The Acer Aspire 5 and also the Aspire 7 get a decent upgrade from the manufacturer. Both notebooks get the new AMD Ryzen 5000 processors.
Acer Aspire 5 – gets stronger
With the new AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors and AMD Radeon GPUs, the Aspire 5 becomes even stronger and lives up to its designation as a multimedia notebook. With the upgrade, the notebook gets the AMD Radeon RX 640 GPU and up to 24 GB of RAM is possible. According to Acer, the Aspire 5 is particularly aimed at hobby photographers, bloggers or even students who value performance at a fair price due to its strong features. There should be no lack of space for files and documents here; up to 1 TB of M.2 PCIe SSD NVMe storage or up to 2 TB of HDD storage is offered.
As for the screen, the Acer Aspire 5 has a 15.6-inch (39.6 cm) Full HD display with IPS and Acer BlueLightShield technologies. These ensure a reduction in the emission of potentially harmful blue light and viewing angle stability. Fast data transfer is taken care of with USB Type-C, which supports data transfers up to 5 GB/s, and dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Beyond that, the Aspire 5 has several customizable cooling modes. The Aspire 5 can also score visually, it has an overall height of 17.95 mm and the lid is made of patinated aluminum, so it brings elegance to any writing or conference table.
Acer Aspire 7 – Power in a Minimaoist Look
Not only the Aspire 5 gets pimped, but also the Aspire 7 gets an upgrade. Thanks to the new AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, it is also suitable for the demanding user. To ensure that all challenges can be mastered with the Aspire 7, it has up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and 1 TB of PCIe SSD storage.
Like the Aspire 5, the 7 also features fast dual-band Wi-Fi 6, so connectivity would be taken care of. The screen on the Aspire 7 is a 15.6-inch (39.6 cm) Full HD display, which achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 81.61 percent thanks to a slim display bezel. Thus, there is enough room to view files and documents on the go. Colors and visual content are rendered realistically thanks to Acer Color Intelligence and Acer ExaColor. Thanks to Acer Color Intelligence, saturation and gamma are adjusted in real time and brightness, screen color and saturation are optimized under low CPU load.
The Aspire 7 also offers customizable cooling modes. A shortcut (Fn+F) can then be used to quickly switch between Silence, Normal or Performance to the appropriate mode. In addition, the Acer Aspire 7 has the same ports as the Aspire 5. Overall, the notebook comes with its powerful components in a minimalistic case.
Availability and price
The Acer Aspire 5 is expected to hit the market in April 2021 at a price starting at 499 euros. The Aspire 7, on the other hand, should be available as early as March 2021 at a price starting at 799 Euros.