Final Clearance Acer Aspire 5 15.6" Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5-8250U / 1TB HDD / 12GB RAM / Windows 10)

  • Model #: A515-51-531Z
  • Web Code: 11624441
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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This Acer Aspire 5 series 15.6" laptop has all the essentials you need. Equipped with a Core i5 processor, 12GB of RAM, and integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet, this laptop lets you quickly browse the Web, manage a budget, or catch up on schoolwork. A compartment door lets you easily upgrade memory and storage components for added versatility.

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  • 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processor with 12GB of RAM delivers optimal performance for your everyday computing needs and multitasking
  • 1TB hard drive offers a compact warehouse for all your favourite movies, music, photos, and more in one place
  • 15.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution offers a clear canvas for surfing the web, watching videos, and more
  • BluelightShield technology will keep your eyes safe from blue-light emission and reduce the strain to your eyes
  • Integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi gives you a fast wireless connection to your home or office Wi-Fi network, or to hotspots around town
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 lets you wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled external devices without a second thought
  • Ethernet port gives you the option of directly connecting the laptop to a network, resulting in a faster and more reliable connection
  • USB 3.0 port offer lightning fast transfer speeds with USB 3.0 devices and allow you to charge your devices when the laptop is asleep
  • USB Type-C port provides ultra-fast data transfers and quick device charging in a port that is one-third the size of a current USB Port, plus it's reversible
  • HDMI connectivity means you can easily connect your computer to your TV and take movie night to the next level
  • Exterior compartment door gives you easy access to storage and memory components, allowing you to upgrade as you see fit
  • Battery life of up to 7 hours gives you the freedom to roam with the laptop and without the charger
  • Preloaded with Windows 10 Home, which features a refined browser, improved Start menu, digital assistant with Cortana, universal Windows apps, and much more

What's in the Box?

  • Power Cord
  • Manual


  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.4 / 5
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  • from Barrie, ON

Serious Design Flaw

DO NOT BUY THIS LAPTOP. This model of Acer has a critical design flaw: 90% of the heat venting is on the bottom. As a result if the laptop is actually sitting on your lap, or on a soft surface, or even a desk, the venting doesn't dissipate enough heat and the laptop will shut off to prevent damage. This seems to be a common issue as it's all over the help forums. If the random shutting off wasn't annoying enough on its own it takes forever and day to start up from a fully off state. Even resuming from sleep often takes a minute or longer. When it's not overheating or starting up it works pretty well. Handles light gaming well, the large harddrive is nice, and the USB 3.0 ports make for quick data transfer. But the problems seriously outweigh the pluses.

  • from Burnaby, BC

good performance

I bought this NB 8 months ago to run Android studio. My old NB take a long long time to start the program (under windows 10). This new NB start it in 1 minute. No any issue so far. The only problem is the USB connectors are too tight.

  • from Toronto, ON

Overall good Price and Value

Bought a few of this model of laptop in the company that I am working for. Specs are not bad for the price. This model of laptop serves the basic day-to-day computer use for our sales team members. Only complaint we have is that it comes with all the Acer crap software that we don't want at all. Have to spend some time to get rid of those software before we can start using the laptop. Really hope if this laptop comes with a pristine windows 10 system, without any other third party software.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Maybe you should buy it somewhere else

I bought this model recently and one week after buying this one it just crashed by itself. It kept showing blue screens with different messages and restarting over and over again. I didn't even run any heavy programs or anything that may bring virus. I was only doing my own work with Microsoft word and excel and watching some YouTube videos. That was it. The laptop still kept showing blue screen and restarting even when I was trying to reset or attempt to do any diagnostic tests. Even repair shop couldn't handle it. Therefore I had to return this one to best buy and get different model. Performance and spec was good overall, but that only lasted for a week and it crashed without any reasons. Either model itself has been manufactured badly by Acer or treated badly by bestbuy or I was just in bad luck.

  • from Oshawa, ON


bassbehemoth that is ridiculous. INSIST on a replacement Laptop, not repaired. if they say no, contact Head Office

  • from Brampton, ON


Amazing performance and great price. Looks great too! Would definitely recommend!

  • from Lower Sackville, NS

Garbage Right Out of the Box

Received my new open-box laptop yesterday..plugged it in, booted would not get past the language/country form at the start-up..just kept reloading said screen. I called Acer tech support(35min conversation) and tried resetting all of the internal memory, but to no avail. I received the laptop yesterday afternoon..and today, this afternoon.. it's in a Fedex warehouse awaiting shipment to Ontario to be 'repaired'. Acer tech support said it could take a month for it to come back to me. Extremely displeased with the "Geek Squad" certification. It's a clear and utter joke.

  • from Chilliwack, BC

Good value for your money

The laptop works great, and all around seems to meet or exceed my expectations at the time I purchased it. Even though this laptop has an integrated video card, it still seems to be able to play games smoothly, as long as you are not trying to play with max settings. The only complaint I have is that it does not have a CD/DVD drive, but that seems to be the trend, and is not a game changer nowadays.

  • from Surrey, BC

Amazing, Just Amazing

Price is too good to be true and the laptop is splendid on all edges.

  • from Calgary, AB

Laptop makes sqeaky noises

I bought this laptop few days ago and it makes squealing and sparking sounds even when its not plugged in. I bought a Ac er Aspire E and it had the same issue. Other than that its fine. But i would definitely would like this problem to be solved.

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