Acer Aspire 5 A515-46-R3UB | 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display | AMD Ryzen 3 3350U Quad-Core Mobile Processor | 4GB DDR4 | 128GB NVMe SSD | WiFi 6 | Backlit KB | FPR | Amazon Alexa | Windows 11 Home in S mode

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Powerful Productivity: AMD Ryzen 3 3350U delivers desktop-class performance and amazing battery life in a slim notebook. With Precision Boost, get up to 3.5GHz for your high-demand applications Maximized Visuals: See even more on the stunning 15.6″ Full HD display with 82.58% screen-to-body, 16:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels Backlit Keyboard and Fingerprint Reader: Biometric fingerprint reader and Windows Hello sign-in options help keep your Acer PC secure Internal Specifications: 4GB DDR4 on-board memory (1 slot available); 128GB NVMe solid-state drive storage (1 hard drive bay available) to store your files and media Acer’s Purified.Voice technology, features enhanced digital signal processing to cancel out background noise, improve speech accuracy and far-field pickup, which not only makes calls clearer, but makes talking to Alexa easier than before. With Alexa Show Mode, you can use your PC as a full-screen interactive experience that features rich visuals and lets you talk to Alexa from across the room. Secure Operating System: Windows 11 Home in S mode comes with advanced security features built right in, like protections against phishing and malicious software so you don’t have to think twice when navigating to a new webpage or downloading an app
Connections: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz featuring MU-MIMO technology; 10 100 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN; Bluetooth 5.1 Ports For All Your Accessories: USB 3.2 Type-C, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 Power-off Charging), USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP support, headphone speaker line-out jack, Ethernet (RJ-45), DC-in for AC adapter The Right Fit: 14.32″ W x 9.86″ D x 0.71″ H; 3.99 lbs; One-Year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW); Up to 10 hours of battery life Show more

SKU: B09HVC79PC Category:


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Additional information

Standing screen display size

‎15.6 Inches

Operating System



‎3.5 GHz ryzen_3


‎4 GB DDR4

Memory Speed

‎3.5 GHz

Hard Drive


Chipset Brand


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Wireless Type


Number of USB 2.0 Ports


Number of USB 3.0 Ports


Average Battery Life (in hours)

‎10 Hours





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Max Screen Resolution

‎1920 x 1080

Product Dimensions

‎14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches

Item Weight

‎3.99 pounds

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches



Processor Brand


Processor Count


Computer Memory Type


Flash Memory Size

‎128 GB

Hard Drive Interface

‎USB 3.2

Optical Drive Type

‎No Optical Drive

Power Source

‎Battery Powered


‎1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)



Customer Reviews

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Best Sellers Rank

#26 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #1 in Traditional Laptop Computers

Date First Available

December 9, 2021

10 thoughts on “Acer Aspire 5 A515-46-R3UB | 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display | AMD Ryzen 3 3350U Quad-Core Mobile Processor | 4GB DDR4 | 128GB NVMe SSD | WiFi 6 | Backlit KB | FPR | Amazon Alexa | Windows 11 Home in S mode

  1. This laptop is a fantastic deal for the price. The laptop uses the same body as the $500+ Acer Aspire 5 models which is to say it is a fantastic body that is light and compact and very portable. Ram can easily be upgraded and adding a 2.5″ SSD allows for additional memory over the 128gb included on the computer. The keyboard is comfortable to type on and as a bonus still includes a full numpad even if it is a bit cramped. The screen is a solid IPS screen and when you consider the price tag is amazing and beats a lot of the more expensive laptop screens I have seen.

