Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT, Versatile Silver 17″ Ultrabook 1TB SSD Tiger Lake fast, light and thin under Windows 11

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT

A relatively thin and light full-size laptop, theAcer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT versatile 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display benefits from fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB reactivity that boosts responsiveness and Wi-Fi hatchet and USB-C connectivity. This sleek silver Ultrabook relies on a good amount of 16GB of RAM and a Tiger Lake Intel Quad Core i5 processor with Iris Xe graphics for good performance in everyday use with the ability to support modest games. However, this laptop, which runs Windows 11, ignores a keyboard backlight solution.

Features of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT

Screen(s) 17.3” Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC ComfyView thin bezels 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 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) + 1 x 2.5″ SATA slot
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
Backlit keyboard
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
audio system 2 Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 3220mAh 48Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.14kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9″

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT against the competition

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT is available now balance by means of Darty and the fnac. It offers an attractive equipment/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the few to offer an SSD with such a large capacity and such a large amount of RAM, but also runs under Windows 11.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT

It has a sober and elegant appearance with its thin and relatively light light silver aluminum design.

This versatile laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for external connections and communication, the audio and Ethernet ports, the practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, as well as the 3 USB ports, all compatible with both USB 2.0 as USB 3.0 , USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT

We regret, however, that the keyboard cannot be backlit so that the keys are more distinguishable in limited ambient light.

In any case, the screen will be appreciated by those who watch videos and more generally High Definition content, as it uses a 16:9 format coupled with Full HD definition. Thanks to the IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Because the screen is anti-glare, the screen is also less tiring for the eyes than a glossy panel during prolonged use and more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
In addition, the blue light it emits is attenuated by up to 30% by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-56JT is a relatively thin and light large format High Definition laptop intended for everyday general use.

It will appeal to those who want to take advantage of a large storage capacity and great responsiveness on a daily basis as it includes a silent 1TB SSD storage, but also more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster.

Specifically, while offering a very comfortable capacity comparable to hard drives to accommodate multiple diverse and varied files, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity on a daily basis. For example, the start/stops, processing and launches of applications are much faster and we are more quickly on the map of online games.

Although there is no dedicated graphics card on board, it is indeed possible to view photos and videos, but also to enjoy modest games thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics part (which we tested).

This is done directly in the processor, an Intel Tiger Lake low consumption Core i5-1135G7 here combined with a good amount of 16 GB of RAM to provide good overall performance suitable for many users.

However, if the goal is to frequently perform tasks that consume graphics and/or processor resources, it is better to opt instead for a PC equipped with a suitable dedicated graphics card and/or a low-power processor.

Finally, on the autonomy side, regarding the autonomy of this thin versatile Ultrabook with controlled weight, expect about 6 hours on the battery with light use. It is certainly not the easiest to transport out there due to its large 17-inch size, which, however, offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly seated use (e.g. at home).

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