Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Aspire 5 compatible with internet use?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.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. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this Aspire 5, Acer is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor which equips this model, one AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This Aspire 5 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. 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.
Is Aspire 5 okay to watch videos ?
High quality, the engineers of Acer have chosen to make this Aspire 5 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
For this model, Acer thought big. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.9 kg that will have to be transported.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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 readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Aspire 5. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
With a processor type AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, Acer offers a high performance solution. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 10, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
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.
Aspire 5 the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Aspire 5 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will Aspire 5 be handy for use in the dark. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. 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.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it Aspire 5 has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Aspire 5 for travel use.
The Aspire 5 for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Aspire 5meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Acer has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. 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 AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. 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.
For the autonomy part, Acer proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the Aspire 5has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the Aspire 5, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
Aspire 5 for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Aspire 5 is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
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 AMD Radeon Vega 10 card and processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, Acer has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 10 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Acer has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it Aspire 5 has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.9 Kg and is 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
It Aspire 5 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Aspire 5 for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisAspire 5 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This Aspire 5 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Aspire 5.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it Aspire 5 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Aspire 5 – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Aspire 5′ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks