As part of Acer’s CES launch, the company is announcing updates to both the Acer Aspire 5 and Acer Aspire 7, bumping both models to the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series of processors. The new models are aimed at creativity, without breaking the bank.

Acer Aspire 7

The 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 7 targets creators who need the extra performance of a dedicated graphics card, and Acer has paired Ryzen 5000 APUs with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650. The Aspire 7 can be specified with up to 32 GB of DDR4, and a 1 TB PCIe SSD. There will be an extra 2.5-inch drive slot as well, for additional storage.

Although not as cutting edge as some other models in Acer’s lineup, the Aspire 7 still features an 81.6% screen to body ratio on the 15.6-inch display, and Acer is calling for accurate color representation thanks to Acer Color Intelligence and Acer ExaColor to adjust gamma and saturation on the fly to avoid clipping and over-saturation.

The starting configuration will offer the Ryzen 5 along with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD and the GeForce GTX 1650 for just $749. Availability is March 2021.

Acer Aspire 5

Also featuring a 15.6-inch FHD display, the Acer Aspire 5 hits an even lower price bracket, pairing the Ryzen 5000 with an optional AMD Radeon RX 640 GPU, up to 24 GB of memory, and up to a 1 TB M.2 SSD.

The base configuration is especially price-conscious, with a Ryzen 5 5500U, 1920x1080 60Hz IPS display, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD for just $549.

The Acer Aspire 5 is also targeting a March release date.

Source: Acer

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  • vladx - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    Got the Aspire 5 with Tiger Lake, it's pretty great for the price. Reply
  • shabby - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    Lol acer launches a new laptop with last years cpu, this is really going to make consumers distrust amd. Reply
  • ajp_anton - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    How is Ryzen 5000 mobile "last years cpu"? Reply
  • Holliday75 - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    Probably meant GPU. I hope. :shrug: Reply
  • shabby - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16405/amd-launches-...

    Only the 5600u and 5800u are zen3, the 5300u, 5500u and 5700u are zen2.
    Reply
  • Rookierookie - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    ...and announced this year.

    You didn't have to prove to everyone that you're retarded.
    Reply
  • Sharma_Ji - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    He meant that the particular variant acer is using is based on zen 2 architecture, which was launched last year.
    Not the one based on zen 3.
    Reply
  • fogifds - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    Yeah, they are re-badges of the 4000 series. Good catch, it is the old Zen 2 cores. Reply
  • shabby - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    Thanks for proving you can't read. Reply
  • PixyMisa - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    It is the entry model though. On the one hand I don't like the rebadging, on the other hand with parts so scarce it makes no sense to waste any. Reply

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