Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Acer Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – compatible with internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – may seem to be the solution. 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 With a processor Core i5-8265U, Acer offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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 available on this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near 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. With this laptop Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – the right choice for watching movies ?
With this laptop, Acer offers a product oriented toward general 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 short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Acer presents this model in a large size version. A 17 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. 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 2.7 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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.
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 A317-51G-545E Noir – 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i5-8265U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce MX250, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.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. Acer promises 5 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – the right choice for travelling connected ?
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. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.7 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i5-8265U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -. 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.
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. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 17 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
With 3 connectors, this Aspire A317-51G-545E 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.
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 ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i5-8265U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 5 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
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
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. 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.
Acer like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
By offering 5 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The 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 -. It is a mature product.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10 Pro.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. With a weight of 2.7 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
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 only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir -can be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – – in summary
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Aspire A317-51G-545E Noir – is disappointing whatever the uses. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks