Sober and elegant with its fine silver design, the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-796M is a versatile 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen laptop that runs Windows 10 Pro with a fingerprint reader and backlit keyboard without forget about a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection. This high-performance laptop PC in current use with its Tiger Lake Intel Quad Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution and its good amount of 16 GB RAM is capable of running games that are not too greedy thanks to its NVIDIA graphics card.
Specifications of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-77JA
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView thin edges 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX350 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|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 Pro 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 A517-52G-77JA
It sports an elegant and discreet appearance with its slim light silver aluminum casing.
This laptop PC runs on Windows 10 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 10 with its advanced network management and security tools such as BitLocker.
You can authenticate by fingerprint recognition via the integrated biometric reader and Windows Hello technology.
The connectivity integrated into this computer is also good, including 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, a HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
You can backlit the keys of the chiclet keyboard of course, which is practical to better distinguish them in the event of limited ambient light.
The screen lends itself well to the display of videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and its precise Full HD definition. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use. With its IPS technology, the screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles while its colorimetry is average, below that of more high-end IPS panels.
In addition, the blue light that the screen emits is attenuated by up to 30% by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-77JA
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-77JA is a slim 17-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
It delivers good overall performance suitable for many users because it incorporates a good amount of 16 GB RAM associated with a Tiger Lake Intel low power Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor.
That said, if the objective is to often perform work that consumes processor resources, it is better to opt instead for a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
In any case, whether with the Intel Iris Xe graphics part (which we tested) integrated into the Tiger Lake Core i7 or the dedicated GeForce MX350 card, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos on this versatile silver laptop. which benefits from NVIDIA Optimus technology.
This switches automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe and the GeForce MX350, as needed. The Iris Xe is preferred as far as possible despite its modest performance because it consumes little energy which favors battery life compared to the GeForce MX350.
More powerful and greedy than the Iris Xe, the GeForce MX350 is able to support games that are not too demanding as long as we agree to adjustments under titles that are greedy in graphics resources to obtain good gameplay.
In terms of storage, there is an SSD that provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. This implies much faster starts / stops just like the processing and launching of applications, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.With its 512 GB, the onboard SSD offers a capacity similar to standard hard drives.
If more space is needed, an external storage unit can be used. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
Thin for a 17-inch laptop, this computer is however not the most easily transportable because of its large format which has the advantage of being particularly comfortable in the context of mainly sedentary use (e.g. House). As for battery life, we can expect about 6 hours on battery in light use.