What you need to know
- Acer just announced new Aspire laptops and All-in-One PCs at CES 2023.
- The Aspire 5 runs on Intel's new 13th Gen Core processor and an NVIDIA RTX GPU.
- The Aspire 3 has the newly announced Intel Core i3-N series chip inside.
- The Aspire S All-in-One features Intel Arc graphics and a 13th Gen Intel Core CPU.
Acer just unveiled new Aspire laptops and Aspire All-in-Ones at CES 2023. All of the PCs feature the latest internals from Intel, including the 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors and 13th Gen Intel Core desktop CPUs that were also announced today. Those chips are paired with either Intel Arc or NVIDIA GPUs depending on the model you choose.
The Acer Aspire 5 lineup runs on 13th Gen Intel Core processors paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU. The laptops come with up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB of storage as well. The 15-inch model features a 16:9 QHD display while the 14-inch version has a taller 16:10 screen. The 14-inch Aspire 5's screen is FHD, however.
TwinAir Cooling and an air inlet keyboard help cool the Aspire 5.
The Aspire 5's pricing begins at $550 for the 14-inch model and ranges up to $700 for the 17-inch version. The laptop is expected to start shipping in March.
|Acer Aspire 3||14"||15"||17"|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Home / S mode||Windows 11 Home / S mode||Windows 11 Home / S mode|
|Resolution||LCD Full HD (1080p)||LCD Full HD (1080p)||LCD Full HD (1080p)|
|Processor (Intel Core)||i3-N305||i3-N305||i3-N305|
|Memory||Up to 16GB (LPDDR5)||Up to 16GB (LPDDR5)||Up to 16GB (LPDDR5)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Storage||128 / 256 / 512GB / 1TB (PCIe Gen3 NVMe)||128 / 256 / 512GB / 1TB (PCIe Gen3 NVMe)||128 / 256 / 512GB / 1TB (PCIe Gen3 NVMe)|
|Row 6 - Cell 0||64 / 128GB (eMMC)||64 / 128GB (eMMC)||64 / 128GB (eMMC)|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6||Wi-Fi 6E||Wi-Fi 6E|
Acer's Aspire 3 is a more modest laptop when it comes to specs. Thanks in part to those specs, it is thinner and lighter than its siblings. The laptop runs on Intel's new Core i3 N-series processors that were announced today at CES 2023.
The Aspire 3 starts at will be available this month starting at $499 for the 14-inch version.
The spec tables for the Aspire 3 that Acer sent over appeared to have a typo, so we've omitted the dimensions and weight of the laptops below. There's a good chance that the range starts at 1.4kg, but we'll update this piece when more information becomes available.
|Acer Aspire 5||14"||15"||17"|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Home||Windows 11 Home||Windows 11 Home|
|Resolution||Full HD (1080p)||Full HD (1080p)||Full HD (1080p)|
|Processor (Intel Core)||i7-1355U||i7-1355U||i7-1355U|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||i5-1335U||i5-1335U||i5-1335U|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||i3-1315U||i3-1315U||i3-1315U|
|Memory||8 / 16 / 32GB (LPDDR5)||8 / 16 / 32GB (LPDDR5)||Up to 32GB (DDR4)|
|Graphics||GeForce RTX 2050 4GB||GeForce RTX 2050 4GB||GeForce RTX 2050 4GB|
|Row 7 - Cell 0||Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe||Row 7 - Cell 3|
|Storage||256 / 512GB / 1TB (PCIe Gen4 NVMe)||256 / 512GB / 1TB (PCIe Gen4 NVMe)||256 / 512GB / 1TB (PCIe Gen4 NVMe)|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6E||Wi-Fi 6E||Wi-Fi 6|
|Weight||1.54 kg||1.77 kg||2.4 kg|
|Dimensions||318.2 x 217.15 x 17.8 mm||362.9 x 237.5 x 17.9 mm||402 x 258 x 17.99 mm|
The Acer Aspire S All-in-One PC is available in either 27-inch or 32-inch models. The 32-inch PC comes with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-137000 desktop processor and Intel Arc A-Series graphics. The smaller 27-inch All-in-One runs on an older 12th Gen Intel CPU (Core i5 or Core i7) and Intel Iris Xe graphics.
The chassis of the Aspire S All-in-One is aluminum and its display is tiltable to fit different desk setups. That WQHD screen is surrounded by "near-borderless bezels," as highlighted by Acer. Despite the thin bezels, the PC has a 1440p QHD webcam with a ring light accessory, though it does stick out a bit on top of the device. Acer EyeSense facial recognition software and a Windows Hello-enabled fingerprint reader add security to the PC while also providing a pair of login options.
The Acer Aspire S starts at $1,199 for the 27-inch model and $1,699 for the 32-inch version.
|Acer Aspire||S 27||S 32|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Home||Windows 11 Home|
|Resolution||2560 x 1400||2560 x 1400|
|Processor (Intel Core)||13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P||12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||13th Gen Intel Core i5-1340P||Row 3 - Cell 2|
|Memory||Up to 32 GB DDR4||Up to 16 GB DDR4|
|Graphics||Intel Arc||Intel Iris Xe|
|Row 6 - Cell 0||Intel Iris Xe||Row 6 - Cell 2|
|Storage||256 / 512GB / 1TB||256 / 512GB / 1TB|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6E||Wi-Fi 6E|
|Row 9 - Cell 0||Bluetooth 5.2||Bluetooth 5|
|Row 10 - Cell 0||Row 10 - Cell 1||Row 10 - Cell 2|
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