17.3-inch Acer Aspire 5 A517 convinces in the test with solid equipment for a good 1,000 Euros
With its Aspire models, Acer covers a wide range of sizes starting at 14 inches. The largest screen measures 17.3 inches and, therefore, offers a lot of display space, even if the display only has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Under the hood of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5 is the latest Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-1165G7, the mid-range Nvidia GeForce MX350 graphics card, and 16 GB of DDR4-3200 SDRAM, among other components. The combination is sufficient for smooth browsing and working, and it also allows playing a few games.
The laptop can convince in many aspects in our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517. It all starts with the elegant and high-quality manufactured aluminum case, which turns out to be pleasantly light and quite compact for a 17.3-inch laptop at 2.2 kg. The display is matte and consequently unaffected by reflections, which is particularly positive when working outdoors.
In terms of connectivity, the device is sufficiently equipped for most users with USB-A and USB-C ports, HDMI, LAN, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The WLAN speed was surprisingly slow in our test despite the use of Intel's Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module, and the fan could've been a bit quieter under load in particular. In addition, we would have liked to see a slightly longer battery life, which lags behind some other 17-inch laptops, some of which are much more expensive, though. However, for a device in the price range of around 1,000 Euros (~$1,192), the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5 delivers solid performance and is, on the whole, convincing in our test.
For more impressions and images as well as many benchmark results, you can take a look at the review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5.