Acer Aspire 5: Workhorse that fits right in your budget

Acer Aspire 5 is a powerful laptop that doesn’t put a big dent in your bank account. It’s the kind of product that doesn’t leave much to be desired after you buy it. Both hardware and software fronts are properly covered, while the exterior of the laptop is also sleek and attractive. In fact, this laptop is also known for its thin and light nature, which is quite uncommon for such powerful machines. Starting at just Rs 49,990, the Acer Aspire 5 is a prime contender to be your new laptop this festive shopping season. Here’s why we think so.

Thumping power for demanding tasks

The Acer Aspire 5 has an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU at its heart and that’s enough to know that you will have ample power at your disposal for managing your workload. The Core i5-1135G7 model makes its way into the laptop, with its 10nm SuperFin design and its quad-core brilliance. The base frequency of this CPU is 2.4GHz but it can be cranked up to 4.2GHz in turbo mode. Thanks to this chip, you also get the benefits of Intel Iris Xe Graphics which will let you elevate your creativity and productivity. The visual boost offered by this onboard graphics unit greatly enhances the overall user experience.

This user experience is further augmented by the 512GB of SSD storage that leads to ultra-quick startups and transfer speeds. And then there’s 8GB of DDR4 RAM as well. This combination of CPU and memory is ideal for ensuring that the laptop can maximise productivity and functionality. And sure enough, there’s scope for upgrades. Thanks to dual slots, you can upgrade the RAM up to 20GB, while the PCIe Gen3 slot allows you to use replace the SSD with another one bearing even higher storage.

Portable design and advanced display

The presence of powerful hardware inside the Acer Aspire 5 doesn’t stop it from being an incredibly portable machine. The model with a 14-inch display weighs just 1.45kgs, while the model with a 15.6-inch display weighs 1.65kgs. Even more unbelievable is the fact that they’re both just 17.9mm thin. Whether you’re travelling by public transport or roaming around the country, this laptop is an easy and comfortable fit in your backpack. The silver finish on the Acer Aspire 5 is also a highlight. It makes the laptop smooth to the touch and gives it a metallic exterior that’s pleasing to the eye.

As we said, the Acer Aspire 5 can be purchased in 14-inch and 15.6-inch options, with both panels offering FHD display resolution. Combined with the power of the Intel Iris Xe Graphics, they deliver crisp visuals, irrespective of the content. The Acer Aspire 5’s bright LCD display comes with the Acer ComfyView technology, which adds an anti-glare matte layer, giving it great visibility from all angles. This proves quite important when you’re making presentations or watching movies in a group.

Long-lasting battery life

With the Acer Aspire 5, you don’t just get a guarantee of powerful performance but also of great battery life. The 3-cell 48Wh power unit present inside it makes sure that you can complete all your tasks during the day without having to look for the charger. Whether it’s web browsing, photo editing, or jotting down notes, the battery management of this laptop ensures that you’re never left craving more juice.

Other highlights

Buyers of the Acer Aspire 5 can rest assured that it’s a worthy entertainment companion. We’ve already mentioned its spectacular display but it also ships with stereo speakers that guarantee high-end sound. And there’s also the option of connecting earphones via Bluetooth 5.1 or the 3.5mm audio jack. Your work calls will be facilitated by an HD webcam, while navigation is made smoother by its multi-gesture touchpad that allows everything from two-finger scrolling to pinch-zooming. The keyboard features FineTip keys for clean presses and the 15.6-inch model even bears a numeric keypad.

Bottom line

A price cut has brought the starting price of the Acer Aspire 5 down to just Rs 49,990. That’s a highly impressive retail value considering the powerful nature of this laptop and the fact that it comes with so many advanced features. Those looking for a new laptop to serve their work needs should look no further than this machine this festive shopping season.