  2. A few months after the purchase….It is still running good and I bought 5 more for my colleagues, so I bought all together 8 machines. My of my colleagues need more memory while some need less. So what I do is, for those who need more, I took the 4GB RAM out from their machine and put it in the machine of the colleague who needs less. So 1 machine got 2x4G running in dual channel with identical RAM and install a new 2x8G for the original machine. To be honest, difference for 4 to 8 is high, but little difference from 8 to 16. So those in a tight budget can save your money._____________________This laptop is great. For this price, there is nothing to complain.I use this for basic computer needs at home. What I will do with is just Office, surfing, youtube, netflix. This computer handles it really well, all very smoothly.What I like most is the screen. It is IPS. At this price point (310 for me), most laptops are bundled with TN display, which be honestly is a deal breaker. The screen here is gorgeous. I do not see much difference to my gaming laptop which cost me thrice. Sound is good, keyboard design average. I don’t like the small num pad. Some people complained on the backlight, but I don’t need this function. But the num lock indicator, however, is important but wasn’t there.On the spec, there is just 4G of RAM. You can, however, upgrade it easily. There are 10 screws at of back. Open it and you can add another slot of RAM and another HDD. My recommendation, upgrade to 8 or 16G and add another SDD drive immediately after the setup is done as 128G storage will not be enough. For gaming, I am yet to test it, but at 310, don’t expect anything.Ar.. the Windows S issue, google Windows S Switch and you will know how to change it back to Windows 10 Home. It is just a few clicks and a few minutes. Everyone can do it.After all, a great computer. My family members ordered 2 when they see mine. Highly recommend.

  3. For my usage, this laptop fits the bill. I got it on Prime Day for $290 after tax. Here are my first impressions:Pros:‐VERY LIGHTWEIGHT for a 15.6 inch laptop- Colors are very saturated- Sleek exterior (pictures above)- Decent battery life (about 6.5 hours)- Great performance overallCons:-Only 4gb ram out of the box ( I took the bottom panel off and installed Crucial 8GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Memory Model CT8G4SFS8266.-Keypad makes loud noises when clicked on-128 GB ssd’s, with about 98gb after set up. There is an empty slot for an internal hard drive when you take off the bottom panel.- Sound isn’t very loud when turned up all the wayI mainly use this laptop for school work (I’m in college) and is within my budget. It’s very portable and can take abuse if it’s coming in and out of a backpack.

  4. *UPDATE : The labtop completely died near end of warranty, would not charge or power up. Acer replaced motherboard, about 2 weeks turn around time.-The only down side is the 4 gb of ram. 128 nvme is AMAZING at this price, makes the labtop amazingly snappy. Reads are in 1.3-1.4 GB/s range.The display is great for the price, viewing angles are fantastic. Perfect for media consumption. Easily comparable with labtops 2-2.5 times the price. This is bar far my #1 reason for keeping the machine. speakers arent great though, have bluetooth headphones handy.I was able to put POP OS 19 on it without an issue, everything worked perfectly and its very snappy. Due to the nvme you are going to get amazing snappiness.Fully upgradable! There is a included screws to mount 2.5 drive in the box, you can switch wifi card , add another stick of ram , or swap the M.2.Ram runs at 2400 based on platform, so dont bother with expensive stuff. The included one is rated at 2666.Stays cool since its a small chip. Fan isnt loud at 100%.Battery life lasts about 3-3.5 hours underload with brightness at 40%.I was able to run dawn of war ii and a few other older games at medium 1080P at half decent frame rates on linux, older games forsure though.Keyboard is good , much better than idealpad3XX and swift3. I’ve seen much worst on much more expensive devices.I actually really like the aluminium cover, makes the device look premium.This is great machine to consume videos and do light typing without being frustrated by cost or the performance, A+ Acer for putting every dollar where it makes the user experience pleasant .

