Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR
Relatively thin and light for a full-size multi-purpose laptop, theAcer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR Equipped with a 17-inch HD IPS anti-reflective screen, backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi and USB-C ax connectivity. The silver aluminum Ultrabook running Windows 11 does well in everyday use with 16GB of RAM and a quad-core Intel Tiger Lake i7 processor, while the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics card is capable of running modest games.
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR Features
|screens)||17.3 inch Full HD LED IPS ComfyView Thin Bezel 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920 x 1080, Anti-reflective)|
|Healer||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4GHz, 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||512 GB 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|
|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|
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR Against the Competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR is currently displayed in the . format Upgrade in Acer France It offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where the competition is very limited and where it is cheaper to be very light and works under Windows 11 with such a powerful graphics solution.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR
It has a discreet and elegant look with its slim and relatively light design and light silver aluminium.
The versatile Ultrabook is well-equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C port, and a handy HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example, wireless Wi-Fi ax units (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, its Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting its three USB ports are all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensures transfers that are up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if connected devices USB 3.0 to it.
Obviously, we can light up the keys of our keyboard with gum buttons to better distinguish its keys in limited ambient light.
The screen is well suited for viewing videos and HD content on a larger scale because it adopts a 16:9 format associated with Full HD resolution. In addition, it has large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, thanks to its IPS technology. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) and less strain on the eyes with prolonged use.
In addition, the blue light emitted from the screen is reduced by up to 30% by Acer Bluelight Shield technology.
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-53LR is a thin, relatively light, large-format, high-resolution portable device for everyday general purpose use.
It is visibly easy to transport by its versatility and weight contained. However, it is not the easiest way to transport due to its large size, but it is convenient in the context of mainly stable use (for example at home).
However, in terms of autonomy, the versatile silver Ultrabook can last around 6 hours on battery in light usage.
To do this, it uses NVIDIA Optimus technology that determines in real time the graphics needs according to the tasks being performed. When necessary, Optimus automatically and in real time switches between the graphics solution built into the Iris Xe processor and the dedicated GeForce MX450 card.
The first Optimus is preferred as much as possible despite its slightly modest benefits because its lower energy consumption enhances autonomy compared to the second, more greedy and powerful. With one or the other, you can clearly see photos and videos.
More greedy, the GeForce MX450 is also slightly more efficient than the Iris Xe, and thus Optimus prefers it for graphics work that is too heavy for the Iris Xe.
It’s a low-consumption Intel Tiger Lake quad-core i5-1135G7 processor that directly integrates the Iris Xe processor, coupled with a good amount of 16GB of RAM, which is very impressive to offer a good overall performance that is able to suit many users.
However, to perform work that often requires graphics and / or processor resources, it is better to turn to a computer based on a suitable dedicated graphics card and / or processor that is not low-power.
In terms of storage, Acer made the logical choice for a solid-state drive that consumes less power than a hard drive but is also quieter, more powerful, and much faster.
In concrete terms, SSD guarantees better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive, which means, for example, faster start / shutdown of programs / games, or even faster access to online cards. games.
With 512 GB, the SSD offers capacity in line with HDD standards. Of course, if you need more space, you can use external storage. Prefer USB-C / USB 3.0 device is an exciting solution for fast transfers.