Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

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Today, at CES 2021, Acer has announced the Acer Aspire 7 and Acer Aspire 5 which will be some of the first laptops to launch with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. More are due to be launched later tonight.

Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU

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Acer only mentions the AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors, but some Internet sleuthing indicates the CPU used on this new slim and powerful laptop is the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U. This is is the low powered processer compared to the Ryzen 5000H (high-performance) we will see launched on other devices.

As I write this prior to the official announcement, the spec of the CPU seems to be 6cores, 12 threads with a base of 2.10 GHz and boost of 4.00 GHz with all core boost of 3.40 GHz.

The integrated GPU is the AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) with a frequency of 1.80 GHz. However, the Aspire 7 comes with a discrete GTX 1650 GPU which has 4GB of GDDR6 SDRAM

Acer Aspire 7

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The Acer Aspire 7 weighs 2.15 kg which is reasonably light for a laptop with an FHD 15.6-inch display. The display has an 81.61% screen-to-body ratio, and I believe the dimensions are 36.34 cm x 25.45 cm x 2.325 cm

It also features the latest connectivity, with USB-C for superfast data transfer at up to 5 Gbps. Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) improves average network throughput by up to 3 times and reduces latency by up to 75 percent compared to Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac).

Other specs also include 16 GB DDR4 (2 x 8 GB) as standard but up to 32GB and a 1TB1 PCIe SSD

Acer Aspire 7 Price and Availability

The will be priced at £699 in the UK and be available from February. US pricing is $749, and that’s from March

Acer Aspire 5 with options up to Ryzen 7 5700U

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Similarly, Acer doesn’t mention exact specs, but they have confirmed the new Aspire 5 will come in three options:

  • RRP from £429.99 (Ryzen 3)
  • RRP from £649.99 (Ryzen 5)
  • RRP from £749.99 (Ryzen 7)

In 2020, Amazon Italy put the Acer Aspire 5 A515 with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U page live temporarily, confirming the spec of this model.

This series will come with a AMD Radeon RX 640 GPUs

It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and a 15.6-inch IPS LCD display. Other standard features include Wi-Fi 6 2×2 and Acer TrueHarmony audio.

Port selection also seems to be unchanged from the previous generation, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-44 — this includes 1x HDMI-out, 1x RJ-45, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, and 1x USB 3.2 Type-C along with a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.

Available from Feb

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