As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer Aspire 5 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Aspire 5 enough for internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Aspire 5, Acer is well positioned in relation to other competing models.This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i7-10510U. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Aspire 5is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
Aspire 5 the right choice for watching movies ?
The Aspire 5 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Acer has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1366×768, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.9 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Aspire 5 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
With a processor type Intel Core i7-10510U, Acer offers a high performance solution. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for battery life, it Aspire 5 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Acer promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The Aspire 5- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the Aspire 5. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
It Aspire 5 weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The backlit keyboard decided by Acer for this model was not Aspire 5 really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Aspire 5, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this Aspire 5 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Aspire 5 is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Aspire 5 can be used for travel purposes.
Aspire 5 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this Aspire 5corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This model, Aceroffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i7-10510U and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Aspire 5 has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire 5 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It Aspire 5 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
Aspire 5 for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Aspire 5 is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
With its graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i7-10510U, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i7-10510U and the board Intel HD Graphics 620 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 512 Gb of Aspire 5 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it Aspire 5 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Aspire 5 the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Aspire 5 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Aspire 5 in conclusion
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Aspire 5 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks