A new slim and lightweight black laptop, the responsive Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R2H6 boasts 256GB of fast SSD storage, a good amount of RAM, and an AMD APU Ryzen 3 Picasso processor.
Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R2H6
|Slab||15.6 \’\’ WXGA HD LED ComfyView (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|webcam||Yes, 0.3 megapixel with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Card reader||Yes, SD|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 2 cells 36Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||363.4 x 247.5 x 20|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R2H6 display
It sports a sober and elegant design with its black brushed metal finish.
Connectivity side, this thin and light computer is well equipped with its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect to a monitor or TV for example, its wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 for connections and remote communications, its audio and Ethernet ports as well as its 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guarantee transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB device 3.0.
The screen adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1366×768 and its 16 / 9th format suitable for playing videos. However, it is distinguished by its antireflection treatment. Thus, it is less tiring for the eyes for a long period of time than a glossy and more legible slab in bright environment (ex: outside).
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R2H6
The Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R2H6 is a 15-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
It has a good amount of RAM 8 GB above average. It is very useful in multitasking, advantageously seconding the processor, an AMD APZ (Accelerated Processing Unit) AMD Ryzen 3 3200U low consumption Picasso (close to an Intel Core i3). Keep in mind that the Ryzen 3 shows its limits under CPU-intensive software.
In any case this duo delivers good benefits in current use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet. This notebook is however not designed for the game and more generally heavy graphics work because it ignores a dedicated GPU.
Nevertheless, one can obviously look at photos and videos on this thin and light computer thanks to the solution Radeon Vega 3 housed within the Ryzen.
Those who wish to benefit from reactive operation will be delighted to find embedded a SSD. It brings a better fluidity in everyday life than a hard disk, with notably starts / stops and launches software much faster.
It must be said that compared to a hard drive, an SSD is much faster but also more shock resistant, more energy efficient and quiet. Here, we are dealing specifically with a SSD of 256 GB. It is a capacity certainly lower than the standard hard drives but sufficient for many uses.
However if this proves too fair, we always have the possibility to rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose transport is facilitated by the weight under the bar of 2 Kg and the finesse, plan about 5h30 of battery operation in light use.