Looking for a cutting edge new laptop? That may not be exactly what you will find with the new Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-50Y5 but what you will find is a well designed, mid-range full sized laptop that is a good option for the everyday user. Below we are going to review some of the benefits and downsides that this model has to offer and see just how well it stacks up to the competition.
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10 Home
– The combination of an Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of memory is just about the perfect balance between affordability and performance. For all but the most demanding of users this should easily handle everyday tasks along with being able to handle multi tasking when the need arises
– SSD benefits from its lack of moving parts which translates into better performance for your storage and better storage performance eliminates one of the biggest performance bottlenecks in modern laptops
– This Aspire, while not keeping up with some of the expensive ultra portable laptops still scores decent marks when it comes to mobility. It weighs 2.2 KG and can give you up to 7 hours on a single charge in ideal conditions so will keep most consumers on the go quite easily
– One of the areas that the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-50Y5 doesn’t score high marks on is its lack of gaming ability. It is only fitted with a basic integrated graphics card meaning it can handle light gaming well enough but playing the latest and greatest games will be a struggle
– This could be good or bad depending on your needs but it also lacks an optical drive. That means if you do need to use physical media like DVD’s or CD’s the only option is to purchase an external drive. Luckily if you have moved on from this older technology it is one of the reasons it is so light since the access weight has been removed
As you can see from above the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-50Y5 doesn’t offer any new features or technology that is going to wow you but for the average user that really isn’t what they are after. Instead it offers a well designed option that is reasonably priced by giving you just what you need.