Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G Review 2019

February 27, 2019
Acer Laptops is a popular player with products at all levels in the market, but it is known more for its budget offerings.

This company has actually adopted a very thin trend and we have seen many models in its Swift, Spin, Switches and Aspire Lines over the years that are very portable and attractive.

 Highlights



• Acer Aspire 5 Slim for 15-inch laptops is very light and portable

• It offers up-to-date specifications and provides good battery life.

• Keyboard is inconvenient to make bad design and use






The latest Acer device we are reviewing is the new Aspire 5 Slim A51 5-52G, which you can see in its name boasting its main quality. Not only is it surprisingly thin for 15-inch laptops, but Acer Aspire 5 slim is also very light, which means that if you need a bigger screen to work while walking, you probably will not They are only intrsted.
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At first glance, it seems as if Acer has done a great deal with this laptop. This is the follow up of last year's Aspire 5A 515-51G, which has some updated components and fully redesigned body.

It seems as if Acer has addressed many complaints with that model. We are going to find out how friendly this laptop is for life on the road, and whether the slimming process has some unfortunate effect.
Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G Review 2019

Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G Design:-


Acer has gone with a metal lid for this laptop, in which there is a nice looking brush texture. The rest is all plastics, including the keyboard deck, which has the same brush effect, which really looks great. The 15.6 inch panel has a relatively narrow side border and it helps the Aspire 5 slim look modern. However, we are not a fan of five stickers on panel frames and wrist rest areas, most of which were crooked and nothing in our review unit was aligned.

The lid looks surprisingly strong, but if you try to bend or bend it a bit, there is a lot of war on the panel. The hinge is a bit rigid and it was not possible for us to open the laptop lid with one hand. On the plus side, the lid turns all the way back to 180 degrees.

Under 1.9 kg weight and only 18 mm thick, the Aspire 5 Slim is not very heavy or heavy, which revolves around every day. Most of the 15.6-inch laptops are best left on a desk, but it can be transferred very easily.

We were disappointed at seeing only one USB 3.0 Type-A port, although there is also a Type-A port that works at the same speed. There are two more USB 2.0 ports, but honestly this is not enough for laptops at the price level. You get Gigabit Ethernet, an HDMI video output, an SD card slot, a 3.5mm combo audio socket and a Kensington lock slot.

Now with most laptops, the battery is not removable. To move to the RAM or storage slot, you must stop the whole base while destroying the "warranty void" sticker in the process.

There are huge intake vents on the bottom, through which you can see copper tubing and a single fan for motherboard, CPU and GPU. Hot air is thrown out on the back through a very exposed heat. We are really surprised how the insides of this laptop are exposed - it seems like dust buildup can be a problem.

The keyboard is one of the worst, which we have used in a very long time. In the case of physical quality, it seems cheaper than all the keyboards on the keyboard. 15,000 laptops such as the Iball Compub series. As soon as we typed, the whole thing dipped and pressing the key in the center not only swung the keyboard tray but also the neighboring key.

The action is not good either - the keys feel very crisp and before they act, there is no cushion. They also make a harsh metal sound when suppressed, which is quite loud to distract. We were quite disappointed with all this.
Keyboard layout is also not ideal. Almost all the manufacturers now rub the arrow keys in one line, but Acer has moved one step further and changed a number pad to three columns.

There really is nothing where you expect it, and paging keys (page up, page down, home and end) are only available in the form of secondary tasks of number pad keys. Most 15-inch laptops with number pads still have paging keys dedicated.

The lower line is very close to the rim of the keyboard tray, which makes it difficult to hit the space bar in a natural typing position.

The power button is in the upper right corner, but at least it is not likely to get caught in the accident. A clever touch is that you have to hold it for two seconds before sleeping or locking the laptop.

The trackpad is large and its texture is good, but Palm Rejection was occasionally an issue for us, so that the cursor jumped randomly around it. Motion is smooth and multi-touch gestures are supported.

Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G Specifications and Software:-


There are several variants of Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G, so make sure you know exactly what you are getting. Our review unit has designer NX.H57SI.002 and is the best specification of the lineup.

It has an Intel Core i5-8265U processor in its heart, from Intel's recently refreshed whiskey lake family. It has four cores with hyper-threading and runs at 1.6GHz with a maximum turbo speed of 3.9GHz. Along with it is Entry-Level Nvidia GeForce MX150, which has GPU with its own 2GB VRAM.

8GB RAM and 1TB hard drives as well as 16GB Intel Optane Memory module, which acts as a small but very fast cache for reading and writing hard drives. It is not visible to users, it only works in the background. Acer has chosen this laptop to keep 24GB of storage (though it is capable of "16GB Intel Optane Memory + 8GB DDR4 Memory") on a huge sticker at the rest of the wrist.

This kind of misleading wording is missing from the details on Acer's website, but we can imagine that many shopkeepers who see this laptop with many others in the store can be misled. For complete information on how Optane Memory works, you can read our full review. In essence, it is better not as good as SSD but rather than nothing.

The 15.6 inch screen is a resolution of 1920x1080, which is quite good in this size, although not particularly crisp. By default Windows was set to scale up to 125 percent, but we preferred the vast majority of the standard 100 percent.

