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Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen Intel i3 Review AL15-51 | Best i3 Laptop?

Under 35000 Rs, Acer has shaken up the budget laptop segment with killer specs with 2 amazing options. One is Acer Aspire Lite with 11th Gen Intel i3 and the other with Intel 12th Gen i3 processor. We bought the 11th Gen model and here’s our Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Review after 4 months of use.

What makes Acer laptops in 2024 interesting? Well, the built quality is the strong point. Be it the 11th Gen i3 or the 12th Gen, you will love the metal body construction. This makes the deal unbelievable for the price.

Also, we noticed the bloatware on Acer laptops is quite less, and overall performance stays top-notch.

The table below has all the available models and you can check as needed. All the models of Acer Aspire Lite mentioned are upgradable to 32GB RAM. This makes these a value proposition for the next 4 to 5 years.

Model NameMajors SpecsCheck on Amazon
Acer Aspire Lite 12th Gen i3 AL15-5212th Gen i3 + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD + Win11Check Price
Acer Aspire Lite 12th Gen i3 AL15-5212th Gen i3 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD + Win11Check Price
Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 AL15-5111th Gen i3 + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD + Win11Check Price
Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 AL15-5111th Gen i3 + 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD + Win11Check Price

So these are some of the highlights which make it a good laptop. But the question is how good it is to use? Well, here is our Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 review after 2 months of extreme use. With that said, Welcome to PadhkeDekho, and let’s get started.

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Review
Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Review

Pros & Cons


Product review summary with pros and cons.

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Features 9
Screen 8
Performance 9
Multi Tasking 9
Gaming 7
Battery Backup & Charging 8
  • Great Built Quality
  • Laptop is Very Lightweight at 1.78 Kgs
  • Screen Hinge in Sturdy
  • Up to 180 Deg Screen Tilt
  • Keyboard is Good With High Key Travel
  • Speakers Are Moderately Loud; Nahimic Audio Drivers (Totally Customizable)
  • Laptop Feels Fast & Responsive During Multi-Tasking
  • Reaches Lock Screen in Just 11 Seconds
  • Overall Battery Backup is Between 3 to 8 hours
  • For Better Audio Expereince Use Headphone or Earphones/Soundbar
  • Some Color Washes Out at Lower/Higher Angles

Good Alternatives

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Dell14 Series (Intel i3)Check Price

Some Major Specifications

ProcessorIntel i3 (1115G4) AKA (Tiger Lake-U)
Processor Specs1 Processor, 2 Cores, 4 Threads
Power3.00 Ghz
Peak Power4.1 GHz
RAM8GB (Expendable up to 32GB)
Storage TypeSSD (512GB)
Display Size15.6 Inches
Resolution1080p Full HD
Display TypeAnti-Glare
Screen TiltUp to 180 Deg
More Specs on AmazonAmazon

Ports Selection

On the left, you have a Security Lock Slot, RJ-45 LAN Jack, MicroSD Card Reader, USB 2.0 (2 slots) & 2-in-1 Audio Jack. On the right, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Port, HDMI Output, Battery Power LED Indicator & DC-In Jack.

The port selection is good and the laptop is future-ready. It’s good to see the support for old USB 2.0’s.

Built Quality

Acer Aspire Lite Battery Backup
Acer Aspire Lite Battery Backup

Back in the day, laptops under 40,000 Rupees were not special. They struggle with the built quality. It’s mostly hard plastic or if it’s Dell/HP you will find a blend of plastic and rubber.

Whereas, Acer saw an opportunity there!

On Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 and AL15-52, the overall build is metal which is just good. The metal sheet is not flimsy even if you apply force on the top or the bottom. So far we have not heard a single squeaking noise as well. It’s been 4 months now.

So the outer body is stronger and feels durable.

Another aspect of a good-quality laptop is the hinge of the display. Some laptops do not inspire confidence when you open or close the lid. Thankfully that’s not the case with Acer Aspire Lite with 11th Gen or even 12th Gen.

Sure, it will not open the screen with one hand but the overall mechanism seems strong.

Another thing that gives more confidence is the working angle. You can set up a 180-degree flat screen. That’s right, you can do that. We know most will not do it. But what does this mean?

This means the hinge is strong enough to flat out the display. This is a flagship-level feature that comes in handy every single day. If you are working on the bed or a couch you can set the angle as needed.

