Not long ago, AMD unveiled its latest Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs. Unfortunately, not many laptops are coming with these CPUs. Acer begs to differ today with the release of the Ryzen 5000 CPU-powered laptops under the Acer Aspire 7 gaming series. The company unveiled the new laptops today in India and it is already available for purchase via Acer online store and through e-commerce platform Flipkart. The laptop is being offered in two distinct configurations, although there is only one CPU option at the moment.
The Acer Aspire 7 is a basic entry-level gaming laptop since the specifications aren’t the most exciting out there. In fact, Acer’s own marketing material doesn’t mention anything about gaming on the new laptop and it comes with a straightforward design. For that reason, we’re not sure why is Acer pushing forward the “Gaming” moniker for Indian consumers. Technically, the laptops have enough power to handle most competitive e-sports games and a few AAA games at low settings at the very least. With this laptop, Acer can attract a set of gaming enthusiasts in India who are looking for an entry-level machine that is great for both work and a little bit of gaming.
Acer Aspire 7 specifications
As far as the specifications are concerned, the new laptop packs a Hexa-core AMD Ryzen 5500-U CPU. It is based on the older 7nm Zen 2 architecture. It packs 12-threads and a base clock speed of 2.1GHz going up to 4GHz. Moreover, there is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of GDDR6 onboard memory to handle graphical tasks. It also has up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB PCIe Gen 3 SSD. The laptop flaunts a 15.6-inch FHD resolution IPS panel with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. Interestingly, it brings Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with Bluetooth 5.1. When it comes to I/O, the laptop has an HDMI port, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, a 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, a USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm jack that can be used for headphones and mic. Last but not least, it brings an RJ-45 ethernet port. The laptop draws power from a 48Whr battery. According to Acer, it can last up to 11.5 hours.
The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home straight out of the box. In India the Acer Aspire 7 costs ₹54,990 for the 8GB RAM variant. If you want the 16GB RAM variant it will set you back by ₹58,990.