New 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare laptop, the Acer Aspire A515-51G-53PD runs on Windows 10. Designed for everyday use, it features a dedicated SSD storage solution, a low-power Core processor i5 Kaby Lake, a recent dedicated NVIDIA graphics card with Optimus technology or USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity. It offers an announced autonomy of 7 hours and appears at less than 700 euros .
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||6 GB (4 GB 2 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (12 GB)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Maxwell GeForce MX130 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel HD 620 integrated processor and Optimus|
|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 4.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Autonomy announced||7 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||381.6 x 263 x 21.6|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
With its black color and its brushed metal finish inside and textured at the hull, it sports a relatively simple and elegant design.
The Acer Aspire A515-51G-53PD is a high-definition 15-inch notebook PC for versatile use.
It delivers good overall performance with its low-power Core i5-7200U Kaby Lake processor and its 6GB of RAM, which is very useful in multitasking.
In addition, this computer is able to run games not too greedy in graphics resources with its dedicated GeForce MX130 card, and that if you agree to the settings.
In practice, the GeForce MX130 is solicited by NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology when it comes to performing graphic processing deemed too heavy for the Intel HD 620 housed in the Core i5 which, despite its modest benefits, is privileged to the maximum by Optimus because its low energy consumption promotes autonomy. As a result, as needed, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Intel HD 620 and the GeForce MX130, both of which allow you to watch photos and videos.
The screen adopts specifications that lend themselves well to this use with its 16 / 9th format and its Full HD definition ideal for displaying High Definition content. Thanks to its antireflection coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outside) than a glossy slab.
The connectivity built into this notebook is good by the way, including a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi wireless modules ac and Bluetooth 4.0 for remote connections and communications, or 1 USB 3.1 Type-C or 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if plugged into a USB 3.0 device.
Storage is clearly an asset here. We find in fact a dedicated SSD much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more resistant to shock and silent. However, as often, the capacity of the embedded SSD is lower than the standard of the hard drives.
In case the 256 GB offered here prove to be too accurate, we can of course use an external storage unit as a USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this laptop, it is about 7 hours in light use, which makes the antireflection treatment of the screen all the more appreciable.