3.5 / 5 stars (27 reviews) Amazon's Choice - Very good for the money!
Latest review: December 26, 2018 | Model: Acer Aspire 5 A517
So far I love this computer. I do a lot of Photoshop, graphics, and so on and it handles multiple opened programs very well, especially compared to what I used to have. I would say my graphic needs are intermediate use. I'm not a professional graphics designer, rather a retired interior designer doing volunteer DTP work. That said, i would think this computer as is has a good range of power for some professional use. The included 12GB RAM and the i7 8th generation microprocessor as well as the graphics card is ample for my use and more than enough for most people. I compared, as we all do, and for the money it is a very good deal! Plus I felt upgrade capabilities if needed were good enough for my use. I have to add that the screen is very nice, from what I read, a really nice high end screen used in a $2,000+ Lenovo. My family has been gravitating to Acer products without disappointments. I will update if I find any major problem flaws.Reviewed by: cward | Read Acer Aspire 5 A517 reviews...
3.5 / 5 stars (91 reviews) Amazon's Choice - Good bang for the buck if price is right
Latest review: December 19, 2018 | Model: Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-515J
This is a good bang for the buck laptop. The biggest plus is the inclusion of both an Intel i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU at a low price point. The top and back are plastic but when opened, the palm rest and keyboard border have an attractive brushed metal appearance accented by a nice quality backlit keyboard. I've seen some pretty cheesy looking backlit keyboards, so to have one that rivals the look and feel of MacBook keyboards at this price is pretty good. The laptop chassis is attractive but is a fingerprint magnet. I attached a photo showing the smudges and fingerprints that accumulated from a brief period of light use. My fingers were clean, neither oily nor moist. The finish just easily attracts smudges and fingerprints. The laptop has two USB 2 ports, one always-powered USB 3 port, one USB-C port, one HDMI port in addition to a headphone/speaker jack and surprisingly, a gigabit ethernet port. No dongles are necessary if a hardwired connection is preferred or required for certain tasks. Like most newer laptops, there is no optical drive... So, do I recommend this laptop? Yes, if it's priced closer to $500 than $600.Reviewed by: J | Read Aspire 5 A515 reviews...