Our review of the Acer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE
Slim elegant silver design forAcer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE, a versatile high-performance laptop for daily use with its 8GB of RAM and its Quad Core i5 Intel Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics module capable of running modest games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, this 17-inch high-resolution anti-glare laptop runs Windows 11, but lacks USB-C and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Best known price: €679
Features of Acer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE
|screen(s)||17.3” full LED ComfyView (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 2 slots|
|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, HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), 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)||2.5 kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
Acer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE against the competition
Acer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE is currently displayed campaign at Amazon and is positioned in the middle of its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics solution, but faces competitors with newer processors and/or larger amounts of RAM.
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Chassis, connector, screen on Acer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE
With its fine light silver design, it has a sober and elegant appearance.
This versatile laptop has standard connectivity with its convenient HDMI video output, so it can be easily connected to a TV or monitor, e.g. its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 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 port or Wi-Fi ax module newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac, which will disappoint some.
In any case, the screen is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format. 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 3 A317-53-51AE
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-53-51AE is a 17-inch laptop designed for general daily use.
Thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and its low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G processor, it delivers good overall performance suitable for many users.
And especially those who want to play modest games, but also view photos and videos, which is possible despite the absence of a dedicated built-in graphics card thanks to the Intel Iris Xe solution (which we tested) integrated into the Core i5 .
Storage is entrusted to an SSD, which clearly improves fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Because it is much faster and offers other advantages such as quiet operation, lower energy consumption and greater robustness.
Best known price: €679
In practice, thanks to the SSD, for example, start/stop, processing and application launch is much faster than with a hard drive, and you can get to online game maps faster.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard disks. But if you need more space, you can use an external storage device. Choosing a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, bet on around 5 hours of battery life in light use for this computer, whose finesse some will appreciate, but which is not positioned as the most easily transportable available due to its large format. However, a 17 inch has the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).