnitz and during a trainee program in Belfast. Hardware interests led me to manage Notebookjournal.de, which is now a division of Notebooksbilliger, for a few years. I became self-employed in 2010 and took the next logical step in my career by starting to write for Notebookcheck.
Translator:Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 398 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.