As the title states my newly-purchased Aspire 5 A515-54G-70TZ does not have the BIOS option to disable the keyboard backlight 30-second timeout in the current BIOS (v1.12). Apparently many other Aspire laptops got this option added but this model does not have it in the "Main" section of the BIOS options.
This is a non-starter for me and defeats the purpose of the keyboard backlight. Will the option be added to the BIOS soon? Or should I just return the laptop now and look to another brand?