Acer Laptop Aspire 5 A515-56-56DJ Intel Core i5 11th Gen 1135G7 (2.40 GHz) 8 GB Memory 512 GB NVMe SSD Intel Iris Xe Graphics 15.6″ Windows 10 Home 64-bit Acer America

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Acer Laptop Aspire 5 A515-56-56DJ Intel Core i5 11th Gen 1135G7 (2.40 GHz) 8 GB Memory 512 GB NVMe SSD Intel Iris Xe Graphics 15.6" Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Pros: There's a lot to like about the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-56DJ especially at the cyber-sale price. In the mid-price range, it seems like there are always some compromises. This Acer laptop has fewer than most. I like the slim design, it has the look of more expensive laptops. The backlit keyboard, 512GB SSD, 1920x1080 display, and decent CPU are all plusses. In general, I'm pleased with the value and quality. Cons: I think my biggest complaint is that the sound from the built-in speakers is underwhelming. It's hard to get enough volume in some situations, and there's very little bass response. (Understandable because of the slim design) As has been noted in some online reviews, the dedicated numeric keypad is a bit scrunched. I find myself hitting the decimal when I mean to hit zero. Battery life is about what you would expect, but certainly could be better. One might wish for a SD card reader. One frustrating thing was the lack of documentation. I had to do a lot of online searching to determine which USB port was the 2.0 (It's the one on the right side) This sounds like a long list of complaints, but with the exception of the sound, they are all very minor. Overall Review: Bottom line is that this is (so far) an excellent choice if you can find it on sale. Hint: the MSRP on Acer's webpage is considerably more than the current advertised price.
Pros: Great price for the specs Very good screen , although the vertical angle is not that great. light weight Good camera - I do a lot of online meetings (zoom) and it the quality is nice and bright even in low light. will handle most everyday tasks with ease and has an NVMe SSD which is better than other SSD'S that I saw here. Free shipping - I live outside the USA and that really was worthwhile. Expandable memory slots and an option to add another HD Cons: Speakers a bit on the weak side - Compared to other laptops I had (Dell, Toshiba) . Not a deal breaker for me, but if someone is using the speakers regularly (music or movies) this is not recommended. Touch pad (mouse) not so sturdy and makes somewhat noisy clicking sounds when pressing the button. Keyboard is a full one but since the body is smaller than what I'm used to (The screen has almost no edges) the numbers pad is narrow and takes time to get used to. Battery is inside the case (not detachable) Overall Review: I rely on comments and reviews while I'm making online purchases and can never tell who to trust..Decide to share my input on this purchase. During the past years I've had laptops from most of the companies. I've used Acer (aspire), Toshiba (satellite), Lenovo (Ideapad) and my last one was Dell inspiron which was great but had the screen broken and the hinges cracked... I was looking for a cheap 15.6" solution for office work, youtube, web and Zoom meetings. This is not a top of the line product but for the price it does the job. I've compared many different options of computers and eventually decide to go for this one because of the 512gb SSD and the fact that it is a full HD screen rather than just HD ready. In addition, the ram is expandable so in the future I might do that.
Pros: -Quick boot up -Newest 11th gen Intel i-5 chip -Surprisinly fast, even without upgrading RAM -Bright FHD screen -Newest WiFi 6 -Plenty of useful ports incl. Type-C -Upgraded graphics -Relatively light given its size -Great PC for a budget-ish machine Cons: -Numeric keypad is small/cramped -Way too much bloatware/games installed -Okay battery but wish it lasted a couple more hours. Still plenty of juice for normal use Overall Review: I was looking for a replacement for a budget Acer E15 that was great when new but now slow after 5 years despite RAM upgrades. This machine blows the older Acer out of the water. Faster, lighter, with 512gb of SSD storage. Can easily be upgraded to 20gb RAM (total)--be sure to get 16gb ddr4-2666 SODIMM single OR dual rank. (I mention this because it was really hard to track down exactly what type of RAM upgrade to purchase.) Shipping was fast--it arrived 2 days before expected from Newegg. Only problem: Newegg packed the computer box in a too large outer box without enough cushioning material. The inner box was rattling around. PC was fine, but still...not well protected at all.


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