Background and Identification
The Acer Aspire line of laptops are a series of personal computers for casual household use by Acer Inc. a Taiwanese multinational electronics and hardware company. They were introduced to the market in 1999 with the Aspire 1151.
Acer Aspire laptops cover a range of tasks from essential function to high performance. They have been compared to other laptops such as Asus’ Transformer Book Flip, VivoBook and Zenbook, Dell's Inspiron and XPS, HP's Pavilion, Spectre and Envy, Lenovo's IdeaPad, Samsung's Sens and Toshiba's Satellite.
Acer Aspire laptops have many sub series including the Aspire One, Aspire F series, Aspire M series, Aspire P series, Aspire R series, Aspire S series, Aspire TImeline series (discontinued), Aspire V Nitro series, Aspire V series and Aspire VX series.
CNET wrote about the most recent release in the Acer Aspire lineup, the Acer Aspire 5 (2019). The device sports a 15.6-inch display, is only 3.8 pounds (1.7 kg) and is 0.7 inch thick (18 mm). It is offered at only $350 with an AMD chip and $400 with an Intel processor. Some features that are lacking on this model are an SD card reader, a VGA display output and a DVD drive. According to CNET the Acer Aspire 5 is a budget friendly laptop and has quality internal components but doesn’t have expensive design features like an all-metal chassis for example.
- Wikipedia: Acer Aspire
- Wikipedia: Acer Aspire Laptops
- Amazon: Acer Aspire
- CNET: Acer Aspire 5 (2019) review: An incredible thin-and-light laptop deal