Acer claims that the 4-cell battery can last for up to eight hours of web surfing, which does not look very impressive.

Going forward, we have Bluetooth 5 and Gigabit-Class 2x2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, one of the key features of Intel's Whiskey Lake platform. Of course, you must have a compatible router to take advantage of it.

USB Type-C port USB 3.1 works on Gen 1 Speed ​​(5Gbps) and does not support video output but can be used to charge 4.5W power for charging external devices.

According to Acer, you can upgrade this laptop up to 32GB in two SODIMM slots. There is clearly an M.2 slot for the Optane Memory module and 2.5 mm bay, so if you want to close the entire bottom panel, then there is significant upgrade capability here.

Our review unit came to us for running Windows 10 Home and many third-party software was preloaded. Some users can appreciate Norton Security, but we get constant popups and membership signals.

Firefox and Amazon were moved to the taskbar, and many apps and web shortcuts were pinned to the Start menu, in which Laza, eBay and Agoda are not relevant in India.

Polarr Photo Editor, Cyberlink PowerDirector and CyberLink PhotoDirector may be useful at least. There are more  than 25 shortcuts for a WildTangent game launcher and specific game in your shop. It is in addition to Acer's Acer Collections S App Store, Product Registration and Care App

Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G display:-


We had a pleasant time generally using Acer Aspire 5 Slim, with just a few intervals and then when loading the app or opening files, thanks to the most likely slower spinning hard drive.

Opteen Memory speeds up small file copy operations, but 16 GB is not too high, and it quickly becomes clear that you do not get SSD-Class speed while transferring too many data. Still, seeing the cost of this laptop and everything you get it is not very bad.

The 15.6-inch screen is quite wide and we love working with several windows. He said, the quality of the screen is not all that great. This is fine for reading, writing and surfing the web, but viewing angles are not great and when we were watching the video, the colors appeared to be slightly blurred.

Bottom-firing speakers are quite good, and when the sound was a bit acute, there was very little distortion in the high volume and the vocals in the video and the music were hoarse.

Benchmark tests showed that the Intel Core i5 CPU performs decently. Cinebench R15 gave us a single-core and multi-core score of 161 and 501 respectively, and POVRay completed its benchmark run in 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

PCMark 10 extended result of 3,432 points Our 7zip file compression test took 5 minutes, 42 seconds using a composite file of 3.24GB. We used the handbrake to encode 1.3GB AVI file in H365 720p and it took 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

The GeForce MX150 GPU is definitely better than Intel's integrated offerings, but not enough for serious gaming.

You will be able to run the old title in decent quality settings, just do not expect too much. We got a score of 1,162 and 1,630 in 3DMark's Time Spie and Fire Strike Extreme Test, which is twice as much as we would expect with integrated graphics. The Unigain Valley test did not run on this laptop.

The rise of Tomb Raider ran on its low preset at 1920x1080 and we got a score of 35.47fps using its internal benchmark, but the texture was difficult to load and the pop-in effect was very clear and distracting. Far Cry 5 used the preset only to go to 1280x720, and we saw the same problem, though the frame rate was relatively smooth at an average of 42fps.

The main issue is the PALAM 2GB VRAM available for GPU.
While playing games and other heavy work, the fan of Aspire 5 Slim was audible, but was not distracting.

The wrist rest and keyboard were never hot for comfort, but oddly we can drag the fan into the air from the upper middle of the keyboard, which was very weird.

Our left hand was warm and cold air in our right hand. When we were just running a casual app, Fan also used to kick, and we found that we can also feel drafts on our right hand while walking slowly. It was particularly annoying when typing. We have never encountered such a design issue before.

For battery life, Aspire 5 Slim has performed quite well. It ran very effective for 2 hours, 59 minutes in the Battery Eater Pro Benchmark, and we were able to get only some video streaming and music, including 6 hours of casual use, with 40 percent brightness on the screen.

Decision:-


Acer Aspire 5 Slim A515-52G is a misleading laptop. It does some things very well but there are so many issues in it that are beyond quirks. Hardware is enabled and the package is portable, but this laptop is not always comfortable to use.

For people like us, whose main work includes typing, keyboard layouts and quality, not to mention the airflow issue, is a full deal breaker.
Battery life is a strong point and the performance is quite decent. Even speakers are also surprisingly good.

There is even a lot of upgrade capability, which we are happy to see. However, for the price, we would have liked more relevance like keyboard backlighting and more USB 3.0 ports. Portability is also good, but in this case it has come at the cost of embeds.

As always, we encourage prospective buyers to try a laptop at a retail location before purchasing, so you know what you are actually getting. One thing is specifications, but comfort is just as important.

 

Price (MRP): Rs. 63,999 (according to the review)


The professionals


• Light and portable

• Good specifications

• Good battery life

Lots of potential for upgrades


Opposition


• Bad keyboard layouts and quality

• Average performance quality

• lots of bloater

Rating (of 5)


• Design: 3

• Display: 3

• Display: 4

• Software: 4

• Battery Life: 4

• Value for money: 3

• Overall: 3

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