When it comes to gaming on a budget, the acer aspire 5 slim laptop reviews is certainly up there. This laptop retails at a little over $300 and its one of the most well-reviewed laptops on the market for its price range. We’ll take a look at the hardware, the design and the overall feel of what makes this laptop so attractive to those in search of a budget laptop.
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Screen
The Acer Aspire provides Full HD IPS display on a brilliant 15-inch monitor. IPS is the go to screen hardware technology, which provides the best viewing angles and better colour display. Whilst it won’t feel like a retina display on a Macbook Pro, for it’s the price, this is a pretty good display. The bezel around the edge of the screen is minimalistic, maximizing your visualized area. It provides a standard 60hz refresh rate (anything more and the laptop’s hardware wouldn’t be able to handle it).
Of course, with most Laptops these days you get some fanciful features that they try to lure you in with; the Acer Aspire 5 Slim comes with BlueLightShield, designed to help keep your eyes free from strain from long sessions staring at the screen. It also has Acer Color Intelligence, which is the software behind the screen that helps produce this great display.
Acer Aspire 5 Design And Feel
Overall, this laptop feels like it should be worth more than it is. It has a premium “slim” feel, the type that you find with Macbook Pros. The fact that this laptop doesn’t pack in high-end hardware, means the laptop can be incredibly thin and not overheat. It’s also incredibly lightweight, weighing in at just under 4 pounds (That’s a whole pound less than our Lenovo Ideapad laptop review).
The backlit keyboard doesn’t look out of place with a Macbook Pro. It has that classic black look and is also able to squeeze in the number pad keys also. This laptop also comes with a classic trackpad and a front-facing camera eyehole so that you can video-chat (or if you’re like me, stick something over it!).
Acer Aspire 5 A55-43-R19L Performance Review
When a laptop is priced around the $300 mark, you have to wonder what kind of performance you’re going to get from it. It certainly won’t have enough juice to play the latest games in high settings, but can it perform well as a general laptop?
The Acer Aspire 5 is equipped with a mobile processor, the [AMZ Ryzen 3 3200U
(https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-3-3200u). This is a dual-core processor that can hit speeds of up to 3.5Ghz with a general clock speed of around 2.6 Ghz. This processor does not have hyperthreading, so you are stuck with the two cores and any applications that benefit from hyperthreading won’t get that performance boost (such as gaming and heavy intense work). The AMZ Ryzen 3 3200U is a decent CPU for this price point; you’ll still be able to watch videos, stream music and all that good stuff without an issue.
There are no intergrated graphics chip on the CPU, instead you have your own mobile graphics card with the AMZ Radeon Vega 3 Mobile. It works as good as some of the Intel HD integrated graphics chips, so don’t expect major gaming performance from this laptop. You can take a look at how this card performs against other cards in it’s league here: https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/gpu/AMD+Radeon+Vega+3+Mobile+review