The Aspire A315-56-38QL – Intel Core i3-1005G1 from Acer : A laptop for multimedia

As an introduction to this analysis

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

Aspire A315-56-38QL the right choice for surfing the internet?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Acer with this Aspire A315-56-38QL.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i3-1005G1. Acer basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
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. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.

Aspire A315-56-38QL for videos?

High quality, the engineers of Acer have chosen to make this Aspire A315-56-38QL the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. 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. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
The laptop from .Acer is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the Aspire A315-56-38QL is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Aspire A315-56-38QL, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD G1, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 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.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

The Aspire A315-56-38QL- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It Aspire A315-56-38QL is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this Aspire A315-56-38QL. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Aspire A315-56-38QL weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
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 processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Aspire A315-56-38QL. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 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, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Aspire A315-56-38QL has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the Aspire A315-56-38QL, Acer deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The Aspire A315-56-38QL- the right model for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Aspire A315-56-38QL 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.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i3-1005G1 makes it possible. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more 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 A315-56-38QL has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
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.
On the connection side, the Aspire A315-56-38QLi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

The Aspire A315-56-38QL for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Aspire A315-56-38QL, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Aspire A315-56-38QL an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
A better access to wifi on this Aspire A315-56-38QL that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Aspire A315-56-38QL one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

Is the Aspire A315-56-38QL adapted to office automation ?

Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisAspire A315-56-38QL is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Acer has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
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.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

In short, is the Aspire A315-56-38QL, the right choice ?

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. With the Aspire A315-56-38QL you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks