Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0, thin and fast silver versatile 17″ laptop with Windows 11 – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

Versatile large format laptop, relatively thin and light, itAcer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen runs Windows 11 with a good amount of 16 GB of RAM and a Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake Intel processor with Iris Xe graphics solution that provides good performance in everyday life with the possibility of taking support for modest games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage, which improves its responsiveness, this versatile laptop in silver design, running Windows 11, benefits from Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.

Best known price: €799

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 features

screen(s) 17.3” Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC ComfyView thin edges 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
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)
Graphics card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
plug 2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0
Network Wi-Fi axis (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Sound system 2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Wh
Weight/dimensions (mm) 2.14 kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 against the competition

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 is currently displayed promotion at Darty and meets very few competitors in its category, where it is one of the cheapest to deliver such a high amount of RAM with such a high-performance graphics solution in such a thin chassis.

Chassis, connector, screen of Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

It has an elegant and discreet look with its relatively thin and light light silver design.

This versatile laptop has good connectivity options with its USB-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, its Ethernet and audio ports, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, not to mention its 3 USB ports, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

However, we can regret the absence of backlighting of keys on the chiclet keyboard.

In any case, the screen uses a 16:9 format associated with a Full HD definition, suitable for videos and more widely for High Definition content. In addition, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, induced by its IPS technology, although not advanced, since the colorimetry here is classic. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes during prolonged use.

Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-52-53N6 is a large format High Definition laptop intended for general daily use.

Thanks to its good amount of above-average 16 GB of RAM, which is very noticeable in multitasking and its low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor, this elegant silver laptop delivers a good all-around performance that suits a range of laptops computers. users.

And all the more so since it allows you to view photos and videos, but also to play modest titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) in the Core i5.

However, for frequent work that uses processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to choose a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card.

On the storage side, there’s an SSD, which clearly improves day-to-day responsiveness compared to a simple hard drive. Because it is much faster, but also less energy-intensive, more robust and silent.

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

Best known price: €799

In practice, the SSD in particular ensures start/stop, processing and launch of applications much faster than a hard drive, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.

Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. But if more space is needed, a 2.5 inch slot is free to add an extra SSD and/or a hard drive. Relying on an external storage device is also possible to achieve fast transfers. Preferring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is then a good option.

Regarding the autonomy of this computer, which is certainly thin and light, but whose large format is obviously not the most easily transportable, count on around 6 hours of battery life with light use. However, note that a 17 inch offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).

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