The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-50YW with a sleek silver design is a versatile Ultrabook that benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness, this laptop is performing in everyday use with its good amount of 8 GB RAM and its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of doing play games that are not too demanding. In addition, this thin and light 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen laptop PC has Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-50YW
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView 6.3mm thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.65 Kg / 363.4 x 238.5 x 17.90|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-50YW
This thin and light Ultrabook has an elegant and discreet look with its light silver frame that rises slightly forward when opened.
In terms of connectivity, this laptop PC is well equipped with its USB-C, its useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its wireless Wi-Fi modules ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communications, its Ethernet and audio ports but also its 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard is adorned with a very practical backlighting system to better distinguish its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
The screen is equipped with Acer Bluelight Shield technology which attenuates up to 30% the blue light it emits.
With its 16: 9 format lending itself well to video playback and its precise Full HD definition, the screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content. Anti-reflective coating, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, it benefits from significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
The blue light that the screen emits is it attenuated by up to 30% by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-50YW
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-50YW is a slim and light 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
It incorporates a good amount of 8 GB RAM associated with an Intel Tiger Lake low consumption Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor. This core delivers good overall performance that is suitable for many users.
And all the more so since the Core i5 integrates the Iris Xe graphics part (tested by us) . However, the performance of the Iris Xe is significantly superior to those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
In practice, thanks to the Iris Xe, you can look at photos and videos of course, but also play titles that do not require too much graphic resources.
As a bonus, the on-board SSD storage clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity in daily tasks compared to a hard drive.
Thus, thanks to the SSD, we take advantage for example of much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of software, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent. Here it offers a capacity of 512 GB similar to the standard of hard disks.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the battery life, bet on approximately 7 hours on battery in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the weight contained and the smoothness.