New 17-inch versatile notebook, the Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS enjoys a good amount of RAM, a Core i3 Turbo processor, a large capacity hard drive, a graphics card NVIDIA with Optimus technology, a USB 3.1 Type-C connection but also a CD / DVD reader / writer.
Characteristics Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS
|Slab||17.3 ” WXGA ++ LED CineCrystal (1600×900, brilliant)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-8130U Turbo Kaby Lake Refresh (2.2GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered + 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Storage space||1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Maxwell GeForce MX130 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Optical reader||CD / DVD player / burner|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater Speakers v4|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p CrystelEye HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1) + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Autonomy announced||7 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||423.32 x 289.91 x 28.25|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS face the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS is currently proposed by Acer France and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to enjoy such a large amount of RAM.
Chassis, connectors, Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS display
It has a rather sober design with its black color, textured shell, interior brushed metal finish and silver hinge.
The BluelightShield technology with which it is equipped mitigates the effects of the blue light emitted by the screen.
The integrated connectivity is also good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI video outputs and convenient VGA to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing faster transfers than USB 2.0 if plugged into it a USB 3.0 device.
The screen adopts classic specifications: 1600×900 resolution, 16 / 9th format suitable for video playback and brilliant treatment that enhances colors but is sensitive to glare.
An optical unit is also present when it is rare with the fashion of thin laptops and dematerialization. Thanks to it, one can read but also burn CDs and DVDs.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-31YS is a large format notebook designed for versatile everyday use.
It has a good amount of memory of 8 GB above average which is very significant in multitasking. It supports one of the first Core i3 Turbo processors, the low-power Kaby Lake Refresh Core i3-8130U which is close to a Core i5-7200U.
As a result, good general performance is obtained with this notebook, which however shows its limits under CPU intensive software.
It’s also possible to view photos and videos on this computer, of course, whether with the energy-efficient Intel UHD 620 graphics solution housed in the Core i3 Turbo or the more powerful GeForce MX130 dedicated card.
It’s NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology that automatically switches between them in real time, as needed. Optimus maximizes the Intel UHD 620 despite its modest performance because it promotes autonomy over the GeForce MX130.
The GeForce MX130, more powerful than the Intel UHD 620, is requested by Optimus to perform graphic processing considered too heavy for the Intel UHD 620. It is able to support games that are not very greedy in graphic resources.
Storage side, Acer opts for a 1000 GB hard drive that will appeal to those who wish to have a large capacity.
Finally in terms of autonomy, count about 6 hours of battery operation surfing the Internet via Wi-Fi.