Acer Aspire A315-51-51SL Review

Acer Aspire A315-51-51SL offers you great value for money. Under the hood, you will find a 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 6GB RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with dedicated gaming graphics and Solid-state Drive. Solid State Drive is much faster than traditional hard drive and can boost overall performance a bit. Acer A315-51-51SL is powerful enough for regular computing. For instance, you can run Office applications, surf the internet, watch videos and movies, send emails and make video calls on this laptop. You can also do some HD photo and video editing. Non-touch display of the laptop supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768p which is not full HD resolution. The laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. To play games like Need for Speed Payback, Call of Duty WWII, Overwatch etc., a dedicated graphics would be recommended. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is a budget gaming laptop. This laptop is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor but it has dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. It comes with backlit keyboard and CD/DVD drive.

Acer Aspire A315-51-51SL comes with the non-backlit keyboard. Both are non-touchscreen laptops. The other touchscreen alternative is Dell – Inspiron 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop. This laptop is powered by Intel core i5-7200u, 8GB RAM and 2TB 5400rpm hard drive. However, it also comes with integrated graphics.  It also offers backlit keyboard and USB 3.1 Type C port which are found in Acer E 15 E5-575G-57D4.

Intel core i5-7200u has 2 cores and each core operates with 2.5GHz of frequency while the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHZ. The processor is fast enough for day to day tasks. It also supports CPU intensive tasks like Photo and video editing and 3D modeling. But don’t expect to get fast performance for such tasks. Please make a note this is not a workstation grade laptop. Core i5-7200u is SoC processor and has been designed to save battery life. The integrated Intel HD 620 graphics can run low-end games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc. It can stream Youtube and Netflix videos smoothly.

Acer A315-51-51SL has 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB. It has 1TB hard drive which comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full Version of Microsoft office. You need to purchase the license separately if required.

The laptop comes with standard ports and connectivity features. It has 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45), HDMI Output and SD card reader. It has VGA webcam and microphone. The network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. 2 cell battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage. As told earlier, it has the non-backlit keyboard but the keyboard comes with the dedicated numeric keypad.