Acer ConceptD 5
Reviews for the Acer ConceptD 5
Source: Laptop Media
As the ConceptD 5 (CN515-51) is the least expensive ConceptD laptop, it excels in the display department. In fact, it has one of the nicest panels found on a laptop. Well, if you are not a gamer of course. What is more important for content creators and Web designers is the color accuracy, and the overall ability to display color, which this laptop does at a great level – it covers 100% of sRGB and 100% of Adobe RGB. Additionally, we have found that the embedded Adobe RGB preset from Acer outputs the most accurate image with a dE below 2.0.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2019
Source: Pocket Lint
As we said up top, the Acer ConceptD 5 is a great idea. Maybe having the word 'concept' in the name was a mistake, though, as this laptop indeed feels like a working idea rather than one that delivers in every regard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2019
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2019
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; excellent 4K display; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2019
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Great display; powerful hardware; silent system; premium design; great built quality; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2019
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; decent performance; good ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2020
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; nice connectivity; compact size. Negative: Low autonomy; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2019
The Acer ConceptD 5 15" RX Vega is a laptop with high-end performance hardware. It was designed as a mobile design station. Designed and tested specifically for creative workflows, NVIDIA GeForce / Quadro RTX™ Studio laptops can help design studios work faster. The sculptured aluminium chassis demonstrates a timeless design that is ideal for creators who need to work in various fashionable locations. There is also an attractive backlit amber keyboard designed for working in low light conditions. For creators and designers, colour accuracy is critical for design. The ConceptD 5 will do well in this area with its 4K UHD PANTONE Validated display. Users can get more space to work on thanks to the 15” or 17” display and ensure faithful colour reproduction with a 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut and a colour accuracy of Delta E <2. The Adobe RGB gamut covers a wider range of colours than an sRGB gamut. Users can easily edit images and complete the trickiest 2D graphic design projects in no time with the processing power of a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL dedicated memory. Aside from that, users can achieve more with 16 GB of DDR4 memory, a 512GB responsive NVMe PCIe SSD in Raid 0 and up to a 2TB HDD.
A quiet environment is vital when focusing on an important piece of design. Users can work in peace with the optimized thermal system with a 4th Gen Aeroblade 3D Fan, which runs at under 40dBA. The ConceptD 5 will not disturb others even when the CPU is running at full capacity to complete a complex piece of work. To meet the demands of engineers, architects, videographers, cinematographers, 3D animators, AI professionals and many more, a hardware solution that has been tested and certified by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) is demanded. ConceptD products, in specific model configurations, offer ISV certified hardware in combination with the most recent technologies. For connectivity, users can accomplish more with a full range of ports, including a USB Type-C Gen 1 supporting up to 5 Gbps data transfers, and charge offline with one of the USB 3.1 ports. They can also get online faster with Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (Gig+ Wi-Fi). In conclusion, the Acer ConceptD 5 15" RX Vega is a laptop designed for professionals who require a powerful device to work on the go. It has great graphics specifications to help creators and designers accomplish great stuff.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Vega M GL / 870: Integrated graphics card in the slower Kaby Lake-G SoCs. Offers 20 CUs = 1280 shaders at 931 - 1011 MHz, 4 GB HBM2 graphics memory (on the same package as the GPU and CPU). The TDP is specified at 65 Watt.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
i7-8705G: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 3.1 - 4.1 GHz. Integrates 4GB fast HBM2 graphics memory that may also be used as a CPU cache and including the high TDP of 65 Watts may lead to a higher CPU performance compared to the similar Core i7-7920HQ. Similar to the Core i7-8706G, but without vPro support. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.