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Acer Apire 5 A515-52G-53PU – An Affordable Allrounder?

The Equipment

Acer equips the test device with current hardware: The Intel Core i5-8265U, which belongs to the Whiskey-Lake family, offers four cores and eight threads. It clocks between 1.6 (basic clock) and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost). In everyday life he is up to any task. Whether surfing, office or multimedia applications, the desire for more performance never arises. Even video editing and easier gaming is no problem for the i5.

The CPU is supported by 8 GB DDR4-RAM. A 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD from Micron is used as mass storage. It listens to the name Micron_1100_MTFDDAV256TBN. It is quite possible that different SSDs are used in other batches.

The notebook is powered by a dedicated graphics card. This is the Nvidia Geforce MX150 with 2 GB and 25 Watt TDP.

Acer is very proud of the WiFi chip. This is an Intel Wireless AC-9560. The NIC supports Dual-Band, WiFi-5, MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0. The maximum throughput is 1.73 GBit per second. The antenna size is 2×2. In the test, the chip ensured very fast and stable WLAN, as it should be.

CPU Intel Core i5-8265U
RAM 8 GB DDR4 (expandable)
Fixed memory 256 GB SSD (interchangeable)
Graphics card Nvidia GeForce MX150 2 GB GDDR5
Screen 15.6 inch, FullHD, IPS
Webcam 720p
Network GB Ethernet, WiFi
Battery 4 cells Li-Ion
Price
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-52G-53PU) 39,6 cm (15,6 Zoll F
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Application Tests

In Cinebench R15 Multi-Core the Intel Core i5-8265U achieves a score of 535 points. This beats the Intel Core i5-6400, among others.

The BMW-Demo in Blender, which also used AMD to demonstrate the performance of its Ryzen CPUs, is rendered by the Aspire in 16 minutes 31 seconds.

In Geekbench 4.3.3 the system reaches 4,760 points or 14,832 points (Single Core / Multi Core).

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AS-SSD benchmark of the installed SSD

Finally, the performance of the SSD is still missing: It achieves good values in the AS-SSD benchmark for an SSD connected via SATA.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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