Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
Thin and light, the versatile laptop Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 The 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display performs well in everyday use with its 16GB of RAM and its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of running modest games. Equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage, which enhances its responsiveness, this sleek silver-colored Ultrabook running on Windows 11 has the benefits of a backlit keyboard and connectivity options with USB-C and Wi-Fi axis.
Best known price: € 749
Features of Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 220cd / m² ComfyView thin edges 6.3 mm (1920 × 1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Graphics card||Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|stik||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (2 × 2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||1.65 kg / 363.4 x 238.5 x 17.90|
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 against the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 is currently available on Amazon and is located in the good average of its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers such a large amount of RAM, but also to be delivered with Windows 11.
Chassis, connectors, monitor on Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
It has an elegant and discreet look with its thin and light bright silver design.
This versatile laptop is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communication, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example or its 3 USBs, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The keys on the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is convenient for better distinguishing them in case of limited ambient light.
Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel. It is also very suitable for viewing videos and more broadly of High Definition content because it uses a 16: 9 format associated with a precise Full HD definition. In addition, the screen with its IPS technology has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
It is also equipped with Acer Bluelight Shield technology, which reduces the blue light it emits by up to 30%.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 is a slim and lightweight 15-inch High Definition laptop intended for general mobile use.
Those who want to use their computer for several hours away from an electrical outlet will appreciate that it can hold about 7 hours of battery power with easy use. And so much the more because of its finesse and its controlled weight, its transportation is easier.
However, it benefits from a good amount of above-average 16GB of RAM, here combined with a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor. Thus, a good overall performance is achieved, which is able to satisfy a number of users.
In addition, if there is no dedicated graphics card on board, you can view photos and videos, but also indulge in modest games. And this thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) integrated in the Core i5.
Best known price: € 749
The SSD storage space gives it a capacity of 512 GB in line with what hard drives offer as standard. However, it offers undeniable benefits: silent operation, greater robustness, lower energy consumption and greater speed.
Of course, in the event that 512 GB would be too tight, we can rely on an external storage device. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting option for obtaining fast transfers.