Acer Announces AMD Ryzen 5000-Powered Aspire 5 and 7

Acer is introducing two new laptops built around AMD’s latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs, taking advantage of the Consumer Electronics Show.

The Aspire 7 is a high-end offering, clearly aimed at professionals and enthusiasts who are looking for power, while the Aspire 5 aims to provide affordable power for productivity users.

Acer Aspire 7

Aspire 7 will use the new AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU, giving up to eight cores and 16 threads of high performance. GPU-enabled creativity will pair with the Ryzen 5000 for an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, to provide faster performance in applications and casual gaming. Up to 1TB of PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) storage can accommodate up to 32GB of RAM. Connectivity will include Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C ports up to five gigabits per second.

The laptop’s aluminum chassis is meant to provide a “sleek, sensible” design for users who don’t want a laptop that stands out, and weighs in while housing a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) 15.6-inch IPS. Will be 4.73 pounds. Display with an 81.61% screen to body ratio. The laptop has a thermal design, which allows it to run silently and generate no additional heat, and three display modes (silent, normal, and display) will be available via the Fn + F key combination.

Acer will include a number of utilities that will provide users with control over the colors of the display. The Acer Color Intelligence utility, for example, will dynamically adjust color saturation and gamma in real-time, creating optimal saturation, brightness and screen color, and avoiding clipping and over-saturation.

Aspire will be available on March 7, 2021 and starts at $ 750.

Acer Aspire 5

Aspire 5 will take advantage of the performance provided by AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPU, though it will be paired with AMD’s own GPU, the Radeon RX 640. Up to 24GB of RAM will be available, and dual drives up to 1xB SSD will be available. And / or a 2TB hard disk drive (HDD) can be configured. The laptop is intended for users who don’t need the Aspire 7’s performance too much, but who still demand better-than-ultrabook power.

The plastic chassis will be 0.70 inches thick and will have a sandblasted aluminum lid for added durability. The Aspire 5 will also use a 15.6-inch full HD display with Acer Bluelight Shield technology to reduce eye strain. Connectivity will include Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C ports.

The Aspire 5 will also be available in March 2021 at a starting price of $ 550.

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