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Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7

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Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7
Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7 (Aspire 3 A315 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 4 x 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, Zen+
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 363 x 247 ( = 0.78 x 14.29 x 9.72 in)
Battery
36.7 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2-cell
Camera
Webcam: 0.3MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet with Numpad, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7

Acer Aspire 3 (A315-42) review – the bare minimum
Source: Laptop Media English
Then, you are given neither an SD card slot nor a USB Type-C port, which is some sort of mandatory these days. In addition to that, two of the USB Type-A ports that are actually present on the device are 2.0. Thankfully, there is a keyboard that works just fine, and is in fact, pretty comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2019
Acer Aspire 3 (A315-42) review – the bare minimum
Source: Laptop Media English
Then, you are given neither an SD card slot nor a USB Type-C port, which is some sort of mandatory these days. In addition to that, two of the USB Type-A ports that are actually present on the device are 2.0. Thankfully, there is a keyboard that works just fine, and is in fact, pretty comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2019

Comment

Model: The Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7 is a laptop which is able to meet all daily computing needs. Aimed for casual users, its combination of powerful tech and thoughtful design features make it the ideal device for work or recreation. Its thin, high-quality aluminum design with brushed aluminum cover offers a breathtaking look. The brushed lid and the smooth horizontal brushed hairline on the user interface create a stylish look and convey a delicate, silky touch. The narrow, only 7.82 mm slim, frame offers even more space for impressive pictures. The 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full HD display and the Acer Color Intelligence technology impress with lifelike, bright colors. Gamma values and saturation can be adjusted in real time so that users can optimize color balance and brightness in no time.

With a fast AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor that has a basic clock of 4x 2.10 GHz and 8 GB DDR4 RAM, the notebook reliably masters all common applications. The dedicated Radeon Vega 8 Graphics relieves the processor in graphics applications and is very energy efficient. A fast 256 GB SSD hard drive provides space for documents, pictures, films and music on the one hand, and on the other hand programs and operating systems are started at lightning speed. The inexpensive notebook allows a monitor, projector or TV set to be connected via HDMI for stationary use. The Acer notebook can access the Internet via fast WLAN 802.11ac or Gigabit Ethernet. With Bluetooth 4.2 users can easily connect to wireless accessories such as a headset or speaker to the notebook. Users can connect external devices such as a printer, memory sticks or hard drives via three USB sockets, including a fast USB 3.0 connection and two USB 2.0 sockets. Furthermore, a built-in webcam enables video chatting with friends and acquaintances. Acer TrueHarmony makes users listen. The speakers provide rich bass and powerful sounds. Breathe life into your favorite songs and videos with clear, lifelike sound. As a conclusion, the Acer Aspire 3 A315-42-R5P7 is an inexpensive all-round notebook with good computing power. It is suitable for students, small businesses and home users alike. Thanks to its sophisticated hardware equipment with fast processor, matte and large Full HD display, it enables productive work and fun with multimedia.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


R5 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1200 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

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.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11- 9 (Update: 2019-11- 9)