Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
Thin and light, the versatile laptop Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen performs well in everyday use with its 16 GB RAM and its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics that can run modest games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, this elegant silver Ultrabook running Windows 11 benefits from a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.
Most famous price: €749
Features of Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 220cd/m² ComfyView thin bezels 6.3mm (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 1 available 2.5-inch slot|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|audio system||2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.65kg / 363.4 x 238.5 x 17.90|
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 against the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 is currently available at: Amazon and is in the good average of its category, where it is one of the few that offers such a large amount of RAM, but also comes with Windows 11.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
It has an elegant and discreet look with its thin and light light silver design.
This versatile laptop comes equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for external connections and communication, the practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, or the 3 USBs, all of which are compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with the USB 3.0 transferring up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing them in limited ambient light.
Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel. It also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content as it uses a 16:9 format coupled with an accurate Full HD definition. In addition, the screen with its IPS technology has considerable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
It is also equipped with Acer Bluelight Shield technology that reduces the blue light it emits by up to 30%.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-53E1 is a thin and light 15 inch High Definition laptop intended for general mobile use.
Those who want to use their computer away from the mains for several hours will appreciate that it lasts for about 7 hours on the battery with light use. And all the more because of its finesse and its controlled weight, its transport is facilitated.
It does, however, benefit from a good amount of above-average 16GB of RAM, here paired with a power-efficient Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor. Thus, a good overall performance capable of satisfying a number of users is obtained.
In addition, if there is no dedicated graphics card on board, you can view photos and videos, as well as enjoy modest games. And this thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) integrated into the Core i5.
Most famous price: €749
The SSD storage offers a capacity of 512 GB in line with what hard drives offer as standard. However, it offers undeniable advantages: quiet operation, greater robustness, lower energy consumption and higher speed.
If 512 GB is too small, we can of course fall back on an external storage unit. Preferring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is then an interesting option to get fast transfers.