Are you looking for a very low budget and compact laptop PC on which to do everyday office automation? The Acer Aspire A315-23-A7HT has a few strengths going for it. First, its fast SSD storage (128 GB) and then its AMD 3020e mobile processor quite capable of coping with everyday work, all enclosed in a case weighing 1.9 kg for 19 mm thick and dominated by a Full HD screen, not to spoil anything. Of course, entry level requires, the case is plastic, the keyboard not backlit, the storage capacity is limited and the connection is mostly done.
Features of the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-A7HT
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED ComfyView (1920×768, matt / anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD 3020e Picasso (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon RX Vega 3|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.2, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||11 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 Kg / 363 x 250 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-A7HT
The Acer Aspire A315-23-A7HT favors the sobriety of an entirely matt black shell without any particular finish but the assembly is neat. The ensemble gains in elegance thanks to a refined silhouette (19 mm). Note also the presence of a numeric keypad, where more and more 15 inches prefer to remove it to compact the chassis. Unsurprisingly, the keyboard is not backlit and the touchpad is clickable, but the side borders around the screen are refined.
We open on a 15-inch screen that deploys a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) whose high display density offers all the latitude to view content in High Definition and to enjoy a perfectly sharp image at the naked eye. On the other hand, we are not dealing with an IPS panel but with more basic TN, causing reduced approach angles and unreliable colorimetry. This is hardly surprising at this price point.
Now let\’s talk about the connection which is satisfied with the minimum. On the program, an HDMI output and three USB ports, one of which is still limited to the 2.0 standard. No USB Type-C port or card reader. Note however that the wireless modules are recent (Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2) and that the PC also has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the wired connection.
Performance, battery life of the Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-A7HT
A decisive axis inside this Aspire 3 A315-23-A7HT, storage gives pride of place to responsiveness. Indeed, a dedicated 128 GB SSD is part of the game, making it possible to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs. On the other hand, the storage space is extremely limited, knowing that the Windows 10 system occupies almost half of the available space … Thus, this is limited to programs and a few working documents and for the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
This type of storage is all the more valuable since it supports a small AMD 3020e processor that won\’t say no to this responsiveness boost. This recent very low consumption processor delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet, office tools, video playback) but will not be able to face more demanding under penalty of encountering some latencies. And the 4 GB of RAM does not help with the maneuver except to allow a little multitasking without excess.
Finally, battery life should hardly flirt with 5 hours of Internet browsing with active Wifi, it is in the low average.