Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4
A slim, lightweight and versatile laptop in a stylish silver design Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 Nomads will care about its 8-hour battery life in Windows 11. Equipped with a 14-inch HD anti-glare IPS display and 512GB SSD fast storage that enhances its responsiveness, this Ultrabook is efficient in everyday use with 16GB of RAM and its processor Core i7 Tiger Lake with Iris Xe graphics capable of running modest games. The backlit keyboard but also connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C are also in the software for this laptop.
Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 Features
|screens)||14 inch Full HD LED IPS ComfyView Thin Bezel 250cd/m² (1920 x 1080, Anti-reflective)|
|Healer||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type C (Generation 1) HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi Ax (2 x 2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers Acer True Harmony|
|Operating System||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 48 hours|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7 kg / 328 x 223 x 17.95|
The Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 was against the competition
Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4 is currently up for promotion at Dart and the Fnak. It is placed in the average of its category as it is the only one to offer such a powerful processor under Windows 11.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4
It has a discreet and elegant look with its subtle and light silver design.
The connectivity built into this versatile laptop is good, including 1 USB-C and wireless Wi-Fi ax modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac), Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports, and a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example Plus 3 USB ports all compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 Ensure the transfer of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
With a fingerprint reader integrated, you can authenticate by biometric recognition through Windows Hello technology.
The bubble gum keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is practical to better distinguish its keys when ambient light is reduced.
The screen is very well suited for viewing videos and more broadly for high definition content because it adopts 16:9 format associated with Full HD precise definition. In addition, since it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than the glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outside). Thanks to IPS technology, it also has large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-72A4
The Acer Aspire 5 A514-54-76P4 is a thin, light, high-resolution laptop designed for everyday mobile versatility.
Easy to transport thanks to its small size, accuracy and lightness, it will interest nomads as it is able to operate on the battery for 8 hours in light use.
To do this, it relies on energy-efficient components such as SSD storage, which is more energy efficient than a hard drive but also more powerful, silent, and much faster.
Here it offers a 512GB SSD matching the HDD standard. However, if more space is needed, an external storage can be used. Preferring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is an interesting option for fast transfers.
In practice, an SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard disk drive. Thanks to the SSD, the start / stop operations are much faster, especially program launches and processing, while we reach faster on online game cards.
While there’s no dedicated graphics card here, we can nonetheless see photos and videos but also immerse ourselves in mediocre games, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) built into the processor.
This is a low-power Intel i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake quad-core processor which paired here with a good amount of 16GB of RAM, which is very noticeable in multitasking to deliver good overall performance capable of catering to a number of users.
However, it is worth resorting to a computer with a non-low-power processor and / or a suitable dedicated graphics card if you often plan to do work that consumes processor and / or graphics resources.