Equipped with an optical drive to read and write CDs and DVDs, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-54QM is a sober black laptop with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen. Efficient in everyday use thanks to its Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, it benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage. However, it does not have a USB 3.1 Type- port. vs.
Specifications Acer Aspire A317-52-52HP
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD IPS LED 220cd / m² ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 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) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|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 A317-52-52HP
With its black brushed metal finish frame that can be opened completely flat at 180 °, it features a discreet design.
This laptop has a correct connection but some will undoubtedly regret the absence of USB 3.1 Type-C.
Here the connection consists of an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, audio ports and Ethernet 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 a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
On the right this laptop incorporates an optical unit to read and burn CDs and DVDs. Some will appreciate it, especially since this functionality has become rarer in recent years due to the modes of dematerialization and finesse.
The screen will be of interest to lovers of High Definition content and especially videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition higher than the 1366×768 standard as well as a 16: 9 format. Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and more restful for the eyes over a long period. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire A317-52-52HP
The Acer Aspire A317-52-52HP is a 17 inch High Definition laptop PC intended for everyday use.
Equipped with a good amount of 8 GB RAM and a Quad Core i5-10210U low power Comet Lake processor, this computer delivers good overall performance that can satisfy many users.
The Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the processor allows you to view photos and videos. Modest, it is not supported by a dedicated graphics card. Therefore, this black PC is not designed for demanding graphics work such as gaming.
This laptop does however benefit from SSD storage. As a result, it is much more fluid and responsive on a daily basis than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive. Thus, for example, we take advantage of much faster starts / stops and launches of applications with the SSD than with a hard drive.
It is a 512 GB SSD that we find here on board, a capacity that rivals hard drives. But compared to a hard drive, remember that an SSD is much faster but also less energy, more robust and silent.
And if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or hard drive to this PC. You can also use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer which is not the most easily transportable due to its weight and its large format, however comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home), expect about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use.