The Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51 misses a clear target market thanks to cost-cutting
No matter if lightweight ultrabook or fat workstation: Every laptop needs to be made with an idea of whom it will appeal to. Gaming laptops or business laptops, for example. Without such an idea, manufacturers can not be successful.
The ConceptD series from Acer targets both multimedia and workstation markets. The Acer laptop ConceptD 5 CN515-51, which we reviewed a short while ago, clearly falls more into the multimedia segment. The Kaby Lake G processor with the integrated AMD GPU is not strong enough for a workstation.
Our review shows however that Acer might have problems finding buyers for its ConceptD 5 regardless: The extremely lightweight chassis and the wide gamut screen make the Acer laptop seemingly out to the be the perfect companion for creative people and photographers.
But the screen brightness does not fulfill Acer's promises and the screen lags behind the competition in this regard, making outdoor usability worse. Also, the small battery of the Acer notebook is a big problem for usage "on the road" – photographers may also be extremely annoyed by the very slow SD card-reader.
In the end, we just can not see where the Acer ConceptD 5 CN515-51 fits in. For people who need power, there are better options. And for creative users, there are too many important weak-points.