- Screen: 15.6 inch 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display
- RAM: 8GB
- CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz Processor
- Storage: 1TB
- Weight: 2.4 kg
- Fantastic Value for money
- Good dependable everyday machine
- Fast processor
- Decent Screen Size
- Sound quality is ok
- A little heavy and bulky
What you are getting with an Acer Aspire is dependability and good value. At a mid range price this will sit comfortably on the cost line of any small business or home business. With many mid range computers out there at the moment, this is a competitive marketplace, so what does the Acer Aspire have that makes it worthy of a recommendation?
With a sleek looking charcoal black exterior, made out of a black textured plastic which is intended to look like the brushed aluminium of the more expensive laptops, it looks the part of a professional laptop.
In terms of connectivity you get two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a VGA port, an HDMI port, a headset jack, and an SD card slot. The system includes 8GB of memory (expandable to 16GB) and a spacious 1TB hard drive. Acer covers the system with a one-year warranty.
And it performs really well too. You get a top of the range 5th generation processor with this model which reinforces the value and gives it a strong performance to price ratio.
This video shows it a bit more in detail, but apologies as this one is in white.
The 15.6 inch screen of the aspire has a matte finish and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. In terms of brightness. It gives a nice clear, sharp picture with a pretty good contrast. At this price bracket you are never going to find something on a par with the Macbook Pro or the Dell XPS 13. So bear this in mind but within this price range, its a pretty good contender!
If you are looking for a laptop with a detachable screen you might also want to consider the Surface pro 4, just out.
This model is one of the highest performance models of the range. It is perfect for everyday use and you are not paying for an overly large capacity or unnecessarily fast processing speed.
The Core i5-5200U processor powers the Aspire, which is a 5th generation processor. You won’t find this very often in other comparable laptops. It is a mid-range CPU from Intel’s latest Broadwell processor series. This means that the system runs smoothly and pretty quickly. It ticks along fairly quietly and never gets too hot.
The battery can last for about 12 hours Idle which is pretty good, but around about 6 when on full throttle. This is average for this type of laptop in this category. It comes equipped with Window 10 too.
Keyboard and trackpad
The keyboards in the Acer Range are definitely one of their plus points. This laptop doesn’t have a backlit keyboard but the keys have a good pressure point and a nice shallow drop into the base.
The multi-touch clickpad is without the right and left click buttons that you normally find with a PC, and you are able to use gesture controls, which is perhaps a more common feature with a Mac, but is being extended into many a PC because of their ease of use.
With this laptop, as with any other in this price bracket, there are some compromises: The sounds quality isn’t ground breaking and the screen resolution could be better. But it is a very good dependable and fast everyday computer, so if you want something simple and straightforward and don’t want to pay through the nose, then this one is for you.
It has a great price to performance ratio, so it really good value.
I recommend Amazon for your purchases as they have an excellent returns policy if you are not happy with your machine.
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