Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ, 17″ Alder Lake Versatile Thin Silver Laptop with Windows 11 Pro – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ

Versatile thin silver slim laptop, theAcer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ The 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen running Windows 11 Pro is equipped with a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard or even Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection. This laptop benefits from fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB, which improves its responsiveness and performs well in daily use and contained multimedia work with its 16 GB RAM and its Intel Alder Lake-U Core i7 processor. 1255U hybrid with Iris Xe graphics capable of running modest games.

Best known price: €1149

Features of Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ

screen(s) 17.3” full LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i7-1255U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.7 GHz, 8E 1.2 GHz, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
plug 3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI
Network 6-axis Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
Sound system 2 speakers
Operating system Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells
Weight/dimensions (mm) 2.2 kg / 402.1 x 257.8 x 19.9 mm

Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ against the competition

Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ is currently displayed promotion at Acer France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category that offers such a new processor and runs under the Pro edition of Windows 11.

Chassis, connector, screen of Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ

With its fine dark silver design with controlled weight, it has a sober and elegant appearance.

This versatile laptop runs on Windows 11 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 11 with its advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.

In addition, you can authenticate in a simple and secure way via Windows Hello technology thanks to the integrated fingerprint reader.

The connectivity integrated into this laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a monitor or TV, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports as well as 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing one’s keys in a dimly lit environment.

Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ

With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is well suited for displaying videos and wider High Definition content. In addition, it has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, thanks to its IPS technology. Anti-reflective coating also gives the screen better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel, while also being more relaxing for the eyes during prolonged use.

Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ

The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ is for those looking for a relatively thin 17-inch laptop for general use.

It benefits from 1 TB of SSD storage, a large capacity that can easily compete with hard drives in this area.
In relation to the latter, remember that an SSD offers several advantages such as greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, quiet operation or even greater speed.

In practice, the SSD, capable of holding more files and software, guarantees much better responsiveness and fluid use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop is much faster, for example, as well as processing and software launches, and you can get to online game maps faster, for example.

Although there is no dedicated graphics card on board here, you can still view photos and videos, but also play modest titles thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated directly into the processor.

Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-53-79XQ

Best known price: €1149

The latter is a low-power Intel Alder Lake-U Core i7-1255U, which, together with 16 GB of RAM, delivers a good overall performance capable of satisfying many users.

This heart can be enough to do modest work from time to time utilizing multicore and RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
However, for frequent processing that requires graphics and/or processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC equipped with a suitable dedicated graphics card and/or a non-low-power processor.

Finally, on the autonomy side, while waiting for more complete tests, you can expect about 6 hours of battery life in light use for this 17-inch computer, certainly not the most easily transportable, but whose finesse and controlled weight will interest more than one. In any case, its large format is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).

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