Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1
With a sleek, thin and light silver design, the Ultrabook Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1 With a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, you’ll enjoy enhanced responsiveness thanks to fast 512GB SSD storage, a backlit keyboard, and even connectivity to USB-C and Wi-Fi axe. This thin and light versatile laptop PC runs on Windows 11 with 16 GB RAM and a Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics solution for good performance in everyday use with the ability to support modest games.
Most famous price: 825€
Features of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1
|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 A515-56-58C1 against the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1 is currently marketed by: Amazon and is in the middle of its category where you can find cheaper competitors.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1
With its thin and light light silver design, this versatile laptop PC has a sober and elegant appearance.
It is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, as well as 3 USBs, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteed to transfer transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very useful for better distinguishing the keys when the ambient light is reduced.
Thanks to the IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles both horizontally and vertically. The 16:9 format and accurate Full HD definition also make the screen ideal for displaying videos and wider High Definition content. The anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
The presence of the Acer Bluelight Shield technology reduces the blue light emitted by the screen by up to 30%.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-58C1 is a thin and light High Definition 15-inch laptop computer designed for everyday versatile mobile use.
It delivers good overall performance suitable for many users as it is built around a power efficient Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor and a good amount of 16GB RAM which is very noticeable when multitasking.
As a bonus, the Iris Xe graphics solution (tested by us) integrated into the Core i5 allows you to view photos and videos, as well as play modest titles if there is no dedicated graphics card on board.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, in other words a capacity comparable to what hard drives offer as standard. However, compared to the latter, the SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness on a day-to-day basis as it is quiet, less power consuming, more robust and much faster.
Most famous price: 825€
In concrete terms, thanks to the SSD, for example, the start/stops, processing and launches of applications are much faster and we reach the cards of online games faster.
Obviously, in the event that 512GB is too tight, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, count on about 7 hours of battery life in light use for this versatile Ultrabook, whose weight and finesse make it easier to transport.