Generous, fast storage and multimedia capabilities for a reasonable price is what the Acer Aspire A515-44G-R0XP offers. This 15-inch ultrabook enclosed in a compact black box stands out as a major multimedia tool thanks to its AMD Renoir Ryzen 5 Hexa Core processor supported by a Radeon RX 640 graphics card and by two elements of speed that are the SSD storage of 1 TB and 8 GB RAM. Enough to surf without incident but also play, create and lightly edit. The connection is complete and the look goes everywhere but the problem concerns its basic definition screen and its battery life which will not exceed 5/6 hours.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-44G-R0XP
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir (2.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Polaris Radeon RX640 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated and Radeon Vega 6|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Wh|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 363.4 x 250.5 x 17.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire A515-44G-R0XP
The silhouette of the Aspire 5 does not change compared to its predecessor. The case is shaped from plastic and a little aluminum to reinforce the back of the cover and the base at the level of the keys. Suddenly, it gains in robustness during transport and over time. On the Aspire A515-44G-R0XP, Acer opts for a matte black color that is more consensual and goes everywhere. We do not perceive any approval or style effect on the case for a completely neutral result. Design-conscious users will have to go their way.
Its format falls within the circle of ultrabooks but is not the best optimized in this sense with 18 mm thickness and a 363 x 250 mm format. Its weight is fixed around 1.8 kg . It’s not the lightest in the segment but it’s still better than the 2.2 kg of the previous Aspire 5.
We do not have confirmation that the keyboard is backlit on this specific model.
In the center of this Acer Aspire A515-44G-R0XP also shines a beautiful matte Full HD screen with rather thin side edges. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) offers an extensive display space to enjoy the content in High Definition (video game) while Confyview matte panel will prevent ambient light to reflect on the screen. Note also that the screen is now installed on an IPS panel , more comfortable than TN thanks to its wider viewing angles and a slightly more faithful rendering in terms of colors, even if we are far from the level of high panels. range of course, particularly in terms of color coverage or brightness.
The sides are equipped with a fairly standard connection with four USB ports which still have a USB 2.0, two USB 3.2 and a USB Type-C . There is also an HDMI output and a Gigabit Ethernet port while the wireless modules benefit from Wifi 5 AC and Bluetooth 5.0. Note that the card reader has disappeared and that there is no biometric connection option (Windows Hello).
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire A515-44G-R0XP
But the Aspire A515-44G-R0XP puts most of its arguments on its heart which is based on a major processor AMD Ryzen Renoir (2020), the Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa Core low consumption. This shows a significant increase in performance compared to the Ryzen 5 3500U (2019), thanks in particular to the number of cores which increases but also to the finer engraving used. Basically, it allows scores close to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 on simple tasks (web, word processing, video playback) but takes the advantage when it comes to exploiting multi-core, in particular in more resource-intensive tasks such as video editing, exporting or occasional photo editing, where its 6 cores clearly take the advantage. In front,, the minimum at present to enjoy comfortable multitasking.
Second highlight here, the storage is entrusted to a fast dedicated 1TB SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where mechanical support implied substantial latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its too low storage capacity, this is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the installation of heavy programs and the storage of your entire game library.
Note that a graphics card supports the solution integrated into the processor when the needs are a little more greedy. This is an AMD Radeon RX 640 , a mid-range card that won’t let you play (apart from light games) or create freely. In terms of performance, we put it at the same level if not a little below the NVIDIA GeForce MX150. It is therefore a so-called multimedia solution, which via assisting the Radeon Vega 6 if necessary, but nothing more.
Finally, a word on battery life. This should take around 6 hours of Internet browsing with active Wifi. It is average in these rates.