Acer has a complete line of laptops, especially in the mainstream class which are in great demand by Indonesian consumers. One of them is the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55. With a fairly competitive price, this device can be an ideal choice for students, students, and office employees.
Curious as to what his abilities? Come on, just look at Yangcanggih.com’s review for the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55!
Slim and lightweight
The Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 is a 14-inch laptop with a fairly slim and light body. It is 17.90mm thick and weighs 1.49 kilograms. A combination that makes it comfortable to carry on your daily activities.
The design is minimalist but elegant. The external appearance can be considered clean, by only placing a small Acer logo on one side without any other additional ornaments. The variant we are reviewing this time is the Gold color.
As soon as the screen is opened more than 90 degrees, the elevated-style hinge makes the keyboard part slightly raised and the typing sensation becomes even better. In addition, this design also provides extra space for heat dissipation from the fan at the bottom.
The material feels solid with an aluminum top cover which is also premium and doesn’t get dirty easily by finger marks. Make you more confident when you wear it during meetings with clients, or when you take it to schools or campuses for students.
The keyboard is just standard, but it’s still comfortable for fast typing and of course it’s equipped with a two-level backlit. Under the keyboard there is a touchpad that is not too large in size, and also houses a fingerprint sensor.
For port availability, on the right side there is USB 3.1 Gen 1, Audio jack combo, and Kensington Lock. While on the left Acer buried a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with USB Charging, USB 3.2 Gen 1, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, RJ-45 Lan, and a power connector. SD card slots? Unfortunately no.
The Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 carries a 14-inch IPS screen with Full HD 60Hz resolution LED-backlit TFT LCD. Acer doesn’t forget to add the Comfy View feature to make it more comfortable to look at for a long duration.
As far as our usage goes, there’s nothing to complain about on the Aspire 5 Slim A514-55’s screen. The picture is sharp enough and the color presentation is okay. There’s nothing special about the color accuracy, because it’s not designed for needs such as photo/video editing or graphic design.
The bezels around the screen are quite large, especially at the top and bottom. At the top of the screen, you are presented with an HD webcam whose quality is decent enough to simply take part in meetings or online classes on Zoom. Talking a little about audio, this laptop is supported by stereo speakers with a quality that is mediocre for us.
Standard job seamless performance
The Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 is armed with an Intel Core i5-1235U 10-core 12-thread up to 4.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. While the graphics rely on Intel UHD Graphics, you can activate Intel Iris Xe provided you upgrade the memory to dual-channel.
Testing the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 was carried out with several Benchmark applications. In testing using the PC Mark 10Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55, a total score of 4,747 was obtained. This value is slightly lower than the value obtained by the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (K3400), which scored 4,910.
The Essential Value of the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 is quite high, which is 9,239 which shows reliability for doing simple tasks. This figure is higher than the score obtained by the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (K3400) with the Intel Core i7-11370H, which is 7,899. Both are still quite high compared to the threshold value for good performance, which is 4100. When viewed from the category of type of work, the following details the score.
In the benchmarking test using the Pass Mark, the value obtained is very high, namely 5,112. This value is even higher than the ASUS ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS), which uses the Intel Core i9-12900H, which is 4,983. Far above the average score of 2,814. CPU benchmarking results are also high, namely 14,740. This figure is slightly below the ASUS ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401ZAS), which scores 15,307. This value exceeds twice the average value at 7,271.
Based on the processor rating compiled by PassMark, the performance of the Intel® Core™ i5-1235U is below the Apple M1 9 Core and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H. However, the Intel Core i5-1235U processor is still above the Intel Core i7-1075H and Intel Core i7-9750H.
In graphical benchmarking using PassMark, the value obtained by the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 for 2D Mark is 1,098. This value is much higher than the value obtained by the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (K3400), which is 936. Both of them obtained a value far above the world average, namely 604. As for the 3D Mark, the value obtained was 1,805. This value is still lower than that obtained by the Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 15ALC6 with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, which is 2,681. Unfortunately, this value is still below the world average, which is 3,858.
Turning to memory testing, the value obtained is 2,043, this value is far above the average of 1,781. This value is slightly below that achieved by the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14IHU5 which uses the Intel Core i7-11370H., which is 2,215. As for the results of the Disk Mark test, the value obtained is 26,356, this value is much higher than the average of 3,668. This value is above the score obtained by the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED K3400 with Intel Core i7-11370H, which is 19,613.
When testing the CPU with GeekBench, the processor core performance score for single core was 6,618 and 22,379 for multi-core . The single core score is below the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED K3400 score with Intel Core i7-11370H, which is 6,805. However, the multi-core value is still higher than the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED K3400 which has a score of 21,480.
Open CL testing was also carried out on Intel UHD Graphics with a score of 46,024. This value is much lower than the value of the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED K3400 which uses Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which is 76,893.
For your information, the Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 adopts the Windows 11 Home operating system and has received Microsoft Office Home & Student for free.
For those of you who are looking for a slim and light laptop for work or study, the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 can be a very attractive option. The appearance is quite premium, the performance is okay, and it’s easy to travel with. If you want more optimal performance, you can upgrade the RAM to dual-channel.
For those who are interested, the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 is sold at USD $665.
Pros of Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55:
- Modern minimalist design
- Slim and light, comfortable to travel with
- Performance is sufficient for standard requirements
- Can upgrade RAM and storage
- There are HDMI 2.1 and Thunderbolt 4 ports
- WiFi 6
Disadvantages of the Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55:
- There is no SD Card slot
- Intel Iris Xe is disabled by default, you have to upgrade first
Acer Aspire 5 Slim A514-55 is suitable for:
- Mobile employees: Its lightweight body makes it suitable for employees with a myriad of activities.
- Student: This laptop is ideal for young people because it has the right offerings for everyday learning and entertainment needs.