Acer A315-21-91ZB Review

If you are looking for a cheap laptop this Boxing Day, you can consider Acer A315-21-91ZB. It is powered by AMD A9-9420 processor, having two cores. The processor is clocked with 3GHz base frequency and, on system demand, the frequency of one of the cores can rise up to 3.4GHz. Though the processor operates at very high clock speed, it is not suitable for CPU intensive tasks like Photo and video editing, 3D designing, creating music, compiling large files etc. It, however, supports all the day to day computing tasks. For example, you can use the laptop to run Microsoft office, browse the web, video chat, and email. You can also stream videos and movies on this laptop. It also supports casual photo and video editing. Keep in mind that this is not a workstation grade laptop. If you are looking for something more powerful, you can consider Lenovo 320-15 – 15.6″ HD laptop that is integrated with AMD quad-core A12-9420 processor. It has 4 cores and each core operates between 2.7GHz -3.6GHz frequency range. Two extra cores add more power if you are going to run CPU intensive tasks on this machine. It comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. However, the Lenovo laptop is not a bilingual laptop while Acer A315-21-91ZB is a bilingual laptop

Again, Model #: A315-21-91ZB lacks CD/DVD drive while Lenovo 320-15 – 15.6″ HD laptop has integrated CD/DVD drive. Both are non-touch enabled laptops and come with the non-backlit keyboard. You can always use an external CD/DVD drive.

Acer Aspire A315-21-91ZB comes with integrated AMD Radeon R5 graphics which uses system memory. This graphics is not a high end graphics but supports casual PC gaming. Destiny 2, Mass Effect Andromeda etc., will struggle to run on this laptop. However, you can play Fifa 18 in low to medium resolution and settings on this laptop.

The 15.6” display of Acer A315-21-91ZB supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which is not full HD resolution. However, with help of HDMI, you can watch full HD content on external compatible display and monitor.

Acer A315-21-91ZB comes with 6GBDDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The memory is expandable up to 12GB.  The hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. The laptop doesn’t offer the full version of Microsoft office.

The laptop lacks Solid State Drive. However, if you know about laptop hardware, you can easily replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive. Solid State Drive is known to speed up booting process. It also uploads files much faster than 5400rpm hard drive.

Acer A315-21-91ZB offers enough ports and connectivity options. It has 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45), HDMI Output, SD card reader and audio jack. It has integrated webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11 ac, and Bluetooth. The laptop weighs around 2.1kg and offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.