Thin and light for a versatile 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare laptop PC, the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-50HA boasts fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB for enhanced responsiveness. This elegant silver design computer takes advantage of a good amount of 16 GB RAM as well as a Tiger Lake Intel Quad Core i5 processor with Iris Xe graphics for good performance in current use and the ability to support not too greedy games. In addition, there is also a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-50HA
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC ComfyView thin edges 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.14 Kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-50HA
With its light silver design in thin and light anodized aluminum, it has a sober and elegant look.
This versatile laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 peripherals.
A backlighting system is also fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is useful for distinguishing its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. But its colorimetry is standard, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels. The fact remains that the screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes over a long period.
As a bonus, Acer Bluelight Shield technology ensures that the blue light that the screen emits is attenuated by up to 30%.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-50HA
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-50HA is a large format High Definition laptop computer suitable for everyday general purpose use.
It benefits from a good amount of 16 GB RAM above the average very appreciable in multitasking as well as a Core i5-1135G7 processor low consumption Intel Tiger Lake.
The latter has the advantage of housing within it the Intel Iris Xe graphics part (which we tested) . However, its performance is significantly more efficient than the classic Intel UHD 620.
Result with this thin and light laptop PC, we benefit from good performance in everyday use, including multitasking. As a bonus, you can watch photos and videos but also play titles that do not require too much graphic resources.
It is obvious that if the objective is to carry out often greedy work in processor and / or graphics resources, one gains to turn to a PC equipped with a non-low consumption processor and / or an appropriate dedicated graphics card. .
In any case, a maximum of users will be seduced by the on-board storage, because it is entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB competing without concern in this area with hard disks.
But in addition compared to the latter, the SSD is silent, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and much faster.
Concretely, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of software than with a simple hard drive or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
As for battery life, expect about 6 hours on battery in light use for this Ultrabook whose controlled weight and finesse facilitate the transport of this large format computer. Admittedly, a 17-inch is not the most transportable size there is, but it has the advantage of being particularly comfortable in predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).