|Standing screen display size||15.6 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 Hours|
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Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 Inches FHD IPS Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Home, A515-54-51DJ
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- 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor (Upto 3.9 gram Hz) | 8 GB DDR4 Memory | 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
- 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display | Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port & 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support
- 802.11ac WiFi | Backlit Keyboard | Fingerprint Reader | Upto 9.5 Hours Battery Life
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Launch Your Creativity
Powerful and portable, the Aspire 5 laptop delivers on every aspect of everyday computing. Housing an 8th Gen Intel Core Processor, this Aspire 5 can tackle any job no matter how complex. Creativity soars to new heights with sharp, crisp visuals showcased on the 15.6" Full HD IPS screen, while the thin bezel provides you more space to work with wherever inspiration strikes. It’s the perfect companion to take with you wherever you go!
The narrow-bezel design offers more real estate for amazing images. Crisp, true-to-life colors come alive on a 15.6” Full HD IPS display with Acer Color Intelligence. Keep your eyes free from strain and watch or work for long sessions using Acer BlueLightShield.
Supercharge your laptop for work and play with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. Intel processors help apps load faster and allow multiple tasks to run simultaneously without lag.
Premium Looks and Mobility
Travel with ease and look great doing it with the Aspire 5 thin, light design and aluminum top cover.
The Power of Sound
Turn up the music with Acer TrueHarmony, bringing you deeper bass and more volume through its innovative speaker design.
Accomplish more with a range of ports, including HDMI, USB Type-C & USB 3.1. Strengthen your wireless signal wherever you go using 2x2 802.11ac.
Backlit Keyboard & FPR Reader
Work comfortably in any environment with the backlit keyboard. The built-in fingerprint reader provides easy, secure access with just one touch.
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|Computer Memory Size||8 GB||4 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB|
|CPU Model Manufacturer||Intel||AMD||AMD||Intel||AMD||Intel|
|CPU Speed||3.9 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.6 GHz||2.1 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||—|
|Screen Size||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||15.6 inches||14 inches||15.6 inches|
|Hard Disk Size||256 GB||128 GB||—||—||256 GB||—|
|Item Dimensions||14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches||14.31 x 9.74 x 0.71 inches||14.31 x 9.74 x 0.71 inches||14.11 x 9.53 x 0.71 inches||12.88 x 9.49 x 0.78 inches||14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches|
|Item Weight||3.97 lbs||3.97 lbs||4.00 lbs||3.75 lbs||3.30 lbs||3.97 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 S||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM Type||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11ac||802.11ac||802.11ac||Bluetooth||802.11ac||Bluetooth|
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 5.0, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001)
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Setup was a breeze, setting it to my preferences was simple, removing the (modest) bloatware from Acer was easy and I was pleasantly surprised at the quickness of the unit. The memory and drive appear to be easily and inexpensively upgradeable but it functions flawlessly right out of the box.
I wasn't paying for or expecting gaming-quality graphics but the display renders internet and video perfectly. Those that find fault with this unit must be comparing it to others costing 2 to 3 times as much. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a laptop to take care of their basic computing needs.
Very nice product for the money. Well done, Acer.
Update from 10 days later: Been using it relentlessly and comparing it to my desktop, which had far more memory, storage and graphics capabilities, and I am honestly thrilled. I was thinking of using this as a bridge-unit until I could go back to a new desktop but am seriously rethinking that. The thing that really impresses me is the boot-time. This guy goes from powered down to browsing in about 30 seconds. Not sure if that's just the SSD or newer CPU but I am loving it.
Pretty sure I'm going to start using this as my main and adding a docking station, keyboard/mouse (of course), monitor, a bit more memory and storage, and just rolling with it. Disclaimer: I am not a gamer and I understand this machine won't do complex graphics.
Update 2: Just to see if it would work, I installed a $65 16GB memory card to bring the total RAM to 20GB, the maximum Acer allows for the unit (it comes with 8GB but you have to remove a 4GB card to upgrade). It worked flawlessly and it is now far zippy-er than my Dell. From what I've read, the extra memory allows it to run cooler and hopefully adds to its service life.
Update 3: (I promise this is the last). Thrilled with this little budget-monkey. Restart time, 25-30 seconds. Startup from shut down (not sleep), 12-15 seconds including pin-entry time. Kicking it up to 20GB memory really helped. For anyone that wants to try this stunt (and possibly void the warranty) all it takes is a plastic spudger (google it) and a small Phillips head screwdriver to take the back of the laptop off. 16GB memory cards are readily available from Crucial and Memorystock, usually on Amazon.
The video that gave me confidence to try it was on YouTube but it showed how to add a hard drive, not a memory card. Older Acers had a removable panel over the memory but on the Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ, you have to take off the whole back. Don't even try it if you are confused about which end of a screwdriver to use or never read instructions.
A final note about some of the drama-queen reviewers that complained that "it gets so hot" or "the fan sounds like a 747 taking off": Just because it's called a laptop doesn't mean you should use it on your lap covered with your fleece blanket blocking the air vents. Use mine on my desk and on the rare occasions that the fan kicks on under heavy use it makes a gentle whirring sound, barely noticeable.
If it died tomorrow, I'd buy another.
