Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F
Versatile, thin and lightweight laptop Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F It takes advantage of a large 1TB SSD that enhances its responsiveness and runs on Windows 11 with a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, or even Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity. This stylish silver Ultrabook runs on Windows 11 with a quad-core Intel Tiger Lake i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics card capable of supporting modest gaming.
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F Features
|screens)||17.3 inch Full HD LED IPS ComfyView Thin Bezel 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920 x 1080, Anti-reflective)|
|Healer||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 2933MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR5 Dedicated, Intel Iris Xe Integrated Processor and Optimus|
|storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type C (Generation 1) HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi Ax (2 x 2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via the fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers Dolby Home Theater v4|
|Operating System||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||6 Hours / Li-Ion 3 Cells 3220 mAh 48 Hours|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.14 kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F was against the competition
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F is currently shown at Upgrade functional in home Upgrade in Acer France It offers an interesting description/price for its category as it is one of the only companies to offer such a high capacity SSD running under Windows 11 with a low power processor.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F
It has a discreet and elegant look with its light and relatively thin silver aluminum design.
The built-in connectivity of this versatile laptop is good, including a single USB-C port, and a handy HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac), Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB ports are all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensures transmission up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Those who want to be able to biometric authentication via Windows Hello will be happy to find a built-in fingerprint reader.
The backlight system is of course installed on the Chiclette keyboard, which is an expected feature however it can always be appreciated for better distinguishing the keys in limited ambient light.
The screen will interest video lovers and more broadly for high definition content as it adopts 16:9 format combined with Full HD definition. In addition, thanks to IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Its anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable than glossy board in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and more comfortable for the eyes with prolonged use.
Acer Bluelight Shield technology that powers the screen ensures that it reduces blue light emitted by up to 30%.
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-701F is a thin 17-inch HD laptop designed for everyday general purpose use.
It makes use of a massive 1TB SSD storage which competes very well with what hard drives have to offer in the field.
As a bonus compared to the latter, the SSD offers several advantages: greater shock resistance, lower power consumption, silent operation or faster speed.
Concretely, an SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, which means, for example, faster startup / stopping, processing and launching programs, or even faster access to in-line game cards.
Whether it’s with the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (tested by us) built into the processor or a dedicated GeForce MX450 card, you can clearly view photos and videos on your versatile NVIDIA Optimus-equipped Ultrabook.
Optimus switches virtually automatically and in real time between Iris Xe and GeForce MX450, depending on the tasks being performed. Optimus Iris Xe is preferred as much as possible despite its slightly mediocre performance because it consumes less power, which favors autonomy compared to the GeForce MX450.
If you can run titles that aren’t too greedy for graphics resources with an Iris Xe or GeForce MX450, the latter is more efficient – and therefore greedy. It is activated by Optimus when it comes to performing graphic work which is too heavy for Iris Xe.
The Iris Xe is housed right in a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor which is paired here with a good amount of 16GB of RAM to provide good overall performance that will suit many users.
However, it is better to switch to a computer based on a non-low-power processor if the goal is to perform work that often requires processor resources. But it is clear that this will have an effect on heating and autonomy.
In this regard, the versatile Ultrabook with a sleek silver design can last about 6 hours on battery in light usage.
Certainly 17 inches is not positioned as inherently the easiest way to transport. But this large format is especially convenient for mainly stable use (for example at home).