The Acer Aspire 5 is an all-new entry-level gaming laptop that packs in the latest tech and a few industry firsts that will especially appeal to gamers. The biggest highlight is the combination of the latest Intel 12th Gen performance processors along with Nvidia Geforce RTX 2050 GPU. With this combination, the new Acer Aspire 5 aims to be the ultimate entry-gaming laptop thanks to a compelling mix of impressive specifications and features at an aggressive price point, all of which are wrapped inside a portable package that weighs a mere 1.8kg.
The first thing anyone will notice about the new Acer Aspire 5 is the processor. At the heart of the laptop beats the latest generation of the Intel Core processor. More specifically, you’ll find the Intel Core i5-1240P processor. The P designation lets you know that the processor has been tuned for greater performance.
But that's not all, as this is a 12th gen Intel processor, it comes with the company’s new Hybrid Architecture. This combines performance cores with efficiency cores to offer the best of both worlds. The Intel Core i5-1240P in particular offers four performance cores and eight efficiency cores with 16 threads of performance. And with Intel’s Turbo Boost 3.0, the base clock speed of 3.30GHz can be cranked all the way up to 4.40GHz for added grunt. Dual fans and dual copper heat pipes keep everything cool.
Of course, any good entry-level gaming laptop will need a powerful GPU to even be considered. The Aspire 5 delivers handsomely on this front. Even though this is an entry-level gaming laptop, users will get to enjoy the goodness of ray-tracing thanks to the presence of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 GPU. The AI-specialised Tensor Cores inside the GPU enable DLSS, which not only allows for greater gaming performance, but also helps when dealing with a broader array of AI-related tasks. This, combined with Nvidia Optimus technology, helps users enjoy a balance between battery life and performance.
This means that the Acer Aspire 5 is not only a great entry-level gaming laptop, but is also a great laptop for budding coders and students of science and engineering. This versatility is just another feather in the hat for the Acer laptop.
The Acer Aspire 5 is available with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory which should be more than enough for gaming. However, what if future games demand more. Thankfully, Acer has kept this in mind. The Aspire 5 is upgradeable up to 32GB of RAM via two SODIMM modules. This means that you’ll be ready for the future when it arrives!
Storage-wise, the laptop is no slouch either. The laptop offers a 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 SSD for storage. There are dual M.2 slots that you can use to further expand SSD storage by up to 2TB. This means that the Acer Aspire 5 should offer super-fast boot-up as well as load times. And who would say no to that!
Gaming laptops have to tread a fine line between portability and big screen immersion. This is why the 15.6-inch IPS panel on the Acer Aspire 5 makes so much sense as it gives you the best of both worlds. On top of this, it offers a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080p, which is perfectly fine for most use cases.
On top of this, you also get Acer’s ComfyView anti-glare technology. This helps cut out annoying background reflections that can be a major source of distraction when gaming. But that’s not all, you also get Acer Color Intelligence and Acer BlueLightShield technology. The former allows for dynamic colour optimisation, while the latter helps improve viewing comfort. All this helps ensure that you enjoy a top-notch gaming experience that can last for hours without fatigue.
Any gaming laptop worth its salt needs to have full connectivity options available to users. After all, gamers like nothing more than connecting their own peripherals to enjoy games just the way they like them. In this regard, Acer Aspire 5 should keep you happy. The laptop offers three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and one USB 3.2 Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 4. There is also an HDMI 2.0 port.
Wireless connectivity is pretty sorted too. The laptop comes with Intel’s Wireless Wi-Fi 6E AX211 router. This allows you to access 6GHz bands which results in faster speeds and lower latency. Just what you need for multiplayer gaming.
When it all boils down to it, a laptop has to be portable. However, many gaming laptops of the past weren’t exactly what you might call lightweight. But thankfully, things have changed. The Acer Aspire 5 weighs 1.8kg, which is a lot lower than most other gaming laptops which weigh over 2kg. This is especially impressive when you take into account that the laptop offers a reasonably large display.
The Acer Aspire 5 is not just light on your back, it’s light on the pocket as well. Even with the 12th Gen Intel Core processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics, the Acer Aspire 5 with 8GB RAM starts at ₹62,990. The 16GB RAM variant comes in at ₹65,990. You can check the laptops out here.
As one can see, the Acer Aspire 5 offers some very impressive hardware. On top of all this, the laptop also packs a metal top cover and an elevating hinge design that helps improve ergonomics. Acer has even taken into account video calling and offers Acer PurifiedVoice AI noise reduction technology to suppress background noise. Add to this the very aggressive pricing, and you have got the makings of a very enticing entry-level gaming laptop that can also be used for everyday use if required.