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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 reviews of Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The design and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, and there are some less positive opinions about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-52R1) Review

 

Whereas most affordable laptops want to nickle and dime you on higher-end specs, Acer seems to be giving away the farm. Priced at $599, the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-52R1) is loaded with goodies including a 1080p screen and a solid state drive, which is...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Boon or bust. A GeForce MX130? Until now only two laptop manufacturers have built this pared-down version of the MX150 into their models. One of them is Acer who uses this rare combination of an i5-8250U and the MX130 in their 15-inch Aspire 5. Among...

metal base top ; low throttling ; dedicated GeForce MX130 ; case handles cooling well ; two maintenance hatches ; Ethernet port

poor display in almost all respects (brightness, colors, contrast) ; mediocre keyboard ; relatively thick and large case ; weight ; WLAN performance

Looking at the whole package, the Acer Aspire 5 could have been a solid multimedia laptop if the display had not spoiled the evaluation. We would have gotten over the small weaknesses such as having only a single USB Type-A 3.0 connection or the...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jelle Stuip (tweakers.net)

Acer Aspire 5 - Vlotte hardware voor je geld

 

De Aspire 5 biedt vlotte hardware voor je geld, in de vorm van een Core i5-8250U-processor en een MX130-videokaart. Helaas ontbreekt bij deze uitvoering de mogelijkheid om de opslag eenvoudig uit te breiden. Ook vinden we de stevigheid van het scherm...

Snelle cpu/gpu voor je geld ; Mat scherm met goed contrast ; Prima accuduur

Zwakke schermconstructie ; Twee usb 2.0-aansluitingen ; Nutteloze 'ruimte voor harde schijf'

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.nl)

Kort testrapport Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD) Laptop

 

Meesterlijk of mislukking? Een GeForce MX130? Tot nu toe hebben slechts twee laptopfabrikanten deze afgezwakte versie van de MX150 in hun modellen ingebouwd. Een hiervan is Acer, die de zeldzame combinatie van een i5-8250U en MX130 toepast in zijn...

metalen afwerking van basis ; weinig throttling ; discrete GeForce MX130 ; behuizing met prima koeling ; twee onderhoudskleppen ; Ethernet-poort

zwak scherm op bijna alle vlakken (helderheid, kleuren, contrast) ; matig toetsenbord ; relatief dikke en omvangrijke behuizing ; gewicht ; WLAN-prestaties

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier. De grote "maar" heeft duidelijk betrekking op het scherm, dat de score van de Acer torpedeert. Helaas zijn de slechte resultaten voor helderheid,...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.it)

Recensione del Portatile Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD)

 

Alti e bassi. Una GeForce MX130? Fino ad ora solo due produttori di computer portatili hanno inserito questa versione ridotta dell'MX150 nei loro modelli. Uno di questi è Acer, che utilizza questa rara combinazione di i5-8250U e MX130 nel loro Aspire 5...

top con base in metallo ; throttling limitato ; GeForce MX130 dedicata ; Il case gestisce bene il raffreddamento ; due cover di manutenzione ; Porta Ethernet

display scadente sotto quasi tutti gli aspetti (luminosità, colori, contrasto) ; tastiera mediocre ; Case relativamente spesso e grande ; peso ; Prestazioni WLAN

Guardando l'intero pacchetto, l'Acer Aspire 5 avrebbe potuto essere un solido computer portatile multimediale se il display non avesse rovinato la valutazione. Saremmo riusciti a superare i piccoli punti deboli, come la connessione USB Type A 3.0 o la...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.it)

Recensione breve del Portatile Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G (7200U, MX150, FHD)

 

Coraggioso tuttofare. Il nuovo tuttofare del brand multimedia Acer monta un pannello IPS, un SSD+HDD combo, ed una GPU adatta al gaming. In aggiunta, sorprende con l'ampia autonomia.

schermo IPS matto ; risoluzione FHD ; SSD+HDD ; molto spazio di archiviazione ; ampia autonomia

display scuro ; tastiera non illuminata

L'Acer Aspire 5 515-51G-51RL è un tuttofare multimedia con schermo matte da15,6" FHD con un case sottile che ricorda il design dell'Aspire V15 Nitro. Il processore Core i5 è abbastanza potente per gli scenari di utilizzo comuni, e unitamente alla GPU...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.nl)

Kort testrapport Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G (7200U, MX150, FHD) Laptop

 

Gewichtige alleskunner. Acer's gloednieuwe alleskunner is uitgerust met een IPS paneel, SSD+HDD combinatie en een voor gamen geschikte GPU. Daarnaast verrast het apparaat ons met zeer lange looptijden.

