New 999€ Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A, 17-inch Silver Portable PC Powerful, Versatile, Slim, and Lightweight Intel Core i5-H with Fast 1TB SSD Storage

Our opinion on the Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A

Equipped with a fast and large 1TB SSD storage that reinforces its reactivity, the Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A is a versatile laptop that is relatively thin and light, and performs well in everyday use, multimedia processing, and modest gaming thanks to its hybrid Intel Alder Lake Core i5-12450H processor with Iris Xe graphics module and 16GB of RAM. This Windows 11 multimedia-oriented laptop with an elegant dark silver design and a 17-inch anti-reflective Full HD IPS screen also features a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C connectivity.

Characteristics of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A

Screen(s): 17.3’’ Full LED IPS ComfyView (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
Processor: Intel Core i5-12450H Alder Lake (8 cores: 4P 2.0 GHz, 4E 1.5 GHz, TDP 45W)
Installed (max) RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphic card: Integrated Intel Iris Xe
Storage: 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
Connectivity: 3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI
Network: Wi-Fi 6 ax, Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard: Yes
Numeric Keypad: Yes
Windows Hello: –
Audio system: 2 speakers
Operating system: Windows 11 64-bit
Announced battery life / battery: 6 hours / 3-cell Li-Ion
Weight / Dimensions (mm): 2.2 kg / 402.1 x 257.8 x 19.9mm

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A compared to the competition

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A is currently available from Acer France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a recent and powerful processor in such a thin and light chassis of such a large format with such a high capacity SSD.

Chassis, connectivity, and screen of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A

Cooled by the TwinAir Cooling system using 2 fans, 2 copper heat pipes and air vents, this versatile laptop offers 3 predefined operating modes (silent, normal, and performance) and has an elegant and discreet look with its thin dark silver design and controlled weight.

This versatile laptop offers good connectivity with its Wi-Fi 6 ax and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV, Ethernet and audio ports, USB-C, and 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) allowing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting to USB 3.0 devices.

The keyboard has backlighting that can be activated in low-light environments to better discern its keys.

The screen is equipped with an anti-reflective treatment, making it more readable in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel and more restful for the eyes during extended use. Its horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important thanks to its IPS technology, and its 16:9 format and Full HD resolution are well-suited for displaying videos.

Performance, autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-53-00A is a relatively thin large-format laptop designed for everyday versatile use with a powerful processor and large storage capacity.

It benefits from a large 1000GB SSD, enough to install and store multiple software and files including personal creations. The SSD has nothing to envy to hard drives. However, it is more shock-resistant, less energy-consuming, quieter, and much faster.

The result is better everyday fluidity and reactivity. This translates into faster startup/shutdown, multimedia processing, application launches, or faster access to online game maps.

However, there is no dedicated graphics card on board. As a result, all graphics are handled by the Iris Xe solution integrated into the processor.

An Intel Alder Lake processor with 8 hybrid cores houses the Iris Xe, the Core i5-12450H coupled with 16GB of RAM to provide good overall performance that will satisfy many users, especially creators. This flagship processor guarantees much faster processing than a traditional Quad Core processor and 8GB DDR4/5. The difference is clearly felt in resource-intensive CPU and RAM work such as photo editing or video editing.

For heavy multimedia processing, it is best to opt for a PC with an appropriate dedicated graphics card and/or a more powerful processor. As for the battery life of this laptop, which thanks to its weight and slimness makes it easy to carry for a 17-inch, it provides approximately 6 hours of battery life in light use. Some students in need of a large-format laptop with a powerful processor and a large capacity SSD may be interested.

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