Our opinion on this Acer Aspire 3 A317-53
Equipped with an SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB that enhances its reactivityAcer Aspire 3 A317-53 is a versatile laptop with a 17-inch anti-reflective IPS Full HD screen that performs well in everyday life with its 16 GB RAM and its Quad Core i5 Intel Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics solution capable to run modest games. Sleek with its thin silver design, this laptop running on Windows 11 does not have a USB-C connection though.
Best known price: €699
Features of this Acer Aspire 3 A317-53
|screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS ComfyView 250cd/m² 45% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphics card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD|
|plug||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 36Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.6 kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 20.9|
This Acer Aspire 3 A317-53 against the competition
This Acer Aspire 3 A317-53 is currently displayed promotion at E.Leclerc and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer SSD storage with such a large capacity at such a low price;
If this laptop does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, you will find other similar laptops there that can be good alternatives to the Acer Aspire 3 A317-53.
Chassis, connectors, screen of this Acer Aspire 3 A317-53
It has a sober and elegant look with its fine light silver design.
This versatile laptop has standard connectivity with its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules to connect and communicate remotely wirelessly, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USBs 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.
No USB-C though, which some will undoubtedly regret.
In any case, those who appreciate High Definition content such as videos will be pleased that the screen uses a precise Full HD definition, which is higher than the 1600×900 standard associated with a 16:9 format. Being anti-reflective, the screen is also less tiring on the eyes over longer periods of time than a shiny panel and more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors). Thanks to its IPS technology, its viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, are also important. However, its colorimetry is standard, lower than that of high-end IPS panels.
Performance, autonomy of this Acer Aspire 3 A317-53
This Acer Aspire 3 A317-53 is a 17-inch laptop intended for general daily use.
It has 1 TB of SSD storage, a very significant large capacity because it competes with what the vast majority of hard drives offer in this area.
In addition to the latter, an SSD offers other advantages: greater resistance to shocks, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater speed.
Best known price: €699
In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop is much faster, especially the processing and launch of software, and we get to the maps faster in online games.
Although there is no dedicated graphics card embedded in this thin versatile laptop, you can still view photos and videos, but also play modest titles. And this thanks to the graphics solution (Iris Xe (which we tested) integrated into the processor.
This is a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7, which, combined with the right amount of 16GB of RAM, delivers a good overall performance that can satisfy many users.
In terms of autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery life in light use for this computer, the finesse of which many will appreciate. However, its large format is not the most easily transportable, but is instead comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).