A versatile thin and light laptop running Windows 11, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-57G-58MH with 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce MX550 graphics card to run modest games while good performance in everyday use and multimedia content is provided by the Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake-U hybrid processor and 16 GB of RAM. Featuring a fast SSD storage of 512 GB that enhances its responsiveness, this elegant silver Ultrabook is equipped with a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader but also connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-57G-58MH Features
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.3GHz, 8E 0.9 GHz, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce MX550 2GB GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe integrated into processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.1 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 362.9 x 237.8 x 17.9mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-57G-58MH
It sports an elegant and discreet look with its thin and light dark silver design.
This versatile laptop integrates good connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Wi-Fi ax and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect devices to it USB 3.0.
As a fingerprint reader is present, one can authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit which is convenient so that you can better distinguish its keys in case of limited ambient light.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. It also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more broadly of High Definition content by its 16/9th format and its Full HD definition. Its anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-57G-58MH
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-57G-58MH is a relatively thin and lightweight 15-inch laptop intended for everyday versatile use.
With its low-power Intel Alder Lake-U Core i5-1235U processor and 16 GB of RAM, this versatile Ultrabook delivers good overall performance able to satisfy many users.
Creators who occasionally do modest multimedia work (e.g. video conversion, photo editing) will be able to settle for this core in areas exploiting multi-core – and therefore the 10 cores of Alder Lake – and RAM.
Nevertheless, to often carry out CPU-intensive work, it is better to opt for a PC based on a non-low-power processor.
This thin and light laptop is versatile thanks to its dual graphics solution consisting of a dedicated GeForce MX550 card and an Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the ore i5, both of which allow you to watch photos and videos and play modest games. Nvidia Optimus technology automatically switches between the two in real time as needed.
To promote autonomy, the Intel Iris Xe is preferred to the maximum by Optimus despite its more modest performance because it is energy efficient.
Thus on the autonomy side, we can count on about 7 hours of operation on battery in light use
Optimus enables the GeForce MX550 when it comes to running graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe. Featuring the Turing architecture, the GeForce MX550 is able to support games that are a little more greedy than the Iris Xe but consumes more power.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, capacity in line with the standard of hard drives.
Of course in case you need more space, you can turn to an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater robustness, lower power consumption, quiet operation and greater velocity.
In practice thanks to the SSD, the starts/stops are much faster for example as the processing and launching of applications, and we reach faster on the cards of online games.
More generally, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness to use than a simple hard disk.
As for the autonomy of this versatile ultrabook discreet silver easy to carry thanks to its controlled weight and finesse, count on about 7 hours of operation on battery in light use.