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Multimedia, the versatile black Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-709Q laptop with 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen takes advantage of an optical drive to read and write CDs / DVDs. It offers a large storage capacity with its hybrid solution of 1.2 TB whose fast SSD increases responsiveness. Able to run low-consumption games thanks to its NVIDIA graphics card, this laptop PC performs well in everyday use thanks to its good amount of 12 GB RAM and its Comet Lake Quad Core i5 processor. On the other hand, it does not include a backlighting system for the keyboard and a USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Specifications Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-709Q
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||12 GB (4 GB soldered 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX230 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0, HDMI, SD, CD / DVD Reader / Writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.7 Kg / 419.5 x 289.5 x 24.65|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-709Q
It has a sober look with its black frame with brushed metal finish that can be opened at 180 ° completely flat.
The connections integrated into this computer are correct but we really regret the absence of USB 3.1 Type-C, especially at this price level.
Here, there is a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
Many people will regret not being able to regret the keys of the chiclet keyboard, a feature expected with regard to the positioning of this PC.
Those who wish to be able to read and burn CDs and DVDs with their PC will however be delighted to find an integrated optical drive on the right side. And this while because of the modes of finesse and dematerialization, this function has become rarer in recent years.
The screen benefits from IPS technology. It guarantees large horizontal and vertical viewing angles, while its colorimetry is more faithful than average. In addition, thanks to its precise Full HD definition and 16: 9 aspect ratio, the screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while being more restful for the eyes over a long period.
Performance, battery life of Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-709Q
The Acer Aspire 3 A317-51G-709Q is a versatile 17-inch multimedia oriented laptop.
It will particularly appeal to those who wish to obtain a large storage capacity. Because it offers no less than 1.2 TB in this area, which is much more than the average.
We are more specifically dealing with a hybrid solution combining a 256 GB SSD designed to accommodate the main software in addition to the system, with a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB able to accommodate multiple files and software.
Thanks to the SSD, starts / stops and launches of applications are much faster than with a simple hard drive, just like the treatments. For example, we also get faster on the maps of online games.
Because you can play with this laptop as long as you are satisfied with opuses that do not consume much graphic resources. The dedicated GeForce MX230 card is indeed integrated, also allowing of course to watch photos and videos as with the Intel UHD 620 graphics solution integrated into the processor.
It is the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology that automatically switches in real time between the Intel UHD 620 and the GeForce MX230 if necessary, and this as needed. Optimus favors the Intel UHD 620 as much as possible despite its modest performance because it favors autonomy compared to the GeForce MX230.
The Intel UHD 620 is housed within the Comet Lake low-power Quad Core i7-10510U processor which, coupled with the right amount of above-average 12 GB RAM and very useful in multitasking, provides good overall performance in measurement. to satisfy many users.
On the other hand, this computer is not the most easily transportable with its weight close to 3 kg and its large format, however, particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
As for autonomy, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.