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Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

This model ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $1000 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

If you're interested in reducing the environmental impact of your digital activities but cannot afford some of the pricier options, this laptop might well be for you.

It looks like it might be easier to maintain than some other laptops, but without documentation, it's hard for me to firmly assess this.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $650.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • Audio Editor

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck38th percentile
Versatility76th percentile
Power (General Purpose)51th percentile
Power (Graphical)68th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)59th percentile
Storage Space84th percentile
Portability65th percentile
Battery Autonomy47th percentile
Longevity11th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck28th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power (General Purpose)38th percentile
Power (Graphical)49th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)46th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability74th percentile
Battery Autonomy49th percentile
Longevity10th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-1155G7, 4 cores clocked from 2.5 to 4.5 GHz

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

48Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.34 × d23.85 × h1.79

Dimensions (in): w14.31 × d9.39 × h0.7

Weight (kg): 1.8

Weight (lbs.): 3.97

Features

  • Backlit
  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • TPM & other Encryption Hardware
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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