Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM
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Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-P3ZM
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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.
Pentium N4200: An Apollo Lake family, quad-core, ultra-low-power processor (SoC) that saw the light of day in 2016. Its four CPU cores run at 1.1 GHz to 2.5 GHz; these are not Hyper-Threading-enabled meaning there are no additional threads. This chip has a fairly competent integrated graphics solution, the Intel HD Graphics 505, and eats very little (~6 W). The Pentium N4200 is based on the Goldmont CPU microarchitecture that came to replace Silvermont (2013), bringing with it several welcome improvements. The CPU is Secure Boot-compatible; technically, it will have no issue running 64-bit Windows 11. The average N4200 in our database competes with the Core i5-3339Y, a low-power SoC launched in 2013, in multi-thread performance.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
69%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.