Hence for built quality, Acer Aspire Lite 11th gen gets 4/5.

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen Looks

Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Built Quality
Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Looks

Acer Aspire Lite 11th gen comes in Steel Grey. And it’s good. Just have a look yourself. The overall design is matte and does not reflect. The top and sides are grey while the bottom is black with fan cutouts.

Be it from any angle you look at it, it does not feel like a laptop worth 33,000 Rs. It looks so premium like an Apple MacBook.

The sides are not curved instead they are flat which means it looks quite sturdy and premium from the sides.

With looks in mind, we are confident you will not find anything as cool and premium under 35,000 Rs.

Hence, for looks, Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen gets a 4.5/5.


Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Screen
Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Screen

Let’s talk about some technical features of the display followed by our experience.

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen or even 12th Gen i3 offers a 15.6-inch Anti-Glear Full HD LCD Display. As far as tilt angles go, it can lie flat with up to 180 degrees of rotation. The Aspect ratio is 16:9 with 83% narrow bezels.

For the price, the specs are quite good.

This Anti-Glare display is the icing on the cake! if you don’t know, glare happens when you have a light source pointing toward your monitor or laptop screen. Typically LED lights or sun rises from the windows.

This glare does produce reflection and visibility takes a hit and puts more pressure on the eyes. So, to avoid pain and discomfort, Anti-Glare displays are widely demanded in laptops and computer monitors.

Thanks to the 15.6-inch display you get to see a Full HD display. Many laptops for this price only offer 1366X768 on a 14-inch screen size. That’s not bad, but not at par with a proper Full HD display.

So how good is the display? What about the viewing angles? And color shift when tilting? Brightness?

Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Looks
Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Looks

The first thing to talk about is the bezels. For the price, they are quite minimal for sure other than the bottom which could’ve been cut a little. Even though, you get a good surface area to multitask.

Let’s talk about the viewing angles. Since it’s an LCD there’s some color shift when you tilt more than 120 deg or lesser than 80 Deg. After adjusting for the right angle, you will not have issues with the screen colors or fading.

About brightness, it’s quite good. The low can get very low which makes it perfect for reading. And the maximum brightness is even good for outdoor use. We think the ideal brightness is about 40 to 80% in office conditions.

Acer Aspire Lite has a good screen that can let you have a good viewing experience.

Note: We’ve read some reviews claiming the screen to be average. They are not wrong. If you compare LCD with IPS or OLED display then yes, you will feel not as sharp or vivid. But calling it bad, is not good.

We have tested a few laptops while selecting the best buy guide under 30,000 Rs laptop and removed those options, even to consider! Those were that bad!

With that view in mind, Acer’s display is good for the price. This does not mean there is no color shift or anything but it’s manageable you will get used to it.

Hence for the screen, Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 Gets 4/5.

Acer Aspire Lite 11th/12th Gen i3 Features

#1 Upgradability: Be it any variant you buy you can upgrade the RAM up to 32 GB and Even SSD as per need. Intel 11th Gen i3 or 12th Gen processors are very capable.

With upgradability in mind, instead of buying a new laptop! With this, you will be saving a good chunk of money.

#2 Anti-Glare Display: In the Display/Screen section we talked a little about Anti-Glare. Let’s give you some more insights in the context of glossy display laptops which are bombarded in the market.

Anti-glare displays are more expensive than regular display panels. Also, they bring more pros than cons. Among those, some are amazing content consumption, deeper color saturation, and less strain on the eyes.

if you work long hours you will appreciate the Anti-Glare display on the Acer Aspire Lite.

#3 Up to 180 Deg Screen Tilt: For some people, it’s just a gimmick as they will never tilt their laptop screen for fun! But someone who works with a team and feels like sharing a presentation like this when the meeting room is taken will appreciate it.

Personally, it’s not a deal-maker but it surely tells something more.

This shows how much the brand trusts its product. Many laptops don’t go beyond 120 Deg that proves my point! This means the Acer has used durable components and the laptop will have a longer life.

#4 Nahimic Audio: Most laptops use Realtek Audio drivers which is not bad. We all know they are good and make the audio experience better. On the same level, Nahinic Audio from SteelSeries takes the audio game to the next level.

You can customize the audio preferences to your liking, there’s even a noise cancellation mode that helps to remove some of the background noise while using a mic in a game or online class.

Download the Nahimic App from the Windows Store in Your Windows 11 and play as you like.

