• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 17.3”, HD+ (1600 x 900), TN
  • Storage: 1000.00GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
  • Weight: 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51 - Specs

CPU Performance #9
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 1.1%
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ 1.1%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.8%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 3%
GPU Performance #141
  • NVIDIA GeForce 920MX (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R7 M440 (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3)
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
2.90 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

$6999.11+810%
price
813.00+5%
performance
816.00+5.4%
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$6999.11+810%
price
14655.00+1.4%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$6999.11+810%
price
9.21-20.8%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

$643.94-16%
price
1327.00+2.9%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$643.94-16%
price
297.00+12.9%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$643.94-16%
price
408.00+13.3%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with Intel UHD Graphics 620

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