Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G Review

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G is an entry-level laptop that Acer has launched, and it belongs to the Aspire 5 series. This lightweight laptop boasts a 15.6-inch display. Now, let’s look at this laptop’s performance.

Specification

Screen 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS screen
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8 GHz (up to 4.6 GHz)
TDP 15W
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5
Memory 8GB DDR4 2666MHz
Storage 256GB SATA3 SSD
Ports 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, USB Type-C,1x RJ45, an HDMI, a SD card reader, 3.5mm audio/mic
Battery 48 Wh
OS Windows 10 Home
Weight 1.8kg

Appearance

appearance design
There is a common feature that all entry-level laptops own: good hardware specification. It has a similar appearance to the Aspire 5 series. Its top cover uses aluminum alloy and adopts brushed metal texture.
top cover
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The Aspire 5 features an anti-fingerprint design, which is its one highlight. Its thickest part is 17.95mm, and it weighs 1.63kg.
anti-fingerprint
In general, this laptop has a more impressive appearance design than many entry-level laptops. The following is its specifications.
axle
antenna
hinge
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This lightweight laptop is of great practicability. It features a large display, an independent numeric keypad, and abundant ports.

Ports

This laptop comes with three USB ports. One USB 3.0 is placed on the left, and the rest two USB 2.0 on the right. Besides, it owns an HDMI, RJ45, an SD card reader, a Type-C (only supports transfer), and the 3.55mm audio/mic, the adapter port, and the power indicator. Rich port expansion suits both work or entertainment.
port on the left
port on the right

Display

The Aspire 5 A515-52G is equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS display with the resolution of 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels. According to our test results, this display’s sRGB color gamut covers 62%, NTSC color gamut covers 45%, and brightness reaches 246nits. Besides, this laptop with a 180 degrees hinge can bring a wide visual view.
display
sRGB color gamut
NTSC color gamut
hinge

Numeric Keypad

The independent numeric keypad provides a convenient digital typing experience. With moderate key distance, this keypad has a reasonable design. Its key cap is anti-fingerprint. In addition, it features a big touchpad.
numeric keypad
touchpad
Hardware Specification

The Aspire 5 A515-52G is powered by Intel Core i7-8565U processor and comes with 8GB DDR4-2666 coupled with 256GB SATA SSD. Besides, it features NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics card.

CPU

The Core i7-8565U chip consists of four cores and eight treads. Its frequency reaches up to 4.6GHz, while i7-8550U processor’s up to 4.0GHz. On the CINEBENCH R15, the chip’s multi-core score is 549cb, and its single-core score is 181cb. According to the results, this CPU has a good performance.
CPU test
CPU score
Besides, we do a pressure test on the i7-8565U chip with AIDA64. After 30 minutes, the chip’ temperature is around 71℃, and its TDP is about 15W (on the mode of Stress CPU). In general, it has an excellent heat dissipation performance.
system stability

Graphics Card

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 is also a highlight of this lightweight laptop. This graphics card’s core frequency is 1469MHz. On the Sky Diver of 3DMark, its score is 11795. In terms of the score, the MX150 has a better performance than GTX950M D3.
MX150 specification
MX150 score

SSD

It comes with a Sandisk X600 256GB SATA SSD. On the CrystalDiskMark, its sequential read speed is 559MB/s, and sequential write speed reaches 476MB/s. This SSD can satisfy most user’s requirements.
SSD speed

Hardware Upgrade

After removing the back cover, we can see this laptop’s internal structure. It provides slots for dual memory chips and dual hard disks. Although it reserves a slot for a 2.5-inch HDD, it’s difficult for the user to install one HDD. We suggest the user who pursues large HDD capacity choose the version with dual hard disks.
internal structure

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