With fast 512 GB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-35KN is a sleek black design laptop for everyday use. It relies on an Intel Ice Lake Core i3 processor and a fair amount of RAM. This PC also benefits from an optical drive to read and burn CDs and DVDs.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-35KN
|Screen (s)||17.3 \’\’ WXGA LED 220cd / m² CineCrystal (1600×900, gloss)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD|
|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 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-35KN
Dressed all in black, it has a sober look with its 180 ° opening frame completely flat.
The connectors integrated into this laptop are correct. Positioned mainly on the left, it includes an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, Ethernet ports and audio as well as 3 USBs 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 plug a USB 3.0 device into it.
On the right, we find an optical unit, a feature that has become rare in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization. You can therefore read and burn CDs and DVDs with this laptop.
The screen, for its part, adopts very standard specifications with its 16: 9 format suitable for video playback, its brilliant treatment subject to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors) which reinforces the colors as well as its definition of 1600×900.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-35KN
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-35KN is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area, as in Internet surfing and office automation, it is indeed built around a low-consumption Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 Turbo processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable for multitasking.
Of course, the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo reveals its limits in applications requiring processor resources, like the Ryzen 3 AMD. But like all Core i3 Turbo, it is significantly more efficient than the non-Turbo Core i3 (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors).
In any case, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3-1005G1, it is possible to watch photos and videos. On the other hand, this sober black PC is not designed for games and more generally to perform demanding graphics processing since it does not embed a dedicated graphics card, logically in view of the dryness practiced.
The integrated SSD storage is a definite plus for this computer. It rivals hard drives in capacity thanks to its 512 GB while being quiet, more energy efficient, more robust and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, this laptop is much more fluid and responsive on a daily basis than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive. As a result, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster application launches and starts / stops.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose large 17-inch format is particularly comfortable in predominantly sedentary use (eg at home), bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.