Acer A315-51-380T Review

Acer A315-51-380T is an inexpensive laptop and comes with few shortcomings, usually associated with budget laptops. For instance, it lacks CD/DVD drive, backlit keyboard, and full HD display.  However, there is another Acer model, Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM, which comes with all such features at an affordable price. Both the laptops are integrated with Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM has inbuilt CD/DVD burner, backlit keyboard and full HD display  (1920 X 1080) while the 15.6” display of Acer A315-51-380T supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels only. Hardware configuration of Acer A315-51-380T is decent enough to execute regular computing tasks smoothly. For instance, you can run Microsoft office, watch videos and movies, send emails, talk over Skype and browse the internet on this laptop, without any issue.  Note that Intel core i3-7100u is an entry-level core processor and not suitable for editing large HD videos or image files. It supports small photo and video editing though. The laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. Games like Minecraft and Sims 4 will run on this laptop. The 7th gen Intel core i3-7100u is a dual core processor and operates with 2.4GHz frequency but you can’t increase the frequency any further.

None of these laptops are touchscreen enabled. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop, with more memory and same processor, then you can consider HP 15-bs091ms laptop which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor. It offers 8GB DDR4 RAM and comes with the 1TB hard drive. It has CD/DVD burner as well. Unlike Acer A315-51-380T, it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. The laptop display supports 1366 X 768 pixels.

If you are more into CPU intensive tasks and looking for an affordable laptop then you can consider Acer Aspire E5-576G-5762 which is powered by Intel quad-core i5-8250u processor. The processor is 8th gen processor and has 4 physical cores that can handle 8threads at a time. The laptop comes with dedicated NVIDIA Geforce MX 150 graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory. It supports latest games but all games are not playable smoothly at the highest setting. Dedicated graphics helps in running certain photo and media editing program. This Acer laptop has 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State drive. Solid state drives are faster than traditional hard drives. It has the backlit keyboard, full HD display, and CD/DVD burner.

Acer A315-51-380T offers 4GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB. The hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system. The laptop doesn’t offer full Version of Microsoft office and you need to buy it separately.

Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Wireless ac. It has a VGA webcam. To connect external devices and networking, you get 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45),  HDMI Output and SD card reader. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM comes with Type C port as well which is missing in the Acer A315-51-380T. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.