Sober with its black design, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36YC is a 17-inch laptop computer offering an optical drive for reading and writing CDs and DVDs. Designed for everyday use with its Ice Lake Core i3 Intel processor and its good amount of RAM, it benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36YC
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED CineCrystal 220cd / m² (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 (NVMe PCIe)|
|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)||2.8 Kg / 419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36YC
Open to 180 ° completely flat, this laptop with a black design has a discreet look.
It has a correct connection consisting of a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, ports Ethernet and audio but also 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 a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
You can read and burn CDs and DVDs with this PC because it has an optical unit on the right. However, in recent years, this functionality has become rarer due to the modes of dematerialization and finesse.
The screen adopts a definition of 1600×900, a 16: 9 format suitable for video playback as well as a glossy treatment sensitive to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors) but which revives the colors. Clearly, specifications could not be more classic.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36YC
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36YC is a 17-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
It takes advantage of SSD storage that rivals hard drives in terms of capacity thanks to its 512 GB while being quiet, more energy efficient, more robust and much faster.
Concretely, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops and launches of applications and more generally from a much more fluid and responsive daily operation.
Of course, if you need additional space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device to obtain fast transfers.
The SSD supports the heart of this computer well because it consists of a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very useful for multitasking and a low-power Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 Turbo Intel processor. This duo delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet.
However, keep in mind that like all Core i3s but also AMD Ryzen 3s, the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo shows its limits under CPU-intensive software. However, it should be noted that the Core i3 Turbo, like the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo, are significantly more efficient than the non-Turbo Core i3s (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors).
In any case, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3 Turbo, you can of course watch photos and videos. However, as this modest solution does not come with a dedicated graphics card, this computer is not designed for heavy graphics work like gaming.
As for autonomy, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this PC whose large 17-inch format is particularly comfortable especially sedentary use (eg at home) but whose transport is not difficult. easier because of its weight close to 3 Kg.