Affordable, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-P958 is a new 17-inch office laptop with high storage capacity and an optical drive for reading and writing CDs and DVDs. Designed for everyday use with its entry-level Intel Pentium Quad Core Silver Gemini Lake processor, it has a good amount of 8 GB of RAM.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-P958
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED CineCrystal (1600×900, bright)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Quad Core Silver N5000 Gemini Lake (1.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 6W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 605 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD, CD / DVD Reader / Writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.8 Kg / 419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-P958
This sober design features this fully open 180 ° PC with a black chassis and brushed metal finish.
It has a correct connection including a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for remote connections and communications, audio ports and Ethernet and 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring faster transfers than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
Those who wish to read and burn CDs and DVDs with this PC will be delighted to find integrated for this purpose an optical unit on the right. As a reminder, this functionality has become more rare in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization.
Logically in terms of its positioning, this PC is equipped with a screen adopting classic specifications: 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos, brilliant treatment sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (ex: outdoor) but which gives punch in colors and definition of 1600×900.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-P958
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-32-P958 is a large format laptop for basic office use.
It has a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB which will appeal to those who need a large storage capacity to house and install multiple files and software.
This sober laptop also has a good amount of 8 GB RAM above average. It is all the more appreciable in multitasking as it accompanies a processor which is quickly shown to be sluggish under applications that are a bit greedy in processor resources.
The Intel Pentium Quad Core Silver N5000 Gemini Lake very low entry-level consumption is indeed integrated. This represents the limiting factor of this PC. It is suitable for basic use, such as office automation and Internet surfing.
Of course with this laptop, you can also view photos and videos. Admittedly, it does not carry a graphics card to play but benefits from the very modest benefits of the Intel UHD 605 graphics part integrated into the Gemini Lake.
As for autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer which is not easily transportable with its weight close to 3 Kg but whose 17 inch format is comfortable for a mainly sedentary use (ex : at home).