Acer has released its latest in the line of small compact laptops that also come well equipped on the performance end. Today it is the latest Acer S Series model S5-371-52JR that will be up for review and at first glance looks to be a great option for those working on the go who need something lightweight that can keep up with their hectic day. Below we will check out some of the benefits and downsides should you decide this is the right model for you.
Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Screen: 13 Inch Non-Touchscreen
OS: Windows 10
Acer isn’t lying when they say that the S5-371-52JR is extremely light weight and portable as it tips the scale at a very mobile friendly 1.3 kg and is almost half the thickness of your standard mid-range full sized laptop with a thickness of just .57 inches. While the design is superb another fact that is going to be just as important for many buyers is that the battery life can easily give you a full day of use in one charge with up to 11 hours run time.
They have done a nice job of adding little nice to haves into this model to really help turn some heads, Things such as a USB 3.1 Type-C port, built in memory card reader and even a fingerprint reader to help give you that extra layer of security which is very helpful when on the road.
Many people see a smaller compact laptop and quickly think it must be under powered but that isn’t the case here either as Acer has provided enough performance to easily cover the needs of most users. The mid-range Intel Core i5 processor along with 8 GB of memory give it some decent power and the added bonus of an SSD drive helps improve this even more.
For some the adjustment down to a smaller 13 inch screen if they are used to a big display may be to much, Even with the option to hook up a larger external monitor or put the display out to a TV that may not always be a convenient available option.
If your somebody who has big demands when it comes to file storage the smaller SSD may be a limitation that is difficult for to adjust to. While the SSD does provide superior performance it lacks the large storage capacity of a SATA.
It is very easy to be impressed by the Acer S S5-371-52JR and for those who need something light and nimble and can look past the smaller screen size it is hard to find any compelling reasons it shouldn’t be highly considered for your next purchase.