  5. I could sit here and write all about the specs on this computer, but they are already in the description, and If you are like me… you don’t really understand it anyways.So I am going to tell you what I LOVE about this computer and what I use it for. I am a full time college student as well as a single mother who stays busy. I have previously used a HP All In one computer that I bought brand new a year ago and I hate that thing… It is so slow!!! When I first opened this item, I was just hoping that it would be a little faster! What I got instead was an amazing computer that is faster than I could have ever imagined. Now I don’t use this thing for much more than amazon reviews, school work, and papers. But this is exactly what I needed.It navigated quickly between web pages, my Microsoft word programs opens instantly and doesn’t take forever to load like my HP does. The picture of this monitor is just beautiful. Everything is so clear. I love that the keyboard has a back light so I can see the keys if I need to take a look at them while I am typing, but the back lights go away after a few seconds, so if you are watching a movie, the lit up key board will not bother you.This computer is so light weight and easy to carry. I love the sleek design of it as well. This would be a great computer for anyone who just needs a basic computer for the internet or spreadsheets. I would feel at ease taking this computer with me to college or sending it off to college with my children, and I wouldn’t worry if they had the ability to complete their assignments in school. I am so so so happy with this product!

  6. This is the best laptop deal you can get, full stop.Touchescreen? Nope. That feature is stupid in a laptop, in my view. As you use the keyboard, incidental touche s of the screen change focus or move to different screens–touchscreen is a gimmick and sucks.The screen on this laptop is worth the price by itself. Gorgeous, black is actually black, it rivals my AOC gaming desktop monitor.The Ryzen chip inside can be overclosked if you feel like it, but it is not needed. It is plenty fast for a laptop.This is set up to add memory and a hard drive. Do so. I spent an additional $50 to add a 1tb drive and an 8gig memory stick. In so doing, I have the same specs as a $700 consumer laptop.Gaming? I stream from my desktop, it’s perfect. It won’t run any modern games at more than low settings (if that) but you don’t need to run them onboard if you have a gaming machine. DO NOT BUY THIS TO PLAY GAMES ONBOARD. Stream via Steam, it’s perfect.Buy this for $300, spend an additional $50 or $100 on memory and storage, and sit back and realize that you got a premier laptop for 1/3 the money people are spending on nothing.Build quality is bomber. Eveything is solid, no rattles, no warps. Others have ripped on the touchpad–can’t tell the difference between this and any other laptop touchpad. It isn’t loose, responds as usual, no problem.The screen is GORGEOUS and much better than laptops at twice or three times the price.I actually like the compressed number pad on the right. If you aren’t doing a lot of 10-key stuff, it’s what you need.The keyboard backlight stays on while you’re typing, shuts off when you aren’t. Perfectly configured.This boots in about 15 seconds.It has some heft, but is still very light. Hard to describe, but you can carry this all day in your backpack and not even know it is there. The power brick is about the size of a Toblerone tube. I plan on buying an extra to travel with.This will work as a consumer laptop as is, like I said, but add some memory and a hard drive and you are CRUSHING.I can’t sing the praises of this enough.Buy this, add a drive and a memory stick and you get a premier laptop for less than $400. And you get a better screen, too. And anyone can do that, it isn’t tough at all. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can update this machine.Make sure to go in and turn S mode off. First, activate Windows, then go to the store and turn off S mode.This is much better than what other companies are offering as a budget laptop.

  7. Got this on sale for $270, which is an absolute steal. Even still, the full price (~$330) is a bargain, too.Despite what the manufacturer has stated in the comments/Q&A, this comes with a vacant bay for a 2.5″ hard drive. It also includes the necessary parts to install the 2.5″ hard drive (mounting bracket, a connection/adapter, and a ribbon to connect it to the mother board).The rear/bottom plastic cover can be removed by unscrewing the 10 screws on the bottom, and GENTLY, with a PLASTIC prying tool, pop the cover off. You have to start at a corner and then slowly/carefully work your way around. Even with great care, I lightly marked the case in a couple of places.UPGRADES:I added a 500 GB HDD (regular, spinning hard drive). Search Amazon for “2.5” 500GB” and take your pick – anywhere from $20-$40 will do the trick. If my instructions above are not enough, Acer’s own YouTube channel has a video you can follow.I also added a 4GB stick of RAM to bump the total memory up to 8GB, which is more than enough for this laptop – you’re not going to be playing any crazy games or doing any heavy duty stuff like video processing anyways. The specs on the RAM that you should conform to are DDR4 2666 SODIMM 260-Pin (as noted by the manufacturer in the Q&A). Someone mentioned the ram is running at a lower Hz, but best practice would be to buy RAM that matches the stick of RAM the computer comes with.Also, do a search on taking Windows 10 out of “S” mode. S mode is a security mode that only allows you to install apps from the Windows Store, which effectively prevents you from inadvertently downloading malware. As long as you use your best judgement when downloading apps (and/or install the antimalware software of your choice), you shouldn’t need S-mode.Took all of 10 minutes to uninstall any extra bloatware that came on the computer.Voila, for ~$330 and about 30 minutes of your time, you effectively have a ~$550 laptop.For the price, the processor is very snappy, and the screen is extremely sharp. The keyboard feels very natural & is satisfying to use.

