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Acer Belgium lists an upgrade for the Aspire 5 A514 with a Tiger Lake processor

The "new" Acer Aspire 514. (Source: Acer Belgium)
The "new" Acer Aspire 514. (Source: Acer Belgium)
The French-language version of Acer's website now has a page for a new notebook: the Aspire 5 A514-54-50DU. Cosmetically, it seems much the same as the A514-52 we reviewed a couple of months ago. However, this one apparently has an Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU rather than the Comet Lake silicon of the pre-existing model.

The Twitter leaker momomo_us has noticed that a national division of Acer has apparently leaked an update for this OEM's 14-inch version of its Aspire 5 notebook series. However, there seems to be only important change here compared to the variant currently on the market: its processor.

This "A514-54-50DU" is listed as powered by the Core i5-1135G7, whereas the A514-52-58U3 we reviewed in February 2020 has the i5-10210U. Admittedly, this could be the best news linked to the Aspire 5 line possible, as we found its CPU one of the few major let-downs while testing this latest 14-inch model.

On that note, its ostensible upgrade may share a chassis with the A514-52, even if it has a Pure Silver finish compared to the darker gray of 'our' unit. It even appears to retain the same ports, in terms of placement and selection; furthermore, its new product page makes no mention of a change in specs for any of them.

Then again, it does mention a "ComfyView" FHD IPS panel (so very possibly the same again there); 16GB of DDR4 RAM; a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD; 2x2 Intel Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5; an HD webcam with dual mics and a backlit keyboard.

Again, this is all very familiar thanks to the presence of the A514-52-58U3. However, the new page does mention a 48 watt-hour (Wh) battery, whereas its probable predecessor has one with a 51Wh capacity. This may seem disappointing, but may also mean Acer has decided to shave a bit of weight off this possibly upcoming Aspire-series release.

The "new" Aspire 5 A514 admittedly looks very familiar. (Source: Acer Belgium)
The "new" Aspire 5 A514 admittedly looks very familiar. (Source: Acer Belgium)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-11 (Update: 2020-07-12)