Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ
Versatile thin and light notebook PC in an understated gray design, theAcer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ with a 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display that offers 7 hours of battery life under Windows 11 benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, connectivity with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi ax, a backlit keyboard and a biometric reader. This Ultrabook is based on 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-U hybrid Core i5-1235U processor with Iris Xe graphics module for good performance in daily use with the ability to run modest games.
Best known price: €899
Features of Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ
|Screen(s)||15.6″ ComfyView Full LED IPS (1920 x 1080, Anti-Glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.3GHz, 8E 0.9GHz, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI|
|The net||Ax Wi-Fi 6E (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|windows hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|exploitation system||windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.77kg / 362.9 x 237.8 x 17.9mm|
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ versus the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ is now available at acer france and it is positioned in the middle of its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer Thunderbolt connectivity, as well as such a recent processor with a large number of cores, but it meets more affordable competitors.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ Chassis, Connectors, Screen
It has an elegant and discreet appearance with its slim and light design in Dark Grey.
This versatile laptop has good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi ax and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or a television for example or even 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect it to USB 3.0 devices.
As a biometric reader is integrated, one can be authenticated by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard can also be backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing your keys in limited ambient light.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Furthermore, it lends itself well to viewing videos and, more broadly, HD content due to its 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD definition. Because it’s anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (for example, outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-57-59NZ is a relatively thin and light 15-inch laptop intended for everyday general use.
The general performance it offers is capable of satisfying many users because it incorporates 16 GB of RAM associated with a low-power Intel Alder Lake-U Core i5-1235U hybrid processor.
Also, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution, you can view photos and videos but also play modest games.
The core has the advantage of being suitable for contained multimedia work taking advantage of the RAM and the multicore -and therefore the 10 cores of the Core i5 Alder Lake-U-, such as video conversion or photo editing.
However, to often carry out work that requires processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to resort to a non-low-power processor-based PC and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
Best known price: €899
On the storage side, there’s an SSD that rivals the standard for hard drives in terms of capacity at 512GB, while being quieter, more robust, consuming less power, and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, startups/stops are much faster, for example, than with a hard drive, as are the processing and launching of applications.
In more general terms, the SSD guarantees a much better responsiveness and fluidity of use than a simple hard drive.
Obviously, in the event that 512GB is too tight, you can use an external storage drive like a USB-C / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook, whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and delicacy, expect around 7 hours of battery operation with light use.
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