Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS
Versatile, thin and light full-size laptop PC in a sleek silver design, theAcer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS Ready for High Definition with its 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display benefits from fast 512GB SSD storage, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C. This laptop with Windows 11 pro is suitable for everyday use with its 8 GB RAM and its Tiger Lake Core i3 processor with Intel G4 graphics solution that can run light games.
Features of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC ComfyView thin bezels 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 2933MHz (32GB)|
|Graphics Card||Intel G4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro 64-bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS against the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS is currently shown in promotion at Acer France and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the few to offer a Full HD IPS display with such a high-capacity SSD, as well as a backlit keyboard and Windows 11 Pro.
If this laptop pc does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS
With its relatively thin light silver design, it has a sober and elegant appearance.
This versatile laptop is equipped with good connectivity options including 1 USB-C, an HDMI video output which is useful for easily connecting it to a TV or monitor, for example Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for external connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB ports all of which are compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected are connected.
Since a fingerprint reader is integrated, which is rare at this price point, you can authenticate yourself biometrically via Windows Hello.
In addition, it is interesting to note that the system here is Windows 11 Pro, a more complete edition than Windows 11 classic with its advanced network management and security tools such as BitLocker.
The chiclet keyboard is decorated with a practical backlight solution to better distinguish them in the case of limited ambient light.
Thanks to IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As a bonus, the screen adopts a 16:9 format, as well as an accurate Full HD definition larger than the standard 1600×900, making it well-suited for videos and more generally High Definition content. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also easier to read in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel and less tiring for the eyes during prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-33VS is a relatively thin, large format High Definition laptop intended for everyday general use.
With its low-power Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake processor and its 8 GB RAM, which is very noticeable when multitasking, this versatile laptop PC delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet.
In addition, thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics solution integrated in the Core i3, you can view photos and videos, as well as play light titles.
However, keep in mind that the Core i3-1115G4 shows its limits under processor-intensive software, such as AMD Ryzen 3 and of course a less powerful processor.
On the storage side, there is an SSD which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Because it is much faster, but also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter.
In practice, this translates into much faster start-ups/stops, processing and application launches, or even faster arrivals on the maps of online games.
In addition, we are dealing here with a 512 GB SSD, capacity in line with what hard drives offer as standard, which is positive for this price level.
However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
As for autonomy, expect about 6 hours on the battery with light use for this relatively thin computer for a 17 inch. This large size is certainly not the easiest to transport, but offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly seated use (e.g. at home).