A laptop dedicated to office automation : Acer – Aspire A315 – Intel Celeron N4000

Foreword

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer Aspire A315 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Acer Aspire A315 according to what you are going to do with it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

Aspire A315 enough for internet use?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.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.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.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron N4000. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Aspire A315, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1000 Gb provided. This Aspire A315 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. In other words, you will have to keep this Aspire A315 most of the time connected to the power cable.

Is Aspire A315 okay to watch videos ?

Making this Aspire A315 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
For this model, Acer thought big. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. 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.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Aspire A315 is equipped with a correct sound card and 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N4000 is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 605 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Aspire A315 seems inappropriate. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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- 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 A315 to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Aspire A315 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Intel Celeron N4000 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 5 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Acer decided to put in it. About the hard drive, Acer has chosen a classic technology for its 1000 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is 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 to make audio or video editing. 

Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Acer has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Celeron N4000 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 1000 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, Acermade the choice of the conventional hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
The autonomy of this Aspire A315 is of 5 hours in normal use; 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.
For the connector part, the Aspire A315has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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.
As you will have understood, it Aspire A315 proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

The Aspire A315 for online or local games.

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Acer in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 1000 Gb of Aspire A315 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
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.
It Aspire A315 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.

The Aspire A315 for 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. Perfectly office oriented, this Aspire A315 is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
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. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the Aspire A315 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

The Aspire A315 in conclusion

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. The Aspire A315′ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks