Acer has refreshed its Aspire lineup of laptops with the latest Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors from Ryzen. The announcement was made on the recently concluded virtual CES 2021. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the new Acer Aspire 2021 lineup in Nepal.
Acer Aspire Series Overview:
The Acer Aspire series is for consumers with a tight budget. It includes a wide range of laptops with different sizes, specs, and features. The Aspire laptops are not the most premium looking laptops but they are popular for offering a balance between power and price.
And now with the new refresh, Acer has transitioned to the Ryzen 5000 mobile processors, paired with up to GTX 1650. The company has confirmed two laptops as of now – the Aspire 5 and Aspire 7. Let’s take a closer look at their features.
Acer Aspire 7 2021
The new Acer Aspire 7 comes with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors. However, Acer has not disclosed the exact processors being used. It is to be noted that not all processors under the Ryzen 5000 series are based on the new Zen 3 architecture. Most of them are still based on the older Zen 2 architecture.
Talking about graphics, users can get up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. Thus, it is not just an everyday laptop. The GPU may not be the best on the market but it is most certainly better than the integrated cards during intensive tasks and even lightweight gaming.
Acer Aspire 7 has three different performance modes – Silent, Normal, and Performance. The fan speed will change based on these performance modes. Users can toggle between them by using the “Fn+F” key.
This laptop can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. It also features a 2.5-inch drive that can be used to expand the storage.
It sports a 15.6-inch display with an 81.61% screen to body ratio. The bezels are quite thick, especially at the top and bottom. The latter also contains the Acer logo. Acer has included its proprietary technologies such as Acer Color Intelligence and ExaColor to improve the display output. The former adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time to optimize the color and brightness of the screen, while also avoiding clipping and over-saturation.
Acer Aspire 5 2021
Moving on, the Acer Aspire 5 has a cheaper price tag than its bigger sibling. It will also feature the Ryzen 5000 series processors. In terms of graphics, you are only getting up to Radeon RX 640 so don’t have high expectation from this one. Like the Aspire 7, it comes with multiple cooling modes.
You can configure it with up to 24GB of RAM and 1TB SSD storage. You can have up to 2TB of HDD storage alongside or in place of the SSD storage.
This laptop sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS panel with Acer BlueLightShield technology. The laptop measures 0.70-inch in thickness. Acer has used sandblasted aluminum for the lid and has topped it off with a polished finish. Other features include USB Type-C connectivity and dual-band Wi-Fi support.
Acer Aspire 5, 7 (2021) Price in Nepal & Availability
The 2021 edition of the Acer Aspire 5 and Aspire 7 will be available in North America starting from March with a starting price of $549.99 and $749.99, respectively. We can expect the price of the Acer Aspire 5 and Aspire 7 (2021) in Nepal to start at NPR 80,000, and NPR 105,000, respectively when they launch here.
|Laptop models||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Acer Aspire 5 (Base Variant)||$549.99||NPR 80,000|
|Acer Aspire 7 (Base Variant)||$749.99||NPR 105,000|
- Also, check out our review of the Acer Swift 3.