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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability. Many are critical about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-52R1) Review

 

Whereas most affordable laptops want to nickle and dime you on higher-end specs, Acer seems to be giving away the farm. Priced at $599, the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-52R1) is loaded with goodies including a 1080p screen and a solid state drive, which is...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Boon or bust. A GeForce MX130? Until now only two laptop manufacturers have built this pared-down version of the MX150 into their models. One of them is Acer who uses this rare combination of an i5-8250U and the MX130 in their 15-inch Aspire 5. Among...

metal base top ; low throttling ; dedicated GeForce MX130 ; case handles cooling well ; two maintenance hatches ; Ethernet port

poor display in almost all respects (brightness, colors, contrast) ; mediocre keyboard ; relatively thick and large case ; weight ; WLAN performance

Looking at the whole package, the Acer Aspire 5 could have been a solid multimedia laptop if the display had not spoiled the evaluation. We would have gotten over the small weaknesses such as having only a single USB Type-A 3.0 connection or the...

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):3220 / 48
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:7
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:4 / 16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N / Y

Docking station

Docking station included:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce 920MX / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:German / Italian
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 20
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Package depth:65
Package height:310
Package weight:3.18
Package width:498
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:9
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-6006U / i3-7100U / i3-7130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124977 / 91157 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR3LA / SSSR2UW
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Palm vein scanner:N

Software

Bundled software:Acer Care Center\nAcer Configuration Manager\nAcer Portal
Downloadable software:Microsoft Office 2016
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Endless OS / Linux / Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016 / Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 129 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2000 / 2128 / 2256 / 256 / 500 / 628

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:263 / 289.9
Height :20.9 / 21 / 21.6 / 28.2 / 28.3
Height (front):2.1 / 2.16 / 2.83
Height (rear):2.1 / 2.16 / 2.83
Weight:2.1 / 2.2 / 3
Width:381.6 / 423 / 423.3