With all these features, we’d give Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 a 4.5/5.

Audio Quality

We talked about the Nahimic Audio Drivers in the features section as well. So how good is the audio quality?

Out of the box, you will feel the volume is less. It happened to us too! The point is, that you need to install the app to make the drivers work! And once it’s done you can customize the audio profile and reduce the bass.

This will help the laptop produce more treble and vocals.

Once that’s done, You will feel it quite loud in a closed room when the laptop is on a solid surface. During media playback, the dialogs will be clear and the audio effects ( surround sound) will be well managed. You can enjoy movies without needing a headphone or earphones.

Since the speakers are on the bottom, the volume will be less on the bed as it will block the speakers. For that situation, you can put a laptop stand or use headphones/earphones for a better experience.

Hence for audio quality, Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 gets 4/5.


This is the strong suit of the laptop. We call it a workhorse for the price. With Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen, you get an eleventh-gen i3 processor, which is a dual-core unit each clocked at 3.00 GHz and with a turbo frequency of 4.1 GHz with 4 threads.

As far as Cache memory goes, here’s a table.

Cache TypeValue
L1 Instructable Cache32.0 KB x 2
L1 Data Cache48.0 KB x 2
L2 Cache1.25 MB x 2
L3 Cache6.00 MB x 1

With that in mind, this laptop got our eyebrows wowed! So are the specs for the show or can it handle some heavy-duty tasks? Here are some of the benchmarks we did on these a few times.

Here’s CINEBENCH R23, CPU (Multi Core, Single Core & MP Ratio)

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen I3 Cinnebench Benchmark
Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen I3 Cinnebench Benchmark

The score on Multi-Core seems low, but also look at the comparison it has been done. Whereas, in Single Core, it’s bypassing Intel Core i7-7700k CPU!

What about Geekbench 6? Well, with Geekbench we also tested the CPU as well as the GPU. Here are the results.

Geekbench6 Score Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 I3
Geekbench6 Score Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51 I3

Breakup of CPU benchmarks.

Geekbench CPU Report Acer AL15-51
Geekbench CPU Report Acer AL15-51

Though the laptop only has UHD graphics, here are the GPU results.

GPU Benchmark Acer Apire 11th Gen I3
GPU Benchmark Acer Aspire 11th Gen I3

Breakup of Graphics

GPU ScoreCard Acer AL15-51
GPU ScoreCard Acer AL15-51

As you can see in the screenshots the numbers are certainly impressive for a laptop worth 33,000 Rs.

What do these numbers mean? It means the laptop is quite a performance packet with satisfactory graphics for work needs. So Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen I3 is not suitable for gaming? Let’s talk about that in the gaming section.

Battery Backup & Charging

Acer Aspire Lite Battery Backup
What’s the Battery Backup of Acer Aspire AL15-51

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 comes with a 45 Wh 3 Cell Lithium Ion battery. Acer claims up to 11 hours of battery backup.

So does it deliver such battery backup or the claims are accurate?

Before getting into the numbers and the series of operations we did on this laptop we got a high range of differences. But one thing is sure, it takes about 2 Hrs and 40 mins to fully charge.

Just like a smartphone, the laptop behaves the same as even any device that runs on Lithium Ion batteries; The more you put load the more easily it will choke.

Hence, if you are gaming then you cannot expect more than 2 hours with 100% battery (aiming for the higher side). And if you put as little load or tasks you can get good battery backup.

So let’s have a look at the numbers, shall we?

User Experiences!

This is the section that will decide whether Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 is good for you or not. Here we’re sharing with you 4 scenarios that can help you make a better-informed decision. It starts with Movie Marathon, Casual Using, Work Mode & Last is Gaming!

So let’s kick things off with Movie Marathon!

Scenario 1: Movie Marathon

As the name applies movie marathon means, you are chilling out your weekend with lots of fun and unlimited data! You wish to complete a few episodes of your favorite show or perhaps a movie.

In this case, one web browser or an OTT app is open at good brightness, and wired/wireless headphones are plugged in/connected. So with this picture in mind, you can expect anywhere around 6 to 7 hours of playback.

Which is quite exceptional; After watching a complete movie, the laptop was still left with 65 percent battery.

Scenario 2: Casual Using

It’s that time of the day when you are not working. Usually, this time people check for Windows updates, surf social media, watch some YouTube videos, listing to music, and movies, and keep on switching between the apps. Maybe a few restarts to allow the updates to Windows 11.

