3.5 / 5 stars (113 reviews) - I've been using this for about a week now and so far it's great.
Latest review: March 31, 2019 | Model: Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-515J
While it's technically not a gaming laptop it will handle most newer games at medium to high settings with decent frame rates. The screen has great color and brightness, sound despite bottom facing speakers was louder than expected. The track-pad is responsive and snappy (no physical buttons) which might be a con to some. Battery life while watching netflix and surfing the web has been anywhere from 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours for me. I'm sure I could get more with some tweaking... Over all very pleased with this purchase. You'd be hard pressed to find a laptop with 256g ssd, discrete graphics, i5 8250u processor and ddr4 memory for the money. (At the time of this review) Will update this in the future should my opinion change.Reviewed by: ML | Read Acer Aspire 5 reviews...
3 / 5 stars - The Acer Aspire 5 proves why you should avoid $500 Windows laptops
Review date: September 7, 2018 | Model: Acer Aspire 5
Build quality and productivity performance are what separate the Acer Aspire 5 from some other budget laptop alternatives. The display sets it way back, though, with dimness and a lack of contrast that makes using it far less pleasant than it would be otherwise. And battery life didn’t impress either. The compromises just aren’t worth making to get the price this low... The Acer Aspire 5 is an inexpensive 15.6-inch laptop with decent performance, but we have enough reservations about it to not give a full recommendation. You’re better off going with Acer’s larger and better sibling.Reviewed by: Mark Coppock | Read full review...