A laptop for gamers: Aspire A315 – Ryzen 5 3500U from Acer.

As an introduction to this analysis

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We’ve put this Aspire A315 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Aspire A315 enough for internet use?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the Aspire A315, Acer offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor which equips this model, one Ryzen 5 3500U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Acer provides with this Aspire A315 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Aspire A315 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

The Aspire A315- the right model for streaming and videos ?

Making this Aspire A315 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Acer presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.9 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Aspire A315 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 5 3500U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It Aspire A315 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

The Aspire A315 to use while travelling.

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Aspire A315 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Aspire A315 of 1.9 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Aspire A315. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its Ryzen 5 3500U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. Mainly related to low voltage, this processor allows an above-average autonomy (on paper).
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Acer, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Acer was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Aspire A315 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Aspire A315 really made for travelling.

The Aspire A315 for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Aspire A315 may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
With this laptop, Acer has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 512 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire A315 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.

The Aspire A315- the right model to play with?

Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this Aspire A315, Acer has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
A high-end graphics card, AMD Radeon Vega 8, combined with a high-performance processor Ryzen 5 3500U provide a quality result. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it Aspire A315 has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.9 Kg and is 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Aspire A315 is an excellent choice for video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!

The Aspire A315 for office automation.

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisAspire A315 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.

What about the Aspire A315 ?

All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Aspire A315 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks