Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714, Black Versatile 15″ AMD Octo Core Laptop with Radeon and 1TB SSD, Fast Thin and Light – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714

Equipped with fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB, which improves its responsivenessAcer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714 is a versatile thin and light black laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display that benefits from a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader or Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity. Running on Windows 11, this Ultrabook is efficient in daily use as well as during modest multimedia processing with its 16 GB of RAM and its AMD Ryzen 5700U Octo Core Lucienne processor, while its AMD Polaris Radeon RX640 graphics card allows you to play titles , who are not too greedy.

Best known price: €1099

Features of Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714

screen(s) 15.6” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Lucienne (1.8 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots
Graphics card AMD Polaris Radeon RX 640 2GB GDDR5 dedicated
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD
plug 2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
Sound system 2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells
Weight/dimensions (mm) 1.8 kg / 363.4 x 250.5 x 17.95

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714 against the competition

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714 is currently available on Acer France and is positioned as one of the few in its category that offers such a high-performance graphics solution as well as a fingerprint reader.

Chassis, connector, screen on Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714

It takes on a very sober look with its thin and bright black design.

This versatile Ultrabook is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, audio and Ethernet ports, Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi axis (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its practical 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 that perform up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 peripherals.

The fingerprint reader allows biometric authentication on this discreet laptop via Windows Hello technology.

In addition, the keys on the chiclet keyboard can be backlit to better distinguish them in a dimly lit environment.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714

Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. It is also very suitable for viewing videos and more generally High Definition content because it uses a 16:9 format associated with a Full HD definition. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
In addition, the blue light it emits is dimmed by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.

Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714

The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714 is for those looking for a 15-inch High Definition laptop for multimedia-oriented general purpose use.

Storage is entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB, which competes with what the vast majority of hard drives in this area offer.
As a bonus, the SSD offers several advantages: greater resistance to shocks, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.

Concretely, the SSD provides much better responsiveness and fluid use than a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, starting/stopping, processing and launching applications is much faster, for example, and we get on the cards faster in online games.

It is actually possible to indulge in games that are not too demanding in 3D resources thanks to the dedicated AMD Polaris Radeon RX 640 graphics card.
Like the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution integrated into the processor, the Radeon RX 640 also allows you to view photos and videos.

There is a switch between one and the other automatically and in real time depending on the tasks performed.

Although less powerful, the Radeon Vega 7 is preferred over the maximum because its reduced power consumption promotes autonomy.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45G-R714

Best known price: €1099

In this connection, aim for around 7 hours of battery operation with light use. The transport of this versatile Ultrabook is in any case facilitated by its controlled weight and finesse.

The Radeon Vega 7 is directly housed in the Ryzen 7 5700U, AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Lucienne, which delivers a good overall performance capable of satisfying many users, especially since it is connected to 16 GB of live memory.

Those doing modest multimedia work using multicores and RAM will be fine with this core, in areas such as photo editing and video conversion.

On the other hand, it is better to turn to a PC equipped with a non-low-power processor if you plan to frequently do work that uses processor resources.

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