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17.3-inch Acer Aspire 5 A517 convinces in the test with solid equipment for a good 1,000 Euros

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5 convinces in our test. (Image: Acer)
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5 convinces in our test. (Image: Acer)
The Acer Aspire 5 A517 with the model number A517-52G-79Z5 offers the Intel i7-1165G7, 16 GB of RAM, and the GeForce MX350, among other things, for a good 1,000 Euros (~$1,192). It performed convincingly in many aspects in our test and hardly showed any weaknesses.
Marcus Schwarten (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹

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.

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Marcus Schwarten
Editor of the original article: Marcus Schwarten - Senior Tech Writer - 1878 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I have been fascinated by technology for around 25 years – especially technology that makes life easier rather than more complicated. Mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches are particularly close to my heart as is the booming subject of smart homes. I have been working in these areas for several years now as a news and reviews editor. I have been active with various websites, including the smart home blogs homee, Nuki, and siio, as well as tech portals such as Giga and TechRadar. I have been writing news and laptop reviews for Notebookcheck since 2020.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 515 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Marcus Schwarten, 2021-03-14 (Update: 2021-03-12)