Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52) vs Aspire 1 (A115-32)

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CPU
GPU Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
RAM

Review

Evaluation of Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52) and Aspire 1 (A115-32) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52)
  • Can run popular games at about 376-512% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 1 versus 0
  • Around 3.7x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a much bigger (~36%) battery – 50.2 against 37 watt-hours
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Backlit keyboard
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1 (A115-32)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 700 grams less (around 1.54 lbs)
  • Much smaller footprint: 19% more compact case (134.2 vs 164.9 square inches)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs) 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
Dimensions 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9 mm
15.89 x 10.38 x 0.78 inches
363.4 x 238.4 x 19.9 mm
14.31 x 9.39 x 0.78 inches
Area 1064 cm2 (164.9 inches2) 866 cm2 (134.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~77.5% ~77.5%
Side bezels 10.3 mm 9 mm
Colors Silver Silver, Blue
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 -
Noise level 45 dB -

Display

Size 17.3 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD TN LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 127 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 892:1 -
sRGB color space 59% -
Adobe RGB profile 38% -
Response time 11 ms -
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery - No
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 45 W
Weigh of AC adapter 307 gramm -

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.7-3.0 GHz 1.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.1 GHz -
Cores 2 2
Threads 4 2
L3 Cache 6 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4 Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP - 6 W
Type Dedicated Integrated
Fabrication process 14 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 1354 MHz 350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1468 MHz 750 MHz
FLOPS 1.879 TFLOPS 0.24 TFLOPS
Memory size 2 GB System Shared
Memory type GDDR5 DDR4
Memory bus 64 bit -
Memory speed ~7 Gbps 2.93 Gbps
Shading units 640 256
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
1.879 TFLOPS
0.24 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 2933 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots - 2
Max. ram size 16 GB 16 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) eMMC
Channels 1x512 GB 1x128 GB
Upgradable Yes -
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes No

Sound

Audio chip Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP -
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness 67.5 dB -
Microphones 2 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5.1 v5
Fingerprint Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 640 x 480
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 No
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes No
Touchpad
Size 10.5 x 8.0 cm -
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes No
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