As an introduction to this analysis
Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests on Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Acer Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – according to what you are going to do with it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – compatible with internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
It’s a big screen that you have: 17 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. With a processor Core i5-8265U, Acer offers an already outdated technology. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
In the end, with an autonomy of 5 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
The Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir — the right model for streaming and videos ?
Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to « classic » uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
For this model, Acer thought big. Large by size, with 17 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.7 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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 display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i5-8265U is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Acer installed by default. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 Pro on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
With NVIDIA GeForce MX250, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for battery life, it Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 5 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir — the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.7 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. 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 laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor Core i5-8265U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 5 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
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, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
This Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – for travel use.
The Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is the right choice. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i5-8265U. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, Acer proposes last generation batteries. For 5 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 256 Gb it Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
Please note that with an autonomy of 5 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, it Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – for office automation ?
Acer has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10 Pro.
It’s not Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – equipped with all the applications you’ll need. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Acer in this product line. Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. Note that with its 2.7 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In the end, this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
What about the Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – ?
The conclusion of the test Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks