The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-355Z is a black laptop for everyday use with its Intel Ice Lake Core i3 processor and good amount of RAM. In its large-format 17-inch chassis, it houses a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB for storage but also an optical drive for reading and writing CDs and DVDs.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-355Z
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 220cd / m² CineCrystal (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||1TB at 5400 rpm|
|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 3 A317-52-355Z
It has a very sober design with its black frame that can be opened at 180 ° completely flat.
Positioned mainly on the left, the connectors integrated into this PC are correct.It includes a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, audio and Ethernet ports, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly but also 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees faster transfers than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it.
In addition, an optical unit is present on the right, a feature which has been rare in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization. Thanks to it, it is possible to read and burn CDs and DVDs.
The screen adopts classic specifications for a 17 inch with its glossy treatment which makes it sensitive to reflections but revives the colors, its definition of 1600×900 and its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-355Z
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-355Z is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area as in office automation and surfing the Internet, it delivers good performance because it relies on a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking as well as a Core i3-1005G1 Turbo low consumption Ice Lake processor.
Like other Intel Core i3s (and AMD Ryzen 3), the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo reveals its limits under CPU demanding applications. But it is significantly more efficient than the non-Turbo Core i3s (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors).
In addition, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo, you can watch photos and videos on this PC which, however, is not designed to play since it does not have a dedicated graphics card.
On the storage side, Acer opts for a 1000 GB hard drive which will be of interest to those who wish to obtain a high storage capacity.
It should be noted that this mobile computer adopts a format that is certainly not the most easily transportable but comfortable for a predominantly sedentary use (eg at home). As for autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.