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.

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OSWindows 10 Home
Processor11th Gen IntelCore i7-1165G7Core i5-1135G7Core i3-1115G4
RAM4GB, 8GB onboardDual-channel
GraphicsNVIDIA MX350NVIDIA MX450Intel Iris Xe
Storage128GB, 256GB, 1TBM.2 PCIe NVMe1TB, 2TB HDD
Display14 inches (A514)15 inches (A515)17 inches (A517)1920x1080 (FHD)IPS, 16:9
AudioDual stereo speakersAcer 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.

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