The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-54QM is a new discreet black 17-inch screen laptop that offers high storage capacity with its hybrid solution combining a 1TB hard drive with a fast SSD which boosts its responsiveness. Thanks to its Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, it is powerful in everyday use but also able to read and burn CDs and DVDs. However, Full HD point.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-54QM
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 220cd / m² CineCrystal (1600×900, gloss)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD, CD / DVD Reader / Writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-54QM
It has a sober design with its black frame with brushed metal finish that can be opened at 180 ° completely flat.
The connectors integrated into this PC are standard, without USB 3.1 Type-C. There is a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
Functionality which is rare in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization, an optical unit is integrated, on the right side. Thanks to it, you can read and burn CDs and DVDs.
The screen adopts specifications that are at least standard with its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos, its definition of 1600×900 and its glossy treatment subject to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors) but which makes the colors vivid.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-54QM
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-52-54QM is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.
It actually delivers good overall performance because it is built around a low-power Quad Core i5-10210U Comet Lake processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM.
However, this laptop is not designed for demanding graphics work like gaming as it does not have a dedicated graphics card. Thanks to this sober black PC, you can still obviously watch photos and videos. All graphics here are entrusted to the care of the Intel UHD 620, a solution integrated into the Ice Lake.
On the storage side, Acer has chosen here a hybrid solution offering a total capacity of 1.1 TB higher than the average. It consists of a 128 GB SSD designed to house the system as well as the main software, and a very comfortable 1000 GB hard drive.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, this PC is much more fluid and responsive than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive. This implies, for example, much faster application launches and starts / stops.
Due to its weight and size, this laptop is comfortable for predominantly sedentary use.
As for autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.