Final Clearance Acer Aspire 5 15.6" Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7-8550U/256GB SSD/12GB RAM/Windows 10)

  • Model #: A515-51-88NY
  • Web Code: 11649069
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This 15.6" Acer Aspire 5 Series laptop is an ideal choice to make short work of your everyday computing tasks. It features everything you need to browse, connect, and create, including a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, and a 15.6" display. Bluetooth connectivity makes connecting wireless peripherals a breeze.

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  • 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor with 12GB of RAM delivers optimal performance for your everyday computing needs and multitasking
  • 256GB solid state drive boosts boot-up and load times, while offering ample space for storing your most important files and media
  • 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution offers a crystal-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
  • Two USB 2.0 ports make it easy to connect a range of peripherals for added functionality, such as a printer, speakers, or headphones
  • 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 without the charger
  • Stripe pattern on top enhances the design with a unique and striking tactile feedback
  • 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

4.2 / 5
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  • from Kingston, ON

Bought less then two weeks ago

I bought this computer 12 days ago. It has been running well. Fast. Speakers and HDMI port failed yesterday. I am returning it. So disappointed.

  • from Victoria, BC

Still love it after 7 months

I usually wait to rate a product until I have used it for a while. I bought this laptop in January, and have been happy with it since it came out of the box. It's fast, has some nice features like the back lit keyboard, and the battery life is good as well. It also runs very quiet, and boots up fast with the solid state hard drive.

  • from Markham, ON

Fast and inexpensive computer

This computer is very fast and reliable. We got it couple weeks ago on sale, great price with Intel i7 and 256 GB SSD. 4 to 5 seconds only to start up. 2 seconds to shut down. We are very happy with it.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great for the price.

This unit has a great price (though BB has priced it above MSRP for some reason). Someone complained in the comments about the screen, but in fact matte finish screens are what is used on higher end laptops and is better for your eyes. Try using your laptop outside and see if you see what you are working on, or you and the tree behind you being reflected. It has 12 GB RAM (1 x 4, 1 x 8) installed. The 4 can be swapped out for another 8 GB RAM chip down the road, but it wouldn't give a noticeable improvement. I have not seen the main boards configuration, but usually the SSD in this series is a M.2 chip, so the HDD bay may still be open for regular drive to be installed in addition. The only drawback is the video card, it is intended for business / home use, and not gaming or high level video production. The 1080 resolution is also an indicator of a higher level model. This gives access to more real estate on the screen, higher quality images, and more on screen controls in your apps. I would recommend this system, but more so if on sale.

  • from Surrey, BC

Very fast

Bought this in the Richmond store. I found this laptop to boot up with in 4 seconds and runs fast enough for what I want it has enough ram and with the 8th generation I7 and what seems to be a real quick SSD. I would of given it 5 stars if it had a dedicated video card and optical drive but I can always get a external optical drive and since I'm not a heavy gamer the integrated graphics is fine. Also with the back lit keyboard makes it so much easier to use in low lit rooms. For all you get for the price I don't see you getting a better laptop..

  • from Stoney Creek, ON

Love it!

Bought this computer about a year ago and I love it. Works amazingly and runs so smoothly.

  • from Paradise, NL

Avoid this Laptop

Bought it in Jan, 31 days after I bought it the speakers started to give out. It don't happen all the time but enough to be annoying. Send it back to Acer and they couldn't reproduce the symptom and tried to charge to get it sent back. Very disappointing. Everything else about it is fine for the price you pay.

  • from Calgary, AB

Good price for the built but..

I got mine a few days ago and the speaker is already faulty, the screen is not really good as well. What a pity since the looks and specs are so good.

  • from Deloraine, MB

Fast like TV

Fast as your TV but with many more features than your basic TV and with the discount for MS Wireless Display Adapter (Miracast) you can stream directly to your smart TV if it has a USB and HDMI port available! Literally a few seconds to bootup! Impressed!! Buy this now!

  • from Edmonton, AB

Very good laptop for the price!

