The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-56PJ is a simple black laptop PC that can read and burn CDs and DVDs. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, it performs well in everyday use thanks to its Ice Lake Quad Core i5 processor and its fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness but does not have a keyboard backlight system or a USB-C connection.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-56PJ
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD IPS LED 220cd / m² ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 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 (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD, CD / DVD Reader / Writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life 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 A317-52-56PJ
Open to 180 ° completely flat, this laptop has a discreet look thanks to its black case with brushed metal finish.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop is below average due to the lack of a USB-C port.
We find here a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
On the right side, there is an optical unit. This functionality has become rarer in recent years due to the modes of dematerialization and finesse.
Thanks to the optical unit, you can watch / read but also burn CDs and DVDs.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen benefits from significant horizontal and vertical viewing angles. It is also very suitable for displaying videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-56PJ
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-56PJ is a 17 inch High Definition Laptop PC designed for everyday use.
The good general performance that it delivers is in fact able to satisfy many users. It relies on a Core i5-1035G1 low-power Ice Lake processor and 8 GB of RAM.
However, to often perform processing that is heavy in processor (or graphics) resources, it is preferable to turn to a PC based on a non-low consumption processor and / or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Because this sober black laptop PC does not embed a dedicated graphics card, leaving all graphics to the care of the Intel UHD 620. Integrated into the processor, the modest Intel UHD 620 allows you to watch photos and videos.
On the storage side, Acer has chosen here a 512 GB SSD, a capacity that rivals the standard of hard drives. As a bonus compared to the latter, remember that an SSD is silent, less energy-consuming, more robust and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from start / stop and launch of applications much faster than with a simple hard drive.
What if we need more space? You can of course use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for battery life, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose weight close to 3 kg does not make transport easy. However, its large 17-inch format is particularly comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).