INDIA: Acer has recently unveiled its latest offering in the Indian market, the Acer Aspire 5, equipped with an Intel 13th gen Core i5 processor and an Nvidia RTX 2050 GPU.
While this combination promises mid-range performance for a seamless user experience, there are concerns that the GPU bottleneck may affect the laptop’s future viability.
Despite being part of the RTX 20 series, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 features the more advanced Ampere GA107 design, offering more shaders.
However, it does have limitations. With a memory bus of only 64 bits and a VRAM capacity of just 4 GB of GDDR6, the RTX 2050 may not meet the requirements of gamers and high-end tasks.
The main concern lies in the long-term viability of this machine, as newer games and applications may demand more video memory.
Despite this concern, the Acer Aspire 5 presents several notable features that enhance its overall appeal:
DLSS (AI upscaling) and Nvidia Optimus, integrated into the GPU, optimize battery life while seamlessly switching between the integrated GPU and an external GPU as per the task’s requirements.
This feature is helpful for gamers and video editors. The 13th gen Intel Core i5-1335U processor powers the laptop, offering impressive performance with up to two performance cores (P-cores) and up to eight efficient cores (E-cores).
Intel Thread Director intelligently manages the 12 threads based on workload, ensuring efficient multitasking.
The laptop also includes 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM (upgradeable to 32GB) and a speedy 512 GB of PCIe Gen4 NVMe storage. The software preloaded is the latest Windows 11.
Acer has equipped the Aspire 5 with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. It features a full-size HDMI port, a USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port, and two USB-A ports, ensuring seamless connectivity with various devices.
The laptop sports a 14-inch FHD+ display with a 170-degree field of view and an aspect ratio of 16:10, providing an immersive visual experience for users.
Weighing just 1.56 kilograms, the Acer Aspire 5 is lightweight and portable. The battery capacity is 50WHr, balancing performance and battery life.
The Acer Aspire 5 2023 variant with the Intel 13th gen Core i5 processor and Nvidia RTX 2050 GPU is available for Rs. 70,990.
Interested buyers can find it on popular online platforms such as Amazon, Vijay Sales, and Croma, as well as Acer’s official e-store and exclusive physical stores.
While the Acer Aspire 5 offers an appealing package of features and performance, concerns regarding the future-proofing of its GPU remain.
Buyers should consider their gaming and application needs before purchasing Acer’s latest offering.