Nomad with its 10 hour battery life, the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-36D1 is an Ultrabook with an original design with its pink shell. Versatile, it adopts a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen and benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. With its Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake processor with Intel UHD G4 graphics and its good amount of 8 GB RAM, it is perfectly suited to everyday use and is capable of running low-consumption games. In addition, this thin and light laptop PC benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard, a fingerprint reader but also a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection.
Specifications Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-36D1
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin edges 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via the fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7 Kg / 328 x 223 x 17.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-36D1
With its thin and light sandblasted aluminum case with a light silver interior and pink shell, it has an original, elegant and discreet look.
This Ultrabook competes without worry with much more expensive laptop PCs in terms of connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its wireless Wi-Fi modules ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 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 devices are connected to it.
This laptop PC benefits from more advanced features than what is expected from it in terms of its positioning.
It incorporates a biometric reader to authenticate on the system by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
A backlighting system is also fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys when the ambient light is limited.
With its precise Full HD definition above the 1366×768 standard and its 16: 9 aspect ratio, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos. It is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) thanks to its anti-reflective treatment. As a bonus, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-36D1
The Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-36D1 is a compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
It is quite easy to transport thanks to its contained weight, its thinness and its compactness. Rather in terms of battery life, it can last about 10 hours on battery in light use which will interest nomads and especially those who want to be able to use their PC all day long (and even more!) Away from a power outlet.
To do this, this Ultrabook relies on energy-efficient components such as its SSD storage. An SSD is indeed more energy efficient than a hard drive but also more robust, silent and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of starts / stops and launches of applications much faster than with a hard drive, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games. More generally, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard drive.
In addition with its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks. Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
The SSD goes well with the heart of this thin and light laptop with an original silver / pink design. Because it is built around a Tiger Lake low consumption Core i3-1115G4 Turbo processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very useful in multitasking.
Thanks to this heart, this Ultrabook provides good performance in everyday use as in office automation and surfing the Internet. However, it shows its limits under software requiring processor resources, like equivalent processors (AMD Ryzen 3) or less powerful.
However, it should be noted that like any Core i3 Turbo, the Ice Lake Core i3-1115G4 Turbo is significantly more efficient than a non-Turbo Core i3 (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors).
Of course, you can watch photos and videos on this thin and light Ultrabook, thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics solution. Good point, this one is significantly more powerful than the Intel UHD 620. In fact, the Intel UHD G4 is equivalent to an entry-level dedicated graphics card.
As a result, with this pink / silver laptop PC, you can run low-consumption games.