A 17-inch black laptop offering a CD / DVD reader / writer, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-5725 is designed for everyday use. It will be of interest to those who want to take advantage of high capacity and responsiveness thanks to its 1.1TB hybrid storage with fast SSD. Efficient in everyday use thanks to its Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, it however skips a USB-C connection and a Full HD panel.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-5725
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 220cd / m² CineCrystal (1600×900, gloss)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (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||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB 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 A317-52-5725
Open to 180 ° completely flat, this all-black computer has a discreet look.
This laptop PC is properly equipped in terms of connectivity with its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor, for example, its Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules for wireless communication and connection, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 3 USBs 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 a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
We may be disappointed by the lack of a USB 3.1 Type-C port, but it is very common nowadays in its category not to have one.
Those who wish to be able to read and burn CDs and DVDs will be delighted that this laptop houses an optical drive on the right, while this functionality has become rarer in recent years due to the modes of dematerialization and finesse.
The screen adopts a definition of 1600×900, a 16: 9 format suitable for video playback or a glossy treatment which revives the colors but is sensitive to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors). Clearly, standard features for a 17 inch
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-5725
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-5725 is a 17-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
It will be of interest to those who wish to benefit from a high storage capacity because it offers 1.1 TB in this area, which is more than the average, thanks to its hybrid solution. It consists of a 128 GB SSD intended to house the main software in addition to the system, and a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB capable of accommodating multiple files and software as a bonus.
On a daily basis, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard drive, ensuring, for example, much faster starts / stops and software launches.
The SSD goes well with the heart of this computer, the performance of which is capable of satisfying many users. It consists of a good amount of 8 GB RAM and a low-power Intel Ice Lake Quad Core i5-1035G1 processor.
However, it is not backed up by a dedicated graphics card. Therefore, if you want to accomplish work that consumes graphics resources, such as playing, you will need a PC with an adequate GPU. But of course, no problem to watch photos and videos on this laptop thanks to the services – albeit modest – of the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Quad Core i5 Ice Lake.
Not the most easily transportable because of its weight and its large format which is nevertheless very comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home), this computer can last about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.