Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM


Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM
Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM (Aspire 3 A315 Series)
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
, DDR4
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LED, glossy: no
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
, + 1TB HDD
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Card Reader: SD
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 382 x 259 ( = 0.87 x 15.04 x 10.2 in)
4180 mAh Lithium-Ion, 2-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 5.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.3Mpix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, 24 Months Warranty
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
410 Euro



Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 78%, display: 66% mobility: 59%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 61%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM

69% Viel Speicherplatz, aber dunkles Display
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 83% features: 78% display: 66% mobility: 59% ergonomy: 61%



The Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM  is an affordable laptop which delivers decent performance for basic users. It makes a top placement by its basic appearance. This laptop is a practical everyday companion and can be described as a beginner notebook due to its built-in hardware. It will be perfect for those who use their laptops mainly for editing documents with Microsoft Office or browsing the internet. Media playback is also fine, as the Full-HD screen is certainly enough to please the eyes. The laptop has a weight of 2.1 kg and dimensions of 25.9 x 2.1 x 38.1 cm. Dyed in black, the chassis of this notebook is made of plastic. Its delicate cross-hair brush pattern delivers a beautifully inviting tactile finish. The laptop also features a precision touchpad, which is more responsive than traditional touchpads, to help work more effectively. Shaped for comfort and style, the chiclet keyboard stands out with its round-cornered keys. The Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM notebook runs with an Intel Pentium N4200 processor, supported by 4 GB of DDR3L-SDRAM. The graphics processor is based on the well-known Intel HD Graphics 505 with integrated video memory (VRAM). Space for data is available on a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, a handy data grave for pictures and videos. The Pentium N4200 processor does not deliver super-high performance, but simple office work and web browsing are not a problem.

The 15.6-inch display provides a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It is a Full-HD display with IPS technology and a hinge with an 180-degree opening angle. It measures a checkerboard contrast of 149:1 and a maximum brightness of 232 cd/m². The display burdens the user less with reflection, light and greasy fingerprints thank to the anti-glare coating. It also features BlueLightShield technology that reduces the exposure of potentially harmful blue light by adjusting color hue and brightness. However, the display is quite dark, so it is only partially usable in bright environments; in direct sunlight, it is practically unreadable. With a Li-ion 2-cell 4810mAh battery, the laptop provides an office battery life of approximately 5 hours. Upon starting a fresh Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM, the pre-installed Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit) system is fired up. The connection possibilities are wide and offer a choice of two USB-2.0 and USB-3.0 ports. The Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P72U comes with 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth. The strategically placed 802.11ac wireless antenna helps maintain a strong, consistent wireless signal.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 505: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Pentium N4200: Low power quad-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.5 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.

69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-20 (Update: 2018-04-20)