Stylish silver ultrabook, the versatile Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-54PS with 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display is easy to carry. This thin and light laptop PC benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity. If this computer skips a keyboard backlighting system, it is efficient in current use thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution capable of running not too greedy games.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-54PS
|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)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|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)||2.6 Kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-54PS
With its light silver design in fine anodized aluminum, it has a sober and elegant look.
Thin, this laptop adopts an elegant and discreet design with its light silver anodized aluminum frame.
It has good connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, its Ethernet and audio ports. , practical HDMI video output so that it can be easily connected to a TV or monitor, for example, without forgetting its 3 USBs, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 peripherals.
Too bad, however, that the keyboard cannot be backlit, which would have been appreciated to better distinguish its keys in a limited light environment.
In any case, with its IPS technology, the screen has significant horizontal and vertical viewing angles. It will be of interest to lovers of videos and more generally of High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition. In addition, since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-54PS
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-54PS is a large format High Definition laptop designed for general general purpose use.
It is based on 8 GB of RAM associated with a low power Quad Core i5-1135G7 Intel Tiger Lak processor. This Ultrabook is thus able to satisfy many users in terms of general performance.
And all the more so since the Intel Iris Xe graphics part integrated into the Tiger Lake Quad Core i5 provides significantly higher performance than those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
As a result, with this elegant silver laptop PC, you can watch photos and videos as well as play games that do not require too much graphics resources.
However, it is better to opt instead for a computer equipped with a non-low consumption processor and / or an appropriate dedicated graphics card if the objective is often to perform work that is demanding in terms of processor and / or graphics resources.
On the storage side, Acer opts here for a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives.
But if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device for fast transfers. Via the free 2.5-inch slot, you can also add a second SSD or a hard drive.
In any case, the SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: it is silent, less energy-consuming, more robust and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, treatments and software launches, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
As for battery life, expect around 6 hours on battery power in light use for this relatively thin laptop for a 17-inch, large format particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home). However, its weight does not make it the most easily transportable.