Acer Aspire 5 model: A515-55-55R6

Ranked #3 among Laptops priced $525 - $825.

Acer Aspire 5

Quick Description

This cost-effective laptop bundles quite a few attractive features such as a fast drive, a full HD screen and a processor capable of handling most productivity tasks.

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.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (49.29% of the time to be exact).

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 $820.

Currently Exclusive to Best Buy for $800

Based on 141 days of observation, the Acer Aspire 5 usually costs ~$800 in Canada. If you were waiting for this laptop to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Acer Aspire 5 to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Best Buy at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Acer Aspire 5 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price2/5
Durability0.5/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory3/5
Storage2.5/5
Portability2.5/5
Autonomy2/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Large Laptops

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price1.5/5
Durability1/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power1.5/5
Graphical power2/5
Memory2/5
Storage1.5/5
Portability4/5
Autonomy3/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price1.5/5
Durability0.5/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power1.5/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory3/5
Storage2/5
Portability3/5
Autonomy2/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G1
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 256.00 GB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 36.34 × 25.05 × 1.80 cm
Weight: 1.900 kg

The features

  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • HDMI
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • External Power Brick
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Built-in Number Pad

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (3 / 3)

Texts & Numbers (10 / 10)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (7 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (27 / 60)

Video Games (7 / 9)

Triple-A Video Games (9 / 72)

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