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Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 Inches FHD IPS Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Home, A515-54-51DJ

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  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor (Upto 3.9 gram Hz) | 8 GB DDR4 Memory | 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display | Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port & 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support
  • 802.11ac WiFi | Backlit Keyboard | Fingerprint Reader | Upto 9.5 Hours Battery Life


Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 5.0, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001).

Standing screen display size: ‎15.6 Inches

Max Screen Resolution: ‎1920 x 1080

Processor: ‎3.9 GHz core_i5


Hard Drive: ‎256 GB SSD

Graphics Coprocessor: ‎Integrated

Chipset Brand: ‎Intel

Card Description: ‎Integrated

Graphics Card Ram Size: ‎2 MB

Wireless Type: ‎802.11ac

Number of USB 2.0 Ports: ‎1

Number of USB 3.0 Ports: ‎3

Average Battery Life (in hours): ‎5 Hours

Brand: ‎Acer

Series: ‎A515-54-51DJ

Item model number: ‎A515-54-51DJ

Hardware Platform: ‎PC

Operating System: ‎Windows 10 Home

Item Weight: ‎3.97 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH: ‎14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches

Color: ‎Silver

Processor Brand: ‎Intel

Number of Processors: ‎4

Computer Memory Type: ‎DDR4 SDRAM

Flash Memory Size: ‎256

Hard Drive Interface: ‎Solid State

Hard Drive Rotational Speed: ‎0.1

Power Source: ‎Battery Powered

Voltage: ‎5 Volts

Batteries: ‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Date First Available: May 24, 2019

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Top Amazon Reviews

  • Exceeded expectations almost everywhere.
Bought this unit as a budget replacement for my fairly high-powered Dell desktop which was lost during flooding. I wasn't expecting much from a $500 laptop but just needed something to get me reconnected. Setup was a breeze, setting it to my preferences was simple, removing the (modest) bloatware from Acer was easy and I was pleasantly surprised at the quickness of the unit. The memory and drive appear to be easily and inexpensively upgradeable but it functions flawlessly right out of the box. I wasn't paying for or expecting gaming-quality graphics but the display renders internet and video perfectly. Those that find fault with this unit must be comparing it to others costing 2 to 3 times as much. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a laptop to take care of their basic computing needs. Very nice product for the money. Well done, Acer. Update from 10 days later: Been using it relentlessly and comparing it to my desktop, which had far more memory, storage and graphics capabilities, and I am honestly thrilled. I was thinking of using this as a bridge-unit until I could go back to a new desktop but am seriously rethinking that. The thing that really impresses me is the boot-time. This guy goes from powered down to browsing in about 30 seconds. Not sure if that's just the SSD or newer CPU but I am loving it. Pretty sure I'm going to start using this as my main and adding a docking station, keyboard/mouse (of course), monitor, a bit more memory and storage, and just rolling with it. Disclaimer: I am not a gamer and I understand this machine won't do complex graphics. Update 2: Just to see if it would work, I installed a $65 16GB memory card to bring the total RAM to 20GB, the maximum Acer allows for the unit (it comes with 8GB but you have to remove a 4GB card to upgrade). It worked flawlessly and it is now far zippy-er than my Dell. From what I've read, the extra memory allows it to run cooler and hopefully adds to its service life. Update 3: (I promise this is the last). Thrilled with this little budget-monkey. Restart time, 25-30 seconds. Startup from shut down (not sleep), 12-15 seconds including pin-entry time. Kicking it up to 20GB memory really helped. For anyone that wants to try this stunt (and possibly void the warranty) all it takes is a plastic spudger (google it) and a small Phillips head screwdriver to take the back of the laptop off. 16GB memory cards are readily available from Crucial and Memorystock, usually on Amazon. The video that gave me confidence to try it was on YouTube but it showed how to add a hard drive, not a memory card. Older Acers had a removable panel over the memory but on the Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ, you have to take off the whole back. Don't even try it if you are confused about which end of a screwdriver to use or never read instructions. A final note about some of the drama-queen reviewers that complained that "it gets so hot" or "the fan sounds like a 747 taking off": Just because it's called a laptop doesn't mean you should use it on your lap covered with your fleece blanket blocking the air vents. Use mine on my desk and on the rare occasions that the fan kicks on under heavy use it makes a gentle whirring sound, barely noticeable. If it died tomorrow, I'd buy another. Loving it Update 4 (OK, I lied): After upgrading the memory and performing every performance-enhancing trick I could find on the internet with Windows, apps, settings and everything else, I started testing my budget computer. The most comprehensive free test I found was from UserBenchMark and I was kinda proud of the results. The test results can vary depending on the state of the computer but here was my best test (the others were pretty close): "Overall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!" Did you hear that? I'm a technical master! All kidding aside, this $500 budget unit is working so far above my previous desktop that I'll never go back (sorry, Dell). I read that the average laptop only lasts 3-5 years before needing replacement. I'm OK with that and my next unit is definitely going to be a graphics-improved version of this machine, hopefully Acer. Totally pleased. Update 5: (from 8/19/2020). I installed a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD (available here for about $69) for more storage space a couple of weeks ago. It went flawlessly. Well, except for the part when I buttoned it all up and it showed to have "no battery". Oopsie. Took it back apart and found that I hadn't pushed the battery connector completely in. Closed it back up, problem solved. If I recall correctly (I did this late at night after a few adult beverages) something had to be done to let the system recognize the device. Me and google had a few chats and I had a brand new 500GB drive D. There's a very good video on how to install it on YouTube. Just search "Aspire A515-54 How to Install an Additional Hard Drive". There's a clear statement at the beginning of the video from Acer that if you mess up, it's on you, not them. You'll only need a very small phillips head screwdriver and a plastic pry-tool (spudger) to open the back and remove/replace components. Acer ships the spare drive mounting bracket and screws with the laptop. Hopefully you haven't misplaced it. Others are available but they can only be the size of the ssd, no larger. One issue that I haven't resolved yet is that the Acer doesn't automatically put things on drive D yet since it's not a system disk. I can copy large files onto it from drive C easily, but but the system doesn't use it yet. I googled up on it and there is a way to merge drives C and D through something called "partitioning". It looks simple enough and I will do it as soon as I have time to spend a few hours researching the process (do we smell update 6 brewing?). Still thrilled with this little Acer budget-monkey and it puts my wife's thousand dollar Dell XPS 9360 to shame in terms of performance. Totally pleased. Update 5a: Semi-interesting wrinkle. Before I went to fumbling around to the the partitioning settings, I decided to create a system backup on a flash drive. Just in case I totally messed up. Didn't work. The flash drive was unacceptable to Windows 10 as a backup device. But Windows happily informed me that it could do the backup on drive D (oh, so NOW you recognize it, eh?). So I went ahead and did that but now I have my backup on an internal drive in the very machine I'm trying to keep protected.. Not completely useless but certainly not protected away from the laptop. Still investigating. ... show more
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 14, 2019 by Dave and Kym Dave and Kym

