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CES 2021 | All-AMD Acer Aspire 5 features AMD Ryzen 5000U and Radeon RX 640 GPU for €499

Acer Aspire 5 features AMD Ryzen 5000U and Radeon RX 640. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5 features AMD Ryzen 5000U and Radeon RX 640. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer is offering an all-AMD Aspire 5 powered by AMD Ryzen 5000U APUs. The Aspire 5 is aimed at students, hobbyists, and bloggers and features the Radeon RX 640 dGPU for light graphic workloads.

Apart from the Aspire 7 and the Nitro 5 powered by new AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, Acer is also introducing the Aspire 5 upgraded with AMD internals.

Acer didn't elaborate too much about the Aspire 5. However, we do get to know that AMD's latest Ryzen 5000U APUs will feature in this thin and light laptop. Interestingly, Acer has chosen to go with a Radeon RX 640 for the graphics component. We haven't seen the RX 640 often save for the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 and the ThinkPad E14 last year.

In our tests, we found the RX 640 slower than a GeForce MX150, so this GPU can only aid in very light graphics workloads. Accordingly, Acer is advocating the Aspire 5 for students, bloggers, and hobby photographers.

The Aspire 5 can be configured with up to 1 TB of NVMe or 2 TB of HDD storage. The device comes with an FHD 15.6-inch IPS display with Acer BlueLight Shield to filter harmful blue light emissions. Wi-Fi 6 connectivity comes as standard.

The Acer Aspire 5 (A515-45 G/S) is expected to be available from April with prices starting from €499.

Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Aspire 5. (Image Source: Acer)

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Acer Press Release

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-12 (Update: 2021-01-13)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.