The new black versatile Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-72DE 17 inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective black laptop can be opened at 180 ° completely flat, offering above-average capacity hybrid storage with fast SSD to boost responsiveness. Performing with its Quad Core i7 Comet Lake processor, it is able to run not too greedy games thanks to its NVIDIA graphics card coupled with Optimus technology and allows to read and burn CDs / DVDs. It\’s a shame, however, to note the absence of USB 3.1 Type-C and the keyboard backlight system.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-72DE
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED ComfyView IPS (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake (1.8 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 MX250 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectors||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)||2.7Kg / 419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-72DE
It has a sober design with its black brushed metal finish chassis that can be opened 180 ° (completely flat).
Its screen has BluelightShield technology to attenuate the blue light it emits. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen offers comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles as well as more accurate colorimetry than the average. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content and in particular videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective treatment, the screen offers better visibility than a glossy screen in a bright environment (eg outside) and is more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
This computer is properly equipped in terms of connectivity except that we deplore the absence of USB 3.1 Type-C, not very understandable with regard to the positioning of this PC.
We thus find integrated Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this laptop to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
No backlight system to equip the chiclet keyboard which is unfortunate but some will appreciate in any case being able to read and burn CDs and DVDs with this PC. Unlike a maximum of computers on the market which yield to the modes of finesse and dematerialization and ignore an optical unit, this laptop incorporates one on the right side.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-72DE
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-72DE is for those who are looking for a responsive 17-inch laptop for versatile use and large storage space.
It benefits from a hybrid solution combining a 256 GB SSD (capacity above average) planned to house the system as well as the main software, with a hard disk with a comfortable capacity of 1000 GB to accommodate the rest.
In practice, the SSD guarantees significantly more responsive and fluid operation than a hard drive. This notably benefits from much faster start / stop and launch of software, but also a faster arrival on online game cards.
We can indeed play titles that are not too greedy in graphic resources with this black PC because it integrates the dedicated GeForce MX250 card.
Depending on the tasks performed, NVIDIA Optimus on-board technology automatically switches between the GeForce MX250 in real time. and the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the processor.
Optimus uses the Intel UHD 620 to the maximum despite its very modest performance because it consumes a lot of energy and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce MX250. is in practice activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 620. These two solutions of course allow you to view photos and videos.
The heart of this computer also delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users. It consists of a Quad Core i7-10510U low-consumption Comet Lake processor coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
However, to regularly carry out heavy work in processor resources, it would be better to turn to a PC based on a non-low power processor.
Finally, with regard to the autonomy of this computer whose weight does not make transport easy but which proves to be comfortable for a predominantly sedentary use (ex: at home), bet on approximately 5 hours of operation far from a power socket in light use.