As a preamble to this test
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 A317-52-35TF Noir 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.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir enough for 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. With this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s a big screen that you have: 17 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor chosen for this model is a Core i3-1005G1. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. 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. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
For hard drive sizing, Acer decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
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. In other words, you will have to keep this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir most of the time connected to the power cable.
Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir for videos?
Acer presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
For this model, Acer thought big. Large by size, with 17 inches and a high resolution of 1600×900. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.7 kg that will have to be transported.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
For the sound part, the Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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.
This Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir, equipped with a processor Core i3-1005G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
It Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. 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.
Is Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. 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.
With its 2.7 Kg, it Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s unpleasant to carry. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. For 17 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The processor Core i3-1005G1installed on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
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 main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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 reason for this is its size; with 17 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
Acer provides 3connectors on this model. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
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 A317-52-35TF Noir for travel use.
The Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir can suit you. 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.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i3-1005G1 will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 4 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.
The designers of Acer have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. 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 A317-52-35TF Noir allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. 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. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. 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.
Provided with a resolution of 1600×900, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Acer has also chosen a processor Core i3-1005G1 which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i3-1005G1’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir the right choice for office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Customary of this OS, Acer has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2.7 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In the end, this Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is a good compromise. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
Finally, the Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir….
The conclusion of the test Aspire A317-52-35TF Noir is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made 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