Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3
L’Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3 is a versatile thin laptop with a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that performs well in everyday life and contained multimedia work thanks to its 16 GB RAM and its hybrid Intel Alder Lake-U Core i5-1235U processor with Iris Xe- graphics module that can run modest games. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this elegant and discreet silver laptop running on Windows 11 is equipped with a biometric reader, a backlit keyboard or even a connection with Wi-Fi axis and USB-C.
Best known price: €849
Features of Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3
|screen(s)||17.3” full LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.3 GHz, 8E 0.9 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||512 GB 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|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 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 A517-53-57E3 against the competition
Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3 is currently showing promotion at Acer France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category that offers such a new processor with such a large number of cores, but also such a high-performance graphics solution, all under Windows 11.
Chassis, connector, screen on Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3
It has an elegant and discreet look with its slim dark silver design, relatively light for a 17 inch.
This versatile laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV, for example its Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The keys on the chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is handy to be able to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
Since a biometric reader is integrated, one can authenticate biometrically through Windows Hello technology.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. In addition, it is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16:9 format. Being anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors), while being less tiring on the eyes over a longer period of time.
Performance, autonomy for Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-57E3 is a relatively thin and light full-size laptop designed for general everyday use.
Many users will be delighted with the overall performance that this versatile 17-inch laptop provides, as it is based on 16GB of RAM and a low-power Intel Alder Lake-U Core i5-1235U processor.
In addition, the latter contains Iris Xe, a graphics module, thanks to which you can view photos and videos, but also indulge in modest games.
The core of this computer is also suitable for contained multimedia work using RAM and multicore – and therefore the 10 cores of Core i5 Alder Lake-U, such as video conversion or photo editing.
However, if the goal is to frequently perform processing that requires 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.
Best known price: €849
On the storage side, there’s an SSD, which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a day-to-day basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, processing is much faster, especially as well as starting / stopping and launching applications, and we reach the cards for online games faster.
Because an SSD is silent, but also less energy demanding, more robust and much faster than a hard drive. With its 512 GB, the SSD offered here offers a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. But if you need more space, you can use an external storage device. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting possibility to achieve fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer, whose finesse and controlled weight facilitate transport, bet on around 6 hours of battery life with light use. Remember, however, that a 17-incher is not, by its very nature, the most easily transportable available. But this large format in any case offers the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).