From the top of its refined and lightweight case, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-37DF is intended for lovers of office automation fairly basic since operated by Windows 10S but the components are not left with a heart of the latest generation. From the matte Full HD screen to the Core i3 Turbo processor and SSD reagent storage, everything in this 15-inch ultrabook is made to serve comfort and responsiveness, not to mention its very good autonomy. Only its duo RAM / storage a little light or not very fine screen borders may possibly be lacking.
Specs of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-37DF
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED ComfyView (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-8145U Whiskey Lake (2.1 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||128GB SSD M.2 (SATA3)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater Speakers v4|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 S 64 bit|
|Drums||Li-polymer 4 cells 48 Whr 3220mAh|
|Autonomy announced||7 hours|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-37DF
Like most manufacturers in this segment (see Asus and its Vivobook S15), Acer has sought to compact its Aspire 5 A515-52-37DF to open to the nomadic world. It gains millimeters on all the posts with 18 mm less in width , 6 mm in depth and 4 mm in thickness, which allows him to enter the closed circle of ultrabooks. Its weight is optimized around 1.8 kg . This is not the lightest segment but it is still better than the 2.2 kg of the previous Aspire 5.
The design hardly changes except that Acer claims to have used more aluminum to shape the chassis. As a result, it gains in robustness during transport and over time. Here, the Acer Aspire A515-52-37DF has a silver design (except base and frame) for a rendering both elegant and goes everywhere with only approval a brushed effect on the back cover and around the keyboard.
The keyboard finally inherits a white backlight system that highlights the black keys for easy typing in the dark.
In the center of this Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-37DF also shines a beautiful Full HD IPS matte screen with side edges of 7.82 mm . On the one hand, the Full HD(1920 x 1080 px) definition offers an extended display space to fully enjoy High Definition content (video, game) and on the other, the IPS panel opens the viewing angles for a perfect rendering regardless of the angle in which you view the screen. Let’s not forget the comfort of the ConfyView matt slab that will prevent ambient light from reflecting on the screen.
The sides have full connectivity with four USB ports that always have two USB 2.0, a USB 3.1 and a USB Type-C . There is also an HDMI output, an SD card reader and a Gigabit Ethernet port while the wireless modules are latest generation Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0. The biometric reader is still not on the program.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-52-37DF
In the foreground, the latest-generation Whiskey Lake processor is the key element in this configuration. This is a Dual Core i3-8145Ulow consumption which should improve performance compared to its predecessor (i3-8130U Kaby Lake Refresh) thanks to a higher Turbo Boost frequency (3.9 Ghz) and a finer engraving. In fact, Intel announces a real gain around 10%, which would allow it to match the capabilities of a Core i7-7500U (Kaby Lake). This translates in practice by a perfect support of the current use (web browsing, Office processing, video) and a mastery of applications a little greedy like the video editing, in reasonable proportions however. Moreover, it will not sparks in multitasking due to the limited amount of RAM (4 GB).
In terms of graphics performance, the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated into the processor is also gaining momentum as it is estimated at a GeForce 920M. It can therefore allow some casual players to launch some light titles in Full HD but the return to HD definition (1366 x 768 px) is more recommended to play.
A dedicated 128GB SSD is responsible for storage, which could upset some. Asus prefers to prioritize system responsiveness over capacity here and that’s all to his credit, even though storage as such will be severely hampered by the remaining 90 GB after installing OS / Recovery and programs. This solution also provides a particularly fast work environment with very low loading times, and is more robust, energy efficient and quiet than a traditional hard drive.
Let’s finish with the battery which should allow about 7 hours of operation in current use, it is in average.