  • Good computer, good value, some points to be aware of
I bought this model A515-54-51DJ (received Dec. 20) to future proof my 3-year old Acer Aspire E 15 which has served me very well and still is. This “Slim” model has an IPS screen, which is an improvement. It does not have a DVD drive like the old E 15. It also does not have an SD card reader. My use is only for non-gaming and for very light graphics. Fan Noise: An early review of this “Slim” model criticized the fan noise. Although I will admit that the fan noise is louder than my old E 15 (which is quite quiet), yet it is not too offensive and usually settles down under normal use after startup or extra hard applications have finished – YMMV. I doubt that a neighboring table at a coffee shop would notice it at the lower levels. The noise level is about identical to another very similar laptop that I recently purchased (Lenovo S340). SSD: Any computer without an SSD drive today is asking for frustration. The 256GB SSD seems to be the best value and is just big enough to work with, and then I use attached USB HDDs or USB thumb drives for larger storage and backups, or, of course, online storage. My 3-year old Acer with SSD is still going strong… and quite fast. I can’t imagine ever going back to a main drive HDD. – RAM: Upgraded to 20 GB with a 16GB RAM stick from Amazon/Crucial (took 10 days to receive it during holiday season) – it now shows 20GB in Windows System, although the first startup time took nearly 30 seconds to get started, causing no small amount of concern. But after the first time, now it starts up in maybe 3-5 seconds from Power Off. 20GB seems to be perhaps the most RAM one can get in an economical yet powerful productivity laptop like this. The ultralights don’t generally come with the ability to upgrade RAM to more than 8GB. For those who need dozens of browser tabs open, lots of RAM is needed. – Video: I plug a 4K 43” TV into this with an HDMI cable for extensive screen space for my productivity needs – works well, just like the old E15 did. Standard online videos play well. Again, not for gaming use. – Keyboard/trackpad: Both work OK for me, no problems with typing. The Function Keys no longer default to the old Windows F1-F12 functions, but you must press the ‘Fn’ key along with these now to get the old functionality. I.e. to rename a file, one must press ‘Fn + F2’. I did not have any problems with the trackpad, only that I have to keep my wrists away from it or the cursor will jump around on me. See below for comments on the Number Keypad. Pros: – RAM upgradability – 20GB RAM potential (4GB soldered, 16GB stick on my A515-54-51DJ model) – IPS screen – better viewing from different angles than straight on. This is the disadvantage of the cheaper TN displays. The similarly configured “L” brand laptop sold by a US office supply store is at least $50 cheaper (even more on sale) because of this. For my part it, was a tough decision to pay the extra money for my productivity (non-gaming, non-video) needs. Still the IPS display is nice to have. – USB ports – Acer has 1 more port than its main competitor (“L” brand) in this configuration – always handy to have plenty of USB ports. Cons: – No SD card slot – not good if you want to work with a camera using SD storage. One must then purchase an inexpensive USB SD card reader. The greater problem is that it would take up a USB port, and would be an irritation to have to carry it along with the computer. Even my Chromebook has an SD card reader. – Number Keypad - the right-most column of keys of “+” (plus) and “-” (minus) have been moved to where the “/” (divide) and “*” (multiply) keys were above the number keys. The ‘/’ and ‘*’ have moved to the top row replacing the old “PgUp” and ‘PgDn’ keys which are now gone. The result is that the only way one can go “Page Up”, ‘Page Down’, ‘Home’, or ‘End’ is to turn the Number Keypad off which then activates these alternate functions. I would imagine anyone wanting to do accounting work or heavy keypad work may want to get a USB number keypad with all the original keys and positions. – Service: Although I have felt Acer support service was at least decent for US customers based on what I read, I now wonder about this and will monitor Amazon reviews on this. Hopefully I won’t need service for the life of this machine. (Acer – are you listening? Don't sacrifice US service -- keep knowledgeable, understandable people on your support staff.) – Value: This is a good value, but there is competition in the marketplace. Hopefully Acer’s popularity will keep them making good products with *good* service. -- The next 10th gen Intel i5 processors do not appear to have any large speed increase over this 8th gen to justify their cost increase so maybe this unit will be a workhorse for more than 5 years from now. As support for Windows 7 goes away, this should be a good long-term replacement for a broad range of users… except high-end game players or heavy graphics users. ... show more
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 9, 2020 by Indiana_man

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