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.
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||11th Gen Intel
|RAM||4GB, 8GB onboard
Intel Iris Xe
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 1TB
M.2 PCIe NVMe
1TB, 2TB HDD
|Display||14 inches (A514)
15 inches (A515)
17 inches (A517)
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers
|Connectivity||Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions||328mm x 223mm x 17.9mm (A514)
363.4mm x 238.5mm x 17.9mm (A515)
403.5mm x 263.7mm x 19.9mm (A517)
|Weight||3.2 pounds / 1.45kg (A514)
3.64 pounds / 1.65kg (A515)
5.7 pounds / 2.6kg (A517)
|Availability||December (NA, A514)
December (NA, A515)
February (NA, A517)
|Price||From $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.