If you can get over the washed out screen, which you can tweak a bit with Intel graphic settings, you'd find this laptop more than enough for everyday computing. I use it primarily for office work and photo and video editing using photoshop and Adobe Premier. I would never go back to using HDDs again! It took me a bit calibrating the screen. You'd never get it perfect, only 90% at the most. The performance of this laptop is great in terms of speed. i7 processor with 12Gb of RAM and a 256 SSD means its blazing fast. With 5g wifi going from one website to another is almost as fast as physically turning a page in a book! Keyboard is borderline flimsy and ergonomically not great but acceptable. I got at least 4 hours of battery life doing a lot of stuff. This laptop has a lot of good going for it for the price. If you want the same specs with better display, be ready to spend hundreds of dollars more.

  • from Lloydminster, AB

Close but no cigar, but still pretty good overall.

I like it a lot, this is my first laptop and I wasn't disappointed. Nvidia GPU would make this a 5 star for me.

  • from Calgary, AB

Do NOT buy this

Terrible screen quality, the rest of components are great. Wish there was a glossy screen on it.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Great price !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have it for 2 weeks, simply great, just keyboard is a bit awkward

  • from Mount Pearl, NL

awesome fast computer

very fast computer nice keyboard layout and nicely back-lit...speakers are good Happy with computer

  • from Sherbrooke

Great specs for a great price

Very fast computer Good back-lit keyboard Good touchpad Speakers are ok The display is ok I would definitely recommend for its specs and price

  • from Toronto, ON

Very Good

Got this on boxing day it was shipped within a few days. Replaced a laptop of mine I had for about 5 years. Right out of the box worked great. It's pretty light and it definitely is fast with the boot up in seconds. It's not the most aesthetic laptop out there specifically when it comes to the screen however the functionality was hard to pass up. The specs are pretty decent with more than enough power to do a lot of multitasking. The fan is really quiet especially when doing regular tasks such as browsing. Bought an external hard drive to go with this just to have the extra storage however so keep that in mind. So far no complaints!

  • from London, ON

So far very happy

Got this on boxing day sale. Good price for such a machine. 8th gen i7, 1080p, 256ssd,12gig of ram what more do you need? Very fast and snappy. So far not one complaint. London ontario

  • from Langley, BC

Good quality built, Resasonable priced, Functional, and fast

I love it. It is quiet for an i7 Quad. The palm rest area stays cool after hours of use. It has all the connectors most need. I never thought I would say this: The Acer Care Centre app is actually a piece very good designed utility. The only thing bugs me is the look of the frame on the LCD screen. It is a little thick and outdated for my liking. Have fun.

  • from Calgary, AB

Super neat

its dope

  • from Mississauga, ON

Awesome Specs for the price!

Bought this right away when on sale Black Friday. Great hardware and specs if you know what you are looking for. If not, buy an AMD.

  • from Burnaby, BC

Great specs; poor QA from manufacurer

- Pros: best cost-benefit I could find; 8th gen i7 processor, 12GB of DDR4 and a fast SSD - Cons: poor Quality Assurance from the manufacturer. The first unit (non-functional left speaker) was replaced by an identical unit (with a skipping key in the keyboard), and is now being replaced by a third unit. What a waste of resources for the manufacturer and store; what a waste of time for customers. Overall, it's a good product. That's why I'm going for my third unit of the same model now.

  • from Brossard, QC

Great Performance

Bought it a few days ago. So far so good. great performance and everything runs smoothly.

  • from Mont-saint-hilaire, QC

Very fast Laptop

Spotted this laptop with 8th Gen i7 processor with 12GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Couldn't be more pleased at the performance and quality of this laptop. Backlit keys are nice in the evening.

  • from Coquitlam, BC


Im a web developer under a budget. This is a great laptop for work. Really nice feeling, elegant and beautiful even being all plastic. The best keyboard on the price range. PROS: - Really fast and responsive computer - Great specs for a laptop, including wifi 5g support - I7 quad core + 12G + SSD on a budget, what else can you ask? - All the hardware is supported by Linux, no drivers needed at all. - Again, on Linux, pretty silent, almost no fan (Win10 seems to turn on-off more frequently) - Battery duration CONS: - Display: Even being 1080p, it is not great quality. Matte finish (should be ok) but, again, Im trying to play with gamma settings, etc because the image looks washed out. - No contrast controls, only brightness - You need to look straight to the screen. If you move your head, you'll get the typical old LCD problem (darker spots) That being said, with the bundled Win10 the display looked pretty decent (still not really great) because of Intel's drivers. Besides the display quality, Im really happy with this laptop. I personally dont care too much about the display as I use an external monitor anyway.

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