Our review of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT
L ‘Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT It is a thin and versatile laptop with a 17″ HD IPS anti-glare display, backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi axe and USB-C connectivity. This sleek silver design laptop runs Windows 11 with around 16GB of RAM and an Intel Quad Core i7 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of running modest games, all in Windows 11.
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT Features
|screens)||17.3-inch Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC ComfyView Thin-edge 250cd/m² (1920 x 1080, Anti-reflective)|
|Healer||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB DDR4 2933MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type C (Generation 1), HDMI 2.0|
|network||Wi-Fi Ax (2 x 2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers Dolby Home Theater v4|
|The operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||6 Hours / Li-Ion 3 Cells 3220 mAh 48 Hours|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.6 kg / 403.5 x 263.7 x 19.9|
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT was against the competition
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT is currently displayed as Sales in my house and in Fnak. It meets very few competitors in its class as it is one of the only ones with a low-power processor in such a light chassis, all under Windows 11.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT
It’s elegant and simple look that this versatile laptop features in its slim light silver design.
In terms of connectivity, this laptop is well equipped with its own USB-C port, and its handy HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB ports Compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensures transmission up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
You can backlight the buttoned keyboard keys, which is practical to distinguish them better in the dark.
As it adopts IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. However, since IPS is not high-end, colorimetry is classic, which may disappoint some people. In any case, those who appreciate videos and high-definition content in general will be happy that the screen adopts the 16:9 format associated with Full HD definition. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel while being less eye strain over an extended period.
The performance and autonomy of the Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT
The Acer Aspire 5 A517-52-74AT is a 17-inch HD laptop designed for everyday general purpose use.
The overall performance of this slim, versatile laptop can suit many users. It has a low-power Intel Tiger Lake quad-core processor i7-1165G7, paired with 16 GB of RAM.
The Core i7 has the Intel Iris Xe (which we tested), which is an all-graphics solution since there is no dedicated graphics card on board.
In practice thanks to Iris Xe you can see photos and videos but also play mediocre titles.
But if the goal is often to perform work that consumes processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to choose a computer based on a non-low-power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card instead.
In terms of storage, Acer chooses a 512GB SSD in line with what hard drives offer as standard.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
In any case, SSD guarantees many advantages over a simple hard disk: silent operation, lower power consumption but also greater power and speed.
Concretely, SSD improves fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, the processes of launching applications, processing and starting / stopping are much faster, while online game cards get faster.
As for the autonomy of this thin computer for a large format model which is certainly not the most portable but is mainly comfortable for stable use (eg at home), I bet about 6 hours on the battery in light use.