Acer Aspire Review. The Aspire 5 is a new slim laptop with all of the features and power you need from a standard laptop, in a super thin and lightweight package. The Aspire 5 weighs in at just under five pounds and is shockingly light for its 14-15’’ size. Chock full of different features, the Aspire 5 is full of surprises. Within the laptop, you will find an AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU, an AMD Ryzen 3 dual-core processor, an innovative speaker design utilizing Acer TrueHarmony for deeper and better volume, and a full set of ports. This includes two USB 3 ports, one USB type C port, an HDMI 1 port, and more. Thin laptops, for the longest time, have essentially been a cheaper option for those who can’t buy a regular laptop. When you consider that laptops are already a cheaper option for those who can’t buy a PC, thin laptops might seem like they can’t hold up when compared with other options. With the Aspire 5, all of that has changed. While you still won’t be getting PC levels of computing power here, you will be getting an impressively powerful laptop, for a much lower price. Outside of technological aspects, the build of the Aspire itself is quite good for the low price point of only $350. The Aspire 5 has an aluminum frame and is resistant to flexing and bending. When you consider the multiple color options as well, the Aspire 5 is great if you want to carry your laptop with you at all times. With its lightweight build, sleek and slim design, thin bezels, and cheap price, the Aspire 5 is perfect for people who want to be able to play games or do work on the go. The included AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU allows for incredibly smooth and speedy gaming and the Ryzen 3 dual-core processor uses less power than some other processors while still allowing for good performance. The battery life on the Aspire 5 is astounding as well, lasting up to 11 hours under some circumstances. Overall the Aspire 5 is an absolute beast for a laptop of its size. The Aspire 5 also has the benefit of a very high-quality keyboard, with no soft or mushy keys, and even backlighting. With Acer Color Intelligence, the colors on the Aspire 5 are vibrant and high quality, and you can work or game for much longer periods in the night with Acer BlueLightShield. With the previously mentioned Acer TrueHarmony, music and other audio come to life on the Aspire 5. The Aspire 5 is also compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana. The Aspire 5 is good for gaming, but it shines when it comes to work. Be it for school, university or college, or a job, the Aspire 5 has you covered. When working with any kind of software, or when having multiple tabs or programs open at the same time, the Aspire 5 still runs smoothly and quickly. Programs open quickly and run with little to no issue. In addition to that, the Aspire 5 is well built for working as well. It manages to have a wide variety of ports while still looking clean and simple from the outside, and there are no fancy overcomplicated designs on the cover or the bottom of the laptop. The Aspire 5 is lightweight and small and can slip right into your backpack with ease and the aluminum cover makes the design stand out while still being aesthetically pleasing. While the Aspire 5 comes with a decent 4 gigabytes of ram, it can easily be upgraded to have more if you want. The Aspire 5 has a light and stylish build and is thinner than most laptops currently while still performing on par with them. The Aspire 5 has access to a great selection of ports for the price, and still manages to keep a simple aesthetic. It isn’t necessarily the best laptop for gaming and the base RAM size is small, but it can easily be upgraded and can still run most games fairly well. It has a high-quality build with a shockingly good keyboard, even including a backlight. The simple design of the Aspire 5 is completed with the premium aluminum cover. Colors and sounds come to life with Acer TrueHarmony and Acer Color Intelligence, and even with all of that, it still manages to run smoothly with almost all software.
In conclusion, the Aspire 5 is currently one of the best cheap laptops you can get right now, especially if you want to game or work on a budget