The Acer Aspire A317-52-33GV is a 17-inch laptop PC that is ideal for office use. In addition to the fact that it can count on a powerful processor for everyday life, a 10th generation Core i3 Turbo, it uses decisive storage for those who need system speed: a 256 GB SSD. The PC also benefits a large 17.3-inch Full HD IPS screen on a matte panel for comfort and a DVD burner, which has become rare enough to highlight it. On the other hand, take into account that its plastic case with notable weight (2.7 kg) is indicated for mainly sedentary use, especially as its autonomy is limited to 4 or 5 hours max.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-33GV
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Comet Lake (1.6 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics G1|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1, HDMI, CD / DVD burner|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 36Whr|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight||419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65 / 2.7 Kg|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire A317-52-33GV
The Acer Aspire A317-52-33GV is installed in a neat plastic / polycarbonate case which is far from reflecting a “low-end” image and the whole gains in elegance thanks to a refined silhouette (24 mm). The surfaces are smooth and matt but a dotted line finish adorns the edges for the small part of originality. Note also the presence of a numeric keypad in a fairly compact keyboard (probably the same as on the 15 inches). Not surprisingly, the keyboard is not backlit and the touchpad is clickable but it is standard on the entry level.
Acer didn’t try to sharpen the bezels of the screen, which makes it look a bit massive. However, it benefits from welcome specifications with Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density for viewing High Definition content in the best conditions. On the other hand, the IPS panel works to open up viewing angles and faithfully reproduce colors, while the ComfyView matte treatment of the panel acts as a barrier to reflections associated with use in high ambient light. A plus for comfort.
The sides of the case are equipped with a connection that could be described as honest even if the USB Type-C port is held to the screen and the card reader is no longer in the game. There is thus an HDMI output as well as three USB ports including a USB 3.1. An optical CD / DVD burner drive makes up the left edge, a plus for those who still handle discs. To promote data transfers, Gigabit Ethernet and the recent Wifi AC module are also part of the game, as well as a Bluetooth 4.2 chip.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire A317-52-33GV
The Acer is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core processor Core i3-1005G1 . This very recent processor has the advantage of taking advantage of a Turbo mode allowing it to seek a little more power if necessary. Be careful, we stay on a Dual Core i3 which is mainly intended for everyday office automation with Web browsing, Office suite, video playback, light touch-ups, etc. It’s hard to imagine performing more demanding tasks on this PC, even if the 8 GB RAM opens the way to multitasking.
Fortunately, the dedicated SSD storage will also directly support system fluidity to give the PC a boost. Quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of speed with short load times and a performance without latencies. However, its storage capacity of 256 GB will not be able to contain your entire game library. You will then have to turn to an external or online solution to keep all your archives available.
The integrated graphics Intel UHD G1 is comparable to an Intel UHD 620 integrated in processors of previous generations. This one takes care of the graphic tasks related to the current use and can even support some occasional parts as long as they are not too greedy.
Let’s finish with a word about the autonomy of this Aspire A317-52-33GV which is definitely not its strong point. Its small battery does not leave much more than 3 to 4 hours of span in Internet browsing with active Wifi.