Acer announces AMD Ryzen-powered Aspire 5 and Aspire 7 laptops | The Verge

Aspire7_A715_42G_High_05.0 Acer announces AMD Ryzen-powered Aspire 5 and Aspire 7 laptops | The Verge
The Acer Aspire 7 in the wild. | Image: Acer

Acer’s Aspire 5 often receives high praise as one of the best budget laptops you can buy. But reviews were split this year — people liked the AMD model more than the Intel one. So I’m thrilled that the company is refreshing two Aspire models to feature AMD’s brand-new Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors.

The Aspire 7 pairs the Ryzen chip with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. That doesn’t make the Aspire a gaming laptop by any means, but it will allow for some light gaming and media work on the go. It weighs 4.73 pounds (2.15 kg) and can come with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. And it supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).

Acer also provides software to improve the viewing experience on the Aspire 7’s 15.6-inch FHD display….

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