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Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36GD Specs and Details

A sober black laptop, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36GD with a 17-inch screen benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. It incorporates an Intel Core i3 Ice Lake processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM offering good performance in current use. It works under Windows 10S.

Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36GD

Screen (s) 17.3 ” WXGA LED CineCrystal 220cd / m² (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 512 GB M.2 SSD
Connectivity 2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD
Network Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 loudspeakers
Operating system Windows 10S 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 A317-52-36GD

Open to 180 ° completely flat, it has a sober look with its black frame.

This computer runs Windows 10S, a special edition that emphasizes security because it only allows the installation of applications from the Windows Store. However, you can get out of S mode to migrate to classic Windows 10 if you want.

Connectivity side, it is properly equipped even if some will undoubtedly regret the absence of USB-C ports. We therefore find here a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, audio and Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules to connect and communicate wirelessly as well as 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.

It remains to be seen whether an optical drive is integrated on the right side, which is not certain and would allow if this is confirmed to read / watch and burn CDs and DVDs.

In any case, the screen adopts very classic specifications with its brilliant treatment which makes the colors vivid but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside), its definition of 1600×900 and its 16 / 9th format. suitable for playing videos.

Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36GD

The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-36GD is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.

In this area, as in Internet surfing and office automation, it delivers good performance because it includes a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very useful in multitasking as well as a low-consumption Intel Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 Turbo processor.

It should be kept in mind that if a Core i3 Turbo is significantly more efficient than a non-Turbo Core i3 (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors), it shows its limits under software demanding in CPU resources like the AMD Ryzen 3 and less efficient processors.

In any case, while this computer does not have a dedicated graphics card, it allows you to watch photos and videos thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo Ice Lake. Modest, the Intel UHD 620, however, is not designed for heavy graphics work like gaming.

Built-in storage is the main asset of this discreet black PC. It is indeed entrusted to an SSD guaranteeing much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we benefit for example from starts / stops and launches of software much faster than with a hard disk.

While competing with hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB, the SSD is much faster, more robust, less energy consuming and silent.

Of course, if you need additional space, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option for obtaining fast transfers.

As for autonomy, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose weight does not make it the most easily transportable. However, its 17-inch format is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).

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