Large format and designed for general public multimedia use, the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-75PC has several arguments to seduce. Let’s talk about the fast SSD storage which provides a large capacity (1TB) or its 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 processor coupled with a dedicated MX350 graphics card for the multimedia boost. Thus, many users can find their account there to work, watch videos and even play lightly. The 17-inch Full HD IPS matte screen is welcome for moviegoers, as is the backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader, but its battery life can quickly run out on the go, and its case risks a few marks.
Specifications Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-75PC
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin edges 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB DDR4 2933 MHz|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX350 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6 Kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-75PC
The Aspire 5 A517-52G-75PC is dressed in an elegant matt silver color, embellished by a rounded silver hinge. The case is shaped from plastic and a little aluminum to reinforce the back of the cover and the base at the level of the keys. Suddenly, it gains in robustness during transport and over time.
For a 17 inch, its finesse is particularly well optimized with less than 2 cm of thickness . However, the size remains important due to the screen size and the borders around which are not very thin. Weight level, we are at 2.6 kg on the scale. He is not the best student, but for a few occasional trips, he can find a place in your bag.
The keyboard is backlit to highlight the black keys. This is useful when working in a dark environment or on the train for example.
In the center of this Acer Aspire A517-52G-75PC also shines a beautiful matte Full HD screen with rather thin side borders. The Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) offers an extensive display space to enjoy the content in High Definition (video game) while Confyview matte panel will prevent ambient light to reflect on the screen. Note also that the screen is now installed on an IPS panel , more comfortable than TN thanks to its wider viewing angles and a slightly more faithful rendering in terms of colors, even if we are far from the level of high panels. range of course, particularly in terms of color coverage or brightness.
The sides are equipped with a fairly standard connection with four USB ports which still have a USB 2.0, two USB 3.2 and a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen1 . There is also an HDMI 2.0 output and a Gigabit Ethernet port while the modules benefit from the latest Wifi AX (Wifi 6) and Bluetooth 5.0. Note that the card reader has disappeared but the fingerprint reader has resurfaced on the touchpad. It is convenient to connect to its session in a second.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-75PC
he foreground, the Aspire 5 A517-52G-75PC is based its graphics processing on the GeForce MX350 , a dedicated mid-range card based on the Pascal architecture (2016). It is an update of the GeForce MX250 with a small frequency gain allowing it to flirt with the performance of a GTX 1050. This GPU is therefore a valuable support in current use and to launch some games. The occasional player can therefore practice in FHD Low on a good part of the titles of the market on condition of making concessions on the sharpness of the rendering.
In support, it takes advantage of a recent processor Core i7-1165G711th generation Tiger Lake. This processor brings some interesting advancements, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i7-1165G7 from our Pavilion has a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i7-1065G7 and the Core i7-10510U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W. This leads to a fairly visible increase in performance on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the ultrabook, but as these are missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. And then keep in mind that we still have a low power Core i7 in front of you, therefore not enough to provide intensive performance in creation as would non-low consumption processors (-H). In front,8 GB RAM is currently the minimum for multitasking. We do not know the internal configuration and whether a scalability option exists.
Storage is just as basic here since it\’s entrusted to a fast 1TB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its too low storage capacity, this is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the
Let\’s finish with a notion of battery life which is not necessarily the strong point of our Aspire A517-52G-75PC. It should be around 6 hours of Internet browsing with active Wifi.