• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
  • Weight: 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51 - Specs

CPU Performance #15
  • Intel Core i7-6820HQ 1%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK 1.1%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-4800MQ 1.6%
GPU Performance #154
  • Intel Iris Graphics 5100
  • Intel HD Graphics 530 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins) 0.1%
Display
17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot (2280)
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
3220 mAh, 4-cell, Li-Ion
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Plastic exterior, aluminum interior)
Dimensions
423 x 290 x 28 mm (16.65" x 11.42" x 1.10")
Weight
2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Audio jack
Features
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN

Name 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 106.11 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1600 x 900
Becomes "Retina" from 33 inches (83 cm)

 

 

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51 in-depth review

The last few years, Acer is the OEM with one of the best value notebooks and it aims to uphold its reputation with the new Acer Aspire 5 lineup. The series delivers a variety of configurations packed in a decent 15-inch and 17-inch bodies without too much compromise in build quality. The most interesting models, however, are the ones with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core-U processors. Luckily, we now have the chance to test the Core i7-8550U processor that features not two but four compu[...]

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Pros

  • Decent build with small exceptions
  • Best in class display - bright, vibrant and with wide sRGB coverage
  • No PWM at any brightness level
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Impressive battery runtimes for a budget 17-inch laptop

Cons

  • Wobbly touchpad
  • No keyboard LED illumination
  • Just a few flexible areas - the lid and interior

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

$4399.19+450%
price
7.71+2%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$4399.19+450%
price
703+4.6%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Cloud Gate (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with Intel UHD Graphics 620

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