Sleek silver ultrabook, the slim and light Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-33L3 with 15-inch Full HD anti-glare display is suitable for general-purpose use with its Core i3 Tiger Lake processor, good amount of RAM and fast SSD storage that reinforces its responsiveness. This laptop also benefits from a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection. Nomadic, it offers an announced battery life of 7 hours.
Specifications Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-33L3
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED ComfyView thin edges 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 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|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Acer TrueHarmony Dolby Home Theater v4 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 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-33L3
With its silver frame that raises it forward when opened, this thin and light silver Ultrabook has an elegant, discreet and original look.
It has a good connection made up of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 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 you plug USB 3.0 devices into it.
The screen will be of interest to lovers of videos and more generally of High Definition content because it adopts a 16: 9 format and a precise Full HD definition. In addition, thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
The Acer Bluelight Shield technology makes it possible to attenuate up to 30% the blue light that the screen emits.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-33L3
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-33L3 is a 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
It delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet, because it relies on a good amount of 8 GB RAM as well as a low-power Tiger Lake Core i3-1115G4 Turbo processor.
Like any Intel Core i3 (or AMD Ryzen 3 or less powerful processor), the Core i3-1115G4 Turbo shows its limits under processor-intensive software using multicore.
That being said, the Core i3-1115G4 Turbo Tiger Lake has the advantage of integrating the Intel UHD G4 graphics part. Modest, it allows you to watch photos and videos like the Intel UHD 620. But it is more efficient than the latter, also allowing you to indulge in games that consume little graphics resources.
In terms of storage, Acer chooses a silent SSD but also less energy than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops than with a hard drive, like application launches or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Weak point of this Ultrabook: the capacity of the onboard SSD, limited to 256 GB. This is certainly sufficient for many uses but is inferior to the standard of hard disks.
However, if one needs more space, one can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for battery life, expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose lightness and controlled weight facilitate transport.