Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52) vs Aspire 5 (A514-54)

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GPU GeForce MX450
Storage 512GB


Evaluation of Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52) and Aspire 5 (A514-54) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
NanoReview Score

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 (A517-52)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Thinner bezels and 5% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Around 8% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 5 (A514-54)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 1150 grams less (around 2.54 lbs)
  • Can run popular games at about 28-38% higher FPS
  • Display has support for touch input
  • Much smaller footprint: 31% more compact case (113.3 vs 164.9 square inches)
  • 24% sharper screen – 157 versus 127 pixels per inch (PPI)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs) 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
Dimensions 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9 mm
15.89 x 10.38 x 0.78 inches
328 x 223 x 17.9 mm
12.91 x 8.78 x 0.7 inches
Area 1064 cm2 (164.9 inches2) 731 cm2 (113.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~77.5% ~73.8%
Side bezels 10.3 mm 9.1 mm
Colors Silver Silver, Gray, Blue, Pink
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 1
Noise level 45 dB 39 dB


Size 17.3 inches 14 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 127 ppi 157 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No Yes
Coating Matte Glossy
Display tests
Contrast 892:1 1060:1
sRGB color space 59% 57.1%
Adobe RGB profile 38% 39.6%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 40.7%
Response time 11 ms -
Max. brightness


Full charging time - 2:00 hr
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 name
Base frequency 1.7-3.0 GHz 1.7-3.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.1 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores 2 2
Threads 4 4
L3 Cache 6 MB 6 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4 Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


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

Graphics Card

GPU name
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 14 nm 12 nm
GPU base clock 1354 MHz 720-1395 MHz
GPU boost clock 1468 MHz 930-1575 MHz
Memory size 2 GB 2 GB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR6
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory speed ~7 Gbps ~8-10 Gbps
Shading units 640 896
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
1.879 TFLOPS
2.822 TFLOPS


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


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 1
NVMe Yes Yes


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


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5
Fingerprint Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


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