Mat IPS beeldscherm ; FHD resolutie ; SSD+HDD ; Voldoende opslagruimte ; Zeer lange looptijden

Donker beeldscherm ; Geen toetsenbordverlichting

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier. De Acer Aspire 5 is een degelijke multimedia alleskunner met slechts kleine tekortkomingen.Het apparaat werkt dankzij de SSD vrij snel en biedt voldoende opslagruimte op de ingebouwde 1 TB harde...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Portátil Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD)

 

Sucesso ou fracasso. Uma GeForce MX130? Até agora, apenas dois fabricantes de portáteis colocaram essa versão reduzida do MX150 em seus modelos. Uma delas é a Acer, que usa essa rara combinação de um i5-8250U e MX130 em seu Aspire 5 de 15 polegadas....

Carcaça de metal top ; Baixo afogamento ; GeForce MX130 dedicada ; A carcaça lida bem com o resfriamento ; Duas escotilhas de manutenção ; Porta Ethernet

Tela pobre em quase todas as áreas (brilho, cores, contraste) ; Teclado medíocre ; Carcaça relativamente grossa e grande ; Peso ; Desempenho WLAN

Olhando para o pacote, o Acer Aspire 5 poderia ter sido um sólido portátil multimídia se a tela não tivesse estragado a avaliação. Teríamos superado as pequenas deficiências, como ter apenas uma única conexão USB Tipo-A 3.0 ou as taxas de transferência...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du PC portable Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD)

 

Echec ou succès ? Une GeForce MX130 ? Pour l'instant, seuls deux fabricants de portables ont intégré cette version revue à la baisse de la MX150. L'un d'eux est Acer, qui utilise cette combinaison rare d'un i5-8250U et d'une MX130 dans son Aspire 5 de...

châssis en métal ; throttling limité ; GeForce MX130 dédiée ; refroidissement efficace ; deux trappes de maintenance ; port Ethernet

mauvais écran (luminosité, couleurs, contraste) ; clavier moyen ; châssis plutôt gros et encombrant ; lourd ; performances WLAN

Vu de façon globale, l’Acer Aspire 5 aurait pu faire un solide portable multimédia, si l’écran n’avait pas tout gâché. Nous aurions excusé ses petites faiblesses comme la présence d’un seul port USB A 3.0, ou les médiocres taux de transfert WLAN. Avec...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Puschina (notebookcheck.com)

Test Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A (8250U, MX130, FHD) Laptop

 

Hop oder Drop? Eine GeForce MX130? Nur zwei Laptop-Hersteller haben bisher diese abgespeckte Version der MX150 in ihren Modellen verbaut. Acer ist einer davon und setzt beim 15-Zoll Aspire 5 auf diese seltene Kombination mit i5-8250U und MX130. In...

Oberfläche der Base aus Metall ; geringes Throttling ; dedizierte GeForce MX130 ; Gehäuse kommt gut mit Kühlung zurecht ; zwei Wartungsklappen ; Ethernet-Port

Display in beinahe allen Punkten (Helligkeit, Farben, Kontrast) ; mittelmäßige Tastatur ; relativ dickes und großes Gehäuse ; Gewicht ; WLAN-Performance

Das Acer Aspire 5 wäre als Gesamtpaket gesehen ein solides Multimedia-Laptop geworden, wenn hier nicht das Display bei der Bewertung einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht hätte. Die kleinen Schwächen wie zum Beispiel nur ein USB-Typ-A-3.0-Anschluss...

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):3220 / 48
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:7
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:4 / 16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N / Y

Docking station

Docking station included:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce 920MX / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:German / Italian
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 20
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Package depth:65
Package height:310
Package weight:3.18
Package width:498
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:9
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-6006U / i3-7100U / i3-7130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124977 / 91157 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR3LA / SSSR2UW
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Palm vein scanner:N

Software

Bundled software:Acer Care Center\nAcer Configuration Manager\nAcer Portal
Downloadable software:Microsoft Office 2016
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Endless OS / Linux / Linux Linpus / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016 / Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 129 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 2000 / 2128 / 2256 / 256 / 500 / 628

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:263 / 289.9
Height :20.9 / 21 / 21.6 / 28.2 / 28.3
Height (front):2.1 / 2.16 / 2.83
Height (rear):2.1 / 2.16 / 2.83
Weight:2.1 / 2.2 / 3
Width:381.6 / 423 / 423.3