Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4, 14″ Ultrabook Windows 11 Versatile Silver Tiger Lake Nomad Light fast and thin Nomad 8 hours

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4

Thin and light, the versatile laptop in an elegant silver design Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 will interest nomads with its 8 hours battery life under Windows 11. Equipped with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen and fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, this Ultrabook is efficient in everyday use with its 16 GB of RAM and its Core i7 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics that can run modest games. Backlit keyboard but also connectivity with Wi-Fi-ax and USB-C are also on the agenda for this laptop.

Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4

Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 Features

Screen(s) 14” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin bezels 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics Card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
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 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric Keypad
Windows Hello
audio system 2 Acer TrueHarmony speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.7kg / 328 x 223 x 17.95

The Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 against the competition

The Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 is currently on sale at: Darty and the fnac† It is in the average of its category, where it is one of the few to offer such a powerful processor under Windows 11.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4

It has a sober and elegant appearance with its thin and light light silver design.

The connectivity integrated into this versatile laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for external connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example, as well as 3 USBs, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 , USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

Because a fingerprint reader is integrated, you can authenticate through biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.

The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys when the ambient light is reduced.

Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4

The screen 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, because it is anti-glare, the screen is more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). Thanks to IPS technology, it also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4

The Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-76P4 is a thin and light High Definition compact laptop designed for general mobile use.

Easy to transport thanks to its compactness, its finesse and its lightness, it will interest nomads because it is able to last about 8 hours on battery with light use.

To do this, it relies on energy-efficient components such as SSD storage, which is more energy efficient than a hard drive, but also more robust, quieter and much faster.

Here the SSD offers 512 GB capacity, which corresponds to the standard of hard drives. However, if more space is required, an external storage space can be used. Preferring a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting option to get fast transfers.

In practice, the SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the start/stops are much faster, especially software and processing launches, while we get on the map of online games faster.

Although there is no dedicated graphics card on board here, we can still view photos and videos, but also enjoy modest games, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) integrated into the processor.

Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4

This is an Intel low power Quad Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake coupled here with a good amount of 16GB RAM which is very noticeable when multitasking to provide good overall performance suitable for a number of users.

However, it’s worth going for a PC with a non-low power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card if you plan to frequently perform work that consumes processor and/or graphics resources.

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