Today’s comparison will be of the Acer Aspire E15 vs Acer Aspire 5 which are both in their own right two great laptops that are on the market now.
We have already reviewed both the Acer Aspire E15 and the Acer Aspire 5 in separate articles which I suggest you check out for a detailed look at both. The main aim here is to see which gives you more for the price. The exact models we will be comparing will be the Acer Aspire E15 ES-576-392H and the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-37V1.
Also bear in mind that there are many variants among both Laptops and this will be a general guide to help you in choosing which is best for you.
The display of the Acer Aspire E15 is 1080p which makes it full HD, on the other hand the display of the version of the Acer Aspire 5 which I had for this review was 720p which means it had half the pixels. You can however find 1080p variants out there if that’s the kind of display you want as there is sure to be a version with that.
The Aspire E15 has a crisper screen seen the greater number of pixels in the display. This makes it easier to watch Full HD content and enjoy the max resolution on the 15.6 inch display. On the other hand the Aspire 5 has only 720p display but is still HD. Icons and on screen objects are a bit larger and not as fine as on the other model though but the Quality is still quite good.
Check out the Video comparison to see how these two great Laptops compare so you can decide on which is better for you.
Both keyboards are designed the the same and give a similar typing experience. The Acer Aspire E15 however has the option of Back Lit keys offering great visibility in the dark while you type. I love this feature and find it quite appealing.
The Acer Aspire E15 has regular keys that don’t light up which is OK depending on your needs and usage of your Laptop. They keyboard also offer full numeric keypads for doing calculations and is in the regular QWERTY layout.
Overall Design and Presentation
The Acer Spire E15 has a black some what grey color with a brushed finished all over the exterior and the Acer Aspire 5 has a textured black finished.
Acer did put easy access points on the back so that components such as RAM and Hard drive can be easily accessed in terms of need to be repaired but the battery is built in which seems to be a new trend which means it cant be easily removed or replaced. I love the included USB type C connection on both which can be used to power those type of accessories.
There was no DVD rive on the Aspire 5 and the Aspire E15 had a VGA port which is a great legacy option.
The Acer Aspire E15 has a 8th Generation processor in the review models and the Acer Aspire 5 had a 7th Generation processor. Things were reversed in Memory or RAM as the Asire 5 had DDR4 and the Aspire E15 had DDR 3 L.The Aspire E15 also supported UHD graphics versus the simpler HD graphics.
I was easily able to convert video for YouTube on both, but the Acer Aspire E15 had the edge with better performance and Multimedia experience such as video watching and so on.
Where to Purchase?
You can Purchase yours below at the links but always remember to check the features before you buy as the model in question may not be exact to the review units used here.
In the units that I reviewed the Acer Aspire E15 was the better device especially for entertainment and multimedia experience. The Acer Aspire 5 was not far behind though and could easily win especially if you go for a different model with a different display or the updated 8th generation processor for this year. Manufacturers tend to also make cuts if these are affordable units such as ditching the DVD drive and reducing the resolution of the display for features such as LED lit keys and so on to balance things out.
In the end the choice is ultimately yours on which to pick. But the Acer Asire E15 wins this contest between the models that were tested here.