Acer Aspire 5 review

Acer Aspire 5 review

Acer has been making some quality mid-range laptops, which are the choices of mass users. From high-end sturdiness, lightweight, performance to battery life, Acer tries to cover it all with its products. Acer is known for it and Aspire 5 is no different here. The laptop is upgraded by 8th-generation Intel Core processors, which ticks all the boxes that you would want for a day-to-day laptop. So, is it a worthy option to buy right now? Let’s check it out in the Acer Aspire 5 review below:


The Acer Aspire 5 is not flashy and we understand it is a mid-range laptop. Still, it is not an ugly laptop and not chunky too. It weighs 2.20kg as it is a large laptop. It looks nice and its chassis is plastic built with a textured surface on the lid. If you open the lid, you see thick bezels around the screen which wastes some space. The top bezel contains webcam in the center, which is the best place for a webcam to reside. The hinges on the bottom are sturdy and allow for a decent degree of adjustment. Coming to the display, the Acer Aspire 5 packs a 15.6-inch Full-HD display with 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution. Just grab unique discounts by applicable Ustraa Coupon for applicable, along with accessories available in the electronics section.

The Acer Aspire 5 packs two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0, a USB-C, Ethernet and SD memory card port, giving you a decent array of ports.

Keyboard and touchpad

You get to see a large keyboard on the bottom half of the laptop. It sits on the plastic surface having brushed finish. While it is not premium, it is still pleasant and is not a fingerprint magnet. The keyboard is huge which it feels comfortable to type on. With its flat keys and short travel distance mean, it just gives you a satisfying feel.

There is a large touchpad below the keyboard and using multi-finger gestures, such as pinching two fingers together to zoom out, is very easy. It gives you the plastic cheap feel which is only the sad part.


Under the hood, the Acer Aspire 5 packs quad-core Intel Core i7 8550U processor coupled with 8 gigs of RAM. Aspire 5 is built for handling day-to-day tasks. Acer has included the solid-state drive (SSD) that keeps Windows 10 feeling pretty fast. The processor under the hood can handle multitasking very well. For general Windows software and applications, this machine does a great job. but, it can’t handle heavy tasks at times and we get it why!

The SSD in this model keeps things running super fast and transfers are lighting. Although you can get an SSD plus additional hard disk configuration. And, it will be a great choice for you as the 256GB SSD  gets pretty full without installing much on it. So, you might need to invest in an external hard drive to make room for your apps, movies, and music.

Talking about the screen, the Acer Aspire 5 feels decent but the display at the same time feels washed-out and its contrast is not quite as strong – if compared to other laptops. The Full-HD screen is welcome and watching movies on it is fun. Acer has brought its Color Intelligence technology, which it claims adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time.

If you are a gamer, then you should not look at this device. Yes, the integrated Intel 620 UHD graphics can handle photos and videos but for the modern games, this laptop is a letdown. And, the brand also doesn’t publicize it as a gaming laptop.

Battery life

Acer Aspire 5 packs a pretty impressive battery life which can last about 7 hours. If you lower the brightness and keep the heavy tasks on the side, then you can get even longer life. It can keep you up for the day if you are a casual user. The battery does take a while to charge – around three hours to get to a hundred from zero.

Final Verdict

The Acer Aspire 5 comes with a nice design and sturdy build – apart from its plastic cheap touchpad. There is a decent array of ports making it a versatile laptop for connecting peripherals. The battery life is impressive and the laptop remains cool most of the time. It is offering good value for money – with update components internally. Talking about the cons it carries, this device has a cheap, plastic touchpad that doesn’t feel very good to use. Also, the screen is a little washed-out and we have seen many laptops providing better screen quality at this price range. Subscribe for free to get updates on Court Jobs everyday.

If you are looking for a mid-range device, then Acer’s Aspire 5 might entice you – but keep in mind, it can’t handle heavy tasks and run modern games. For that, you have to look somewhere else.

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