Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-53V6) Laptop's General Review

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-53V6) is a perfect laptop for daily usage. It features the best specs and latest (at the time of this review) 8th generation i5 processor. One of the best laptops with stylish design. Lets see this laptop's general review.

15.6 Full HD LED Display

This is a 15.6 inch full HD display model. It features acer's comfyView, which means the display is an anti-glare display.  An LED display with TN panel. Overall, display will be good with better colour reproduction.

8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM

Intel Core i5-8250U is a 1.6 GHz quad core processor which can go up to 3.4 GHz. So, these processors are powerful enough to run most demanding applications when paired with more RAM and SSD. For this model, you don't have to worry about any performance lag.

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-53V6)

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8 GB DDR4 RAM is enough when paired with an SSD. With these specs you will not see any lags while running demanding applications. Even if you run a RAM-intensive application, these specs can pull off easily. If you want more RAM and SSD, you can upgrade them easily.

Intel Core i5-8250U comes with an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics chip. This integrated chip has the power to make modern, medium-graphic games playable at low to medium settings. With 620 chip, this model features a dedicated graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM. We are not sure whether this model features a 'normal' MX150 model or 'Power Efficient' MX150 model, but whichever it is, performance will be almost same.

With this Graphic card, you can play modern and demanding applications in low to medium settings, whereas less demanding applications can be playable at medium to high settings. For graphic designers, this model can be a starting point and can do less intensive designing work. This can handle very high-demanding applications too, but you may see some lag.

Amazon Alexa Enabled and Comes with Good Connectivity Features

The best feature of this model is the usage of Amazon's Alexa technology. This laptop can be used as an Amazon Alexa, as a personal assistant. You can ask Amazon Alexa to play music, connect to smart home and can do many more. Visit HERE to know more information about Alexa devices.

Connectivity is the main feature to consider for an everyday laptop. This model features the basic connectivity ports including two USB 3.0 ports, USB Type C port and SD card reader. Other features to consider are its backlit keyboard, two stereo speakers using Acer TrueHarmony technology and HD webcam. Comes with Windows 10 Home operating system.

Around 7 Hours of Battery Life

A515-51G-53V6 model comes with 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-ion battery which can give up to 7 hours of battery life (According to Acer). But in general usage, you can expect around 5 to 6 hours of battery life which is not bad for this powerful machine.


Overall, this is one of the best laptop to buy at the time of this review. Its even good for coming year because of its powerful specs. Please note that you can expand RAM up to 20 GB only, cause one 4 GB RAM is soldered to the board. So, you can add maximum of one 16 GB single DDR4 RAM stick.

We recommend this laptop for programmers, graphic designers and for people who want an everyday laptop for their moderate laptop work loads.