Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0, Thin and Fast Silver Versatile 17-inch Laptop with Windows 11 – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

Versatile large format laptop PC, relatively thin and light, theAcer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display runs Windows 11 with a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake Intel processor with Iris Xe graphics solution that delivers good performance in everyday use with the ability to take support for modest games . Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, this versatile silver laptop with Windows 11 benefits from Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.

Most famous price: 799€

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 Features

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 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics Card Intel Iris Xe 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), 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 A517-52-52Q0 against the competition

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0 is currently shown in promotion at Darty and meets very few competitors in its category, where it is one of the cheapest to provide such a large amount of RAM with such a powerful graphics solution in such a thin chassis.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

It has an elegant and discreet appearance with its relatively thin and light light silver design.

This versatile laptop PC has good 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 Ethernet and audio ports, the practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, not to mention the 3 USB ports, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 guarantee USB 3.0 transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

However, we can lament the absence of backlighting of the keys of the chiclet keyboard.

In any case, the screen adopts a 16:9 format coupled with a Full HD definition well suited to videos and more generally High Definition content. In addition, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, caused by the IPS technology, but not high-end because here the colorimetry is classic. Because it is anti-glare, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes during prolonged use.

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

The Acer Aspire 5 Pro A517-52-53N6 is a large format High Definition laptop intended for everyday general use.

Thanks to the good amount of above-average 16GB RAM that is very noticeable when multitasking and the energy-efficient Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor, this elegant silver laptop delivers good all-round performance suitable for a number of laptops. users.

And all the more so because it allows you to view photos and videos, as well as play modest titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) housed in the Core i5.

However, to often perform work that consumes 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.

On the storage side, there is an SSD which clearly improves the daily response compared to a simple hard drive. Because it is much faster, but also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter.

Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-52Q0

Most famous price: 799€

In practice, the SSD in particular ensures start/stops, processing and launches of applications much faster than a hard drive, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.

Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity comparable to that of standard hard drives. However, if more space is needed, a 2.5-inch slot is free to add a second SSD and/or a hard drive. Relying on an external storage unit is also possible to achieve fast transfers. Preferring a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is a good option.

As for the autonomy of this computer, which is certainly thin and light but whose large size is of course not the easiest to transport, count on about 6 hours of battery in light use. However, keep in mind that a 17 inch offers the advantage of being particularly comfortable for mainly seated use (e.g. at home).

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