A sleek, versatile ultrabook in silver, the slim and light Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-52S4 with 15-inch Full HD anti-glare display benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage. This portable laptop takes advantage of a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution for good overall performance and the ability to run games that are not too demanding. Backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity are also on the program for this mobile PC.
Specifications Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-52S4
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED ComfyView thin edges 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered 8 GB) DDR4 2933 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|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 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)||1.9 Kg / 363.4 x 238.5 x 17.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-52S4
With its silver case that rises forward when opened, it sports a sober and elegant appearance.
Thin and light, this versatile Ultrabook is well equipped 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 or even its 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers ‘performing up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when plugging in USB 3.0 devices.
The chiclet keyboard has a practical backlight solution to distinguish its keys in low ambient light.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format and a precise Full HD definition making it very well suited to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environments (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
The blue light that the screen emits is also attenuated by up to 30% by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-52S4
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-52S4 is a 15-inch High Definition laptop computer intended for versatile mobile use.
It stands out for its good amount of RAM of 16 GB above average and very appreciable in multitasking. It goes well with the Tiger Lake low power Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor.
Thanks to this core, this thin and light laptop delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users.
However, it should be borne in mind that to often perform work requiring processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC based on a non-low consumption processor.
In any case, despite the fact that it does not embed a dedicated graphics card, many people will appreciate being able to play titles that are not too greedy in 3D resources in addition to being able to watch photos and videos.
It is thanks to the services of the Iris Xe solution that we tested , integrated into the Quad Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake. Because they are much superior to those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
On the storage side, Acer opts for an SSD that rivals the standard hard drives with its 512 GB while being silent, more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. Thus, for example, we obtain much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of software or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
What if we need more space? A 2.5 inch slot is free to add a second SSD or a hard drive. We also have the possibility of relying on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
As for battery life, expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and finesse.