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Acer announces three new Aspire 5 laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core chips

Acer Aspire 5
Acer Aspire 5 (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer announced three new Acer Aspire 5 laptops.
  • The new Aspire 5 models range from a 14-inch laptop up to a 17.3-inch laptop.
  • The 14-inch Aspire 5 ($500) and 15-inch Aspire 5 ($500) are expected in North America in December.
  • The 17.3-inch Aspire 5 is expected in North America in February 2021.

Acer announced three new models of its Acer Aspire 5 laptop ranging from 14 inches to 17.3 inches. Each of the new Aspire 5 laptops runs on the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors and either Iris Xe graphics or optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics. The 14-inch Aspire 5 ($500) and a 15-inch Aspire 5 ($500) are expected in North America in December. The 17.3-inch Aspire 5 comes a bit later and is expected in North America in February 2021.

The Aspire 5 laptops are traditional clamshell notebooks aimed at productivity. They each have FHD displays that support touch. Those displays have thinner bezels that allow for an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The laptops pack in plenty of storage, with options with up to a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD. The laptops also have options up to 24GB of DDR4 memory.

OSWindows 10 Home
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i7-1165G7
Core i5-1135G7
Core i3-1115G4
RAM4GB, 8GB onboard
GraphicsNVIDIA MX350
Intel Iris Xe
Storage128GB, 256GB, 1TB
Display14 inches (A514)
15 inches (A515)
17 inches (A517)
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS, 16:9
AudioDual stereo speakers
Acer TrueHarmony
ConnectivityIntel AX201 Wi-Fi 6
BatteryUp to 10 hours
Dimensions328mm x 223mm x 17.9mm (A514)
363.4mm x 238.5mm x 17.9mm (A515)
403.5mm x 263.7mm x 19.9mm (A517)
Weight3.2 pounds / 1.45kg (A514)
3.64 pounds / 1.65kg (A515)
5.7 pounds / 2.6kg (A517)
AvailabilityDecember (NA, A514)
December (NA, A515)
February (NA, A517)
PriceFrom $500 (A514)
From $500 (A515)
From $550 (A517)

The Aspire 5 lineup features an ergonomic hinge that lifts the body of the laptop up when you open the display. This provides a more comfortable typing experience and also allows the laptop to ventilate heat more efficiently and to project sound better.

The new Aspire 5 laptops all support Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), which allows for faster and better wireless connectivity.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

1 Comment
  • Thats a laptop I want. Something that works for me for at least 5 years. Acer is great. its a value laptop