Acer Aspire 5Source: 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.

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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.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 11th Gen Intel
Core i7-1165G7
Core i5-1135G7
Core i3-1115G4
RAM 4GB, 8GB onboard
Dual-channel
Graphics NVIDIA MX350
NVIDIA MX450
Intel Iris Xe
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 1TB
M.2 PCIe NVMe
1TB, 2TB HDD
Display 14 inches (A514)
15 inches (A515)
17 inches (A517)
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS, 16:9
Audio Dual stereo speakers
Acer TrueHarmony
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.

Acer Aspire 5

These clamshell laptops have the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors and options for either Iris Xe or NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics.