[Video Review] Acer Aspire 5 (A514-54) – budget Tiger Lake laptop


Acer Aspire 5 (A514-54 / A514-54G / A514-54S) in-depth review

The medium-budget Aspire lineup of devices has been updated with the Tiger Lake processors by Intel. This provides quite a substantial upgrade, especially on the GPU side. Moreover, we saw the Aspire 5 (A514-54) listed with a GeForce MX450, which also sounds interesting for the moment. However, the Aspire series has never been intended for gaming or heavy computing. Instead, they are meant for people that need to do stuff on the go, and they want them done quickly. Well, this particular unit, configured with the Core i5-1135G7 aims to do exactly that, and as an extra - you could be able[...]

Pros

  • Fine upgradeability
  • Very good thermals
  • Appetizing price tag
  • Decent battery life
  • Can be configured with very capable hardware

Cons

  • Our unit was a bit underwhelming when it comes to the GPU performance
  • No SD card reader

[Video Review] Acer Aspire 5 (A514-54) – budget Tiger Lake laptop - Specs

  • AUO B140HAN04.0 (AUO403D)
  • Color accuracy  3.8  3.7
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 36GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 48Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 328 x 223 x 17.9 mm (12.91" x 8.78" x 0.70")
  • Weight
  • 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2 Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony
  • Optical drive

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