Casual using only sounds casual it puts a good load on the laptop. This task is a little more battery & performance consuming hence you can expect anywhere between 4 to 5 hours.

#3 Work Mode

If you are working from home or office, most businesses use similar apps like MS Office, Google Docs, Skype, Zoom, tons of Google Chrome tabs, etc. It’s the most demanding task (Battery as well as performance) after gaming.

With that in mind, Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 can provide juice for 3 to 5 hours. battery saving mode you can expect a little over 2 hours for overall battery backup.

This battery backup is quite good. Certainly not close to the claimed figures but certainly not bad either.

While we are at it, the Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 does not heat up and makes a lot of fan noise. We tested it under AC as well as non-AC environments.

#4 Gaming Test

So here’s what happening. We are working on a dedicated video for the gaming performance. With all the benchmarks and FPS, etc. Hence, cannot break that yet. But the laptop is quite capable of playing games in low to medium settings.

We have tested COD 4 (Medium settings;25-40 FPS), COD 5 World at War (low settings; 30-50 FPS), GTA 4 ( Low settings; 50-60+ FPS, BGMI (Default; 25-40 FPS), Fortnight (Default; 20-40 FPS), Test Drive Unlimited (Medium settings; 40-60 FPS, Need For Speed UnderCover (Low; 20-35 FPS).

With these FPS in mind, you can see where we are going. You cannot play any latest AAA games on this laptop. It’s only good for older games as we have mentioned above.

if you have plans to do casual gaming or missing out on the old games then it’s a good laptop and can be considered for gaming. Hence, if you feel like gaming on Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3, you can consider it.

For gaming, we’d give Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen a 3/5.

So Should You Buy an Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Laptop?

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Review
Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Review

We can confidently vouch for this laptop. In this 1 week of testing, the overall experience has been spectacular. Everything from the built quality to the user experience is unlike any budget laptop we’ve covered (reviews popping up soon) on the YouTube channel.

There are many reasons to pick Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3. Some of them are the 11th gen i3 which has a base clock of 3.00 GHz and is paired with 8GB RAM (up to 32GB upgradeable) making it a good performer.

As far as graphics go it comes with basic UMD graphics from Intel. But as we are currently testing the gaming performance we are quite confident it can take care of your casual gaming needs.

So far we haven’t come up with a major con. It’s been good so far. Just one thing we have noticed is that the laptop does not charge till 100%. The light turns Green but still when you unplug from charging it stays around 98 or 97 percent.

Though that 1 percent will not make any change it’s there.

Hence if you are looking for a well-built laptop with good performance and impressive looks that do not look budget at all, then Acer Aspire Lite 11th gen i3 makes sense.

Other Recommendations

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LenovoIdeaPad Slim 3 (Intel i3)Check Price
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ASUSVivoBook 14 (Intel i3)Check Price
Dell14 Series (Intel i3)Check Price

Wrapping up!

There you have it folks! Here’s PadhkeDekho’s Acer Aspire Lite 11th gen i3 review after 1 month of testing. if you have any questions please comment below or reach us on our social accounts, we love to help our readers with the best solutions.

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Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen I3 FAQ

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 Worth it?

Yes, it’s a good laptop under 35000 Rs. We’ve been testing it for over 1 week now and it’s like a workhorse. Glides throw when multi-tasking. Turns on and off in a glass and offers 512GB SSD storage. Tap now to check our detailed review.

Acer Apire Lite 11th Gen i3 Battery Size?

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen i3 AL15-51 comes with a 45 wh 3 cell battery. The battery backup is between 3 to 8 hours. Check the detailed review here.

Can you play games on Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51?

Yes, you can. But not modern AAA games. We’ve tested many games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Welfare, Call of Duty 5: World at War, BGMI, Fortnight, Test Drive Unlimited, Gta 4, etc., and the laptop played well with 30 to 45 FPS.

4 thoughts on “Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen Intel i3 Review AL15-51 | Best i3 Laptop?”

  1. Thank you so much for an in-depth review of this Acer Aspire Lite A15-51 model laptop, after reading your review I have considered this laptop to buy for my Graphics Designing purpose. I have considered this laptop for my graphics designing purpose because it is really in budget with good specs as per your review. Please do put detailed review on your YouTube channel.

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