Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, the Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-59CU also benefits from an optical unit for reading and writing CDs and DVDs. It is based on a Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor, a good amount of RAM as well as a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. However, it skips the USB 3.1 Type-C and a keyboard backlight system.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-59CU
|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|
|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 A317-52-59CU
Open to 180 ° completely flat, it has a sober allure with its black brushed metal finish design.
In terms of connectivity, it is a shame to note the absence of USB 3.1 Type-C.
For the rest, it is very correct. There is a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor, for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, audio and Ethernet ports but also 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 you connect a USB 3.0 device.
Too bad that the chiclet keyboard does not include a backlighting system for the keys.
But some will appreciate that an optical unit is present on the right while it has become rarer in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization. So with this laptop, you can read and write CDs and DVDs.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average and has wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use. The screen also adopts a 16: 9 format and a precise Full HD definition making it very well suited to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-59CU
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-59CU is for those who are looking for a 17 inch High Definition laptop PC for everyday use.
It takes advantage of SSD storage that rivals in capacity with its 512 GB while being quiet, more energy efficient, more robust and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, this computer starts / stops and launches the software much faster than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive for example. In general, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis.
It therefore goes very well with the heart of this sober computer which delivers good general performance capable of satisfying a number of users. It is indeed built around a low-power Ice Lake Core i5-1035G1 processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM.
However, it should be borne in mind that to regularly perform work requiring processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
Ditto if we want to play, we will turn to another laptop because here, there is no dedicated onboard graphics card. However, you can obviously watch photos and videos on this laptop thanks to the modest Intel UHD 620 part integrated into the Core i5-1035G1.
As for autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose transport is not easy because of its weight. But its 17-inch format is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).