Acer Aspire E5-573G-79HM
1 used from $459.00
as of February 28, 2021 5:00 pm
Design and Build
Quite similarly designed in comparison to its predecessors and Acer laptops in general, The Aspire R5-573G-79HM is encapsulated in a premium plastic casing. The bezel and laptop lid sport a Charcoal Black color and finely textured finish, while the base tray is standard black. The case is made with a nice matte plastic, but could definitely be more robust in terms of build quality.
Considering that the Aspire R5-573G is a budget laptop with heightened specs, the laptop offers a fairly sturdy build and satisfactory design features. The keyboard base is large and well-spaced and offers plenty of room for palm rest and comfortable typing. Aspire R5-573G brings a full-sized keyboard with num pad keys and well-spaced keys for a pleasant typing experience.
One key feature that the keyboard misses out is on the backlight, which could be a deal-breaker for some. Since the black keys blend into the dark-grey background, typing in usual conditions can also be troublesome for non-touch typists. The multi-touch ClickPad of the Aspire measures 4.2 x 3.1 inches, which gives you enough room for two-finger scrolling and pinch-zoom gestures.
Stepping away from the glossy finish display that has become a norm among modern laptops, the Aspire R5-573G offers a matte finish display that measures up to 15.6 inches. Packing a Full-HD display, this laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The contrast ratio of the R5-573G is 381:1 is lower than the standard 500:1, along with the brightness level of 230,7 cd/m², compared to the standard brightness level of 250 cd/m².
The viewing angle installed on the R5-573G is at the mercy of its TN display, so the screen becomes unreadable from certain angles. The best angle seems to be the horizontal, one while the image quickly distorts when the viewing angle is changed to a vertical one. The only benefit of the TN screen, in this case, it that you can use the laptop outdoors without worrying about the annoying reflections.
Under the Hood
The Acer Aspire R5-573G-79HM may be average in terms of design style and display, but it goes far out in terms of hardware specs as a budget laptop. With the Intel Core i7-5500U processor that rests in its heart, Acer beats most of the other competition with this single piece of hardware. With two RAM storage slots available, the R5-573G comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM, which is expandable up to 16GB.
Considering the “budget laptop” tag of the R5-573G, it does shy away from the SSD storage option for the HDD. The 1TB HDD with 5400 revolutions per minute will give you plenty of storage space, if not the quickest transfer rates and boot time. The base speed of the Intel Core i7-5500U processor clocks at 2.4 GHz, and can be boosted to 3.0 GHz (both cores), which should offer fluidic performance.
To partner with the mid-range processor, Acer has equipped the Aspire R5-573G with a mid-range GPU in the form of the NVIDIA GeForce 920M. With dedicated 2GB memory, the GeForce graphics core works together with the Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU to create a graphic switching mechanism.
While the NVIDIA core is activated for performance-hungry tasks, the Intel CPU handles the routine tasks, which conserves the battery significantly. The gaming experience is pleasant on medium settings, but cannot handle the latest titles such as The Witcher 3.
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