Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ, cheap laptop 15″ versatile AMD thin silver fast and light nomad 8h – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ

L’Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ is a thin and light versatile laptop with an elegant silver design equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard or even connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi axis. This laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display running Windows 11 relies on 8 GB of RAM and an AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5500U processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics module for good everyday performance with the ability to support light games.

Features of Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ

screen(s) 15.6” Full HD LED IPS 220cd/m² ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB (4 GB soldered + 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)
Graphics card AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
plug 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI
Network Wi-Fi 6 axis (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Sound system 2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 8 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 48Wh
Weight/dimensions (mm) 1.76 kg / 363.4 x 250.5 x 17.95

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ against the competition

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ is currently offered by E. Leclerc and is placed in the good average of its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers such a powerful processor.

Chassis, connector, screen of Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ

With its thin and light light silver design, this laptop has a sleek and understated look.

The connectivity options integrated into this versatile laptop are good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to e.g. a TV or monitor, but also 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 peripherals are connected.

We appreciate being able to backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in cases of limited ambient light.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ

Lovers of High Definition content, such as videos, will appreciate the screen because it uses a precise Full HD definition associated with a 16:9 format. Since it is equipped with IPS technology, the screen is also graced with significant viewing angles, both vertically and horizontally. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outside) than a blank panel.
The blue light it emits is also reduced by up to 30% by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.

Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ

The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ is a 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday, general purpose use.

On the autonomy side, it is actually able to maintain around 8 hours of battery life with light use, which is all the more significant since its lightness and finesse facilitate transportation.

Logically, it incorporates energy-efficient components like its SSD storage.
Because an SSD uses less energy than a hard drive. It is also quieter, more robust and much faster.

On a daily basis, we thus achieve much better responsiveness and fluidity with an SSD than with a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the start / stop is much faster, especially as well as the processing and launch of applications, and we get on the cards faster in online games.

Admittedly, there is no dedicated graphics card on board, but thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 module directly integrated into the processor, you can still view photos and videos and play light titles.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R9PZ

The processor is an AMD low-power APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne Hexa Core, which is paired with 8GB of RAM to provide good all-around performance that can suit many users.

Ryzen 5 implements its full potential during software using multicore, such as photo editing or video conversion.

The 512 GB capacity that this laptop offers via the SSD is similar to what standard hard drives offer in this area.
However, if you need more space, you can of course use an external storage device such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.

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