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Acer Aspire 5 Laptop: 15.6" 1080p, i5 1235U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

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Micro Center has Acer Aspire 5 Laptop (A515-57-52YQ) on sale for $479.99. Select free store pick up where stock permits otherwise shipping is $19.85.

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Specs:
  • 15.6" (1920x1080) Full HD IPS Display
  • Intel i5 1235U 10-Cores, 12-Threads (1.30GHz Base / 4.40GHz Boost) Processor
  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • 2x2 Wireless LAN Wifi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.1
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Ports:
    • 1x Thunderbolt 4
    • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1x HDMI 2.1
    • 1x RJ-45
    • 1x 3.5mm audio jack

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$479.99 $649.99 ($20 less than the last deal and lowest so far)

SPECS:
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, 280-nits, 51% sRGB, Anti-glare, IPS Display
  • Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1235U (1.3GHz - 4.4GHz) 10-core Processor
  • 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3200MHz RAM; 2x SODIMM slots expandable up to 32GB
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80 EUs)
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Wifi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.1
  • HD 720p Webcam
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • 50Whr Battery
  • 3.88 lbs. (1.76 kg)
  • Model: A515-57-52YQ
  • Ports:
    • 1x Thunderbolt 4
    • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1x HDMI 2.1
    • 1x RJ-45
    • 3.5mm audio jack
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Last Edited by lesterhung October 4, 2022 at 03:25 PM
I have looked at the manual and called Acer, they have confirmed that the USB-C port does NOT support Power Delivery to charge the laptop.
https://global-download.acer.com/...&SC=EMEA_9
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I bought this computer for my dad a few weeks ago. It's awful. The keyboard is a lighter grey than what appears in the photos. The text is white, so unless the lighting is perfect the keys are unreadable. You can see it in the top-down photo on the site. It performed well, but you'll spend all day trying to find an angle to see the keys.

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I bought this computer for my dad a few weeks ago. It's awful. The keyboard is a lighter grey than what appears in the photos. The text is white, so unless the lighting is perfect the keys are unreadable. You can see it in the top-down photo on the site. It performed well, but you'll spend all day trying to find an angle to see the keys.
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I bought this computer for my dad a few weeks ago. It's awful. The keyboard is a lighter grey than what appears in the photos. The text is white, so unless the lighting is perfect the keys are unreadable. You can see it in the top-down photo on the site. It performed well, but you'll spend all day trying to find an angle to see the keys.
I fail to understand that. This is a dark gray keyboard which is backlit. How can you possibly not be able to see the keys, buddy?

Edit: just realized it was for your dad. Maybe his age was a factor? Hope you find a better laptop for him.
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I fail to understand that. This is a dark gray keyboard which is backlit. How can you possibly not be able to see the keys, buddy?

Edit: just realized it was for your dad. Maybe his age was a factor? Hope you find a better laptop for him.
It is not dark grey. The issue is more in a well lit room where backlighting isn't being used. I noticed the issue while setting it up for him. There's not enough contrast between the key color and the white text. Maybe it's just me 🤷🏽
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Can you recharge using usb c?
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Can you recharge using usb c?
Yes, you can.
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Mediocre screen quality in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Low RAM, small SSD, middle-tier processor. This is exactly the kind of computer that's gonna be less than $500 on Black Friday. Strongly advise against this price.
This is already below $500...no need to wait for BF
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It is not dark grey. The issue is more in a well lit room where backlighting isn't being used. I noticed the issue while setting it up for him. There's not enough contrast between the key color and the white text. Maybe it's just me 🤷🏽
Most people these days have the keyboard memorized. One only look at it for obscure punctuation.
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Yes, you can.
Are you sure? Acer site shows:
USB Type-C Detail

USB Type-C port: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, USB charging 5 V; 3 A, DC-in port 20 V; 65 W.

That's just 15W on USB-C
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Are you sure? Acer site shows:
USB Type-C Detail

USB Type-C port: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, USB charging 5 V; 3 A, DC-in port 20 V; 65 W.

That's just 15W on USB-C
You can probably slow charge it, but you can't run it indefinitely off of just USB-C.
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I bought this computer for my dad a few weeks ago. It's awful. The keyboard is a lighter grey than what appears in the photos. The text is white, so unless the lighting is perfect the keys are unreadable. You can see it in the top-down photo on the site. It performed well, but you'll spend all day trying to find an angle to see the keys.
I get the frustration. I have a silver laptop with shiny silver keys with white lettering. Never again.
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Are you sure? Acer site shows:
USB Type-C Detail

USB Type-C port: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, USB charging 5 V; 3 A, DC-in port 20 V; 65 W.

That's just 15W on USB-C
You misunderstood 5Vx3A. That's standard OUTPUT of USB-C port.
For USB-C power delivery, USB-C port becomes INPUT of power. By USB-C standard, it should support up to 100w (20Vx5A), which is more than the included 65w charger. Maybe the laptop won't be able to utilize the full 100w but I think it should at least take 65w.
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