15 inches cheap and compact, the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R7C5 is ideal for everyday office use. Installed in a black box goes everywhere, it is aimed directly at lovers of speed with its 256 GB SSD storage associated with 8 GB of RAM, components that ensure system fluidity. These support a recent Dual Core Athlon Silver 3050U processor, perfect for everyday use (mail, web, youtube …) with an image setting provided by a matte HD screen. On the other hand, we have already seen thinner and lighter in 2020 and the case requires some precautions to be used when moving (cover).
Features of the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R7C5
|Screen (s)||15.6 “HD LED ComfyView (1366×768, matt / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon RX Vega 2|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||11 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 363 x 250 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R7C5
The Acer Aspire A315-23-R7C5 favors the sobriety of an entirely matt black shell without any particular finish but the assembly is neat. The ensemble gains in elegance thanks to a refined silhouette (19.0 mm). Note also the presence of a numeric keypad, where more and more 15 inches prefer to remove it to compact the chassis. Unsurprisingly, the keyboard is not backlit and the touchpad is clickable, but the side borders around the screen are refined.
Around the screen, Acer has sought to slightly refine the borders but without being borderless, which does not detract from the charm of the PC. We discover a screen with basic specifications: a standard definition (1366 x 768 px) and the support of a TN panel leading to narrow viewing angles. Good point nonetheless, the Comfyview matt treatment will limit dazzling situations in a bright environment.
Now let\’s talk about the connection which is satisfied with the minimum. On the program, an HDMI output, three USB ports, one of which is still limited to the 2.0 standard, and an SD card reader. No USB Type-C port or fingerprint reader provided. Note however that the wireless modules are recent (Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2) and that the PC also has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the wired connection.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R7C5
From its configuration is essential the storage which gives pride of place to reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB SSD is in the game, allowing to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is about 200 GB of free space, enough to house a small part of your game library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
At the heart of the laptop, we are dealing with a recent AMD Athlon Silver 3050U low consumption APU presented at the same time as the Ryzen 4000 series at the beginning of 2020. This small processor delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet , office tools, video playback) as well as minimal editing.
Good point, the 8 GB RAM ensures comfortable and smooth multitasking.
The AMD Radeon Vega 2 chipset integrated into the processor will take care of the graphics rendering, enough to support current use without the possibility of playing except facebook games.
Finally, autonomy should hardly flirt with 5 hours of Internet browsing with active Wifi, it is in the low average.