Acer Aspire 5 vs E15: Which is Better in 2021?

by CT | Last Updated: December 9, 2020

Acer Aspire 5 vs acer aspire E15

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Acer Aspire 5 vs Acer Aspire E15

It’s been debated for ages – is the Acer Aspire 5 or Acer Aspire E15 the better option?

The two main differences are the RAM and the battery.

The E 15 has 2 RAM slots that accept DDR3L-1600 RAMs up to 32GB (even though it does use 8th Gen), while the Acer Aspire 5 only has 1 RAM slot that can take DDR4-2400 RAM.

The E15 has a longer battery life (around 10-11 hours), while the Aspire 5 has around a 6 hour battery life.


Acer Aspire 5

Acer Aspire E15

Screen Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 pixels
Memory / RAM 4GB 8GB
Computer Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Graphics Card AMD Radeon Vega 3 NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Wireless Type 802.11ac 802.11ac
Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 3 3000-Series 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U
CPU Speed 3.5 GHz 3.4GHz
Hard Drive 128 GB 256 GB SSD
Battery Lithium Polymer Lithium Polymer
Battery Life 7.5 Hours (really around 6) 15 hours (really around 10-11)
Connectivity Ports 1 x 3.1 USB port; 2 x 2.0 USB ports; 1 x headphone/mic jack; 1 x slim RJ45 port; 1 x HDMI  1 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps); 2 x USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging); 1 x USB 2.0 port; 1 x HDMI Port with HDCP support
Physical Dimensions 14.31 x 9.74 x 0.71 inches 15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 inches
Weight 3.97 pounds 5.27 pounds
Operating System (OS) Windows 10 S Windows 10
Bluetooth no Bluetooth
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CT loves marketing, entrepreneurship, and learning about the latest tech. She blogs about laptops has always been a nerd at heart from the young age of 8 when she got her first computer. She now owns multiple machines and spend 10-15 hours a day on them learning about tech and working from home.