Acer Chromebook 515 vs Chromebook 512

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Review

Evaluation of Acer Chromebook 515 and Chromebook 512 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 Chromebook 515
  • Can run popular games at about 99-135% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 25% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Backlit keyboard
Advantages of the Acer Chromebook 512
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 400 grams less (around 0.88 lbs)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Much smaller footprint: 20% more compact case (106.6 vs 133.4 square inches)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs) 1.3 kg (2.87 lbs)
Dimensions 357.9 x 240.5 x 20.65-24.86 mm
14.09 x 9.47 x 0.81-0.98 inches
297.18 x 231.4 x 21.08 mm
11.7 x 9.11 x 0.83 inches
Area 861 cm2 (133.4 inches2) 688 cm2 (106.6 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~78% ~62.4%
Side bezels 6.3 mm 21.8 mm
Colors Gray Black
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 1

Display

Size 15.6 inches 12 inches
Type IPS LCD TN LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 137 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 3:2
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1366 x 912 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes -
USB Power Delivery No -
Charging port position Left, Right Left
Charge power 45 / 65 W 45 W

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.0 GHz 1.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.5 GHz -
Cores 2 4
Threads 4 4
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48 EUs Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 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 15 W 10 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz -
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz -
FLOPS 0.84 TFLOPS 0.3 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory speed 4.27 Gbps 4.27 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 256
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24 16
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 12 8
GPU performance
0.84 TFLOPS
0.3 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 4266 MHz 4266 MHz
Type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Upgradable No No

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) eMMC
Channels 1x128 GB 1x32 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes No

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No No
Microphones - 1

Connectivity

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

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes No
Touchpad
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision No No
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