Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-36UT Affordable Mid-Range Laptop
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-36UT
Here are the specs of the Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-36UT with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Other Display Specs
Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
|About Laptop Display
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|Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen
Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a lower-mid-range laptop processor, which is optimal for the daily home and office computing duties. If you occasionally do heavier tasks like video editing, the pricier i5 and i7 G-series options are a better choice. If you regularly do heavy tasks, recommended are the i5 H, i7 H and other H series high-performance CPUs.
|The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
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|Intel UHD G4 graphics of 11th Gen Core i3 G4
This is an entry-level graphics processor. It's capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings.
|About Graphics Processors
|Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
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|System Memory (RAM) Size
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
|System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.
|About Data Storage
|Storage capacity determines how much data you can store on your laptop.
The SSD type of storage provides noticeably smoother user experience than the old HDD type.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input
|Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad
The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
|Ethernet Network Port
This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
3 x USB Type A
Three full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports
|1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader
The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
|"Up to 8 hours" of battery life
|The battery life info is based on the manufacturer's estimation. It's usually measured with low computing load and screen brightness.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows 10 in S mode
Windows 10 in S mode is a very secure but limited Windows version that can't run every Windows program. It is upgradeable free-of-charge to full Windows 10, supporting all modern Windows programs. You can also upgrade to Windows 11, if the hardware requirements are met. More info on windows.com.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release
|Country / Region
The device under this particular SKU name is sold on the US market. It may be also available under different SKU names in the US and other regions.
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