The market is filled with low mid ranged laptops. Today we’re checking out one such notebook, Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-57M0 (NX.GSYEK.001) brought by the Acer at even less than £600 price which surely grabs everyone’s attention. Let’s take a closer look at it then.
- CPU – Intel Core i5 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.6 GHz
- GPU – Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Memory – 8 GB DDR4
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – As it’s a general purpose budget notebook it’s equipped quite reasonably. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor which should be enough for almost any type of everyday chore. It’s accompanied by 8 gigs of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. In short, other than sheer multitasking it should be able to handle any stuff comfortably.
- Battery – The battery backup is pretty impressive, to be honest. It is powered by a 4-cell 48 Wh battery pack which made it stay up for even more than 7 hours while being used for stuff like internet surfing. It might go well over 8 hours if used for slightly less needy tasks.
- Price – If one reason for which Aspire 5 A515-51-57M0 would stand out would certainly be its rock bottom price. Priced at £580 it simply can be a great choice for the budget consumers.
- Display – To keep the price in check Acer had to cut some corners from the notebook. And you can see the results in its 15.6-inch panel. The display is pretty dim at 230 nits although the panel from the competing notebooks doesn’t do much better. With only 60% sRGB coverage the colour coverage is nothing to boast about either.
- Slow HDD – The display is not the only place where Acer decided to save some money from. As specified it includes a prehistoric 5400 rpm hard disk which inevitably would make the laptop much slower.
- Keyboard – The keyboard isn’t much different from the rest of the Aspire series notebooks. While the keyboard feels pretty decent it lacks a crucial feature- backlighting. While it might not be a big deal for most it certainly can be a deal breaker for many.
To be honest, it’s not anything fancy. It includes only the most essentials and it has done a great job at that. Keeping the sub £600 price in mind I have to say that despite the handful drawbacks it’s an excellent low mid-range notebook.