Update 4 (OK, I lied): After upgrading the memory and performing every performance-enhancing trick I could find on the internet with Windows, apps, settings and everything else, I started testing my budget computer. The most comprehensive free test I found was from UserBenchMark and I was kinda proud of the results. The test results can vary depending on the state of the computer but here was my best test (the others were pretty close):
"Overall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!"
Did you hear that? I'm a technical master! All kidding aside, this $500 budget unit is working so far above my previous desktop that I'll never go back (sorry, Dell). I read that the average laptop only lasts 3-5 years before needing replacement. I'm OK with that and my next unit is definitely going to be a graphics-improved version of this machine, hopefully Acer.
Update 5: (from 8/19/2020). I installed a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD (available here for about $69) for more storage space a couple of weeks ago. It went flawlessly. Well, except for the part when I buttoned it all up and it showed to have "no battery". Oopsie. Took it back apart and found that I hadn't pushed the battery connector completely in. Closed it back up, problem solved. If I recall correctly (I did this late at night after a few adult beverages) something had to be done to let the system recognize the device. Me and google had a few chats and I had a brand new 500GB drive D.
There's a very good video on how to install it on YouTube. Just search "Aspire A515-54 How to Install an Additional Hard Drive". There's a clear statement at the beginning of the video from Acer that if you mess up, it's on you, not them. You'll only need a very small phillips head screwdriver and a plastic pry-tool (spudger) to open the back and remove/replace components. Acer ships the spare drive mounting bracket and screws with the laptop. Hopefully you haven't misplaced it. Others are available but they can only be the size of the ssd, no larger.
One issue that I haven't resolved yet is that the Acer doesn't automatically put things on drive D yet since it's not a system disk. I can copy large files onto it from drive C easily, but but the system doesn't use it yet. I googled up on it and there is a way to merge drives C and D through something called "partitioning". It looks simple enough and I will do it as soon as I have time to spend a few hours researching the process (do we smell update 6 brewing?).
Still thrilled with this little Acer budget-monkey and it puts my wife's thousand dollar Dell XPS 9360 to shame in terms of performance. Totally pleased.
Update 5a: Semi-interesting wrinkle. Before I went to fumbling around to the the partitioning settings, I decided to create a system backup on a flash drive. Just in case I totally messed up. Didn't work. The flash drive was unacceptable to Windows 10 as a backup device. But Windows happily informed me that it could do the backup on drive D (oh, so NOW you recognize it, eh?). So I went ahead and did that but now I have my backup on an internal drive in the very machine I'm trying to keep protected.. Not completely useless but certainly not protected away from the laptop. Still investigating.
Anyway At least THANK GOD on the plus side as a result of all that fan noise you do get ample cooling so the laptop does stay nice and cool..... HAHAHHAHAHAHAH PSYCH NOOOOOOOOOOOO no such luck my friend this laptop gets VERYYYYYY HOTTTTT in your lap and it is just pathetic that for all the fan noise you have to deal with it can't even keep the laptop at a comfortable temp while sitting there idle without a single thing going on. The charger is also not the regular acer charger so if you have other acer laptops that can share chargers interchangeably this one will not work with them. BTW this is all within the first half hr of use. Imagine what I'll discover by this time tomorrow. Seriously guys and gals if you're a long time acer product user and you've become accustomed to any level of consistency across their products just forget it with this laptop. I currently use the A515-51G-5504 aspire 5 for productivity and while you may think that the only difference between the two is that one has a dedicated graphics card and the other does not TRUST ME those two laptops are like NIGHT AND DAY different when it comes to speed, noise levels, and general build quality. I cannot overemphasize how much you should AVOID buying this laptop. You are going to HATE IT!
I've owned his laptop for one year now and already the battery holds ZERO charge and the computer only works while it's plugged in. I'm soo upset that I bought this laptop.
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The 256GB SSD(Solid State Drive) makes a huge difference and really adds to the performance of this Acer. It is SUPER FAST!! When turning on, I'm looking at my login screen in less than 2 seconds. Also love the added finger print reader; one touch and I'm on my desktop. I can use Bluestacks emulator and Firefox browsing, and open mailbox all at same time with super speed!
The 15.6" screen color and clarity is exceptional. The light-up keyboard is a bonus!
I get approx 6-7 hours battery life, and it's very light weight and thin to carry!
Can't say anything bad about this laptop...I love it!
UPDATE AFTER 3 Months daily usage:
This laptop heats up HOT! The cooling fan is poorly situated on the bottom of the laptop so it gets very hot when placed on my legs/lap! Hot enough it burns my legs so I have to place it onto the counter or turn it off. IMO, a Laptop should be able to operate properly on your lap!
Also, battery life has decreased significantly to 2 - 4 hours!
For a company my first choice was Lenovo, second choice was Asus. But the specs on this Aspire one were perfect and I did not want to go up to a higher price. After I bought this I saw Lenovo‘s price and for a higher RAM, and returned this one immediately without opening the box. So my review is not to do with my experience with this computer but my research. If you call Lenovo they give you a deal if you ask for it; the sale had passed and they still gave me the sale price.
My only regret about these is that I would rather have 500 GB than 256.
Lenovo’s site is also awesome because you can compare the specs easily and that makes you learn about what to buy !
I think it’s established that Lenovo is a better brand and so Aspire should comparatively offer a better price.
But I gave full stars for value for your money because for this amount of money this computer with all the specs is one of the best deals.