  8. Good entry level laptop. Latest gen ryzen picasso at the time of this review. Good for basic functions at this price point. Comes with m.2 128 gb drive with room for another SSD.Win 10 is a giant pain in the rear, particularly “S” mode, which can be opted out of.

  9. The Acer 5 slim is sleek, beautiful, durable, lightweight, lightning fast (when upgraded to 16gb of ram), and has a ridiculously low price tag. It probably wouldn’t be of much use for gaming or CAD, but for basic web browsing, office use, and video streaming, it will do well. I have added some pictures next to a macbook air for size comparison. The screen is bright and beautiful, offering 1080p resolution. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the keyboard lights up! I plan to use this laptop mainly to stream business news, news tickers, and follow several stocks on multiple tabs. For this reason, I knew the RAM upgrade would be necessary. This PC would likely be quite slow if you chose to keep the 4GB of RAM, as 2GB is shared memory. I would recommend at the very least adding another 4GB stick, as there is a slot available and a 4GB stick is quite cheap. I decided to add a second hard drive as well, 128GB is not much, if I recall correctly, only 98GB was available, and that was before any Windows updates!I spent an extra $116 on the following upgrades:Teamgroup 16GB (8GBx2) – 2666MHz , DDR4 Dual-channel laptop memory, and a Kingston 480GB A400 SATA 3 2.5″ Internal SSD hard drive. The fact that Acer made this laptop with 2 memory slots and a spot for a second harddrive is part of the reason this laptop has been a bestseller for so long. Without these options I wouldn’t have considered purchasing it. I have included pictures of the laptop with the back cover removed, at various stages of adding the Kingston 2.5″ SATA harddrive. It is an incredibly easy procedure, but I thought some may benefit from the photos. A bag of screws to secure the harddrive actually came with the laptop, which I included it in one of the photos. Replacing the memory is straightforward. To remove the back panel to access the internals, you simply remove 10 phillips screws.After installing the second hard drive, you will probably need to head over to disk management to partition the new drive. Be very careful with this step, as you can really mess your computer up & delete data, if you click on the wrong things! I haven’t installed a second hard drive in ages, I expected windows to gind the drive after the installation, but that wasn’t the case for me!This PC includes Microsoft Windows 10 in S mode. I suppose some people will be ok with this mode, as it enhances security and performance by only allowing programs available in the Microsoft Store. The vast majority of us however, will want to switch out of this mode ASAP. Fortunately switching modes is a very simple procedure. Here is the process:Go to Settings  > Update & Security  > Activation.In the Switch to Windows 10 Home section, select Go to the Store. There is also an “upgrade your edition of Windows” section on the screen during this step, do NOT click the “Go to the Store” link below that!On the Switch out of S mode page that appears in the Microsoft Store, select the Get button.Congratulations! Your new computer now has Microsoft windows 10 home, without the restrictions of S mode!Bottom line – this laptop is an absolute bargain! I hope you found this review helpful, if so, please kindly click the “helpful” button! Thank you!

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