Designed for general purpose use, the Acer Aspire 3 A315-55KG-36RD is a new thin and light Ultrabook with 15.6 inch anti-reflective screen. It is equipped with an NVIDIA graphics card with Optimus technology, a large capacity storage and a Core i3 processor, all in a sober black chassis.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A315-55KG-36RD
|Screen (s)||15.6 \’\’ WXGA HD LED ComfyView 220cd / m² (1366×768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-7020U Kaby Lake (2.3 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Maxwell GeForce MX130 2 GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel HD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 363.4 x 250.5 x 20.35|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A315-55KG-36RD
It sports a discreet design with its Charcoal Black chassis.
This Ultrabook has a good connection including a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensuring transfers made faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
USB 3.1 Type-C point however.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format that lends itself well to playing videos as well as a definition of 1366×768, in short, classic specifications with the exception of its anti-reflective treatment. Thanks to the latter, the screen is less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a bright slab and more readable in bright environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A315-55KG-36RD
The Acer Aspire 3 A315-55KG-36RD is a discreet 15-inch laptop for everyday versatile use.
In terms of graphics processing, we are dealing with the Intel HD 620 part integrated into the processor and the dedicated GeForce MX130 card. NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology automatically switches between the two in real time as needed.
Optimus favors as much as possible the Intel HD 620 despite its modest benefits because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce MX130 certainly more greedy but in return more efficient.
The GeForce MX130 is activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel HD 620. Positioned on the entry level, the GeForce MX130 is not a lightning bolt but shows itself capable of running games not very greedy in graphic resources.
Obviously, whether with the integrated Intel HD 620 or the GeForce MX130, you can watch photos and videos on this versatile Ultrabook which will interest those who wish to benefit from a high storage capacity. It indeed incorporates a 1000 GB hard drive.
At the core of this thin and light computer sit 4 GB of RAM and a Kaby Lake processor low consumption Core i3-7020U. The latter shows its limits under software that requires CPU resources.
This duo is suitable for everyday use, such as Internet surfing and office automation, as well as content multitasking. To be more comfortable in this area, we can add a RAM module on the free slot.
As for autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose thinness and contained weight facilitate transport.