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 for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Acer Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Acer Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir 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 3 A315-54K-553Y 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 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Acer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i5-6300U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 256 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. 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.
Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir for videos?
Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Acer presents this model in a large size version. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. 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 1.9 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i5-6300U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. 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.
With Intel HD Graphics 520, 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. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to 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 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 5 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Too bad for the processor Core i5-6300U that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 5 hours before the breakdown.
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. 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 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 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 main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
With 3 connectors, this Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir on holiday.
The Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir may be fine. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i5-6300U that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Acer made the choice to put only one SSD. 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. The Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
On the connection side, the Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noiri s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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.
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 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir- the right model to play with?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Acer has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
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
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.
Since Acer has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 256 Gb it Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noiris 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.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 5 hours.
In the end, we do not recommend this Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Acer may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It is equipped with 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.
This computer was really designed 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. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
The Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir – in summary
The conclusion of the test Aspire 3 A315-54K-553Y Noir is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing