HP 15 (2021) vs Acer Aspire 1 (A115-32)

45 out of 100
HP 15 (2021)
VS
33 out of 100
Acer Aspire 1 (A115-32)
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Display 1920 x 1080
CPU
GPU Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
RAM
Storage 128GB

Review

Evaluation of HP 15 (2021) and Acer 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 HP 15 (2021)
  • Can run popular games at about 376-512% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 1 versus 0
  • Around 3.5x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 150 grams less (around 0.33 lbs)
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Features a bigger (~11%) battery – 41 against 37 watt-hours
  • Better webcam recording quality
Advantages of the Acer Aspire 1 (A115-32)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • 41% sharper screen – 141 versus 100 pixels per inch (PPI)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.75 kg (3.86 lbs) 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs)
Dimensions 358.5 x 242 x 19.9 mm
14.11 x 9.53 x 0.78 inches
363.4 x 238.4 x 19.9 mm
14.31 x 9.39 x 0.78 inches
Area 868 cm2 (134.5 inches2) 866 cm2 (134.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~77.4% ~77.5%
Side bezels 6.6 mm 9 mm
Colors Black, Silver, Gold, Gray Silver, Blue
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 -

Display

Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Type TN LCD TN LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 100 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery No No
Charging port position Right Left
Charge power 45 W 45 W
Cable length 1 meters -

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)
15 (2021) +124%
2641
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
15 (2021) +195%
1347
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
15 (2021) +249%
2495

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
15 (2021) +683%
1.879 TFLOPS
0.24 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 2666 MHz 2933 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB 16 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus - Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) eMMC
Channels 1x256 GB 1x128 GB
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes No

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No No
Microphones 2 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5 v5
Fingerprint Optional No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 640 x 480
Ports
USB-A 2x 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 Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight - No
Touchpad
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes No
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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