This machine is proof that it is possible to take on serious workloads without investing in a high-end computer. The Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-59UR is pretty good at handling a lot of workloads or personal entertainment. These days, people get caught up with either expensive, premium laptops or budget models under $500 to forget about what the mid-range PCs can do.
Acer has been pretty impressive with its Aspire line over the years, and this particular model is proof of that. It offers vivid graphics, wireless technology, convenient ports for just about anything, and so forth. The Aspire 5 has a nice aesthetic with a few noticeable design elements, such as the reflective Acer logo. On the bottom half, there is a large keyboard and touchpad with a nice brushed finish. Even though it’s only a plastic surface, it still looks nice enough almost to pass as aluminum. It is also pleasant to touch.
The touchpad’s large size means that it is easy to make multi-finger gestures such as pinching to zoom. The keyboard itself, typing is an easy process because the keys are comfortably designed and offer a short travel distance.
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-59UR Specifications
Here are the specs the Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-59UR comes with:
- Operating System: Windows 10 – Home (64-bit architecture)
- Processor: Intel Core i5 (10210U) / quad-core / 1.60-GHz to 4.20-GHz
- Storage: Solid State Drive – 256GB capacity
- 8GB – 12GB DDR4-SDRAM
- Display: 14-inch LCD Full HD / LED / (1920 x 1080)
- Graphics: Intel UHD (620)
- Wireless / communications: Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (AX201) / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth 5.0
There is a Lithium-Ion battery that can last for 6 hours or so. A 45-W adapter powers the laptop.
Acer’s Color Intelligence technology dynamically adjusts the saturation and gamma in real-time to ensure that the screen always looks as good as possible, no matter what you are looking at.
The Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-59UR is not a gaming laptop – you’ll have to look elsewhere if that is what you are after. However, it does just about everything else. You might be able to do some light gaming here and there.
The number of total USB ports is 4. These include 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.1 Generation 1 Type-A, and 1 x 3.1 Generation 2 Type-C. There is also an HDMI port if the 14-inch display is not enough and you want another display or two screens.
Overall, this “Pure Silver”, 3.75 lb notebook is worth looking into if you want something around $450 – $600 that offers a good performance amount. The Acer Aspire 5 A514-52-59UR works great as a business laptop, personal laptop, and anything in between.