The Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-54WE is a versatile black laptop PC with 17 inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen offering a large storage capacity of 1.1TB including a fast SSD that enhances responsiveness. Equipped with an NVIDIA graphics card and a Quad Core i5 Comet Lake processor, this computer is capable of running low-consumption games and is efficient in everyday use. However, it does not have USB-C or a keyboard backlight system.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-54WE
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” IPS Full HD LED ComvyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX230 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|battery life 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 A317-51G-54WE
It has a discreet look with its black frame with brushed metal finish that can be opened at 180 ° completely flat.
This computer runs Windows 10 Pro, a more complete edition than classic Windows 10 with its advanced network management and security tools such as BitLocker.
This laptop PC has below-average connectivity because it skips USB-C.
Here we find a useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
The disappointment will be sizeable for those who wish to backlight the keyboard because it is not possible here. And a priori, no optical unit integrated on the right side.
The screen will be of more interest with its IPS technology offering significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a shiny panel and more readable in bright environments (eg outdoors). It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-54WE
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-54WE is a 17-inch laptop with ample storage space and intended for everyday general-purpose use.
This laptop PC benefits from a total capacity of 1.1 TB higher than average thanks to its hybrid solution. It consists of a fast 128 GB SSD designed to house the system as well as the main software, and a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB able to accommodate the rest, such as multiple various files and varied.
On a daily basis, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and software launches, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Because it is possible to play with this black laptop if you are satisfied with titles that do not consume much graphics resources because it embeds the dedicated GeForce MX230 NVIDIA card.
This is activated by the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology when it comes to performing graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 620. Integrated into the processor, the Intel UHD 620 is modest and preferred to the maximum by Optimus to ensure the best possible battery life, because it uses little energy.
In this regard, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce MX230 allows you to watch photos and videos like the Intel UHD 620.
This is housed in the Quad Core i5-10210U, a low-consumption Comet Lake processor. Coupled with 8 GB of RAM, the general performance it provides is able to satisfy many users.
However, keep in mind that to often perform demanding processor and / or graphics work, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low-power processor and / or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Finally, it should be noted that this computer is not the most easily transportable because of its heavy weight and its large 17-inch format, however comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).